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Offline deth502

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Re: EEVblog #561 - Mailbag
« Reply #75 on: December 30, 2013, 12:24:14 AM »

St Peter's Basilica was largely funded by ripping poor and ignorant people off

isint that the general basis of all religion??
 

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« Reply #76 on: December 30, 2013, 01:20:07 AM »
including the vatican on good friday!   :o
Superior queue stamina my friend. Superior.

I couldn't handle the queue on a normal day when I was there recently.
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Offline JoannaK

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« Reply #77 on: December 30, 2013, 02:42:35 AM »
I tried firing up the VFD's I could find, I managed to get the filament glowing, but no response on any of the segments :-/ I guess I'll have to do some more digging when I get my vacation.

Shag bathroom.. Sounds downright dirty.. and at a more than one way.  ^-^
Those were common here in Norway too. I even saw shag toilet seat covers when I was a kid (both the lid and the ring)   O0
But I guess they are more important in a country where people walk barefoot  ;)

I have seen some toilet set covers that are like techicolor wild animals. Thankfully those are a lot easier to replace than walltowall shag.

Well.. We do have these amazing things like insulation and triple windows.. So indoos tend to keep comfy 20C or so even winter time..
 

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« Reply #78 on: December 30, 2013, 04:05:38 AM »
I noticed that too. I remember trying to visualize him walking in to the church.  :-DD

I actually like churches. I like the architecture and the extravagance, I have been into many of the worlds best, including the vatican on good friday!   :o

I agree - I too love the architecture of churches.  Even being an atheist I always find myself in a church at least once a year for any one of many reasons that have nothing to do with my own views.
 

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« Reply #79 on: December 30, 2013, 08:38:23 AM »
You can enjoy religious music without believing or even agreeing with the religion.  I have a large amount of religious music simply because it's pleasant to listen to.

It wasn't really religious music, as it was just the organ. I have no idea what was being played, but if the choir broke out and started singing hymns I'd be reaching for the barf bag.

This is a major benefit of having most it in a language you can't understand :)  I think Handel's Messiah is the only religious work I have English.
I write software.  I'd far rather be doing something else.
 

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« Reply #80 on: December 30, 2013, 11:23:58 AM »
I noticed that too. I remember trying to visualize him walking in to the church.  :-DD

I actually like churches. I like the architecture and the extravagance, I have been into many of the worlds best, including the vatican on good friday!   :o

I agree - I too love the architecture of churches.  Even being an atheist I always find myself in a church at least once a year for any one of many reasons that have nothing to do with my own views.

By the original definition, the church is made of people, not buildings. It was derived from the koine Greek word ekklesia. Most secular people equate the church to buildings and maybe the clergy. The term has been distorted over the centuries.

I suspect most electronics engineers and technicians are atheists - certainly in Australia. Only a small few I know profess to believe in God. On the US dollar is printed "In God We Trust". Those who have pocketed most of it seem to ignore the fine print. So what people believe and what they say can be two different things.

Hey, I like your audio guitar stuff. Very creative (or evolved) enclosures! Cool!

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« Reply #81 on: December 30, 2013, 11:59:46 AM »
I love the look of those bubble displays. I have a few big ones but here's a 3 digit one I hooked up yesterday after watching this video.
I actually never tested it before. It's easy to connect to breadboard because it's just like a 12 pin DIP unlike the big ones that have some sort of edge/card connector.
I also have an Archer ISE DISPLAY TUBE RS#276-065 still in the original package $1.79 marked down to 99cents.
I guess I'll have to look up the datasheet for it and see if it lights up.
 

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« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2013, 04:41:20 PM »
My suggestion for the LVDC board is:

Fran - Originator
Dave - Further deconstruction
Mike - Xray, further deconstruction
Ben Krasnow - SEM, further deconstruction
PhotonicInduction - See how it handles 10kV

I'd vote for this!
I think they are great but before you send if off to Mike, there are two places in Australia first:
  • The Australian Space Design Competition is in Brisbane on the 18th - 19th of January at St Leo 's College at the University of Queensland and I think you would inspire more than a few teenagers with it there. The team that wins that round will go to the world competition in the the US later in 2014.
  • In Victoria Aus we have The Victorian Space Science Education Centre www.vssec.vic.edu.au at Strathmore (Suburb of Melbourne) which I think would love it have it it for a week or so.
( In the interest of full disclosure my son Jack attends Strathmore Secondary College where VSSEC is located, and his team is in the finals in Brisbane.)
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« Reply #83 on: December 31, 2013, 02:26:15 AM »

 builders of cheap commodity tract housing to equip the new housing supply with the tacky look their tasteless moron customers demanded.

Going off topic, but whatever :p   

I'm generally irritated by how things that are cheaper, faster, and easier for contractors to put together housing get pushed as better and become 'standard' and expected. 

It hasnt been for the past 5-10 years that asphalt shingles have started to come with 40-50 year warranties, getting them on par with steel roofs, and older roofing methods. Obviously slate, copper and whatnot are quite costly due to lots of manual labor and expensive materials, but there is concrete roofing tile, which is way more durable, etc...

Textured ceilings over proper drywall work, fiberglass shower inserts (with seams which the caulk rots out and still leaks) instead of actually tiling it correctly, vinyl siding instead of brick, fiberglass bat insulation over spray foam (this one is debatable, but you can still get R-20 in a 2x4 wall instead of R-13).  Various water pipe technologies (QWEST/polybutlene which actually ended up with a class action lawsuit and getting houses re-plumbed because it was garbage)  Aluminum branch wiring in the 70's 

And the 'good stuff' would be cheaper if it were more common and it wasnt a specialty to get it used/installed  :rant:
 


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