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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4900 on: November 29, 2017, 10:34:14 am »
Got another package with AD588AD. Now I'll build a reference with a heater.


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« Reply #4901 on: November 29, 2017, 07:58:45 pm »
Some extruded aluminium section, mainly for making enclosures. Largest is 5" square x 1/4"
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« Reply #4902 on: November 29, 2017, 08:38:58 pm »
Got this email last week:


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Hold on tight. We've increased
your Internet speed.

 
We're on a mission to improve your experience, and that means
making sure you have the Internet speeds you need to save time
and do more of what you love. That's why we've increased
your speed from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no extra cost to you.

So, go ahead – simply restart your modem to enjoy
your new speed.

What they fail to mention is that monthly rates have increased by well over 50% in the last year or so.

Our internet got faster then cheaper here.  We were at 50 Mbs, then the minimum speed went to 60 Mbs without an increase.  It then went to 100 Mbs without an increase.  However, when we ditched the cable tv part of the bill and just kept phone and internet, the per cost of the individual service for internet went from $77 a month to $66 a month.  So when your cable company says you will save money if you bundle more services, they lie.  At least in my case.  For those curious, we had Brighthouse and it recently became Spectrum.  I will give them credit, even in the evenings, I never drop below 100 Mbs and can get anywhere from 102-110 Mbs consistantly and I have seen it has high at 117 Mbs.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4903 on: November 30, 2017, 02:40:31 pm »
Three years ago I was paying $45 a month for the 25 Mbps service, now it's over $80. It's partly my fault for not calling and negotiating a better rate every year when they increase the rates. That's pretty much how Comcast operates. At least this year they increased the speed along with the monthly charge.

Until now, Comcast has had no competition around here, but AT&T has recently completed installing their U-verse in this apartment complex and supposedly there's some kind of deal between them and the apartment management where we can get a good rate. So I'll either be switching or using that to beat Comcast down to something more reasonable.


 

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« Reply #4904 on: November 30, 2017, 07:27:34 pm »
A 70 dollar box of capacitors, HV capacitors are expensive! There is only 115 individual parts in this order. ::)
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« Reply #4905 on: November 30, 2017, 08:16:55 pm »
 
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« Reply #4906 on: December 01, 2017, 04:18:46 am »
replacement panels for my instek sfg 2010, was bought with damage.
Did you get that from GW-Instek directly?

Yes, they had to order it, took a while, but their support is pretty good, although slow ( they use email, no crm etc )
 

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« Reply #4907 on: December 01, 2017, 07:36:39 am »
That's good to know, tablatronix. I have an electronic load made my them that needs a binding post replaced.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4908 on: December 01, 2017, 01:01:59 pm »
 :-DD
 
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« Reply #4909 on: December 01, 2017, 01:04:47 pm »
:-DD

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« Reply #4910 on: December 01, 2017, 02:06:50 pm »
:-DD

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4911 on: December 01, 2017, 02:15:05 pm »
Hi

What have I bought recently?

I have had the sub woofer for a few weeks now.

In addition, I just got the solder dispencer sitting on top of the sub-woofer

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« Reply #4912 on: December 01, 2017, 06:07:23 pm »
:-DD


Good thing it's lunch time here, my boss just wandered into my office to see what I was laughing about.  :-DD
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4913 on: December 01, 2017, 06:57:38 pm »
Not purchased today but delivered, some caps and banana plugs with missing terminal screws  :wtf:
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« Reply #4914 on: December 01, 2017, 09:50:19 pm »
:-DD


Wow, the epitome of customer service. ;D
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« Reply #4916 on: December 02, 2017, 02:14:29 am »
Added a Keithley DMM7510 to the Lab, should be here Tuesday  :-+  Only problem is where to put it, darn thing is almost 17" long, my equipment shelf is only 14" deep.  Gonna have to make a new shelf for it I guess.
 

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« Reply #4917 on: December 02, 2017, 01:36:51 pm »
Added a Keithley DMM7510 to the Lab, should be here Tuesday  :-+  Only problem is where to put it, darn thing is almost 17" long, my equipment shelf is only 14" deep.  Gonna have to make a new shelf for it I guess.

Good Lord, that would have to go on my o-scope cart.  My shelves are 12" deep.  Have fun with it. :-+ :-+
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4918 on: December 02, 2017, 02:15:11 pm »
:-DD


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« Reply #4919 on: December 02, 2017, 02:18:37 pm »
I need this service and payable by cache :)
:o I hope it's not it's embedded.   >:D
 
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4920 on: December 02, 2017, 05:12:49 pm »
Bought a milligram weighting scale:



It came in a fancy box, with a 5 g and 10 g reference weight as well (the 5 g reference shows 4.999 g and the 10 g reference shows 9.995 g). Needs 2 AAA batteries. I think it is very good quality for the price, I can recommend it if you need such a scale:

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« Reply #4921 on: December 02, 2017, 06:05:51 pm »
I could have just as easily posted this in the TEA thread but will do so here.  I was at the local candy store and grabbed a couple of computers, sans hard drives, with Pentium D processors and 4 Gb of ram for 2 for $10.  I plan to put a hard drive in one and dip my toes in the pool that is Linux and see what I can learn.  Not sure yet what to do with the other.  The steal of the day was an HP 3312A function generator for $35.  It needed a fuse and, as you can see, has 2 buttons broken.  The power button presses fine with a small screwdriver and I can use a fingernail to depress the other.  Now I have to do some Google Fu to see if I can find replacement buttons, or maybe someone here has a parts mule that they might be willing to sell me a couple?  ;D

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #4922 on: December 02, 2017, 07:51:56 pm »
Nice catch on the 3312A. :-+
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« Reply #4923 on: December 02, 2017, 08:53:50 pm »
Got myself an HP3245A universal source - many thanks to the seller MasterTech!
 
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« Reply #4924 on: December 02, 2017, 09:36:23 pm »
...also bought a Weller Zero Smog TL Kit. It's really silent, features variable fan speed, and the filtering consists of a pre-filter (pink in the fotos) and a HEPA fine part filter. However, the remote switch is a little peculiar: it only works when it is plugged in before switching on the main switch, and then pressing "1" means off and "0" means on.
 


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