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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #150 on: February 26, 2017, 02:58:55 pm »
I never thought I would see a gaff like this from the ARRL....
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #151 on: February 26, 2017, 03:31:23 pm »
You mean the odd looking safety harness?
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #152 on: February 26, 2017, 06:19:00 pm »
You mean the odd looking safety harness?

You mean the hard hat without chin strap, or the safety harness with fall arrestor that is both not on correctly, not buckled up and with a non rated fall rope on it as well.
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #153 on: February 26, 2017, 07:23:29 pm »
Don't forget the Zip Ties that are securing the end of the safety rope..
Oh and don't forget the safety harness is not worn properly.
And the fact that nobody uses a handheld on a tower....
Unless
It is secured with a safety rope, and is being used with a vox headset...

There may be more violations we have missed.
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #154 on: February 26, 2017, 08:13:19 pm »
One of the guys at the vintage radio museum I volunteer at works for the ARRL in Newington.  I'll have to give him some grief over this next time I see him.   >:D

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #155 on: February 26, 2017, 09:36:21 pm »
One of the guys at the vintage radio museum I volunteer at works for the ARRL in Newington.  I'll have to give him some grief over this next time I see him.   >:D

-Pat

It is really bad... But they seem to have one gaff like this every other year or so.
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #156 on: February 26, 2017, 10:54:24 pm »
There is stock image fails when the photographer has no idea. Like holding the soldering iron buy the hot end. But then there is using stock images to illustrate something and doing it just wrong.
Like this:
http://sciencing.com/analog-multimeter-user-instructions-5251750.html

Not an analogue multimeter in sight anywhere.

The rest of the site has equally variously dubious stock image choices.

http://sciencing.com/measure-angle-protractor-7364713.html

Cool! I learned something today!   ;)  I never knew that analog meters had different scales for resistance, depending on what range you set the selector to.   :-//  Here all these years I've been wasting my effort using math to multiply the reading on the single resistance scale I saw by whatever the multiplier indicated by the range switch was!  (Granted it's dead simple, just tack the appropriate number of zeroes onto the reading, but still...) 

It was a valiant effort, but I think she should stick to her backwoods living blog as opposed to explaining analog VOMs.

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #157 on: March 01, 2017, 02:34:55 pm »
One other curious technique I saw - helping your soldering with a probe (or helping probing with an iron?):



Obligatory finger on heater, iron tip on empty pad (or between pads), probing at the tip of iron. Is he measuring the effect of heat on probe? Not sure the scope will do much with unpowered board. Also, an AGP card, is it year 2000?



This one's even better, as the other probe is visible clearly in the air.

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #158 on: March 01, 2017, 02:52:34 pm »
Looks like he's trying to solder the probe to the silkscreen junction.
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2017, 04:32:22 pm »
Not sure the scope will do much with unpowered board. Also, an AGP card, is it year 2000?

I think with that gear and demonstrated "competence" they didn't want to let him anywhere near anything more recent that could still be useful.  :-DD
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2017, 05:33:00 pm »
I just found these :


Photoshopped fumes smell so good. And don't forget kids, protect your head.



How many hands will we need here ? Thumb in danger.


OK At least three hands.
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #161 on: March 01, 2017, 06:13:54 pm »
One other curious technique I saw - helping your soldering with a probe (or helping probing with an iron?):

Actually, he's probing nothing at all since the probe is not connected to the ground...  |O
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #162 on: March 01, 2017, 06:23:35 pm »
One other curious technique I saw - helping your soldering with a probe (or helping probing with an iron?):

Actually, he's probing nothing at all since the probe is not connected to the ground...  |O


Don't be stoooopid, that what the soldering iron is for! Why do you think iron tips are always grounded?
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #163 on: March 01, 2017, 06:52:58 pm »
Seems they always use computer circuits board, probably the only kind of electronics available in the photo studio surplus room. :-//
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #164 on: March 02, 2017, 12:05:17 am »
 Last two in Falkra's post = what made me be defiant and just start soldering myself. When I was but a wee player, my Mom wouldn't allow me to use the soldering iron - I had a few kits and projects that needed to be soldered, not everything was my 150-in-One spring board stuff. Before I was born, she soldered all day every day at work - making transformers. Long about the second or third time she burnt my finger while I held the connection and she tried to solder I had enough and made her just give me the soldering iron and I finished myself, without further self injury and without melting any parts.

 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #165 on: March 02, 2017, 02:11:22 am »
How many hands will we need here ? Thumb in danger.
Here's more 4-hand soldering epicness.

(I'd never do that with another man).

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #166 on: March 02, 2017, 03:13:27 am »
There is stock image fails when the photographer has no idea. Like holding the soldering iron buy the hot end. But then there is using stock images to illustrate something and doing it just wrong.
Like this:
http://sciencing.com/analog-multimeter-user-instructions-5251750.html

Not an analogue multimeter in sight anywhere.

The rest of the site has equally variously dubious stock image choices.

http://sciencing.com/measure-angle-protractor-7364713.html
You have come across what can best be described as a "bullshit spam article site", where nearly-clueless idiots write page after page of half-true drivel in return for being paid some paltry amount.

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

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #167 on: March 02, 2017, 03:23:06 am »
There is stock image fails when the photographer has no idea. Like holding the soldering iron buy the hot end. But then there is using stock images to illustrate something and doing it just wrong.
Like this:
http://sciencing.com/analog-multimeter-user-instructions-5251750.html

Not an analogue multimeter in sight anywhere.

The rest of the site has equally variously dubious stock image choices.

http://sciencing.com/measure-angle-protractor-7364713.html
You have come across what can best be described as a "bullshit spam article site", where nearly-clueless idiots write page after page of half-true drivel in return for being paid some paltry amount.

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

Interesting, and not surprising that e-how is one of them.  I always want to smack myself when I accidently click on an e-how link when searching for something.  They're invariably useless and a complete waste of time.  "How to repair worn disc brakes, by e-how.  1) remove worn pads.  2) Install new pads."   :palm:  (Ok, maybe they're a bit more detailed, but not much...)

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #168 on: March 02, 2017, 03:25:50 am »
How many hands will we need here ? Thumb in danger.
Here's more 4-hand soldering epicness.

(I'd never do that with another man).

How does the hot air get out of the nozzle when it's pressed against the board like that?   :-//

If nothing else, they provide us with a source of amusement, so they're not completely worthless.

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #169 on: March 02, 2017, 06:15:55 am »
How many hands will we need here ? Thumb in danger.
Here's more 4-hand soldering epicness.

(I'd never do that with another man).

Nice one. Team work and ergonomy at it's best !  :-DD
 

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #170 on: March 02, 2017, 04:18:35 pm »
There are times I wish I had 4 hands. :D
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #171 on: March 02, 2017, 08:54:38 pm »
There are times I wish I had 4 hands. :D
Trust me, everybody wish that.
2 for holding the PCB, 2 for holding the soldering iron and soldering wire.
 
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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #172 on: March 03, 2017, 03:18:49 am »
There are times I wish I had 4 hands. :D
Trust me, everybody wish that.
2 for holding the PCB, 2 for holding the soldering iron and soldering wire.
Indeed.
I was acquainted with a person who use to hold the solder in his teeth, iron in one and part in the other. It was a bad habit, he did finally see the sheer stupidity of the idea one day when he proceeded to tack in a part on a receiver that was plugged in and turned on.


He did survive that time...
No Darwin Award for him...
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« Reply #173 on: March 03, 2017, 04:33:24 am »
Indeed.
I was acquainted with a person who use to hold the solder in his teeth, iron in one and part in the other. It was a bad habit, he did finally see the sheer stupidity of the idea one day when he proceeded to tack in a part on a receiver that was plugged in and turned on.


He did survive that time...
No Darwin Award for him...

Did he at least get a free perm out of the deal?   :-DD

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Re: Stock Electronic Image FAILS
« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2017, 04:54:10 am »
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