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Similarly, wsan't there a major outbreak in Germay a few years ago amongst a bunch of aged vegetarians, linked to not washing the bean sprouts
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OT Knowledge / Re: Driers? Worth getting?
« Last post by quixoticgeek on Today at 02:34:36 pm »
I think that most of you live somewhere dry.

Ambient RH in York is frequently over 80%

Drying outside is something simply impractical for much of the year.

Humidity in my flat right now is 50.1%. But I live in a swamp...

J
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Opinions on Broadband providers
« Last post by ian on Today at 02:31:16 pm »
I think there's some argument about what a 'proper mesh' is, but basically, the nodes just talk to each other rather than a central hub. So the one in my office is talking to the one in the bedroom upstairs, which is talking to primary node in the living room (that then links via a powerline adaptor to the cupboard under the stairs where the BT homehub has been confined, for its sins, in modem-only mode).

The downside, of course, is that the mesh nodes have to use up bandwidth to talk to each other (like extenders). But there's no shortage in most home scenarios. Three nodes cover my house and ensure I get a full signal in every room (and the back garden) and I've not had a single drop out since I installed it.

Yes, mesh allows the nodes to comunicate through each other, with multiple possible routes, to get back to the router/wan/lan connections.

The better current kit uses three bands, allowing one (5GHz) band to be dedicated for 'backhaul'. It's impressively fast - my asus kit is much faster than my broadband connection or my NAS drive. OTOH that allows anything and everything to work concurrently.

The price differentials mostly seem to revolve around the number of radios and whether or not there's a dedicated one for the backhaul. Some also let you use wired connection, though that seems a little self-defeating unless you're just using the node for roaming devices.

For a non-fibre connection, the basic stuff seems to work. I get around 867 Mbps wireless and full speed internets on every connected device that supports that speed (some of the older kit only does 300 Mbps).
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The Pub / Re: Fancy some free money?
« Last post by Polar Bear on Today at 02:27:45 pm »
But there is also an issue that firstly the low paid are committed generally to exorbitant rents, they have no safety net and they are also the most likely to lose work if they have to have time off to isolate.  When evictions become a thing again it might get extremely messy.

I am not saying that there are easy answers but the answers we have are predominantly geared towards the better off in society.
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OT Knowledge / Re: Driers? Worth getting?
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 02:27:33 pm »
I think that most of you live somewhere dry.

Ambient RH in York is frequently over 80%

Drying outside is something simply impractical for much of the year.
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Last post by Mr Larrington on Today at 02:22:48 pm »
An interesting and thoughtful exploration of time travel and existentialism. Oh yes, Bill & Ted Face the Music. I didn't know this existed till I saw the trailer ahead of Tenet last week.

I confess, I was a bit scared, obviously, Bill & Ted is a foundational landmark of modern cinema and these latter year reboots often fraught. Anyway, I found it most awesome. Obviously Keanu and Alex weren't in it for the money, they seemed to be having fun. Anyway, you know the deal, there's time travel, there's even teenaged Bill & Ted-lettes, obviously princesses. Music reunites the world and saves reality. You don't need to know the why Wyld Stallyns.

FTFY :demon:
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OT Knowledge / Re: Driers? Worth getting?
« Last post by Wowbagger on Today at 02:21:37 pm »
We have an ancient tumble drier which I object to using and a dehumidifier. I'm very careful about using the dehumidifier as well, as it's a stipulation of the 5year guarantee on the piano that the humidity in that room remains above 50%.

As long as the weather is reasonable, we hang stuff outside.
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Ctrl-Alt-Del / Re: Opinions on Broadband providers
« Last post by Greenbank on Today at 02:15:08 pm »
If they want to have a complex setup like the one you describe, then they kinda need to know how to configure and maintain it themselves!

Quite.  The Ubiquiti access points are lovely, but they're in the class of things designed for people who know (or are willing to learn) what they're doing, who are willing to put the effort in for something that will do exactly what they need, and quietly keep doing it for as long as nobody fucks with it.

Indeed, but it keeps me in the occasional beer and also helps neighbourly relations.
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by huggy on Today at 02:13:07 pm »
If there are any other Witham riders heading off for the EER meet up I'll be using this route from about 7 (probably)
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OT Knowledge / Re: Driers? Worth getting?
« Last post by quixoticgeek on Today at 02:12:46 pm »

I have a drying rack that hangs over the front of the bedroom door. I then have a broom handle between two sets of shelves across the doorway to the living room.

Most stuff goes on the door rack, but trousers and cycle kit hangs from hangers on the rail.

I live alone so it's no major issue to walk round the washing. The main issue is that my propensity for using hair sticks to hold my hair up, the bit that sticks out the end occasionally will catch on some small item of clothing as I walk into the bedroom, resulting in a pair of knickers hanging off your hair...

J
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