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Topic: Uploading Images
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 15/06/2019 19:33:48   Subject: Uploading Images
[quote="poosticker83"]Just to add. Result is the same whether downloading from card reader on PC, laptop or tablet.[/quote]

The orientation is encoded in the file. Copying the file between
Topic: Uploading Images
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/06/2019 12:09:08   Subject: Uploading Images
Willy and Sinker are spot on.

It's the way some devices now save images. Instead of taking them the way around you were holding the phone / camera, they save them horizontal with a bit of d
Topic: Mapping
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 22:46:44   Subject: Mapping
It looks a good system but a) no aerial views (as far as I can see anyway), and b) require you to download the database and serve the map tiles locally. Probably fairly easy but a level of tinkering I
Topic: Mapping
SimonRL

Forum: Site Updates, Suggestions & Corrections   Posted: 08/06/2019 20:01:32   Subject: Mapping
John is on the right lines.

Google is now charging for all maps generated via API call - which is effectively any map other than their basic ifrane embeds

So to avoid a monumenta
Topic: Moel Fferna wagon.
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 29/05/2019 11:56:55   Subject: Moel Fferna wagon.
That's floor 7 isn't it? A chamber or so on from the chamber where the pump (usually) lives (pump is on 6 IIRC)?
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 10:17:05   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="euros"]The examples Willy Ekerslike and Skimble give are actually place names.
The clue seems to be where they got their information from- Historic Place names!!
https://historicpla
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/04/2019 08:48:38   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Mr.C"][quote="JohnnearCfon"]

No, you have got that wrong! It is the people from Newcastle and the surrounding area that speak funny like. :lol:[/quote]

Arm 'castle bone n
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 16/04/2019 10:29:59   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="skimble"](Why is this thread in the North East England forum?)[/quote]

Moved to N Wales :thumbup:
Topic: Maenofferen
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/04/2019 14:34:34   Subject: Maenofferen
[quote="Llion"][quote="euros"]I don't mean to imply that the area is a heap. It's just that in welsh you would refer to a pile of stones as tomen .
I also hope they don't use Llechryd.
Llech
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 21:18:10   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Just come across this. Top of Snowdon (and many others) has less oxygen than the alarm level (if it's ~ 19%)

https://hypoxico.com/altitude-to-oxygen-chart/
[/qu
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 12/04/2019 14:16:56   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
[quote="Jimbo"][quote="gNick"]The worst bit was the bloody alarm going off all the time and annoying the hell out of me. ;)
[/quote]

A strategically placed blob of bluetack can be usef
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:20:41   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
[quote="Pete Monkhouse"]Is there still enough to see to make it worthwhile crawling in the water under the gate where it all comes out?[/quote]

IIRC there an serious collapse just inbye of
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 11/04/2019 21:10:52   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Nice one. I'm quite sure you'll live, and have a great trip to boot :thumbup:
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:48:20   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
Thanks Graham and Llion.

I remember now.

An area I wish I'd devoted more time to.
Topic: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
SimonRL

Forum: Exploration Chat   Posted: 11/04/2019 20:36:40   Subject: Responsible Exploration / sensitive sites.
[quote="Peter Burgess"][quote="ttxela"][quote="alex17595"]I think a large amount of these Youtubers/Social media people are just using it as a persona to get more views and therefore more money from i
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 21:15:54   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Hi Pete

See my last earlier post for a link on O2 levels.

I've used a QRAE 4 gas sensor, bought new but much discounted on eBay.

Most models just need an annual calib
Topic: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 10/04/2019 12:18:41   Subject: G Pump Turbine and belt sheaves (photo)
[quote="Llion"]
But you can still see the big metal block that holds the pipe coming down to G from DE :thumbsup:;D[/quote]

Where is that Llion? Don't think I've seen it.
Topic: Easter visit to St Francis level
SimonRL

Forum: North West England   Posted: 10/04/2019 11:30:54   Subject: Easter visit to St Francis level
Having seen 9.8% I'd not recommend going that low :o

Not in Sir Francis I'd hasten to add - the one time I went there we had no issues at all.

As John_Smith says, you'll feel it
Topic: Underground working around Nantlle
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 01/04/2019 11:22:37   Subject: Underground working around Nantlle
I suspect you were stood at the top of this:

[link]48821[linkphoto]48821[/linkphoto][/link]

There's a level from the eastern side of the small pit, it forks after maybe 60m; both
Topic: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 13/03/2019 20:37:50   Subject: Glynrhonwy - the saga continues
[quote="sinker"][quote="50shadesofgreen"]Had an explore about the quarries this week. In the large pit just above the upper road there is a rust red girder structure sitting at the bottom of the quarr
Topic: Calendar 2019 - Proceeds
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2019 17:10:37   Subject: Calendar 2019 - Proceeds
Sorry for the delay posting this up, haven't had time to work the totals out until now.

2019 calendar sales were a bit disappointing, down on previous years.

We sold 101 copies,
Topic: Started new mining channel for my videos.
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 26/02/2019 16:52:27   Subject: Started new mining channel for my videos.
[quote="Jim MacPherson"][quote="Praada"]I get a playback error and the video fails? maybe the embedding that has failed, do you have an external link to youtube?[/quote]

I would just add th
Topic: Thursday Nighters 14th February
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 15/02/2019 11:08:06   Subject: Thursday Nighters 14th February
[quote="sinker"]in line with my new 21st century outlook and opinions[/i][/quote]

It only took 19 years :lol: :tongue:
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 10:32:51   Subject: moving photos
How odd. Sorry, can't explain that. I'll try t take a look into it sometime.
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:58:20   Subject: moving photos
Do you get the confirmation page with thank you message and the links to the original and recipient albums?
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:36:30   Subject: moving photos
What happens when you hover your mouse over the cog icon?
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 09:09:48   Subject: moving photos
I've just moved the same photo from Archive to User and then to Archive. Worked as it should.
Topic: moving photos
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 08/02/2019 08:29:20   Subject: moving photos
Open your personal album and hover your mouse under the cog that is shown under each of the small preview photos. Click on Move Mine to be guided through a step by step procedure for moving the photo
Topic: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 23/01/2019 20:31:38   Subject: Thursday Nighters 24th Jan
[quote="sinker"]My Forman said he might be going to see BoyZone or Justin Timberlake or some such pile of wazz tomorrow night.[/quote]

The slaaaaaaaigggg!
Topic: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 10/01/2019 10:47:56   Subject: Caban- Oakeley and Votty magazine
[quote="Llion"]
I know a man who has them all, in binders :)
I also know that he will not let them out of his sight !! So there is no point in asking.
Some of you off here will also kn
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2019 11:23:32   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
PM sent :thumbup:
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 07/01/2019 09:50:31   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Thanks :)

That's 100 sold :thumbsup:

20 left, so if you want a 2019 calendar you haven't missed the boat yet!
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 25/12/2018 11:30:35   Subject: Merry Christmas 2018!
Merry Christmas one and all :thumbsup: And very best wishes for 2019.
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 21/12/2018 17:52:46   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Cheers Mike, much appreciated :thumbup:
Topic: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 18/12/2018 18:06:26   Subject: 2019 CALENDAR: BUY NOW OR FACE A YEAR OF DISAPPOINTMENT!
Begging a favour of Facebook users :flowers:

If anybody reading this is a member of mine exploration and caving Facebook groups which haven't already been notified about the calendar, a sh
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:09:29   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
[quote="PeteJ"][quote="Dr J"]Steering back on topic :tongue: answer probably best if listed, so, to start (ignoring tourist mines and purely as sites where resource being physically extracted):
Topic: Bryneglwys
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 21:05:50   Subject: Bryneglwys
[quote="ChrisJC"]There is a route right across the valley from one side to the other, but it's rather a squeeze in the middle. I also think you might need SRT to get out but I can't remember clearly.<
Topic: Bryneglwys
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 14:50:00   Subject: Bryneglwys
The workings on the other side of the valley are a flat slide on your back into a mostly covered adit, then nearly waist deep if I recall. Been a few years since I was last there and memory is a bit v
Topic: Bryneglwys
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 13:17:50   Subject: Bryneglwys
No, no need for ropes for Bryn Eglwys.

If you don't mind getting wet check out the workings on the other side of the valley as well.

Entrance is hard to spot, in a cutting somew
Topic: Bryneglwys
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 17/12/2018 12:00:02   Subject: Bryneglwys
Hi Joso

Yes, you can do 10 down to 20, you can do 5 down to 10 as well with a bit of rope (but it doesn't add much to the trip)

There's a blue polyprop handline to get you down t
Topic: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 14/12/2018 13:51:50   Subject: AditNow Christmas party, 2018 !!
[quote="sinker"]I'm aiming for the Belle Vue at 7am[/quote]

By now he's probably in A&E :lol:
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 16:31:55   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Glad they're going down well :thumbup:

--

We have 39 calendars left, and only a week or so before last Christmas posting.

Please keep those orders coming in :thumbsup
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 15:47:20   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
[quote="The Fresh Prince of Portreath"]You'd be better off stating the number of share pumping schemes. [/quote]

That's why I said working. Just trying to get an idea of those currently wor
Topic: Number of working underground mines in the UK
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 11/12/2018 14:59:43   Subject: Number of working underground mines in the UK
As the subject line, anybody have an inkling how many there are actually are? Actually working rather than proposed.

There are apparently 2,000 working mines and quarries, but the quarries
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 11/12/2018 09:45:34   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
[quote="stevem"]Was that the one you had when you first showed me Cwmorthin back in 200x? I seem to remember you might have to replace the bulb and the price was incredible...
(i may have made th
Topic: Worlds daftest torch?
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 10/12/2018 12:21:43   Subject: Worlds daftest torch?
[quote="RAMPAGE"]I like the way the "ultra-low" mode of this torch is 625 lumens. I still consider 625 lumens pretty damn bright! My first caplap was 30 lumens, I thought it was the dogs back wheels w
Topic: Photographs Of Great Masson (album)
SimonRL

Forum: Midlands   Posted: 07/12/2018 18:17:09   Subject: Photographs Of Great Masson (album)
Great Masson is in Derbyshire, just outside Matlock Bath
Topic: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
SimonRL

Forum: North Wales   Posted: 05/12/2018 20:13:21   Subject: Thursday Nighters - 6th Nov
Have fun! I doubt I'll be away from the office before 10pm so another Thursday missed :(
Topic: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
SimonRL

Forum: General Chat   Posted: 04/12/2018 12:48:37   Subject: AditNow 2019 Calendar - BUY NOW!
Great stuff, thanks all, keep them coming :thumbup: Half sold now.
Topic: Torch (hand held) recommendation
SimonRL

Forum: Lamps & Lighting   Posted: 03/12/2018 22:45:18   Subject: Torch (hand held) recommendation
@Paul - I've ordered a "32,000" lumen Skyray, thanks for the suggestion :)

It's just to chuck in a kit bag for firework displays, for final sweeps of the site for scallies from 50m or so aw
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