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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #200 on: December 05, 2021, 09:47:02 am »
Dave, again, please please don’t take this utter nonsense topic to heart; you’re just marvellous; you can’t please all the people all of the time.

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Dave, so we’ve worked out that to hear your voice at what would be considered “normal” pitch, compared to “most”(?) men, we’re to talk to you right after you’ve just woken up? It doesn’t sound like you - doesn’t sound like “Our Dave” (spoken in a Yorkshire accent 😁) but we all sound like that at times. Lol.

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To be honest, I like your voice how it is. You’re a really lovely bloke and it’s your signature - it’s unique and part of who you are. Anyone who mocks you is a little immature or just rude, as it’s a nice attribute and makes you stand out - in a GOOD way. Yes, when I first came across you, years ago, it surprised me, but I’ve got used to it and you’re like an old friend who I always want to return back home to go and see, because you’re a chirpy and jolly chap. Wouldn’t have you any other way; it’s how you were made old bean.

I think I’ve said this before: I’ve been watching you so many years now, that sentimental feelings have had time to form - memories of where I was and when, when I watched X video of you doing Y thing, and that’s really nice; sentimentality is an emotional bond and makes one attached to a person or thing.

Blessings. :)
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #201 on: December 05, 2021, 09:53:19 am »
The "advice" dispensed by the members of this blog is useless.

I would agree that much of the "information" found on any Internet discussion forum is worthless, but there's also a lot of helpful information to be found as well. Sorting the wheat from the chaff is the hard part.

I would also agree that someone working professionally in the industry probably has other sources of information and knowledge and doesn't need to get answers from Internet forums, but also keep in mind that many of the participants on this forum are amateurs without formal training and the information they find here is often a useful starting point.

They don’t sound like they know what a blog IS. A blog is an abbreviation of “weB LOG”, and the one running the blog is Dave, so I’m not sure how this person thinks we FORUM members can be “members of the blog” - the forum members get to socialise and to discuss *Dave’s* blog entries and videos

A pedantic but technically correct distinction.
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #202 on: December 05, 2021, 09:05:36 pm »
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The fact that the other fellow was African American, & my son is neither, should perhaps have ignited a flicker of doubt!

I once got a ticket for driving in a bus lane, despite my not being anywhere near the city involved. They supplies a photo as proof, which did indeed show a car with my registration number. A trivial check would have shown that my vehicle was a motorcycle, so plainly not the thing they'd snapped. Nevertheless, despite pointing that out to them several times, I only got it resolved by going to a local court to state under oath that it was not me driving that car, honest your honour.
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #203 on: December 05, 2021, 10:38:35 pm »
Dave, again, please please don’t take this utter nonsense topic to heart;

If I took any this to heart I would not have lasted 12 years in this game.
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #204 on: December 05, 2021, 10:40:30 pm »
My son was "interviewed" for hours by the Immigration officials in Bali because another bloke of the same name was on a "checklist".

https://www.eevblog.com/2014/02/24/element-14-holding-orders-based-on-us-government-watch-list/
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #205 on: December 05, 2021, 11:01:29 pm »
I once got a ticket for driving in a bus lane, despite my not being anywhere near the city involved. They supplies a photo as proof, which did indeed show a car with my registration number. A trivial check would have shown that my vehicle was a motorcycle, so plainly not the thing they'd snapped. Nevertheless, despite pointing that out to them several times, I only got it resolved by going to a local court to state under oath that it was not me driving that car, honest your honour.

Someone got fined for doing the same thing, just because the amazingly ingenious and extremely well written, AI software, found their number plate, on a ladies tee-shirt, who happened to walk across the bus lane.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/18/motorist-fined-number-plate-t-shirt

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #206 on: December 06, 2021, 12:02:45 am »
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #207 on: December 06, 2021, 05:59:46 am »
I once got a ticket for driving in a bus lane, despite my not being anywhere near the city involved. They supplies a photo as proof, which did indeed show a car with my registration number. A trivial check would have shown that my vehicle was a motorcycle, so plainly not the thing they'd snapped. Nevertheless, despite pointing that out to them several times, I only got it resolved by going to a local court to state under oath that it was not me driving that car, honest your honour.

Someone got fined for doing the same thing, just because the amazingly ingenious and extremely well written, AI software, found their number plate, on a ladies tee-shirt, who happened to walk across the bus lane.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/18/motorist-fined-number-plate-t-shirt



Apart from the mistake, the sentence at the bottom of the notification doesn't make sense to me, "YOU MUST NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE, OR PASS IT TO THE DRIVER" forbids you from doing either of those things, when the latter is obviously what you must do if you aren't the driver!

The equivalent in Western Australia says something like:-"If you were not driving, pass it on to the driver."
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #208 on: December 06, 2021, 06:10:48 am »
Apart from the mistake, the sentence at the bottom of the notification doesn't make sense to me, "YOU MUST NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE, OR PASS IT TO THE DRIVER" forbids you from doing either of those things, when the latter is obviously what you must do if you aren't the driver!

The equivalent in Western Australia says something like:-"If you were not driving, pass it on to the driver."

I noticed that mistake as well, and agree with you. It is apparently poorly written.

The driver is lucky she wasn't running, or he would have got a speeding ticket as well (joke).
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #209 on: December 06, 2021, 08:00:09 am »
Are you sure it's a mistake? Sounds to me like the registered owner of the offending vehicle is legally responsible for paying the fine, not whoever was driving. Just like a parking ticket...making the crime against the vehicle gets rid of all those nasty issues of identifying who is actually driving.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #210 on: December 06, 2021, 08:14:24 am »
Not how it works here.

But just about right now, they are also introducing high fines for failing to "remember" who drove the vehicle at the time of the incident ;)
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #211 on: December 06, 2021, 11:29:33 am »
Are you sure it's a mistake? Sounds to me like the registered owner of the offending vehicle is legally responsible for paying the fine, not whoever was driving. Just like a parking ticket...making the crime against the vehicle gets rid of all those nasty issues of identifying who is actually driving.

Because some of the offences, are considered bad/dangerous driving, they also can give you penalty points (in the UK), e.g. for speeding. Get too many points, and then you are brought up against the courts and potentially banned from driving.
Hence it is often essential to know who the actual driver was.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #212 on: December 06, 2021, 11:49:33 am »
Dave, so we’ve worked out that to hear your voice at what would be considered “normal” pitch, compared to “most”(?) men, we’re to talk to you right after you’ve just woken up? It doesn’t sound like you - doesn’t sound like “Our Dave” (spoken in a Yorkshire accent 😁) but we all sound like that at times. Lol.
In the good sense, I never completely got used to that funny voice pitch. I always found it funny as hell. Then the aussie stuff shows up and it's nuts!.
My voice isn't a bear-sized-man either!

If it was scottish accent, the thing would be dangerous for my health! Would love Clive trying this :-DD


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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #213 on: December 06, 2021, 11:55:09 am »
We had some interesting precedents set here in our part of the dung hill.

A legal crisis occurred 15-10 years ago after this tech first showed up, there was a prominent judge who put down on the form that a deceased person was the driver. We can't talk about how the scandal arose from that point on here but suffice it to say the ramifications of the subsequent inquiry were extraordinary and enlightening.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Einfeld

The wash-up in our jurisdiction was that someone, some (living) person ultimately has to cop the wrap. The inquiry and criminal hearing exposed some problems with the implementation of the technology (which apparently still occurs here and elsewhere). The onus is on you, the car owner, to prove it was somebody else otherwise you wear the consequences.
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #214 on: December 06, 2021, 12:55:36 pm »
Apart from the mistake, the sentence at the bottom of the notification doesn't make sense to me, "YOU MUST NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE, OR PASS IT TO THE DRIVER" forbids you from doing either of those things, when the latter is obviously what you must do if you aren't the driver!

The equivalent in Western Australia says something like:-"If you were not driving, pass it on to the driver."

I noticed that mistake as well, and agree with you. It is apparently poorly written.

The driver is lucky she wasn't running, or he would have got a speeding ticket as well (joke).
Yeah, speed limits are so ridiculous in some places, that you can easily speed with skateboards.
 
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #215 on: December 06, 2021, 04:25:01 pm »
Apart from the mistake, the sentence at the bottom of the notification doesn't make sense to me, "YOU MUST NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE, OR PASS IT TO THE DRIVER" forbids you from doing either of those things, when the latter is obviously what you must do if you aren't the driver!

The equivalent in Western Australia says something like:-"If you were not driving, pass it on to the driver."

That is because English Uncivil Servants have completely lost touch, both with the service's traditional ethos and with the people they are supposed to serve.

Arguably the best writing style guide for English is "The Complete Plain Words" by Sir Ernest Gowers which essentially grew out of advice on style that he provided to the Civil Service so that they might communicate clearly, concisely and unambiguously. It was produced when the second world war massively increased the number of people that the Government had to inform or interact with and consequently meant that ordinary folks without years of schooling in interpreting gobbledegook officialese had to be able to actually understand what was put in front of them. Gowers complained that official writing was full of "mistiness and grandiloquence" and argued for clear, plain English to be used.

For many years "The Complete Plain Words" was an official government publication and required reading for Civil Servants.  Gowers had a sense of humour too, his introduction to "The Complete Plain Words" contained this:

"The purpose of this book is to help officials in their use of written English. To some of them this may seem a work of supererogation, calculated only to place an unnecessary burden on a body of people already overburdened."

I suspect you could hear the sound of those words flying over the heads of some Civil Servant Mandarins even today.

Also the Civil Service was the source of the best book on designing forms ever written and is still published by The Stationery Office (formerly HMSO). Both books seem to have fallen off the reading lists of Civil Servants. Sometimes you get an official form to fill in that, if you know the style, was obviously produced by one of those few remaining Civil Servants that actually bothered to read the handbook and it is a breeze to complete. Most of the time you get forms designed by people who 'didn't read the memo' and are left with an ambiguous mess to try and interpret. It's notable that the old school clear writing and well designed forms started to disappear in the 1980s as privatisation and 'agency status' for former government departments overtook the world.
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #216 on: December 06, 2021, 05:59:45 pm »
Are you sure it's a mistake? Sounds to me like the registered owner of the offending vehicle is legally responsible for paying the fine, not whoever was driving. Just like a parking ticket...making the crime against the vehicle gets rid of all those nasty issues of identifying who is actually driving.

Because some of the offences, are considered bad/dangerous driving, they also can give you penalty points (in the UK), e.g. for speeding. Get too many points, and then you are brought up against the courts and potentially banned from driving.
Hence it is often essential to know who the actual driver was.

A fine argument for those offences that are bad/dangerous driving. Is this offence considered one of those? I'm sure if you looked up the relevant code you could find out for sure.
 

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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #217 on: December 06, 2021, 07:37:52 pm »
Is it worth it for the super expensive price you pay for access to the forum and to watch the videos?

Sorry, divide by zero error.
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Re: Is EEVBlog worth it
« Reply #218 on: December 06, 2021, 09:10:52 pm »
A fine argument for those offences that are bad/dangerous driving. Is this offence considered one of those? I'm sure if you looked up the relevant code you could find out for sure.

No, I did a fairly accurate check, there don't seem to be points on your licence, for driving in bus lanes.
 


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