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should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« on: November 16, 2014, 05:51:03 am »
Yes or No, should Dave have some lab tunes?
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 05:53:22 am »
Radio ? doesnt compute ?

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 06:04:06 am »
A device used to play sound received through the air plural radios
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 06:10:48 am »
A device used to play sound received through the air plural radios
Sound like something from the past ? Interesting :)

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 12:34:29 pm »
Why would it fucking matter? the Livestream doesn't have audio, and he would turn the radio off if he is recording. Also how do you know he doesn't already have one?  :palm: :wtf:
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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 12:40:39 pm »
A radio? No.

A clock with big hands that I can see on camera, is a good idea.
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 12:54:22 pm »
Hmm if we think about it....a HAM radio maybe... a lot of HAM radio addicts are really into electronics - also the more advanced aspects...so maybe :P

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 01:00:16 pm »
As far as something for entertainment while he's working, whatever he wants.

As far as something to complement the test equipment in the background of the videos, maybe, but it shouldn't be an ordinary radio.  I'd suggest a general coverage communications receiver that supports at least AM, FM, and SSB across its full range.   An Icom IC-R7000 perhaps, or maybe an old tube-type shortwave radio for the retro look.  A handheld AM/FM scanner covering 30MHz to 1.2GHz or so combined with a shortwave radio doing AM and SSB from 500 kHz through 30MHz is a reasonable combination of radios that allows one to listen to a whole lot of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Combine a general coverage receiver with a DSO and it becomes easy to reverse engineer the protocols for all kinds of radio controlled devices.

When he did the teardown of the aviation ELT beacon a while ago, a receiver to listen to it would have been a nice touch.
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 06:05:53 pm »
no  :palm:

 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 06:08:55 pm »
Come on guys, the kid likes radios, be nice.
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 08:13:46 pm »
Cheers mate I was beginning to think I was the only one with a sense of optomisticness or whatever it is
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 02:13:34 am »
Dave already mentioned in one of his videos he doesn't listen to the radio much. Mailbag I think delivered a Internet radio to look at and mentioned it there. I don't really listen to the radio while working either, it is distracting.

He did say that he would listen to Amp Hour in it.

I cant remember the exact episode but it wasn't that long ago.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2014, 02:26:06 am »
Maybe this kind of radio? These were good old days.  :(



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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2014, 02:47:43 am »
Radio is dead i think....R.I.P. Now we have the internet...pod casts are still alive....dont know why really....i mean....video is invented ;)

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 04:13:09 am »
 Don't you dear say that radio is dead!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:D
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2014, 04:16:14 am »
Don't you dear say that radio is dead!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:D

For me it is...i cant stand hear people talk...they can do that when they are at home...so i cant hear the mother fuckers ;)

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2014, 04:24:51 am »
Know what the solution is? Go to a charity shop and buy a cd player >:D
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2014, 04:33:12 am »
Radio's not dead, alot of people still use it when driving cars.
Building radios is fun, future kids won't even know what this radio stuff is.
Man, i remember when this newspaper stuff was popular, nowadays i just use it to start my fireplace.....
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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2014, 04:41:15 am »
i admit that radios can be handy out in the wilderness where there are no cell phone connection :) Besides that radio is crap.....music sounds awfull in radio ( even in digital radio ) .... and i would rather see the man talking so i can see his body language than just hear him :)
Radio in cars ? well .... there is a large capacity on SD cards for hours of listening for (okay rather crappy quality) music.

Question is...will HAM radio die in the next 5 years? i mean you could talk on the internet to anybody in the world today :)

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2014, 04:58:58 am »
Yes or No, should Dave have some lab tunes?

More importantly, what would Dave be playing if he had a radio?

80s on 8 playing over here right now.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2014, 05:01:45 am »
Yes or No, should Dave have some lab tunes?

More importantly, what would Dave be playing if he had a radio?

80s on 8 playing over here right now.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2014, 05:05:47 am »
All we hear is radio gaga radio googol radio gaga... I have to put my Philco 444on when that song comes on because it is the actual one used in the video
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2014, 10:35:50 pm »
Yes or No, should Dave have some lab tunes?
More importantly, what would Dave be playing if he had a radio?

I imagine it would be: "Something without copyright"

 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2014, 10:37:34 pm »
Cheers mate I was beginning to think I was the only one with a sense of optomisticness or whatever it is

Feel free to put your own radio on when you watch the videos.   :-+



 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2014, 11:20:26 pm »
Cheers mate I was beginning to think I was the only one with a sense of optomisticness or whatever it is

Feel free to put your own radio on when you watch the videos.   :-+
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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2014, 11:24:22 pm »
Radio is dead i think....R.I.P. Now we have the internet...pod casts are still alive....dont know why really....i mean....video is invented ;)

yeah, my dad listens to radio, but he's much older than dave.
(actually dav's  not that old at all...wouldn't expect him to be radio person)
in general radio means zilch to younger folks.
and, frankly, it's probably better, visual is faster and more productive....
the thought of audiobooks and alike....i mean i have to wait for you to......  :blah: while i can read that 10x faster....

also, if he would listen to radio, then it would interfere with his....damn...50min audiobooks with video!  :-DD

he should transcribe it to written(or 'printed', or 'displayed' today) words!
just to screw with those software transcription programs that can sometimes make you laugh...  ;)
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2014, 11:50:41 pm »
I think perhaps there are two confusing messages going on here.

Broadcast radio is still widely used and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. There is a lot more to radio programming than listening to music. There are news programmes, documentaries etc. Wether Dave listens to the radio or not when working in his workshop is pretty irrelevant as it is his personal taste. When he is recording his videos the last thing he would want is a radio playing in the background. It would be a major PITA distraction and would cause his videos to get takedown notices all the time from copyright holders.

Now if you are asking about radio communications equipment that is a different story entirely. The internet has largely replaced radio as a method for casual communications. Web forums, email, text chat and audio/video chat services fill most peoples needs using the computer they already have instead of buying expensive radio equipment. Radio is something that has a loyal following of enthusiastic people and has played an important part in the development of electronics. However HAM radio is much like classic car enthusiasts in that while the majority of people drive a modern computer based car there will always be a group of people who find something magical about technologies that are no longer main stream. Sometimes amateur radios have been proven to be very useful in disaster situations for example where internet and telephone networks have been destroyed. It is a real shame that the golden days of radio have passed and that the hobby appeals to a much smaller audience than it once did but the landscape has changed.

The whole electronics hobby scene nearly disappeared a few years back thanks to projects like Arduino many new people have taken an interest in the subject.
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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2014, 12:07:19 am »
Yes, didn't you hear?
Video killed the radio, was also wanted for the shooting of Bambi's mum, JR Ewing and The Blair Witch Project.
It finally turned the gun on itself after missing the market created by the advent of the internet.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2014, 01:15:34 am »
I think perhaps there are two confusing messages going on here.

Broadcast radio is still widely used and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. There is a lot more to radio programming than listening to music. There are news programmes, documentaries etc. Wether Dave listens to the radio or not when working in his workshop is pretty irrelevant as it is his personal taste. When he is recording his videos the last thing he would want is a radio playing in the background. It would be a major PITA distraction and would cause his videos to get takedown notices all the time from copyright holders.

there are also versions of that with video. humans will probably prefer the latter, if they have the choice, and they do most of the time.
ie even when talking about bbc radio programmes it's hard for me to imagine a younger bloke sitting down just to listen to a radio documentary....

it's essentially a non-intuitive thing for humans to engage just hearing as a mean of learning etc. that's why the radio is a flop, because it's not intuitive most of the time....offcourse while driving it's ideal, but for many other purposes it's just beaten by other media, ie all visual media.
radio-draams were fun....but mainly in a time when you had no tv.
"why should i imagine if i can watch it?" is something most people will ask.

my dad listens to it because he's accustomed to it, not because it's better.
in a same way you'll see most of people in their 50s not really using the web...they're pre-web....he's pre-video...hehe...

frankly, i wonder if radio would survive if you had some other/better way to entertain folks while driving...probably not, but you probably won't find a better way either, so it'll survive...heh...
if younger ones don't replace it with their mp3 playlists...  ;D
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2014, 02:29:51 am »
People in their 50's and higher made the web, and have been using it since it started.

As for radio, it explains a lot why kids don't know/care what is going on in the world. Don't listen to the radio, why be informed? take your chances with the information you find in the net, hopefully it's trustworthy.

As for hearing is non-intuitive, you are right, kids now a days don't listen, they just talk.
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2014, 03:28:55 am »
Also....the way Dave edits his videos the song would change every 10 seconds.   :-DD

 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2014, 03:45:18 am »
If it's dance music no one will notice! :P
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2014, 04:10:24 am »
If it's dance music no one will notice! :P

It all depends on the OP's taste in music.

What kind of music do people who can't live their lives without a soundtrack listen to these days?

(I'm guessing it's not opera or early baroque...)
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2014, 04:12:42 am »
They listen to crappy Eminem or pissant Steven akoi
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2014, 05:34:55 am »
They listen to crappy Eminem or pissant Steven akoi
I had never heard of Akoi before so had a listen.
Words simply fail to convey the utter underwhelming feeling, shock at the sheer amount of crapness condensed into every bar.

That music ain't gonna fly without pharmaceutical help.
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2014, 06:22:29 am »
Exactly!!
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2014, 07:59:48 am »
It does depend on how many karats your golden ears are, another reason why Dave shouldn't play music in his videos.
Also if you think Steve Aoki is bad go listen to something like " brutal dubstep drops " that will teach ya.  >:D
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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2014, 04:12:20 pm »
Maybe this kind of radio? These were good old days.  :(



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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2014, 05:35:52 pm »
Joking aside, I do think having a clock or some other item that changes state (visually) to be a useful sanity check. From time the camera does appear to lock up and that would give a quick indication of a problem.

As for music no, I like the sound of beeps, fan noise, the crackle of sparks and the odd popping of electrolytics exploding and hitting the ceiling.   
 

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2014, 05:56:07 pm »
The last thing that we want to hear in Dave's video's
is silly bloody Alan Jones in the background.   :palm:

Sydney based shock jock for those elsewhere.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2014, 06:49:38 pm »
The last thing that we want to hear in Dave's video's
is silly bloody Alan Jones in the background.   :palm:

Sydney based shock jock for those elsewhere.

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Re: should Dave have a radio in the lab?
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2014, 12:08:48 am »
Maybe this kind of radio? These were good old days.  :(



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A guy up the street from where I live who  I used to do computer work for had one of these... sadly he passed away and the contents of his house were auctioned off by the family, and to make matters worse, his family had no idea what this was and took it to the local computer recycling depo :(. I found all this out the day I noticed the house up for auction.

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