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Embedded Software Engineer and member of MISRA-C Working Group.

Hobby electronics experimenter and amateur radio operator.

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Oct
29
comment Does eating snow help dehydration?
Agree with MaskedPlant - citations (etc) would help
Oct
28
comment Legal issues when entering school areas while geocaching in Europe
+1 There is also a substantial risk that such caches are found by children (and destroyed) or groundstaff (and binned).
Oct
23
comment Are fires in natural caves/overhangs safe?
Fair point... but is providing a link to a prominent news site (the BBC) "answering based on urban myth"?
Oct
22
comment How can I locate the leak in a inflatable pad
Takes me back to my childhood, when a similar technique (using a bucket, not a bath) would be used to find the puncture in my bike inner-tube
Sep
27
comment Is it illegal to remove rocks from a riverbed in the UK
+1 for the common sense distinction
Sep
27
comment Group protocol should the group become separated
+1 for "The most important part is to agree on a strategy beforehand". Everything else is dependent on that!
Sep
26
comment How much vertical distance is it possible to make in a day?
+1 for Naismith's Rule
Sep
26
comment How much vertical distance is it possible to make in a day?
Am trying to decide whether that is amazingly impressive, or amazingly stupid to have tried (even though he succeeded). I'm minded to be impressed...!
Sep
26
comment Is there anything that can be done to stop my insoles sliding?
The old maxim applies: If it moves, when it shouldn't, use some Duck Tape...
Sep
26
comment Am I allowed to swim in the Austrian Alps lakes?
I'm not sure whether that answers the question, unless it's to say "I don't know!" - are are you suggesting that the exclusion of swimming from the third sentence is a "No"?