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  1. No worries - pkg-config wasn't even present on my...

    No worries - pkg-config wasn't even present on my instance -- I *think* that's what happens when one chooses XFCE over Gnome for desktop iirc

    Ummm....you'd really have to email Tom (Ellard) as to...
  2. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Back to topic, as clearly we've all become...

    Back to topic, as clearly we've all become complacent and uncaring and joking about 'life with the eternal threat of catching cv19'.....ceeveenineteen....just rolls off the tongue ; see this the...
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    Yep, the bios holds the specific drive data...

    Yep, the bios holds the specific drive data (physical calibration), which is on the base platter - it's different for every drive for the most part.
    Often the controller PCB is specific to the head...
  4. https://i.imgur.com/bcmMIyl.png Add terminal...

    https://i.imgur.com/bcmMIyl.png

    Add terminal posts and I'm done with this thing -- does balance the panels' low-end well though (another thread I need to get back to =)
    ...
  5. Thread: YouTube Clips

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    And it continues.... (that's a drone joke =) ...

    And it continues.... (that's a drone joke =)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M12kjjmD02E
  6. Thread: Coronavirus

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    This'll make you feel better my man =) ...

    This'll make you feel better my man =) https://flashbak.com/swimming-in-the-steno-pool-a-look-at-the-vintage-secretary-30287/
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    Just FYI -- model/PCB numbers have to be...

    Just FYI -- model/PCB numbers have to be *exactly* the same to do a PCB swap
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    Not necessarily - some drives will just go...

    Not necessarily - some drives will just go tah-tahs merely because the controller board *hasn't* detected any data from the heads ; depends on firmware (some will even spin down in such a scenario)
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    A quick search on the 'net suggests the failure...

    A quick search on the 'net suggests the failure is likely the head-stack (more succinctly, failure of pre-amp on head assembly) ; if that's the case, you'll be wasting your money on a working PCB.
  10. No problems buddy, I've only just scratched the...

    No problems buddy, I've only just scratched the surface really =)

    I was actually surprised to see pkg-config being used tbh ~ I've had wars with it before (building my own linux distros) ; pkgconf...
  11. Thread: Coronavirus

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    Found this morning; "Nine out of ten people...

    Found this morning;

    "Nine out of ten people caught breaching Queensland's COVID-19 laws are failing to pay their fines, leaving the state government waiting on millions of unpaid fines....
  12. Compiles. runs, with caveats (all software can be...

    Compiles. runs, with caveats (all software can be better =)

    *Debian 10 ccmake package target is actually cmake-curses-gui

    *that is needed, because you'll need to do ccmake . and set...
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    I tried...in vain... =)

    I tried...in vain... =)
  14. Thread: Ebay fee advice

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    Ahh, their bad then ~ you'd need prove/satisfy...

    Ahh, their bad then ~ you'd need prove/satisfy them the item didn't sell ~ I'd go ebay chat portal with this one -- https://www.ebay.com.au/help/home (bottom of page)
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    Just to be clear, I'm definitely -not- an EV...

    Just to be clear, I'm definitely -not- an EV hater, but the technology doesn't seem to have 'social appeal' ; I think that's a requirement.

    Topic subject line is a tad too broad - 'is Formula One...
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    This is my feeling as well ~ roughly 20% of our...

    This is my feeling as well ~ roughly 20% of our population are over 60 (don't want to afford/buy/own an EV), and around the same % are under 16 (not even driver's license age) ...then you rope in the...
  17. Thread: Ebay fee advice

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    https://sellercentre.ebay.com.au/fees-youll-pay-1...

    https://sellercentre.ebay.com.au/fees-youll-pay-1

    Dig & read, don't gloss over anything ~ ebay are extremely adept at the art of obfuscation

    However, if it sold for $3000 your bill would be...
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    PM'd
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    https://youtu.be/ezx8UlKM1Dc

    https://youtu.be/ezx8UlKM1Dc
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    Various sources off-the-net.... high point was...

    Various sources off-the-net.... high point was 9.1kwh/l ...down to 8.7kwh/l ... but yes, agreed -- that doesn't say it all ; there's a lot of inefficiency between burning the fuel and getting motive...
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    I did say 'total cost of ownership', not just...

    I did say 'total cost of ownership', not just purchase cost -- quick example ; up here we're paying around $1.25/l for 91RON , that's $1.25 for roughly 9.1kwh -- mains electric power is about...
  22. Sticky: Hmmm... =) https://i.imgur.com/fykUTY0.png

    Hmmm... =)


    https://i.imgur.com/fykUTY0.png
  23. Thread: Coronavirus

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    https://i.imgur.com/7iIKWUk.png Would've been...

    https://i.imgur.com/7iIKWUk.png

    Would've been better as a podcast ; the blatant Gerry Spence book plug hints at ulterior motivations =)
  24. Thread: YouTube Clips

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    "500 horsepower on a toothpick" ...

    "500 horsepower on a toothpick"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB0qtd6IVOc
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    This is not too unrealistic here ; ...

    This is not too unrealistic here ;


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9YTfJg_-w
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