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Offline D. Head

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2015, 08:46:49 pm »
Jeff Duntemann uses milk jugs for storing his parts instead of coffee tins.
Also an option...


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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2015, 10:08:21 pm »
You are good, I didn't even know I was freaking out until you said I was :)

No problem. It's all part of the service.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2015, 03:46:10 am »
I prefer see-through, that's why plastic mayonnaise jars were invented..  The lids match the bottoms so they stack without sliding around.
Also, big stuff doesn't fit in small parts cabinet drawers. Yes, it's messy.. and yes I recognize some hoarding when I see it.. (ya think?)
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #53 on: May 04, 2015, 03:59:16 am »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.

What the heck would posses someone to collect all of this crap?
Canadian or American we're fairly similar (except mostly for the guns, army and all the broken down, bankrupt cities).

Possessing a lot of parts? OK, I'm semi-retired, what's a guy to do? I will admit to not setting limits on myself and driving my wife batty with a messy shop. But I also admit the first video got me agitated enough to start taking action.  :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2015, 04:57:31 am »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.

There was only one American "freaking out", if that.  I don't understand how that became plural.

Some people see things that do not exist.
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #55 on: May 04, 2015, 05:28:27 am »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.

What the heck would posses someone to collect all of this crap?
Canadian or American we're fairly similar (except mostly for the guns, army and all the broken down, bankrupt cities).

Possessing a lot of parts? OK, I'm semi-retired, what's a guy to do? I will admit to not setting limits on myself and driving my wife batty with a messy shop. But I also admit the first video got me agitated enough to start taking action.  :)

I mean, the guy's got plastic feet from an old couch....labelled, sorted, entered in a spreadsheet apparently, and neatly stored in a coffee jar.  What would you do with something like that?  What are the odds that even if you needed a foot for some random couch, this particular foot will be a perfect fit and not wobble?  It's moved beyond a few junk drawers full of screws that will never be used.  I really would love to see an interview with the guy, assuming he's still alive and this isn't an estate sale.  I think Dave mentioned he's moving overseas in the first video.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #56 on: May 04, 2015, 09:42:44 am »
Canadian or American we're fairly similar (except mostly for the guns, army and all the broken down, bankrupt cities).

A joke I heard was that during the infamous "nipplegate" at the superbowl 50000 Americans swamped the TV station switchboards with outraged complaints. Whilst 50 Canadians rang to complain that they missed it.
It's probably true! ;D up in Canada, our commercial's are swapped-in by cash-cows when all the great American ads play, so the half-time slip was likely blocked while they stalled trying to figure out how they could make money on it.. them.. (whatever) I didn't watch.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2015, 11:38:28 am »
Canadian or American we're fairly similar (except mostly for the guns, army and all the broken down, bankrupt cities).

A joke I heard was that during the infamous "nipplegate" at the superbowl 50000 Americans swamped the TV station switchboards with outraged complaints. Whilst 50 Canadians rang to complain that they missed it.

Ha ha...that sounds about right!  I can't even remember what I'm supposed to be outraged about this week.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2015, 05:59:12 pm »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.

There was only one American "freaking out", if that.  I don't understand how that became plural.

Some people see things that do not exist.

Look! Now they're all freaking out because they're outraged that somebody said they were freaking out and they thought they weren't.

Americans are so much fun.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2015, 10:16:02 pm »

Americans are so much fun.

What country do you live in?
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2015, 11:29:55 pm »
Actually, it's the Canadian that's freaking out.
Last time I've checked, Canada was in America. And also Mexico, Brazil... you get the picture.

BTW, I rally cannot understand what this guy was doing. I mean what was the goal of storing all these stuff? Hoarders end up with a house full of crap because hoarding is more important than actually organizing the stuff. This is collecting, taken to the extreme.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2015, 12:39:50 am »
This is collecting, taken to the extreme.

And what's wrong with that?
He obviously enjoyed doing it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2015, 10:56:22 am »

Americans are so much fun.

What country do you live in?
He lives in Spain.
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2015, 11:17:50 am »

Americans are so much fun.

What country do you live in?
He lives in Spain.

Couldn't be, Spain LOVES Americans  :P
And of course they don't ever freak out  :popcorn:

I should know, was born and raised there.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2015, 05:41:26 pm »
This is collecting, taken to the extreme.

And what's wrong with that?
He obviously enjoyed doing it.
Nothing wrong. I dont even think that it would have taken that much time and effort in fact. If you do this 2 hours a day but for 30 years, you end up with this.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2015, 06:23:21 pm »
Couldn't be, Spain LOVES Americans  :P
And of course they don't ever freak out  :popcorn:

I should know, was born and raised there.

It is amazing, even after the (North) Americans nuked Spain and in return the Spanish got their road infrastructure build by the American tax payer.  :popcorn:
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2015, 07:51:15 pm »
Americans are so much fun.
What country do you live in?
He lives in Spain.
What does that have to do with anything at all? Are Americans like little bosons? Do they change behavior depending on who's watching?

I always think it's funny how the first thing an American asks somebody is where they're from. It'll be, like, within the first ten seconds of a conversation. Garanteed.

:popcorn:

(I prefer to ask people what their favorite type of ice-cream is...tells me know far more about them than where they're from)

 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2015, 09:32:28 pm »
...even after the (North) Americans nuked Spain..
Este me confunda, cambiaran la pista y ahora dicen que los yankees aplastaron los hispanos? Maybe freaking out is preferred. You guys must have couch feet in your collections.. (I just can't find mine)  ;)
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2015, 09:57:18 pm »
What does that have to do with anything at all?

Well if it has no consequence then why are you hiding your country flag? Step up to the plate and be proud of your country.
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #69 on: May 06, 2015, 12:26:19 am »
What does that have to do with anything at all?
Well if it has no consequence then why are you hiding your country flag?
'Hiding'?

Yeah, I deliberately 'hid' it.  :-DD
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2015, 05:17:58 am »
Yeah, I deliberately 'hid' it.  :-DD

Hmmm, you seem to have forgotten to quote the last part of my statement. Interesting ...
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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2015, 01:37:55 pm »
Yeah, I deliberately 'hid' it.  :-DD

Hmmm, you seem to have forgotten to quote the last part of my statement. Interesting ...

Would you be OK if I picked USA as my flag? They're the best, after all, and I like the color.
 

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Re: EEVblog #739 - Ebay Hardware Tin Collection
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2015, 01:46:16 pm »
Might as well because they don't have a flag for Renfe as you managed to derail the thread.
 


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