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    I don't have a laptop. Instead I use my Android...

    I don't have a laptop. Instead I use my Android tablet and the package/app Termux, coupled with a bluetooth keyboard. It is a terminal application which, more or less, provides a linux system on...
  2. Thread: Old vs New

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    Very cool. What does the front of the pocket...

    Very cool. What does the front of the pocket watch look like?

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  3. Thread: Sean Bean

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    I thought that Sean Bean was an interesting...

    I thought that Sean Bean was an interesting choice for Odysseus in the film Troy, and that he did a very credible job.

    About accents. I use a text to speech program quite a lot. The computer...
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    I use (daily) a Samsung Galaxy Tab S from 2014,...

    I use (daily) a Samsung Galaxy Tab S from 2014, which, while not supported by Samsung, has been updated pretty regularly. Admittedly, it is an older (updated) version of Android and I have to build...
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    Excellent! I've replaced some, but never made...

    Excellent! I've replaced some, but never made one.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Quite a while back, I taught at the OU summer...

    Quite a while back, I taught at the OU summer school for about 5 years running. It was at Queen Mary, Mile End. The course was a philosophy course, "Life and Death". I taught the death part...
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    I like the possibility of reciprocity with emotional attachments. (Sadly, even when possible, it hasn't always been actual.)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  8. Thread: Smiths W10.

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    It turns out that I won't be able to relume the...

    It turns out that I won't be able to relume the dial. The main problem is getting the old lume off. I think that I would have to scrap it off, and I'm not so keen on generating any dust with that...
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    That dial I would leave alone. If cleaning a...

    That dial I would leave alone.

    If cleaning a dial, I use the following, very carefully, first testing it out on a tiny bit of the dial. I use very small cotton swabs made for the electronics...
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    Trigger's watch? I don't think that Roy Rogers'...

    Trigger's watch? I don't think that Roy Rogers' horse had a watch, so it must be some other Trigger.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I had a bicycle frame custom made for me in 1979....

    I had a bicycle frame custom made for me in 1979. I've still got it. Of course, I've replaced all the components (wheels, drivetrain, etc.). Oh, and I replaced the forks (carbon fibre forks...
  12. Thread: Smiths W10.

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    Thanks. I had no idea. Here's the case I was...

    Thanks. I had no idea. Here's the case I was going to use, from 1969.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/Smiths/Smiths_case_31Aug2019.jpg

    However, if better, I have about a dozen 1970 cases to...
  13. Thread: Smiths W10.

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    Thanks, that a very good idea! I've been in...

    Thanks, that a very good idea! I've been in email contact with him recently, and should have thought of that. Thanks again.

    Not sure about getting a NOS dial, however. I tend to think of the...
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    Apparently, pot only. Best wishes, Bob

    Apparently, pot only.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  15. Thread: Smiths W10.

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    Does anyone know what size crystals these take? ...

    Does anyone know what size crystals these take? My guess is Standard Chrome Ringed Glass ATC at 31.6mm, but I would appreciate being corrected, if mistaken.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  16. Thread: Smiths W10.

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    Smiths W10.

    Years ago I bought a bunch of Smiths parts. I think it turned out to be the dregs of someoneelse's parts collections, lots of rusted parts, beat up dials without feet, and the like. Only one...
  17. I'm disinclined to access public wifi networks,...

    I'm disinclined to access public wifi networks, worrying about things like man-in-the-middle attacks. If I were to use such a network, I would try really hard to refrain from performing any money...
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    A related idea is that when using broadband one...

    A related idea is that when using broadband one can have a firewall sitting between the world and one's internal network (which I do). Of course, one can run a firewall on a phone, but it is not so...
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    fj1. It has been in a drawer needing repairs,...

    fj1. It has been in a drawer needing repairs, but now works.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/Fridays_2019/fj1_30Aug2019.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I wouldn't want to do without my local network,...

    I wouldn't want to do without my local network, which is a combination of wireless and wired.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  21. Thread: Summerhouse

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    When we moved to our current house in 2016, one...

    When we moved to our current house in 2016, one of the first things we did was get a garden room. We got ours from Homestead Garden Rooms. We also went the convenience first route. The yard had a...
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    I generally just get casual clothes from...

    I generally just get casual clothes from Craghoppers. Everything from 3-in-1 jackets to linen and cotton mix shirts and tee-shirts.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Could it be part of a unit insignia? Is the...

    Could it be part of a unit insignia? Is the watch military, or quasi-military?

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    What, using a password manager? :) Best...

    What, using a password manager? :)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    keypassxc for linux. keypassdroid for android....

    keypassxc for linux.
    keypassdroid for android.

    With these, where you keep the password files is up to you. I keep them on my cloud (Nextcloud -- sort of like Dropbox, I think). This allows...
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