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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21200 on: December 15, 2018, 10:08:40 am »
No... you're talking about short-term condition with respect to diabetes vs long-term ailment. Long-term, being a hypoglycemic means you produce an excess of insulin for the sugar released into your bloodstream. Your body can only produce so much insulin in a lifetime; once you use up that capacity, you become a diabetic dependent upon artificial sources of insulin.

Most long-term hypoglycemics develop AOD. Quid-pro-quo; not a diabetic yet, but on the waiting list. At least this is how it was explained to me by my mother, a retired RN.

Ah.  My apologies.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21201 on: December 15, 2018, 10:09:17 am »

They are my design and drawings when I get some more Zzzz after talking to the 4.30am possum with a large stick I will zip them up and post them and the stl's. I also dremeled the base out of the rear section for more depth.
It's a regular? Is your area on a 30min or hourly interval?
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For the last 3 nights 4am +- 30 minutes  :horse: It's generally a Springtime Summer thing and my bedroom is near one of it's hangouts.

I have a small electric fence unit possum trainer on watch on evilbay >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21202 on: December 15, 2018, 10:23:23 am »
I was woken up by foxes fighting or bonking last night. Wish I could do the same! Not fighting or bonking, well maybe the latter, but shooting them.

Whole day of fixing stuff today! Scheduled are: Front panel of washing machine got water in it and one of switches has died, thermostat “up” button has stopped working, tek 475A timebase problem, Tek 465 attenuator problem. All related to contacts! Bloody mechanical engineers ruining my day  >:(
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21203 on: December 15, 2018, 10:37:05 am »
I was woken up by foxes fighting or bonking last night. Wish I could do the same! Not fighting or bonking, well maybe the latter, but shooting them.


Tautech and I could send you some live possums to help feed the Foxes if you like, it's not like non native species could do any damage.

Our natives thank you for the Rats, Cats, Foxes and just so many others it would be the least we could do in return  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21204 on: December 15, 2018, 10:46:22 am »
Not feeding the foxes! London foxes for you  :-DD

https://youtu.be/6qUNFnjmP4o

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21205 on: December 15, 2018, 10:52:36 am »
I was woken up by foxes fighting or bonking last night. Wish I could do the same! Not fighting or bonking, well maybe the latter, but shooting them.

Whole day of fixing stuff today! Scheduled are: Front panel of washing machine got water in it and one of switches has died, thermostat “up” button has stopped working, tek 475A timebase problem, Tek 465 attenuator problem. All related to contacts! Bloody mechanical engineers ruining my day  >:(
Gee, thanks, you just reminded me that the front panel on the dishwasher needs my attention and its not mechanical engineers who have ruined my day but ham fisted operators who seem to understand that when you pull on the handle, you also have lower your hand as the door opens  :palm: They have managed to almost tear the handle into 3 pieces because it looks as if they still trying to pull upwards when the doors drops down  :palm: as the handle has split on either side of the handgrip which can only happen IMHO by pulling upwards as if trying to pull it off?  :rant:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21206 on: December 15, 2018, 10:54:59 am »
At least your dishwasher works. Mine just doesn’t wash anything any more. Just use it to dry the stuff in now and run it empty once a week to clean it out  :-DD
 

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« Reply #21207 on: December 15, 2018, 10:55:53 am »
Not feeding the foxes! London foxes for you  :-DD

https://youtu.be/6qUNFnjmP4o

Anyway back on TEA, first victim on the bench. 465 attenuator!
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« Reply #21208 on: December 15, 2018, 10:56:54 am »
At least your dishwasher works. Mine just doesn’t wash anything any more. Just use it to dry the stuff in now and run it empty once a week to clean it out  :-DD
Ok, what have you done to it then?  ;) Maybe Santa will bring a nice new shiney one for your Christmas present??
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« Reply #21209 on: December 15, 2018, 11:01:34 am »
And I was expecting a nice Basil Brush type of clip  :-DD

Got a 3 phase commercial Dishwasher to sell if you like freight might be a bit exe however....
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« Reply #21210 on: December 15, 2018, 11:07:34 am »
At least your dishwasher works. Mine just doesn’t wash anything any more. Just use it to dry the stuff in now and run it empty once a week to clean it out  :-DD

So the SWMBO isn't doing her job either? :o She's gone lazy?  :wtf: You didn't make sure that was in her job description? :-//  Tsk, tsk. But you also have secondary backups. You have kids. Put them to work. After all, what else are they good for except to take up space and consume sundries.   :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21211 on: December 15, 2018, 11:15:53 am »
Logistics unfortunately preclude fixing it. It’s more convenient as a drying rack because having 5 people in the house they use up dishes faster than it washes them. Ergo the rule is if you mess something you wash it up immediately and put it in the dishwasher to dry :)

SWMBO runs her own business as well as me so housework gets done last by whoever is available. Teenagers need pocket money and have a lot of spare time so there’s a little workforce available too :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21212 on: December 15, 2018, 12:15:01 pm »
You use it dry dishes  :wtf: What's up with using a tea towel, much more green and also far cheaper, think of all the £'s being wasted on power that could be diverted into the TEA chest  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21213 on: December 15, 2018, 12:20:33 pm »
It doesn’t do anything. You just put the dishes in there like a dish drainer and let convection do its thing. Don’t need to run a dry cycle. Once a week you run it to get rid of the bit of run off and clean the inside out.
 

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« Reply #21214 on: December 15, 2018, 12:25:36 pm »
Hoof it out and get something that works in its place, we use a dish drainer on the draining board for things we want to dry or a tea towel. Have you fixed the TDS210 yet?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21215 on: December 15, 2018, 12:27:43 pm »
Its fine. Got into a stable routine now where everything is always clean. Don’t fix what already works!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21216 on: December 15, 2018, 02:56:11 pm »
Well so much for repairing scope... Found another NAS in the cupboard so had to jerry rig a pile of shite to erase the disks on it  :--
 

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« Reply #21217 on: December 15, 2018, 03:48:21 pm »
I've got 3 x NAS, 1 @ 500Gb, 1 @ 1TB and 1 @ 4 x 1TB   :-+ and they all are as slow as feck  :-- and it can take all night just to copy 1 310Gb partition of the desktop onto any of them  :palm: Its really infuriating especially as the speed of PC's and their drives have increased. They are all connected via a 1Gb ethernet backbone and when I run BlackMagic speed test it crawls along. Anyone have any ideas how these can be speeded up at all?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21218 on: December 15, 2018, 03:52:21 pm »
I've got 3 x NAS, 1 @ 500Gb, 1 @ 1TB and 1 @ 4 x 1TB   :-+ and they all are as slow as feck  :-- and it can take all night just to copy 1 310Gb partition of the desktop onto any of them  :palm: Its really infuriating especially as the speed of PC's and their drives have increased. They are all connected via a 1Gb ethernet backbone and when I run BlackMagic speed test it crawls along. Anyone have any ideas how these can be speeded up at all?
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« Reply #21219 on: December 15, 2018, 03:52:57 pm »
Well so much for repairing scope... Found another NAS in the cupboard so had to jerry rig a pile of shite to erase the disks on it  :--

I'm just picturing you stumbling around eyes half-open in the kitchen, fumbling the cupboard door open to reach for the coffee can, and instead drawing back a little metal box full of hard drives. The look of  :wtf: slowly turns to consternation as you call out to SWMBO:

"Make an appointment with the exterminator today, honey... we've got NASes again..."  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21220 on: December 15, 2018, 03:55:10 pm »
I've got 3 x NAS, 1 @ 500Gb, 1 @ 1TB and 1 @ 4 x 1TB   :-+ and they all are as slow as feck  :-- and it can take all night just to copy 1 310Gb partition of the desktop onto any of them  :palm: Its really infuriating especially as the speed of PC's and their drives have increased. They are all connected via a 1Gb ethernet backbone and when I run BlackMagic speed test it crawls along. Anyone have any ideas how these can be speeded up at all?
Bite the bullet once :popcorn: and use rsync to copy the day-to-day difference :-+

Or set up automation in Acronis to do periodic full images at night while you're alseep.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21221 on: December 15, 2018, 03:57:42 pm »
Put the dishwasher back together and it is so badly damaged that it requires a new fascia and they want £42 delivered it  :wtf: I can get new dishwasher delivered for £220  :-//

I understand that it will cost more to build anything from spare parts but at a guesstimate it would me around £600 to £700 to build the same dishwasher from the makers spares dept, they really are taking the piss here  :rant: 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21222 on: December 15, 2018, 04:04:52 pm »
Well so much for repairing scope... Found another NAS in the cupboard so had to jerry rig a pile of shite to erase the disks on it  :--
You barely have room for your kit, but have forgotten NASs stashed troughout the house?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21223 on: December 15, 2018, 04:10:00 pm »
I've got 3 x NAS, 1 @ 500Gb, 1 @ 1TB and 1 @ 4 x 1TB   :-+ and they all are as slow as feck  :-- and it can take all night just to copy 1 310Gb partition of the desktop onto any of them  :palm: Its really infuriating especially as the speed of PC's and their drives have increased. They are all connected via a 1Gb ethernet backbone and when I run BlackMagic speed test it crawls along. Anyone have any ideas how these can be speeded up at all?

This is why am getting rid of all of mine...

Before: MBP with 1TiB PCIe SSD streaming to Seagate NAS with 2x 2TiB "Seagate NAS" drives in it connected to Gig ethernet and then 5GHz WiFi off a FritzBox. Initial Time Machine backup time? 7 fecking hours

After: MBA with 256Gb PCIe SSD streaming directly over USB-C to 512Gb Samsung 850 Pro SSD. Initial Time Machine backup time? 13 minutes

I don't want any mechanical disks or network drives any more.

Well so much for repairing scope... Found another NAS in the cupboard so had to jerry rig a pile of shite to erase the disks on it  :--
You barely have room for your kit, but have forgotten NASs stashed troughout the house?

I get given car loads of discarded and usually unused IT crap at the end of contracts a lot. It is supposed to go on ebay but it goes in "The Tetris cupboard" as SWMBO calls it in the hall. My objective for 2018/2019 was to clean it out. Unfortunately it's also "The Tardis cupboard". I don't even remember half of what's in it. I've shifted over 100Kg of crap out of it (by shipping weight) so far!

I found an HP DL380 G4 chassis in it last year. No RAM, disks or CPUs though. Went down the tip.

Put the dishwasher back together and it is so badly damaged that it requires a new fascia and they want £42 delivered it  :wtf: I can get new dishwasher delivered for £220  :-//

I understand that it will cost more to build anything from spare parts but at a guesstimate it would me around £600 to £700 to build the same dishwasher from the makers spares dept, they really are taking the piss here  :rant: 

I'd just pay it myself. That's the most expensive bit of the machine!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #21224 on: December 15, 2018, 04:15:20 pm »
Well so much for repairing scope... Found another NAS in the cupboard so had to jerry rig a pile of shite to erase the disks on it  :--

I'm just picturing you stumbling around eyes half-open in the kitchen, fumbling the cupboard door open to reach for the coffee can, and instead drawing back a little metal box full of hard drives. The look of  :wtf: slowly turns to consternation as you call out to SWMBO:

"Make an appointment with the exterminator today, honey... we've got NASes again..."  :-DD

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It does get like that here  :-DD ... the kitchen cupboards for example are stacked up at the top with boxes full of shite :)

Edit: proof...  :-DD

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