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« Reply #9075 on: August 18, 2019, 10:00:54 pm »
Today's thing of random from a box of treasures. Partial Baggy of Shellac I brought most likely 30+ years ago  :o      Do crushed beetle bodies degrade over decades?  :-//   EDIT: If you have to ask  :wtf: shellac has to do with electronics you are clearly too young  :-DD

Looks like granola.  :-DD

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« Reply #9076 on: August 19, 2019, 01:15:32 am »
Measuring Glass x 2 (Please DON'T correct my English  :-DD)

I think I'd be disappointed if I had to get used to anything less than a DD Cup, I guess I better make sure my wife stays happy then.....  :-DD
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« Reply #9077 on: August 19, 2019, 01:20:35 am »
You know you've reached a milestone in your relationship when your wife says: "I hate you. Not only are your boobs bigger than mine, they're perkier too."
It's not the size that matters, it's how you use 'em.

In my experience thus far, showing cleavage has not gained me any benefits.  Only some "Eww!".  Well, I just need some additional flaunting lessons, to charm the tits off anybody who meets me.

I think it all comes down to how you "display" them - the term "weapons of mass distraction" is very apt in my experience.  :-+
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« Reply #9078 on: August 20, 2019, 01:48:33 am »
Yeah.... "distraction".... that sounds good. Let's go widdat! :-DD

Keeping it On-Topic...   

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #9079 on: August 20, 2019, 02:46:53 pm »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?
 

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« Reply #9080 on: August 20, 2019, 03:11:59 pm »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?

That's how I do it.  I grabbed a cheap plug end from the big box hardware store and removed the hot and neutral pins.  I added a small banana jack and put a banana plug on the wire.
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« Reply #9081 on: August 20, 2019, 03:13:25 pm »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?
I don't think many people have an actual grounding rod in the lab. Just make sure you have ground and not neutral or even live.
 

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« Reply #9082 on: August 21, 2019, 04:57:43 am »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?

Yep into the Earth pin on the supply. That said in Oz we have now got earth fault protection switches on the circuits and before that I have lived in older houses that the 'Earth' was not at ground potential  :o Generally only a few volts off but still not zero. Separate ground stakes are better but not always practical.


And back on topic:

I brought $500USD ($800 aupesos inc tax) worth of QHD monitor compromise just for the RGB on the backside :palm: eBay auction: #143355491458 Got it with evilbay discount for what I consider a good price, also in the mix was the soon to be released LG 27GL850-B which is a toss up between them for performance.





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« Reply #9083 on: August 21, 2019, 07:09:08 am »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?


Just connect the mat to one of those Cordless Anti-Static Wristbands  :-DD

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« Reply #9084 on: August 21, 2019, 02:36:49 pm »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?

Yep into the Earth pin on the supply. That said in Oz we have now got earth fault protection switches on the circuits and before that I have lived in older houses that the 'Earth' was not at ground potential  :o Generally only a few volts off but still not zero. Separate ground stakes are better but not always practical.


And back on topic:

I brought $500USD ($800 aupesos inc tax) worth of QHD monitor compromise just for the RGB on the backside :palm: eBay auction: #143355491458 Got it with evilbay discount for what I consider a good price, also in the mix was the soon to be released LG 27GL850-B which is a toss up between them for performance.



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« Reply #9085 on: August 21, 2019, 05:51:24 pm »
A pair of Sennheiser MB660  ANC headphones
https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headset-office-phone-mb-660-uc-ms



I love them ....

Also excellent voice when connected to Phone via BT

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« Reply #9086 on: August 21, 2019, 05:59:28 pm »
And back on topic:

I brought $500USD ($800 aupesos inc tax) worth of QHD monitor compromise just for the RGB on the backside :palm: eBay auction: #143355491458 Got it with evilbay discount for what I consider a good price, also in the mix was the soon to be released LG 27GL850-B which is a toss up between them for performance.
I think that's a good price for the mix of features: IPS, QHD, HDR, DCI-P3 color space, high refresh rate.

This week I also bought a new monitor, a Philips 326M6FJSB.

It is also QHD (2K) but 32" so it maintains the same-ish DPI as my previous FHD monitor. I paid less (~$300 USD) but everything other than size is lower spec that yours. No HDR, but color gamut is wide, just shy of DCI-P3. Refresh rate of 75 Hz isn't gamer-spec but works for me. My somewhat older RX480 video card can still push all those pixels at 55 to 75 FPS (SW Battlefront 2) and with Freesync, it looks smooth as butter to me. It has "Ambiglow" which is a row of RGB LEDs under the monitor to provide ambient light matching the dominant colors on-screen. Gimicky, but I have not turned it off yet. I had chosen this monitor for the wide gamut, IPS panel, but I really like the Freesync feature that I didn't know I needed until I saw the huge difference it makes.  I had also tried an LG 32" 4K monitor with a VA panel (also DCI-P3 color), but found the colors became too washed-out off-center and couldn't get over that so I returned it.
 

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« Reply #9087 on: August 21, 2019, 06:18:46 pm »
A cool toy: Siglent SVA1015X

I must say, with the latest firmware improvements it's much more capable than the existent reviews say.
 
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« Reply #9088 on: August 22, 2019, 04:12:54 pm »
In case I don't have a proper grounding rod in my lab, can I just plug the green cable that attaches to the ESD mat to the wall outlet's ground?


Just connect the mat to one of those Cordless Anti-Static Wristbands  :-DD

McBryce.

 :o  :palm:

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« Reply #9089 on: August 22, 2019, 07:03:00 pm »
Guitar Center had one of these on sale, practically new, for about half of list price.  2kW (4Ω, bridged) that you can pick up with one hand.

(yes, I know - don't turn up the volume with these speakers)
 

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« Reply #9090 on: August 22, 2019, 08:10:10 pm »
I know... it's no fun like the good old days with ear-grinding scratchies & sparks & burning speaker paper... the damned protection circuitry just goes into shutdown the millisecond it detects a shorted coil , and you're done.  >:(  If you're lucky, you hear a little *~POP!!!~* before it does.  ::)

Worse yet, nowadays they can detect the sudden increase in reactance from a speaker bottoming out... so you don't even get THAT.  :(

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« Reply #9091 on: August 22, 2019, 08:55:28 pm »
Speaker protection has come a long way.  In the early days when all we had was overvoltage/current detection (which would shut the amp down but not handle the kickback from the speaker), it was scary noises and/or possible destruction every time something misbehaved.  Then people started being smarter about the protection circuitry, to the point that other than deliberately driving the speaker beyond its ratings it's now hard to fry something.  Allegedly, the Crowns will take inductive current spikes from the speaker and "recycle" them without tripping the protection.  And their peak limiters don't seem to affect the sound in any way at reasonable levels - though I don't deliberately try to push the amps. 

I did take my 500W 4Ω load and verify that the amp meets its power spec across the audio band - briefly.   8)  I've become quite fond of the new Crown amps - 3 year full warranty (transferable), and still designed here in Indiana.
 

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« Reply #9092 on: August 23, 2019, 01:19:17 am »
I'll stick with my prehistoric Peavy PV500. It's loud enough to make my teeth ache, and I haven't been able to kill it yet.  :-DD

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« Reply #9093 on: August 23, 2019, 07:53:30 am »
Just got Version 9 that just came out!

 

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« Reply #9094 on: August 23, 2019, 04:00:14 pm »
I sure hope they've spent some time on their physics engines since 7. Their small FBL helis & acro quads were totes out to lunch; even the big ones felt like flying a brick.  :palm:

And still no wireless dongle, for the price they charge...? SERIOUSLY?!?  :wtf:

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« Reply #9095 on: August 24, 2019, 08:11:26 pm »
818991-0    Ordered the 18th.     818985-1   Arrived today.

Sold as "New Other", appear to be "lightly used" & repaired; found a scarred screw like somebody replaced an earpiece. 100% functional!  :-+

First impressions: SDE MUCH improved over DK2 & Rift CE. Barely noticeable, & rotated 45° like the CE, but higher res and better contrast greatly reduce perceived fuzziness compared to the CE. I am actually typing this while viewing my browser through the WMR home portal, something I could NEVER stand to do with either of my previous HMDs. Same wearability complaints as other users; lenses too close, need extra-thick forehead pad to get focal distance right & overhead strap to eliminate excess nose pressure. Still better than most FPV goggles.  :-+

I almost bought a few months ago when the full kit was reduced to $299, but I was just overextended due to recent Ryzen 3700X build. ~$150 is, I feel, a reasonable price for "lightly used" headset only, especially considering I really want to do the Valve Knuckles controllers anyways.

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« Reply #9096 on: August 24, 2019, 08:21:48 pm »
Just got Version 9 that just came out!


I'm still using RF4.5 - living in the past!
It is really only for additional helicopter practice in the winter though. With the nice weather I try to get in 20-60 minutes of real flying per day with my micro heli fleet.
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« Reply #9097 on: August 24, 2019, 08:26:47 pm »
  ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑


4.5...?!? You fly micros and practice on 4.5? How can you STAND IT? The physics on RF6-7 are simply ATROCIOUS; nothing at all like a real FBL micro. Pretty sure 4.5 has to be worse yet.  :palm: That shit will teach you to fly WRONG man.

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« Reply #9098 on: August 24, 2019, 08:46:38 pm »
Hah, I don't fly any of the micro stuff on 4.5. I often fly a 90 sized heli inside a building. It has quite a realistic feel to it and the walls come up pretty quick. I can already fly around my yard no problem with the real helicopters. The sim is more for inverted practice and some basic stunts etc.

edit - started years ago with a Blade CP, had a trex 450 and trex 600 but didn't fly them much. Then went to micro's with the Walkera 4#3 and was a part of the brushless conversion rage(was very active on rcgroups.com). Then got out of heli's for a few years, but recently got back in with a Nano S2, Blade 130S and a Fusion 180. It helps I now have a backyard that is big enough I can fly at home.
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« Reply #9099 on: August 24, 2019, 09:01:58 pm »
Same here. Mostly Genius CP, Mini CP, Axe100 (9 Eagles rebrand) and 450-500 size CCPM/FBL. Even their 500 size feel like they're mired in molasses to me; trying to do funnels and tick-tocks in RF 6-6.5 nearly broke my brain.  :palm:

EDIT: Too bad you're all the way over by Vancouver... I'm moving to Toronto in a few weeks, and I have a couple Fusuno FUC-1071 (For Fusion 50) canopies left over from modding my 500 that need a new home. They're not worth the cost of postage, tho...

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