General Chat Thread, I've pulled the plug on Radio 5 in General; Now before all you sports buffs start shouting "Heresy!" and planning your trip to Derby to chase me around with ...
11th May 2010, 12:35 PM #1
I've pulled the plug on Radio 5
Now before all you sports buffs start shouting "Heresy!" and planning your trip to Derby to chase me around with pitchforks and flaming torches - I'm not on about Radio 5 Live... At least I think so...
As we are all used to random bits of IT equipment / anything with a plug being left on our desks, I didn't even give this example a second glance until deep in thought as to why DNS is playing silly b's my gaze happened to pass over it...
I mean, seriously - I'm now confused...
Radio 5 made power supplies?
What is it doing here?
Its been PAT tested?
11th May 2010, 01:11 PM #2
LOL do you have any idea what it was plugged into?
Love the edugeek cup in the background too
11th May 2010, 01:15 PM #3
I bet it was branded for some OB Kit or something and just got lost along the way, the question is, how the heck did it end up on your desk? lol ..
11th May 2010, 01:26 PM #4
I was clearing out the old AV/drama cupboard for my old school, and came across a VERY old amplifier. It was branded as being made by the local council-education authority, that hadn't existed in that town for 15 years at least.
The crumbling perished rubber powercord was all i needed to see when I threw it out
11th May 2010, 01:33 PM #5
Could it have come from some branded radio receiver that they gave away to competition winners (back when the BBC were allowed to run competitions) or similar?
I'd imagine if it were from OB kit or something, it would been from a generic pool of BBC marked equipment rather than 5 Live having their own separate branded equipment.
11th May 2010, 01:39 PM #6
You'd be surprised at how possessive the BBC can be over kit departmentally.. lol..
Originally Posted by SteveBentley
11th May 2010, 01:46 PM #7
As far as evidence suggests it was plugged into a small D-Link switch that has been retired* from service. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the original power supply - just one that happened to be the right output. Still doesn't answer the question as to how it found its way into the school...
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
*found down the back of a teacher PC somewhere and put on my desk.
11th May 2010, 02:06 PM #8
I used to have one of these supplies in one of the primary schools I worked in. In that setting, it was powering a pair of small speakers.
11th May 2010, 11:33 PM #9
off topic, but i want that cup... where did you get it?
12th May 2010, 09:31 AM #10
Snaffled it from the Edugeek stand at BETT - you've gotta be on your toes for one though as regardless of how many our fearless leader gets made, they still go quickly.
12th May 2010, 09:38 AM #11
Don't know if it helps you to narrow it down at all, but according to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radio_5_(former) Radio5 in that format only existed between 1990 and 1994 before becoming 5 Live
12th May 2010, 10:23 AM #12
If you want to put a copy of the picture somewhere that non edugeek users can see it, I'll ask the question on another forum which has some BBC techie types on it who might be able to shed some light.
12th May 2010, 10:27 AM #13
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