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Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-09-2019, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

"Owe" suggests indebtedness. I'm just finding homes for things that don't cost me too much out-of-pocket to ship! :whistle:
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-09-2019, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Box went out today -- no idea how long it takes in transit. Bogus return address, of course.

Managed to find 60 drives to pitch. Sorely tempted to rescue a box of ~100 128GB SSDs but they came...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-07-2019, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Email telling me a donor was impressed with my disk sanitizers and has asked if he could buy one (i.e., make one for him)! Amusing as its possible that he donated the equipment to us in the first...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-07-2019, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Memory is insidious. You scrap a machine and you immediately think of pulling the memory (for some dubious future need). And, toss it in a box for when that day comes.

And, you do this over and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-06-2019, 02:19 AM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

I've been stuffing them in my t610 thin clients. I run them diskless AND headless!

They normally PXE boot from a server I have in another room. But, from time to time, I misconfigure things and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 09-05-2019, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Another batch of these little "solid state disks". I had assumed they were just DoMs but, apparently, they claim to be SSDs!

https://www.prosoft.ru/cms/f/443843.pdf

Of course, they're too...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-01-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Upgrading my E-bike. Building a battery pack

http://gadgetsin.com/volkswagen-beetle-jet-car-and-honda-jet-scooter.htm

other similar references available...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-01-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Will this work?

If you have split supplies, you can do this with just 2.
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 09-01-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Curious.George
Re: How hard can I drive an IR Blaster?

Only if they are perfectly matched.

The better way to drive multiple LEDs (for greater luminous intensity) is to drive them in series. In that way, the output from each may vary (based on their...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-31-2019, 05:47 PM
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Views: 630,124
Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

Cool! Once rescued a Sharp TV that was "locked up". Reflashed the firmware and it was good as new (unfortunately, "new" was synonomous with "buggy piece of shit!")

I got a DSO (TDS754D) cuz the...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-30-2019, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

And The Purge continues! One of three boxes of RAM that I recycled, today. Just over 15 pounds, total. (I really need to figure out how to get better pix with that silly phone!)

Yippee! I'm...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-29-2019, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

The "rush" to get it done before driving on it was motivated by the near impossibility of removing the snow once it had been compressed under the weight of the tires -- once departing for work and...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-29-2019, 06:54 PM
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

(sigh) I miss snow. When you can choose when to clean the driveway (instead of having to clear it "before work") it's really a fun chore! Also, amusing to watch all the other folks trying to get...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-28-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Curious.George
Re: New Keyboard/mouse suggestions

They are typically Dell (note the "DELL" logo on the keyboard at the lower left) or HP keyboards, from (complete) systems purchased by the dozens -- and eventually scrapped (the "CPUs" piled on...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-27-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Curious.George
Re: New Keyboard/mouse suggestions

This is what $5 worth of keyboards looks like... (you don't get to keep the "hamper"!)
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 08-27-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,541
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Post your worthless and/or pointless repairs

What speed & flavor (U, E, F, R, etc.)? Sets of 2, 3 or 4?
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-27-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,927
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Posted By Curious.George
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

A pair of hot tweezers. Not the best quality but for component removal they won't be bad.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-26-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

I won't touch anything that someone has already "mucked with". Consider, he's either:
competent and this proved to be too big a problem for him
incompetent and who knows what the f*ck he's done...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 08-26-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Help me understand something I thought I understood about electricity

Set up a lab/bench supply to emulate the brick. See if it works on the bench. Then, worry about how you'll deal with the more hostile automotive environment.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-26-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

Getting things "right" the first time is very important -- when you are making products that others rely upon (and, when the cost of "fixing" the mistakes you've baked into the product far exceed the...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-25-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

I ask (relatively) "simple" questions -- the applicant doesn't have a lot of time to invest in the actual "design". I'm trying to get an idea as to how he approaches the problem.

E.g., if he...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-25-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

But you may not REALLY be helping them -- other than saving them the cost of a replacement product, etc. They are likely to then assume ALL problems are simply other instances of the original...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-25-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

When I interview job applicants for engineering positions, I inevitably give them a "clean sheet" problem to "solve". Force them to start with a blank sheet of paper so you can see their thought...
Forum: General Computer Discussion 08-25-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Curious.George
Re: New Keyboard/mouse suggestions

I used to clean mice and keyboards when they started getting grungy and intermittent. Now, I just keep a "stockpile" of spares and take the next one off the pile when I find a problem with one. ...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-24-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,755
Posted By Curious.George
Re: Soldering station thoughts and guidelines

You don't want to remember "solutions" but, rather, how to GET to those solutions. I.e., troubleshooting skills instead of "replace C104".

This is where many schools "let down" their students --...
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