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« Reply #195 on: 28 October 2019, 11:27:17 AM »

Today's question, Gang.

Can you plug in two monitor screens to a PC ?

I want to put a second one right in front of my desk, if that's feasible.....Would save having to keep getting up and looking at reference material.....Then going back to the desk.

Cheers- Phil

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« Reply #196 on: 28 October 2019, 11:53:29 AM »

Yes.

Do you want it to display the same as the first? If so a simple splitter will work. Otherwise you might need additional hardware.
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« Reply #197 on: 28 October 2019, 12:57:21 PM »

The same, LH.....Thanks. Smiley

So, I need another screen and a 'splitter'.....(Cue Life of Brian quotes.)

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #198 on: 28 October 2019, 04:31:37 PM »

While this will work from a technical point of view, I suspect you might find it just as annoying to have to get up to go over to the PC to use the mouse and keyboard to change things.

Id either move the whole PC over. Or look to get a tablet - there are some very cheap ones out there that might not cost you more than a second monitor will. Have a look at the Kindle Fire range - they would certainly be good enough for browsing reference materials.
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« Reply #199 on: 28 October 2019, 04:52:52 PM »

It should be fine, Forbes.

I usually only refer to one piccy at a time...so I wouldn't need to keep getting up and changing things.

Thanks  Thumbs up - Phil Smiley
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« Reply #200 on: 28 October 2019, 04:55:33 PM »

If you also bought a wireless keyboard and mouse you could use them at your desk
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« Reply #201 on: 29 October 2019, 07:20:58 AM »

Hmmmm.....I've already got a wireless mouse.

Thanks, Mark.  Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #202 on: 29 October 2019, 12:05:21 PM »

The same, LH.....Thanks. Smiley

So, I need another screen and a 'splitter'.....(Cue Life of Brian quotes.)

Cheers - Phil

Check the back of your PC first though, some come with two monitor ports so you might be lucky Wink
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« Reply #203 on: 29 October 2019, 08:03:59 PM »

Thanks, Meirion. Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #204 on: 14 November 2019, 07:16:14 AM »

Answer me this, Chums.

I often watch old WWII series on the Yesterday channel.....and there's one thing that my eyes simply refuse to believe.

The size of the bore on 'big guns'.

One of the progs recently was showing old footage of 88mm guns/Anti aircraft guns in action.....Then we went to a museum where they showed a restored (?) example of said gun.
My eyes simply could not accept that 'the hole in the end' was 88mm in diameter.

It looked  60mm at the absolute most.

Is it just a trick of perspective ?..... seeing said gun on a TV screen, where you don't really get the idea of the overall size of the gun....Or do 'they' alter the end of the barrel so there would be no way of ever using the gun, in anger, again ?

This has been bugging me for some time...So feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #205 on: 14 November 2019, 08:20:13 AM »

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« Reply #206 on: 14 November 2019, 08:55:20 AM »

Answer me this, Chums.

I often watch old WWII series on the Yesterday channel.....and there's one thing that my eyes simply refuse to believe.

The size of the bore on 'big guns'.

One of the progs recently was showing old footage of 88mm guns/Anti aircraft guns in action.....Then we went to a museum where they showed a restored (?) example of said gun.
My eyes simply could not accept that 'the hole in the end' was 88mm in diameter.

It looked  60mm at the absolute most.

Is it just a trick of perspective ?..... seeing said gun on a TV screen, where you don't really get the idea of the overall size of the gun....Or do 'they' alter the end of the barrel so there would be no way of ever using the gun, in anger, again ?

This has been bugging me for some time...So feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers - Phil

It's an optical illusion caused by the bore being a smaller dark disk centred on a larger paler disk.
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« Reply #207 on: 14 November 2019, 09:15:03 AM »

I've noticed that, too, on a 30mm Rarden gun on a Scimitar light tank

.... and a Luger ..... mind you, that may have been a water pistol ....  Undecided
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« Reply #208 on: 14 November 2019, 11:36:35 AM »

It's an optical illusion caused by the bore being a smaller dark disk centred on a larger paler disk.

Many thanks, Steve.....That makes a lot of sense.  Thumbs up

I've noticed that, too, on a 30mm Rarden gun on a Scimitar light tank
.... and a Luger ..... mind you, that may have been a water pistol ....  Undecided

Strange you should say that, Davy  Wink.....I have definite problems in 'seeing' certain handguns firing 9mm diameter 'slugs'....The barrel doesn't look anywhere 'fat' enough, to cope with that.
Mind you....My Luger was a 'cap' gun from 50+years ago..so it was probably a good 80% copy of the 'real thing'.
The only real guns I've ever had contact with have been a .303 (?)  and the .22 air-rifle that I still use to exterminate vermin.

Oh....And a 12 bore shotgun that nearly broke my collarbone, with the recoil. ('Cos I wasn't holding it properly)
And of course the decommissioned Bren....Good grief, that was a heavy sod. (For one of my build, anyway. Wink)

Cheers - Phil Smiley

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« Reply #209 on: 14 November 2019, 12:15:47 PM »

THe bren - it be only nineteen of your obsolescent pounds Phil
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