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Sparky16/02/2010 19:02:52
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Thanks for the concern lads, computer had a tantrum so I sent it to the corner until it behaved itself..........seem to work quite well too!
Ron Davis16/02/2010 19:24:29
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It is a shrub, but not rhodoendron, a plain down right boring wood for the turners amongst us.
A more interesting wood is gorse or furze, ( Ulex europaeus) It has a lace like patteren on the end grain. Sadly it aint big enough to be really useful.
This bit  photo'ed is approx 10 cm wide and about 8 cm long, which is as good as it gets. The centre goes bright red thea creamy yellow as it grows and the yellow deteriorates very quick ly
If you see any in a field, ask the farmer, who will probably say take the lot!
My bit came from a clearance on the Isle of Man
Delete16/02/2010 20:24:03
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Overheating is a common problem which people call "The computer crashed". They then go to the expert who tells them it is a gonner. WHen all it needed was the fans and heat sink cleaning out. THis is most common in houses where there are pets and the computer is kept on or near the floor.
 Remedy:  A half inch soft paint brush. A pipe connected to the Vacume cleaner a screwdriver and a little care and patience.
Clean the computer and make certain all the air paths are open and not blocked by Dust Lint.
Sparky16/02/2010 23:32:47
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Thats very true and I know of many new computers bought because of a 'expert' saying its a gonner.
I hoover out at least 3 times a year due to animal/household dust getting into it.........also making sure the mouse ball and rollers are cleaned out.........nothing like a lump of dirt collecting on a roller to make the mouse act up.
Still think its of the Pinus family
Oddjob17/02/2010 09:48:51
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You said "Still think its of the Pinus family "
I think that Ron in his post of 16th at 19:24:29 was telling us that it is Gorse, wasn't he?
Sparky17/02/2010 18:24:59
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Of gourse it is mate!!.....
Might pay me to read one thread at a time in future Richard
Ron Davis17/02/2010 18:48:22
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Mouse Ball? A bit behind the times Sparky, I have an infera red mouse which has seen five years service and is still as good as new, and there is nothing to clean. About £15 at the time.
Sparky17/02/2010 22:53:15
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I have a laser mouse now as my last 8 year old Logitech's left mouse button sensor broke.
4 way tracking wheel, hipperfast scrolling, 4 button additional controls........even works on glass ........better than my old one!

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