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Forum: USA
Nov 18th 2004, 5:51 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,665
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Driving Question

In the latter case there is only a conflict if one car is turning left and the other is going straight or turning right. In that case, the usual rule of the left-turning vehicle yielding to the...
Forum: Spain
Nov 16th 2004, 12:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Christmas Tree Lights in Spain

Technically, there's no reason not to bring them. They'll work just fine with a plug change. The Spanish supply voltage is a little lower than Britain, which will actually increase the life of the...
Forum: Europe
Nov 12th 2004, 9:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Jehova Witness's

I have a friend who just uses the line "No thanks, I'm a blood donor." ;)
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2004, 8:14 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Open Letter To The USA

To which I'm sure could be added a few more:

1. Find a dictionary which contains decent etymology entries (look it up! :D) and you will discover that many of the things you claim as being ugly...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2004, 8:19 pm
Replies: 829
Views: 50,926
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Pet Peeves peculiar to living in the USofA

A lot of that on cable systems is to do with FCC regulations. Licensing agreements may not allow certain commercials to be shown outside the station's normal broadcast area, so the satellite feed...
Forum: USA
Nov 10th 2004, 8:08 pm
Replies: 829
Views: 50,926
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Pet Peeves peculiar to living in the USofA

As a cat lover, I agree fully on that one. Claws are the natural defensive mechanism for a cat, and to deprive them of their defenses is a terrible crime in my opinion. Anyone who is more...
Nov 3rd 2004, 7:18 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,939
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Which is hottest part in UK

If you look at the isotherms for the British Isles, you find that in mid-summer they tend to run east-to-west and in mid-winter they run north-to-south. As CPW stated above, that results in the...
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2004, 6:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: kids and driving

I think it depends very much upon the individual. There are some 15-year-olds who are very much more sensible than some 21-year-olds.

Compare today's driving ages with those in effect a good...
Forum: USA
Nov 1st 2004, 6:46 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,389
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: And the conversation went...

Let's not forget the other side of the equation as well. How many times have you heard questions about U.S. geography in a British quiz show and the contestants have absolutely no idea?

I've...
Forum: Australia
Nov 1st 2004, 6:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Plasma TVs

Short answer:

For sources connected via direct video and audio inputs -- Yes.
For watching off-air broadcasts via the TV's built-in tuner -- No.
Forum: Australia
Oct 30th 2004, 5:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Will a british video work in Oz???

But qualified with the same restriction as with a VCR. It will not work if you try to use the RF output connected to the aerial socket of an Australian TV. If you use direct audio/video...
Forum: Australia
Oct 29th 2004, 10:14 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Will a british video work in Oz???

I'll try to keep my usual technical reply to a minimum by giving a short, two-part answer:

1. For playing back Australian or British tapes via the direct video/audio/SCART sockets, or for...
Forum: Australia
Oct 28th 2004, 11:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 15,506
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Do Uk phones work in Australia?

I don't have a list of Australian frequency assignments to hand, but it's quite possible. The cordless phones sold in Britain have gone through several different systems over the years, and some of...
Forum: Australia
Oct 28th 2004, 11:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 15,506
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Do Uk phones work in Australia?

Modems generally use only a 2-wire connection and detect ringing (where needed) by seeing the ring voltage directly across the line, so yes, they will work so long as you use the right adapter to...
Forum: Australia
Oct 28th 2004, 11:25 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 15,506
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Do Uk phones work in Australia?

The main problem with taking British phones to other countries is that they use a peculiar 3-wire connection system, with the third wire feeding the bell/ringer.

It is quite possible to wire a UK...
Oct 27th 2004, 9:25 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Electrical conversion US to U.K

The conversion to DC followed by an inverter is basically what a dedicated frequency converter comprises anyway. As Tim did though, do make sure that the inverter is a pure/true sinewave type, as...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2004, 6:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Putting videos onto DVDs - HELP PLEASE

And if you are taking video tapes (or any other type of magnetic tape, computer disks etc.) make sure they don't go through the airport X-ray machine where they will be subjected to quite strong...
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2004, 10:27 am
Replies: 91
Views: 7,738
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Electrical Question

Excuse me for jumping into this long thread rather late, but I've only just spotted it.

Like most of the world, Australia relies on the fuses at the distribution panel to protect both the fixed...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2004, 9:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Tv in Oz crisis - Help!

Yes, some sets can be switched to various international systems. Britain is PAL-I. Australia is PAL-B/G, which is the same as much of Western Europe. However the differences extend beyond the...
Forum: Australia
Oct 26th 2004, 8:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Tv in Oz crisis - Help!

Both the U.K. and Australia use a 625-line system with PAL color, but the actual broadcast characteristics are different. Vision/sound carrier spacing varies, so you might be able to receive a...
Oct 25th 2004, 9:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Plugs?????????

I'm not sure you'd really call it cliffs, but yes, I can walk out of my back door and over the dunes right onto the top of the sea defenses and down onto the beach.

The land sits higher with some...
Oct 24th 2004, 6:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Plugs?????????

I'm in a tiny dot on the map named Eccles-On-Sea, about 5 miles from Stalham, or 20-ish miles from Norwich. (Actually, it's a small dot which isn't on most maps! :D).

If you want to look for...
Oct 20th 2004, 7:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Plugs?????????

For low-power appliances you could use the "Shaver adapter" which is widely available in the U.K. at low cost:

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Images/Products/size_2/DT87.JPG
...
Oct 20th 2004, 7:27 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: Electrical conversion US to U.K

Reverb and other effects units should be fine on 50Hz as well, so there's really no more need to convert for these than for your pre/power amps etc.

Technically, 50Hz supplies require slightly...
Forum: USA
Oct 18th 2004, 7:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By PBC_1966

Re: UK Ring on U.S phone?

Put it down to being an occupational hazard! I used to work for the phone company and freely admit to being a grade-A, card-carrying nutty geek type when it comes to telephone equipment. :D
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