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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #75 on: April 01, 2017, 10:56:01 am »
keep it  :clap: & dispose of a lesser scope IF space in the lab is limited . 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #76 on: April 01, 2017, 11:01:52 am »
This was up here on YouTube in Australia before April 1st so it doesn't qualify as an April fools joke.......  :box:
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #77 on: April 01, 2017, 01:37:43 pm »
Nice find, altough I believe this one is not gravity compensated, maybe that's why they throw it away (?)

Oh, it is, but the compensation is hemisphere specific so you have to swap the compensator out if you move hemispheres with it. Perhaps that's why it was in the dumpster, it's got a northern hemisphere compensator in it?
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2017, 01:40:29 pm »
Is this an April fools?

He got me. I always forget that Australia lives in the future compared to Europe :)

Except in parts of Queensland, where it's still 1958.  :)
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2017, 01:45:06 pm »
He had me up until he said you can't put a scope like that on eBay.

You can put anything on eBay.

Oh yeah? Try putting your wife on eBay.  :)

Give us a long enough heads up beforehand though, so we've got time to buy some popcorn.  >:D
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2017, 01:48:00 pm »
This was up here on YouTube in Australia before April 1st so it doesn't qualify as an April fools joke.......  :box:

It's called "lead time".

Dave has to plan the release so that it can play out on the appropriate date all around the world.  Remember, too, that New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of Eastern Australia.

People who are confused by the date need to broaden their outlook.  After all, this is a global forum.
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2017, 03:27:09 pm »
 :-//
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2017, 03:42:21 pm »
so this is all theatrical for April 1st    :o .......... :palm:
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2017, 03:48:23 pm »
Next year I'm hoping Dave shows up at Mike's and hit's him in the face with a pie, preferably strawberry.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2017, 07:32:26 pm »
Install Linux on it and use it as a web server.  :-DD

Seriously though, that's a serious bit of kit.  Say someone did come across something like this or you simply have no warranty left and the drive dies, are you pretty much SOL? 
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2017, 09:12:19 pm »
What kind of idiot people/company do that ? they can't be serious in electronic job if they don't even open the case to see for a blown fuse or loosy connector! Seriously, find there name as we can laugh at them !
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2017, 09:19:57 pm »
Oh, you got me, I just see the date... :palm: :palm: :palm:
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #87 on: April 01, 2017, 09:22:14 pm »
This is probably an april fools prank
You'd be surprised the stuff companies throw out, usually some stupid reasoning and the fact that they have a lot of money.  Easier for them to just buy a new one than to deal with troubleshooting it.

And it's not like it's that great of a scope anyway, it can't even get into the 40gig range which is what you'd need for real RF work.  >:D
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #88 on: April 01, 2017, 10:24:59 pm »
Can we all go back to the April fools joke of Dave telling us all that he was purchased by Tested.com.  Oh that was soooooooo funny. Oh wait.  No it wasn't.

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #89 on: April 01, 2017, 10:30:38 pm »
This just in today : Dave Jones has been arrested, and is now locked up in Sydney jail.

A big engineering company in the building that mr. Jones works in has handed over a surveillance video to the police. Although the quality of the video and audio was pretty low (ironically, said company was thinking of asking mr. Jones to fix this), and identification of the perpetrator is difficult, a man can clearly be seen sneaking into the company premises wearing a T-shirt depicting a flux capacitor, whispering something with 'Flynn', then grabbing the scope in question, muttering something with 'dazzler', and sneaking out again.

Investigation is ongoing.
 
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #90 on: April 01, 2017, 11:42:17 pm »
Yes I read that too, also he mentioned a possible accomplice his uncle Bob he kept rattling about.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2017, 11:44:22 pm »
Sooooo much click bait... Soo little time!
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #92 on: April 02, 2017, 12:24:03 am »
I ain't believing it, why would the the guy in charge, not take it home  as a sweet sweet summer time hobby repair project? Just like my uncle, who brought in a nice core 2 duo computer, after the company replaced it, because it didn't output to the screen at right aspect ratio (a limitation of the Enterprise Windows). Installing Linux fixed it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #93 on: April 02, 2017, 01:00:54 am »
This was up here on YouTube in Australia before April 1st so it doesn't qualify as an April fools joke.......  :box:

It's called "lead time".

Dave has to plan the release so that it can play out on the appropriate date all around the world.  Remember, too, that New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of Eastern Australia.

People who are confused by the date need to broaden their outlook.  After all, this is a global forum.

Maybe so, but to be a proper April fools joke it has to happen within the first 12 hours of April the 1st......not the last 2 hours of the 31st of March.......no such thing as lead time with date /time dependant jokes......April Fools jokes don't run to UTC or Greenwich time

The thing was given away in the first few minutes anyway when dave talked about companies nearby that were high end enough to use such a beast without having even looked at the front......but then acting like it was a huge surprise when he realised what it was.......anyway, it was all in good fun and it got me going for a while........well maybe a second or 2 lol

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #94 on: April 02, 2017, 01:05:39 am »
This was up here on YouTube in Australia before April 1st so it doesn't qualify as an April fools joke.......  :box:

It's called "lead time".

Dave has to plan the release so that it can play out on the appropriate date all around the world.  Remember, too, that New Zealand is 2 hours ahead of Eastern Australia.

People who are confused by the date need to broaden their outlook.  After all, this is a global forum.

Maybe so, but to be a proper April fools joke it has to happen within the first 12 hours of April the 1st......not the last 2 hours of the 31st of March.......

Timezones really are a confusing concept, aren't they?
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2017, 01:08:59 am »
I actually saw it come up well before midnight here and though , bit early for a April fools joke, but then though.....oh well I guess NZ gets April 1 a couple of hours before us..........would have been better left until about 11am Sydney time.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #96 on: April 02, 2017, 01:09:40 am »
I actually saw it come up well before midnight here and though , bit early for a April fools joke, but then though.....oh well I guess NZ gets April 1 a couple of hours before us..........would have been better left until about 11am Sydney time.

UTC+14 is a real timezone. It was uploaded for that.

Seriously, people really have trouble with this concept.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #97 on: April 02, 2017, 01:13:20 am »
Since when was April fools jokes run to UTC or Geenwich time ?

Its a local thing.......

It should have been uploaded to UTC+10 to line up with the jokes location
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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2017, 01:19:07 am »
I actually saw it come up well before midnight here and though , bit early for a April fools joke, but then though.....oh well I guess NZ gets April 1 a couple of hours before us..........would have been better left until about 11am Sydney time.

UTC+14 is a real timezone. It was uploaded for that.

Seriously, people really have trouble with this concept.
Yes, there is UTC+14 zone, but there isn't a UTC+20 zone, which there would need to have been for the video to appear on 1st April in at least one place. Here in the UTC+8 timezone the video appeared at lunchtime.
 

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Re: EEVblog #984 - World's Best Dumpster Find!
« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2017, 01:25:32 am »
Yeah I get the time concept, but its just rings alarm bells when it doesn't line up with the place of origin.......its a bit like celebrating Christmas on the 24th of Dec at your location......and if Dave lived elsewhere in an unknown location it wouldn't matter.......which in fact it doesn't anyway.

For the record, its 1.25am in the morning here right now, so I am going to bed.....goodnight all  :=\
 


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