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  1. It depends on the people you intend to meet and...

    It depends on the people you intend to meet and the places you intend to visit.

    Basing it on the number of world wide speakers, Chinese wins. You do realise that there are two forms of Chinese...
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    Getting data from external sheets

    I am trying to get totals from various closed spreadsheets and collate on to a separate spreadsheet. I am using the vlookup function below:



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  3. Hello vks64, This site...

    Hello vks64,

    This site https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/office/troubleshoot/office-developer/count-cells-number-with-color-using-vba does exactly what you want. Follow the...
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    In an unused cell (I used D2) type in the...

    In an unused cell (I used D2) type in the following:

    =rank(C2,$c$2:$cú11,0)

    Copy the contents of D2 into D3 to D11
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    A capacitor would not be used in-line. More...

    A capacitor would not be used in-line. More likely you will need a snubber-capacitor. This is a component to prevent arcing and shorting out switch or relay contacts.
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    Is it a gin trap for catching wil animals? Looks...

    Is it a gin trap for catching wil animals? Looks a little ornate for that? Perhaps some sort of latch for a gate?
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    Depends on the ppm of ozone in the outside gas. I...

    Depends on the ppm of ozone in the outside gas. I think. Surely if the volumes are identical and there is zero ppm of ozone in the outside gas then yes, 25ppm is the answer. It's a guess, I might say...
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    New car...well less than new

    HI guys,

    It's been a while.

    I picked up my used car last month, 6900 miles on the clock with an average of 33.3 mpg. Not very good I thought.

    With my fairly old man (63) driving 800 miles,...
  9. Perhaps this may help...

    Perhaps this may help
    https://www.simplyhair.co.uk/causes-blonde-hair-turn-pinkorange/
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    Glasshouse watering

    I have been asked to specify solenoid valves for a water project. I notice that many are normally closed/open with a voltage, and a spring return. My question is how good are these valve springs? Do...
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    Most of the countries are Euro based, so I would...

    Most of the countries are Euro based, so I would take Euro travellers cheques. I would advise that you take a certain (small) amount in local currencies if you are going outside of the Euro zone.
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    Multiple power supplies

    Morning all,

    Been a while. I have a greenhouse project in the near future that requires a weatherstation in the packing shed controlling several slave units in different greenhouses via RS485. All...
  13. Question: Flower

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    All sorted folks, many thanks. It is indeed...

    All sorted folks, many thanks. It is indeed Solomons Seal. One happy mother
  14. Question: Flower

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    Hi Folks. I am in Guernsey, Channel Islands....

    Hi Folks. I am in Guernsey, Channel Islands. About 100 miles South of UK. The area is facing South. This has turned into a bit of a puzzle? Hmm at first I thought they were snowdrops on a tree, but...
  15. Question: Flower

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    Yeah, once again in my haste to post and then get...

    Yeah, once again in my haste to post and then get back to whatever I was doing!

    Just goes to show the "check twice cut once" adage holds true in many things
  16. Question: Flower

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    Hey Curly,Sorry what is unfinished? Is it that...

    Hey Curly,Sorry what is unfinished? Is it that the photo is out of focus? I'll try and get a better shot at lunchCheers
  17. Question: Flower

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    Flower

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    Hi folks,

    Can anyone identify this flower for me please?
  18. Question: Language

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    Thanks Fr-Chuck, I have been through Thai and...

    Thanks Fr-Chuck,

    I have been through Thai and Sanskrit and a few others. It was found on a gate in the New Forest (Hampshire, UK) and I was leaning towards some sort of druid times script. It...
  19. Question: Language

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    Language

    Can anyone help with this. My daughter asked me what language this was? While I am fairly well educated, I really had no idea. Despite a Google image search I have not been able to identify.
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  20. Question: Worm Gears

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    Worm Gears

    Hey folks,

    I have a double worm gearbox. I am trying to work out the power output associated with it.

    Input speed 1400 rpm; 0.25kW motor
    Gears: MOD 1.5
    Lead Angle: 4.28░
    Single start Worms;...
  21. Question: Helical gears

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    Helical gears

    What effects do the helix angle and pressure angle have on a gear?
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    Gearbox engineering

    Morning all,

    It's been a while. We have a gearbox that has been chewing up worms. Turns out the supplier has not been hardening the worm!! While this is not the problem it is easily remedied.
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  23. What do I need to know to calculate torque through a gearbox?

    My gearbox is driven at 3000rpm from a .37kW electric motor.

    I require approximately 3 rpm at the output shaft. So a ratio of 1000:1.

    However what do I need to know to calculate the maximum...
  24. In general, lawn mowers and the like, are fairly...

    In general, lawn mowers and the like, are fairly primitive beasts in the engine world. Only two things can really go wrong, Electrics or fuel.

    Pretty sure it's not an electrical problem unless...
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    Thanks folks and my apologies for taking so long...

    Thanks folks and my apologies for taking so long to reply. While I think I am reasonably intelligent (compared to an amoeba maybe) it is difficult to imagine (at one time) space as not existing. The...
  26. Question: Gear carburising

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    gear carburising

    Hi folks,

    I have a problem. I require a set of gears (actually about 1500 pcs) to be case hardened. I have the spec of the hardened material and the material itself. However, I am being asked to...
  27. Question: Vpn

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    Yeah that's what I do. I create the VPN using the...

    Yeah that's what I do. I create the VPN using the wizard which asks for the IP address. This connects OK, so I am "in"? When I type the IP address of the router, server or printer I get a timeout.
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  28. Question: Vpn

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    Vpn

    Aaaarrrghhhhh!! (*&^&^%*(*!

    That's better.

    OK, I have managed to stumble across the answers to many of the problems associated with connecting to a work LAN from home and for the most part it...
  29. Question: Arabic Tattoo

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    Try this site Google Translate...

    Try this site Google Translate

    But to confirm it I would ask someone that can read arabic. Especially as the context may be different. For example "I dance" and "to dance" may have different...
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    Perhaps you could start here First law of...

    Perhaps you could start here First law of thermodynamics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Talk to a vet and get something like stronghold...

    Talk to a vet and get something like stronghold or frontline from the vet (not online). Many vets will offer free advice.
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    BEFORE doing anything unplug the chair from the...

    BEFORE doing anything unplug the chair from the mains!

    If possible I would use an electrical connector block. This is a "plastic" item that provides connector points for the electrical wires,...
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    ?? Confusing. Where is Carl Sagan when you need...

    ?? Confusing. Where is Carl Sagan when you need him?

    Surely if galaxies are moving away from us, they don't change direction (significantly), so is it reasonable to assume that as these galaxies...
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    Where did the Big Bang occur?

    Is it possible to work out which direction (in relation to the earth) the big bang occurred?
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    That's great, thank you. I'm surprise that CSS...

    That's great, thank you. I'm surprise that CSS doesn't have a [centre command] that reads the browser. Will give this a try.
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    Reading a web visitors browser size

    I'm trying to create a web page that I would like to be able to view on any size browser. Is there a script or some sort of trick that I can read the visitors browser size before displaying?
  37. Question: Eclipse

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    Eclipse

    After all the hoohah about the eclipse that occurred last night and as the moon is a satellite of the earth. Surely there is an eclipse every day somewhere on the planet?
  38. Question: IPAD & office

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    IPAD & office

    Does anyone know if there are "office" apps for this?
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    Thank you for the link. Always good to get others...

    Thank you for the link. Always good to get others views on software.

    Cheers

    Colin
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    Microsoft Security Essentials

    Morning all,

    Anyone have an opinion on Microsoft Security Essentials. We currently use AVG and have some concerns with making our computers run slow. We are thinking of changing to Microsoft...
  41. Question: Decrypting!

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    Hmm end of message is wrong? Will give it more...

    Hmm end of message is wrong? Will give it more thought
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    Possibly it refers to naturalised americans?

    Possibly it refers to naturalised americans?
  43. Question: Decrypting!

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    LOL, quite easy I think. First letter, then last...

    LOL, quite easy I think. First letter, then last letter, second letter then second from last letter, third letter and so on"

    So "If you.. . "
  44. Question: Decrypting!

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    LOL, quite easy I think. First letter, then last...

    LOL, quite easy I think. First letter, then last letter, second letter then second from last letter, third letter and so on"

    So "If you.. . "
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    Gear (toothed wheel)

    I have been trying to draw a gear (for a gearbox) and have to come to the conclusion that these drawings are done by witchcraft (or aliens)!!

    Having read bits and pieces, am I right in thinking...
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    Sounds like bits and pieces from Blues Brothers?

    Sounds like bits and pieces from Blues Brothers?
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    Doesn't AMHD run on some standard software used...

    Doesn't AMHD run on some standard software used for this sort of site? I'm sure I mailed Rick some months/years ago on finding another site that used the same layout.

    As far as I am concerned:-
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    Many thanks. It is interesting to see and...

    Many thanks. It is interesting to see and understand other peoples perspective of what they see as a good website. Cheers
  49. Well you know his surname, and his first name. Do...

    Well you know his surname, and his first name. Do you know the town or city he was from? A good place to start are the telephone directories International, North America And Caribbean, United States...
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    What makes a good website?

    What would you consider a good website? Rather ambiguous question I know, but I have created 4 or 5 websites and while they are "functional". None have really grabbed me as brilliant. (Which is down...
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