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  1. The best way to secure a machine running XP these...

    The best way to secure a machine running XP these days is to air-gap the connection to the internet. I would not recommend XP as safe on the internet to anyone who isn't highly experienced with...
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    A clear coat is not really needed on solid...

    A clear coat is not really needed on solid automotive colours, unless you use a metallic colour.
  3. Google 'standard chair sizes' - you'll get a...

    Google 'standard chair sizes' - you'll get a tonne of options to choose the most suitable sizes. If you really want to get detailed, try here: Must-have measurements for comfortable seating

    If I...
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    If I was trying to emulate that finish, I'd...

    If I was trying to emulate that finish, I'd simply spray it in automotive acrylic, or if I was feeling extra brave, 2 pac, and then give it a light sand (1500 grit) and a buffing.
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    The most controllable way I could think of doing...

    The most controllable way I could think of doing that would be with a darker wax over stain/shellac, and rub it off to leave the darker detailing in the nooks and crannies. You could do the same...
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    This is my "it's not starting" cure - works quite...

    This is my "it's not starting" cure - works quite well on the lawnmower that's been sitting all winter - Start Ya Bastard Instant Engine Starter - Nulon Products Australia
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    Bedroom with en suite too?

    Bedroom with en suite too?
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    Keep in mind that sleepers are made from low...

    Keep in mind that sleepers are made from low grade timbers and can be quite happy to pretzel like mad - I'd prefer to use at least construction grade timber, and maybe two layers of yellow tongue if...
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    Essentially, it's a leather grinding wheel - or...

    Essentially, it's a leather grinding wheel - or rather, leather buffing wheel. You charge it with a polish and put a final edge on tools with it - for those times when 6,000 grit is just not fine...
  10. Air compressor - anywhere from $200 to $1,200...

    Air compressor - anywhere from $200 to $1,200 depending on your expected volume of spraying.
    Spray gun - the Workquip set -...
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    Epoxy with a clear hardener - you'll recognise it...

    Epoxy with a clear hardener - you'll recognise it also as that tabletop varnish alternative ("Equal to 50 coats of varnish!"), but it is just epoxy - Pour On Gloss : Boatcraft Pacific, the home of...
  12. There's nothing that will really provide the...

    There's nothing that will really provide the level of protection from scratches you want as well as retaining natural grain. I'd try a floor polyurethane, but having said that, I know it will get...
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    I generally work on the theory that there are...

    I generally work on the theory that there are enough researchers in "the establishment" (mainstream, not woo-woo science) these days who are only too happy to make a name for themselves by proving...
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    The surfactant in Roundup is derived from...

    The surfactant in Roundup is derived from tallow... so really, should vegans avoid eating fruit and vegetables?
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    Depends. If you generally trust numerous peer...

    Depends. If you generally trust numerous peer reviewed studies conducted by people who generally know what they are doing, start here:

    Safety evaluation and risk assessment of the herbicide...
  16. I just enjoy pointing out that there's a bit of a...

    I just enjoy pointing out that there's a bit of a double standard from people who have a knee-jerk reaction to using CCA - they don't realise that if you held naturally durable timbers to the same...
  17. Any naturally durable timber is likely to have...

    Any naturally durable timber is likely to have just as nasty (but natural) a range of chemicals giving it that durability; resistance to termites, borers, fungus and mould is not granted by kisses...
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    I have a few large containers of Titebond...

    I have a few large containers of Titebond chillin' in the climate controlled atmosphere under the laundry sink. Now there's a line Bunnies should pick up...
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    You optimise the hell out of your site, ensure...

    You optimise the hell out of your site, ensure good keyword use, pay careful attention to links and have lots of country relevant traffic, and you too can end up on top of the Google search list -...
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    You can only modify the colour before you do the...

    You can only modify the colour before you do the epoxy pour - after that, you're pretty much stuck with whatever colour you started with as the epoxy will prevent tarnishing of anything but the very...
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    Poll: He's probably got that expression on his face as...

    He's probably got that expression on his face as the photographer asked him to flash his ferrule or stick his tang out...
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    Personally, I'd like Masters to be picked up by...

    Personally, I'd like Masters to be picked up by some other business and reinvigorated.

    The other day there was an ad in the AFR from Jaycar Electronics, seeking interest from landlords currently...
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    Brass melts at pretty close to 1,000 degrees C,...

    Brass melts at pretty close to 1,000 degrees C, and wood is one of those hard to dry materials, so to me the idea screams of steam explosions, huge areas of charred timber, and large puddles of...
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    Sand, seal (with acrylic primer/surfacer) and...

    Sand, seal (with acrylic primer/surfacer) and spray with acrylic lacquer (you name the colour, it's available). You can further sand the acrylic lacquer using freecut or wet&dry as well as buffing...
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    Try acrylic lacquer as sold in car stores for...

    Try acrylic lacquer as sold in car stores for smash repairs. It is designed for spraying, it dries in minutes, and it sands easily. You can also use the other car paint products (primer-surfacers...
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    "Honestly, officer, I haven’t had a drop to...

    "Honestly, officer, I haven’t had a drop to drink, I've just been running my CNC setup this afternoon!"


    "Why are my CNC machining prices so high? - tequila based coolant isn't cheap, you know"
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    I've had a similar experience... talk about a...

    I've had a similar experience... talk about a double standard in society, though. When Miley Cyrus strips off all her clothes and starts licking hammers for all to watch, it's called 'brave', 'arty'...
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    Actual accuracy will depend on how much effort...

    Actual accuracy will depend on how much effort you put into deciding on your white point. A selection done at whatever size it opens in Photoshop at will of course be different to one where you zoom...
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    Here's my quick, no thought way to fix white...

    Here's my quick, no thought way to fix white balance issues with Photoshop -

    Go to Image - Adjustment - Levels (or Control l )
    In the dialogue box, select the White Point eyedropper (far right...
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    Evanism, you just don't know how to play the game...

    Evanism, you just don't know how to play the game - I think I cracked it it over the xmas holidays:

    1) Enter Bunnings, go straight to the Cafe and buy a coffee.
    2) Mooch slowly to the section you...
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    Please Bunnings, please buy the "Press buzzer for...

    Please Bunnings, please buy the "Press buzzer for service" buttons from Masters, please.....
  32. Really close in size - you can often find similar...

    Really close in size - you can often find similar in $2 stores - 1X Travel Brush Washer Acrylic Paint Artist Painting Tools Collapsible 18115 L | eBay

    Slightly larger ones are used in...
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    The route planning software that the US delivery...

    The route planning software that the US delivery company UPS uses is designed to avoid making left turns at intersections; left turns in the US often mean waiting at traffic lights, and in 2011 the...
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    As pine is relatively soft, the reeded side also...

    As pine is relatively soft, the reeded side also tends to get chewed up (stiletto heels, shoes with gravel, claws on large dogs) quite easily... and it's not something you can sand back to give it a...
  35. If they are neodymium magnets (ie the strong...

    If they are neodymium magnets (ie the strong magnets) your success in drilling will depend on going VERY slowly or using water cooling and a drill bit for glass.
    ...
  36. As you mentioned "maintain strength" then epoxy...

    As you mentioned "maintain strength" then epoxy is your only solution aside from butterfly keys and wood patches. It's stronger/sticks better than polyester resin, and yes, it's available in clear....
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    It's a carbon filled conductive coating. ...

    It's a carbon filled conductive coating.

    Rubber Keypad Repair KIT | eBay

    A bit exxy for one contact though...you might have better (more cost effective) luck with some conductive paint from...
  38. You can typically find all versions of software...

    You can typically find all versions of software via torrent based backup (I just checked and yes, 2010 in both x86 and x64, 1.4 gig total).

    Or see this page -...
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    Remember, kiddies, there's a world of difference...

    Remember, kiddies, there's a world of difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
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    My pet peeve's - People who Capitalise lots...

    My pet peeve's -

    People who Capitalise lots of Words in what they Write (because they think they are Proper Nouns and need Caps), followed by people WHO upper CASE entire words for no apparent...
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    There's a three page thread here -...

    There's a three page thread here - http://www.woodworkforums.com/f170/replacing-spindle-bearings-127932 on replacing bearings in an air cooled spindle - including the mystery of 'German' bearings...
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    Your choice of polyester - Diggers 500g Cast And...

    Your choice of polyester - Diggers 500g Cast And Embedding Resin | Bunnings Warehouse
    or epoxy - Feast Watson 1m Glass Finish | Bunnings Warehouse (despite its marketing as a finish, it'll do just...
  43. The baffle box or muffler is simply the final...

    The baffle box or muffler is simply the final part of sound insulating - it's there to make sure that there is no back pressure on the dust extractor by providing a large, low resistance outlet for...
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    My rule of thumb is if you can see it now, you'll...

    My rule of thumb is if you can see it now, you'll really be able to see it when finished. My first thought on those is that they look more like saw marks than sanding swirls (unless you have a...
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    Jigsaws are not the most accurate of saws for...

    Jigsaws are not the most accurate of saws for this purpose. If it was me, I'd use my:

    Table saw,
    Band saw, or
    Make the first one to size, rough cut the rest, and use a bearing guided router bit...
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    Warner/Chappell's (who acquired the rights in...

    Warner/Chappell's (who acquired the rights in 1988 and have been collecting around $2 million a year for 'Happy Birthday to You') claim on the song was found to be invalid. Their rights purchase was...
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    One of his contemporaries managed to flip his...

    One of his contemporaries managed to flip his shiny tradies ute onto its roof just outside my place earlier this evening. I think that'll be the last almost-burnout attempt I'll be hearing in the...
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    In Australia, for an 'artistic work' (ie not...

    In Australia, for an 'artistic work' (ie not literary, dramatic or musical works) the copyright period is 70 years from the death of the artist.

    1928 plus 70 equals 1998, so it's been out of...
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    A step down transformer to get it to run from 240...

    A step down transformer to get it to run from 240 volts?

    120W 240 - 115V Isolated Stepdown Transformer | AC-AC Transformers | Power Conversion & Transformation | Power Products Electrical |...
  50. I must say that I always find random YouTube...

    I must say that I always find random YouTube commentators much more accurate and insightful than the statistical reports of all the member countries of the UN, in much the same way that I find the...
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