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Ultra High Definition TV and misdirection by sales people!

Everyone is quite excited about UHD-TV, their screen resolutions are awesome at 3840x2160 pixels. So you are led to believe.  On the conventional Red-Green-Blue arrangement, there are 11520 sub-pixels across the screen (3840x3) and this is the technical babble that some manufacturers are using to their advantage and spinning a lie - On the new budget range of LCD TV's (cough #LG #UHD cough  ) they have changed the sub-pixel arrangement to Red-Green-Blue-White! This sounds damn good until you read the sub-pixel count is still 11520!  Now take 11520 / 4 (RGBW) and that is the actual resolution of the TV 2880x2160

What you have here is a TV that says its 4K but only has a 3K screen panel.
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The ingredients listing from a Woolworths Bleach sachet..  Can you the eagle eyed reader spot something out of the ordinary?


(Woolies have since ordered the manufacturer to correct their wording)
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In addition to the Wronglish, its' a terrible mixture this and that.  Why does it include rat poison (Coumarin)?
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Dear #BBC
As a License fee payer, you WILL air the Top-Gear episodes... If not, I feel your 'Legalised extortion' techniques of compelling everyone to have a TV license will be under discussion very soon.

#topgearuk  
 
The BBC is expected to scrap the remainder of the current Top Gear TV series after allegations that presenter Jeremy Clarkson punched a producer.
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I'm not condoning whatever Clarkson did or didn't do, but given the viewing figures, and the export value of the show, the BBC had better know what they are doing...

I expect other channel execs have already been on the phone to him.
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The Stanley Hotel

#psyco   #xperiaz3  
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Stained glass window in Ely cathedral 
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#Confused  
I am using a SDR at home and a Kenwood TS-570D that are about 25KM apart but I still see this noise.. It sounds very 50Hz buzz to me. 

Anyone know the origins... looks like QRM to me but what would be that strong. 
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I also heard, but was at day 28 of january, starting 01:30 (UTC). Between 7060 until 7070 Mhz.
I didn't know what was it
Thanks for the information, 
73!
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This was found lying in the back of a cupboard.. I know its a radio set of sorts from perhaps a Lancaster, but does anyone know more about it? (I have no clue!)
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We had transmitter like these in the Air Cadets. That was back in the 80's I have seen ones like these in RAF Museum in Hendon I am sure they were fitted to other aircraft such as Halifax's
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Brother HL1110 Laser Printer on Linux (The printer that supports x86 Linux and nothing else!)

I decided to leave the expensive Inkjet printer world and go for laser printers. As it happens, there was a special going on the #Brother HL1110 printer so I had to investigate.
Reading the blurb sheets, the printer has linux support! BINGO so I went and bought one. All was going well until I wanted to make an embedded print server using a #CubieBoard2 and that's where the linux support on the printer ended.

#Brother have a binary only policy for their CUPS drivers and I am yet to get a build for ARM processors. 

If you have managed to get a HL1110 Laser printer to work on an ARM distribution, please feel free to shout - otherwise, my advice is -
Friends don't let friends buy Brother Products
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We all are alarmed at the cost of fuel 
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There's no fuel like an old fuel.
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ah, its anonyomised... that makes it alright then!
 
Facebook is urging us not to fret: the marketers will only be lapping up data that's anonymised and aggregated.
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The start of my Plastic 2M/70cm Antenna... some plastic sheets, and copper tape. Next to attach the feeder and then trim the elements to the right length. So far still under $20 

Its destined to be installed in the roof where its protected from the elements

(Quite difficult to take pictures of clear plastic!)

based on this antenna http://www.amateurradio.bz/2m-70cm_vertical_dipole_antenna.html

#dipole
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looking good. 73.
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This is a scary engine!
Hear ‘The Beast Of Turin’ fire up. Wave goodbye to your eardrums
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Mad Englishman in his shed at its best!
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