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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 07:57:40 am »
You would redo a PCB (several times) to get it right, so don't be getting bodgy with videos.

No one makes hundreds of PCB's a year...
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 08:10:37 am »
if it is the "out of focus" video you are referring to then I advise you to delete it and/or reshoot it.

I have to edit it anyway so I know what I said, so almost all the work will already be done.
What I've edited so far isn't so bad in terms of focus. The camera just hunts between me and the background a lot. Doesn't seem that bad.
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014, 09:34:28 am »
I just edited the video, it's actually not too bad.
No one is going to not subscribe to me because I accidentally shot some out of focus footage, especially if I explain so in a new intro.
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 10:24:50 am »
I say "rant away!"...

I just looked in Windows update and, yep, there's an update for FTDI.

a) Does Microsoft know about this driver? It's on the official Windows update thingy so they're supposed to look at all the source code as part of WHQL testing before they sign it. Have they not pulled this driver from Windows update? That makes Microsoft guilty as well.

I bought my FTDI devices on eBay so I have no idea what chips are on there, or any way of finding out. I only know they're working fine at the moment.

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014, 10:33:44 am »
Fungus, you're in the wrong thread. All your questions have been answered here. You just need to read 800 posts.  ;D
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014, 07:03:29 pm »
Oh, right. 800 posts in 4 days...

Believe it or not, I don't actually read every single subsection of the forums. 

 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014, 10:02:36 pm »
And...to answer the question: Yes!

Let's see a good Dave Rant(tm). Even if it's a bit out of focus.   :-+

 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 08:38:09 am »
Dave the video looks good to me the background does not detract from the subject matter in my opinion.Cheers
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 01:17:36 pm »
The focus thing was barely noticeable among all the arm waving.

But did you really say "for all intensive purposes" at 20:11?  :scared:   :wtf:

 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 10:08:53 pm »
ya, the video didn't look bad, what I like is that you don't save on words and gestures, some major arse kicking hehehe  :rant:  :-+
 

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 12:05:51 am »
Greetings EEVBees:

--EEVBlog mentions in The Register and Hackaday. See below.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/23/ftdi_turning_counterfeit_chips_into_bricks/

http://hackaday.com/2014/10/24/ftdi-screws-up-backs-down/

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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2014, 12:40:18 am »
The focus thing was barely noticeable among all the arm waving.

But did you really say "for all intensive purposes" at 20:11?  :scared:   :wtf:

Yes! He really did.  ::)

For non-native English speakers,and everyone else, the expression is "for all intents and purposes". This is as common a mistake as "in one foul swoop" instead of the correct "in one fell swoop". So common that some people actually try to argue with you if you point out the error.

Given the type of rant he was doing I think "for all intensive purposes" may be a better description. So I guess your point is moo.   ;D
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Re: Should the now deprecated @FTDIChip rant go on EEVblog2? Dave tweeted
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2014, 04:22:45 am »
The focus thing was barely noticeable among all the arm waving.

But did you really say "for all intensive purposes" at 20:11?  :scared:   :wtf:

Yes! He really did.  ::)

For non-native English speakers,and everyone else, the expression is "for all intents and purposes". This is as common a mistake as "in one foul swoop" instead of the correct "in one fell swoop". So common that some people actually try to argue with you if you point out the error.

Given the type of rant he was doing I think "for all intensive purposes" may be a better description. So I guess your point is moo.   ;D

I'm just keeping things on the straightened arrow.
 


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