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Offline kolbep

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Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:18:02 pm »
They cleared out 2 rooms in this guys house,  and filled a warehouse with his stuff. Including 1000 pianola rolls, and check out all the scopes that they eventually got him to agree to auction off.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 09:24:55 pm »
That is not hoarding, that is well equipped lab with multiple scopes for multiple simultaneous projects :)
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 09:59:42 pm »
Looks normal to me
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 10:50:18 pm »
He needs one scope for each of his cats.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 10:57:01 pm »
Did this man by any chance live anywhere in Australia. :-DD
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 11:39:30 pm »
Any way to watch this online?
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Re: Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 12:05:31 am »
Any way to watch this online?

YouTube has full episodes, you may find it there.

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 12:16:51 am »
Got it:
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 04:08:00 am »
Did this man by any chance live anywhere in Australia. :-DD

Why? You still have some room left in your house?

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013, 04:25:40 am »
He sounds like James May.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2013, 03:06:11 pm »
Thanks for the link ntnico

Hoarding like that must be a real disease.. Poor man
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2013, 03:19:36 pm »
Don't you give my wife ideas about getting rid of my equipment
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 05:04:50 pm »
Was looking at all those TEK scopes............
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2013, 11:44:53 pm »
Did they really sold those, or straight to the trash can?
Some times, hoarders have amazing collections of rare stuff, there goes the tv show, and all went to trash..
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 12:32:11 am »
Now I would attend that auction...
I'm not saying we should kill all stupid people. I'm just saying that we should remove all product safety labels and let natural selection do its work.

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 09:34:02 pm »
Its a bunch of old crap. I consider myself a 'stopped before it was too late' hoarder. A lot of stuff which may seem useful when collected just ends up gathering dust and getting old.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2013, 04:02:20 am »
One thing I noticed about the scope was that they almost all had a sticky note on the screen. As I have figured out that usually means a fault of some sort.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2013, 04:07:55 am »
Did they really sold those, or straight to the trash can?
Some times, hoarders have amazing collections of rare stuff, there goes the tv show, and all went to trash..

Because it was so much better sitting untouched and unseen in some nutty dude's hoard.
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2013, 04:54:56 am »
Got it:

*Opens decade old fridge*
"What was in that jug!?"

"I don't know but thats's a perfectly good jug." :-DD

I respect the guy's scope collection but damn...
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2013, 05:27:16 am »
food museum?   sanity check
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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2013, 08:38:27 am »
Excuse me, I have a spare Tek sitting on a shelf that I need to plug in, power up and actually use for something...

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 06:20:18 pm »
Me too.......
 

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2013, 08:32:05 pm »
Its a bunch of old crap. I consider myself a 'stopped before it was too late' hoarder. A lot of stuff which may seem useful when collected just ends up gathering dust and getting old.

I love to get stuff. However, i also have a rule: whatever i have not touched for a year, it goes straight into the trash bin, if no one else wants to have it. After all, not using it for a year means that i'm unlikely to have a need for it in the next years to come. And if, then i can get another one any time. Sure, with some old, fine equipment that might not be so easy, since those units simply will die some day or another, and thus get rare, but they are nothing that could not be replaced by more modern units either.

But especially for parts and similar stuff, i usually simply throw away things after a year if no one else wants them. Heck, how many nice enclosures i had over the years, from old telco equipment and the likes. Sturdy, well made, etc. But no point in keeping them if there is no use for them. I already have enough stuff as it is. But i can somewhat understand folks who hoard such things. I'm rather close to that border myself sometimes.

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2013, 08:33:35 pm »
Excuse me, I have a spare Tek sitting on a shelf that I need to plug in, power up and actually use for something...

What can it do, and is it working? Want to trade for a half-working (i.e. only cannel teo) HP54201D (with the logic pods, yay!)? ;)

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Re: Just saw this on Biggest Hoarders
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2013, 08:52:13 pm »
One thing I noticed about the scope was that they almost all had a sticky note on the screen. As I have figured out that usually means a fault of some sort.

They appeared to be different lot numbers, as if he got them at an auction and never used them.  He reminded me of a grand uncle on my fathers side.  Another engineer who never married,  he spent is time collecting, restoring and building clocks and watches.  I remember as a child he had a pocket watch with a glass back displaying the working, which he built himself.  I never saw the inside of his house, but I head stories...
 


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