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    Snowflakism
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    I did bookmark the last few seconds which provided the action replay! The actual live coverage was 45 minutes of pre-match build-up and a brief spurt of action right at the end. The official NASA full video of the flight (downloaded in slow time instead of the previous stop-frame "rushes") is...
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    Only 0.4V at LNB 1/2 Input Sockets on Back of Foxsat HDR. Is this a fault ?

    I'm not aware of any, but the cost is likely to be prohibitive. Consumer electronics is so cheap isn't generally worth repairing any more, therefore the skills to do it have been lost*. My recommendation remains the same: * Footnote: I'm currently trying to fault-find a HDR-FOX which won't...
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    Start Up Fails When HDD Connected

    And the results are in... I had no choice than to replace the LDO having taken it off, but as we had suspected that's not the cause of the fault. It's upstream of there, I should have looked before but the supply to the LDO is dropping as if current limited, so it looks like the SMPS is...
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    WebIF Feature Request: Upload Facility

    IIRC that has been ruled out, but it would be good if it were possible. Nonetheless I regard it as complementary rather than a solution in itself. If I had more time to spend I could maybe have enabled SMB1. That would be like painting the Forth Bridge. Having invested a lot of time in...
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    Live coverage of the flight trials for the Ingenuity drone aboard the Perseverance rover on Mars: https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/helicopter/#Watch-Online First still image (navigation camera aboard the drone) came up at 11.54 our time, which showed the shadow of Ingenuity on the ground...
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    Start Up Fails When HDD Connected

    That's impressive! Before ordering, I asked how long before delivery and was told 2 days to process the order and up 5 days transit. I ordered Wednesday, had notification of shipment Thursday, and the FedEx van turned up this morning. That's today's job sorted!
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    WebIF Feature Request: Upload Facility

    How about a drag-n-drop / click-to-select upload facility for the WebIF media browser, to compliment the download facility? I envisage a button (or something) available on each media browser page (ie for every folder, including My Video) which opens a normal file navigator for files on the...
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    Foxbox problems; losing picture, sound and webif access, but not power

    Indeed; this sounds like a perfectly normal crash and nothing sinister (power cycling is the only way out)... ...but that doesn't. How do you know? The fan won't be running if the processor isn't running – it's software controlled. If the HDR-FOX itself isn't working (as you said) you have...
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    Forces TV Failure

    I have no idea what that means.
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    Forces TV Failure

    It hardly matters - the installation might have degraded, or there could be more line-of-sight obstruction. Maybe the system was marginal. The data for other UHF55 and UHF48 services will tell much. I had to shift my Mendip aerial down a group for the clearance, so I could easily have...
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    Forces TV Failure

    Right, well Forces TV is on COM7, which is UHF55 and 72kW as opposed to the other main muxes which are 100kW and UHF32-48. However, Forces TV LCN96 shouldn't be any worse than BBC FOUR HD LCN106 (on the same mux). If the cohabiting services (see...
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    [qtube] Webif front end for youtube-dl

    Another wish: If I qtube a radio program and use process options to transcode the result into MP3, there is nothing shown in the log file to say that's what's happening - it just appears to stall (with the process "running" in the queue) for an indeterminate time. If nothing else, a qtube log...
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    Forces TV Failure

    Which transmitter?
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    Same again today.
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