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Don't forget (and dare I mention it yet again), that there are also many lurkers out there. That is, people who often keep an eye on what's going on here, but never make any contribution to the discussions themselves. This is indeed a great pity, as we are always in need of new ideas, fresh opinions, from different perspectives, etc., etc. We need to share the wealth (of knowledge and experience). And ... things get especially quiet during the night, and at weekends! smile

How is the situation regarding access to the web in Africa these days? I had understood that things had greatly improved, and that access was approaching "universal". I certainly receive email correspondence from such places as Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. Perhaps it is difficult to generalize; Africa is a pretty big place, after all.


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Internet connection is mostly through 'dial-on network' in the case of kenya,but I would also like to tell the "lurkers in the background" share the knowledge and spice up the forum
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a "talking shop for biomeds in the UK's NHS"!
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How about this? Public Domain, or what?

By the way, has anybody here got a Huntron tracker? And let's hear it not only for David Meador, who wrote the piece, but for good old William of Occam, who may have inspired it.

It is interesting to note that, in his earlier piece, David asserts that "user error gets a lot of blame, but it is actually rare"! Anyone care to comment on this? smile

Addendum: there is a Huntron 5100-DS currently up for grabs on eBay, where it is described as a "computer controlled PCB tester" (and is offered complete with its PC). The seller calls himself "Arcader", and is located in the south of Cumbria (so it's not Billy, then). Interestingly, he also offers repairs to "game board" PCB's.

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Originally Posted By: Geoff Hannis
And yes, biomeds "over there" were traditionally into Bulletin Boards when such things hardly existed at all here in Good Old Blighty.


I'm not talking bulletin boards Geoff (This after all is a BB). They actually use an email system. You subscribe to a list and then get an email each time someone responds. (You can also choose a daily digest by email.)

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Originally Posted By: Geoff Hannis
David asserts that "user error gets a lot of blame, but it is actually rare"! Anyone care to comment on this? smile


I've never actually encountered user error.

Oh hang on, there was that time that they put the batteries in the wrong way around.

Oh yeah and that time that the picture was upside down. (The camera was upside down!)

Oh yeah and that time the monitor had a blank screen (brightness turned down.)

Oh and that time...

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Mornin' Huw (you're up and at it early today ... or was it another all-nighter, Mate?).

Yes, I've heard that busy people (you know, ex-merchant bankers, John Sandham, CEO's and the like) actually pay others to email them daily (hourly) links to "must see" stuff. There's an idea ... I think I'll offer such a service to users of this forum (daily rates apply).

But you're right ... what do they call that? And, thinking about it, perhaps it's not such a bad idea. How much would it cost to subscribe, I wonder? smile

In response to your post above:- perhaps they're not that dumb in the States? whistle


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One time it was a faulty switch;the cable was not pluged to socket outlet.Some user errors are funny,though hard to admit they lift your up spirit.


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Originally Posted By: Geoff Hannis

Don't forget (and dare I mention it yet again), that there are also many lurkers out there. That is, people who often keep an eye on what's going on here, but never make any contribution to the discussions themselves.


Sure you find them everywhere not only on this forum! smilewink


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A good user error is hitting CTRL, ALT and the Down Arrow at the same time!!!!!! (Send private message for cure!!??)


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And (it may not be well known) that the famous "three figured salute" was a quick and dirty kludge coded by an IBM programmer called David Bradley to cause a gentle re-boot during development of a well-known operating system. If my memory serves me well he was coding the keyboard mapping routines at the time, and (as often is the case during development) his machine kept locking up. So, to avoid having to keep groping about with the physical switches, he patched the Ctrl+Alt+Del hot-keys to cause the well-known "soft reboot". Like a lot of good temporary solutions that worked (can anyone list a few others?), this "feature" became permanent!

These days, of course, this "short cut" calls the Windows Task Manager.

For more, see Ctrl+Alt+Del. smile


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