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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42550 on: November 10, 2019, 11:07:36 am »

As I said:
  • I provided a couple of data points, not global statements
  • I am not interested in fettling with a printer
  • I am not going to reopen the previous discussion

YMMV

There is ZERO wrong with offering an opinion at any time but to close your mind to others while espousing only your truth with limited usage and background when someone is looking to spend some $ is not doing anyone any favours.

Before you do this AGAIN answer me the following I put to you some time ago?

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number of designs of YOURS you have had 3D printed by any method? 1, 2-5, 5-10 10+

number of Prints made by other? 1-5, 6-10 or 10+

number of prints made by you on a printer under your control 0, 1-5, 6-10 or 10+

Which bit of "I am not going to reopen the previous discussion" did you not understand?

In order to terminate this, I am perfectly willing to explicitly state that someone who has invested considerable time and effort to master their printer is more capable of producing wonderful prints than a neophyte like myself.

Seriously you are not even going to reply and yet you did. And yet AGAIN chose to doge three simple questions?  ::)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42551 on: November 10, 2019, 11:12:12 am »
Fight!  :-DD

I'm 3d printing a potato at the moment  :o
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42552 on: November 10, 2019, 11:25:21 am »
No fight other than looking for fair reasoned discussion with broad factual information so we all can learn something new. Nearly zero sample size apparent evidence, shutting down, diverting or going in a circle for discussion doesn't get anywhere meaningful.

The Five senses we have help us learn but to learn we must engage the brain to understand before allowing the output bit.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42553 on: November 10, 2019, 11:32:04 am »
perfekt for testing audiophile amplifiers: the distortion is extremly low  :popcorn:

Your implication is unfair, that's a lovely clean undistorted drum sound. :)

An ex-flatmate of mine, Dougie, is now one of the guitarists in Saxon. I've heard proper distortion, up close and personal.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42554 on: November 10, 2019, 11:41:31 am »
Besides, she is hot, hot, hot!  >:D >:D :-DD

Yes, we noticed the hair color!  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42555 on: November 10, 2019, 11:49:33 am »
I'm also going to put this out there: I don't care how much those speakers in the $1M system cost...they are BUTT UGLY.  :o

So, maybe a pair of those would be your choice?


I bet, the WAF of these things is incredibly high.  ;D

And for all other subwoofer afficionados: meet the world's biggest subwoofer ever:

https://news.softpedia.com/news/Meet-the-World-039-s-Most-Insane-Intriguing-and-Ultimately-Biggest-Subwoofer-90193.shtml

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42556 on: November 10, 2019, 11:59:11 am »
Wow, is this a audiofool or an audiophil, thoughts please, but this is alledged to be a 1,000,000$ audio system and to me, it sounds nothing special at all.

And the unique thing about it is that does not use any capacitors at all in its design.


The power cables are touching the floor instead of being balanced on little hardwood bridges made by nude virgins and I bet the copper in the cable wasn't extruded in the correct direction for the flow of music. They obviously aren't taking this seriously!

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42557 on: November 10, 2019, 12:10:35 pm »
Don't those girls risk permanent damage to their voices singing that low?

This is much better. Let the girl sing and the guy does the low stuff.  :-+ Besides, she is hot, hot, hot!  >:D >:D :-DD



Nice, like it.  :-+

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of people wearing black clothes right in front of the stage. Then the concert starts, Tarja went on
the stage and all those people in front of the stage were singing "Happy Birthday!" Was a bit
surrealistic but Tarja was very amused.  :D
Meanwhile, the clouds were becoming very dark and threatening and the first raindrops were falling.
And then ... THEN ... Nightwish started with "End of all hope" and one big ass of a thunderstorm was starting!
Wow!
Best show ever! It pours, it hails, lightnings everywhere, growling thunder, storm!
And in all this mess Nightwish and hundreds of people, roaring "This is the End of all hope!"

Wow ...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42558 on: November 10, 2019, 12:21:21 pm »
Big Nightwish fans in this house :-+
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42559 on: November 10, 2019, 12:29:32 pm »
Besides, she is hot, hot, hot!  >:D >:D :-DD

Yes, we noticed the hair color!  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42560 on: November 10, 2019, 12:32:32 pm »
Fight!  :-DD

I'm 3d printing a potato at the moment  :o

Not from me :)

Are you going to roast, boil or mash it. Or is it a case of "Ceci n'est pas une pipe pomme de terre"?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42561 on: November 10, 2019, 12:45:42 pm »
This is definitely a stare at it potato. This is a request, rather than a personal desire to print.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42562 on: November 10, 2019, 12:53:16 pm »
Big Nightwish fans in this house :-+

I have to plead guilty.  8)
And this voice of Tarja makes me always shivering, including goosebumps.  ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42563 on: November 10, 2019, 12:55:02 pm »
This is definitely a stare at it potato. This is a request, rather than a personal desire to print.

Everybody needs a hobby. And I have the impression this is much less dangerous than other activites of yours.  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42564 on: November 10, 2019, 01:16:17 pm »
Big Nightwish fans in this house :-+

I have to plead guilty.  8)
And this voice of Tarja makes me always shivering, including goosebumps.  ;D

My Metal tastes are more in this direction...

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42565 on: November 10, 2019, 01:23:53 pm »
Jep, Metallica is a must! Well, most of them ... Lulu is imo their worst album ever.  :--

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lulu_(Lou_Reed_and_Metallica_album)

This gives a good overview of my metal taste:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42566 on: November 10, 2019, 01:34:03 pm »
  • I am not interested in fettling with a printer

I don't wanna stir the pot by this, but it's like the example I showed in some long-lost post where my friend had a NanoVNA case printed at the local library's 3D printer where he depended on them for the setup and slicing parameters. I emailed him a pic of the same file printed on mine and he was amazed at the difference. If people he showed that case to didn't know any better, they would think 3D printing kinda sucked.

As you know, the ultimate person that cares about the quality of your own work is yourself. And I don't doubt a bit that you care a lot, it's just that putting one of the main tools you depend on (perhaps two because I do not know if you did the slicing) out of your reach on purpose means you might never know how good it can work (for you).

That is all.  :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42567 on: November 10, 2019, 01:42:05 pm »
This is definitely a stare at it potato. This is a request, rather than a personal desire to print.

Everybody needs a hobby. And I have the impression this is much less dangerous than other activites of yours.  :-DD

We don't know the end-use of this not-a-potato :) Remember "potato guns" from your childhood?

And this kind of thing is on the horizon :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42568 on: November 10, 2019, 01:55:51 pm »
I think this is a test from my middle one to ask "can he print a potato with it?"  :-DD

Antenna setup complete. Weirdness was because I had one leg longer than the other. The marker tape was supposed to have gone through the insulator.



1.55:1 is best VSWR bang on FT8 for this which is not bad because it is literally in the tree I am trying to murder.

So conclusion on NanoVNA. If you do anything remotely RF, buy one. It's bloody amazing. Also all that spare change you can get from selling your antenna analyser can go into buying a nice 3d printer ho ho ho :)

Edit: first test TX on RBN got me spots in France, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Slovakia and Hungary  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42569 on: November 10, 2019, 01:57:13 pm »
Looks great!  :box:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42570 on: November 10, 2019, 02:01:43 pm »
Fight!  :-DD

I'm 3d printing a potato at the moment  :o

 :palm: You mill Potatoes, you don't print them!



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42571 on: November 10, 2019, 02:07:41 pm »
We don't know the end-use of this not-a-potato :) Remember "potato guns" from your childhood?

Ah, yes, sure.  8)
I just meant the "activity" 'staring at printing a potatoe'. I'm finding it hard to think of something dangerous while bd is staring at the growing PLA layer stack of this "potatoe"  ;D
Btw, I've improved the ignition abilites of a potatoe gun from a friend of mine with one of these chinese HV modules:
eBay auction: #254102111228

Those piezo igniter are crap imho.

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And this kind of thing is on the horizon :)

Oh yeah, can't await those stuff ...   :o  :(
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42572 on: November 10, 2019, 02:15:25 pm »


Potato!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42573 on: November 10, 2019, 02:17:44 pm »
So conclusion on NanoVNA. If you do anything remotely RF, buy one. It's bloody amazing. Also all that spare change you can get from selling your antenna analyser can go into buying a nice 3d printer ho ho ho :)

I've bought one last Thursday because of your high praises.  :).
Should be here by next week. I've ordered one with a case, because I don't have a 3D printer.
But I'm considering buying one (when the 3D printer wars are over and I have examined the debris)  ;D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #42574 on: November 10, 2019, 02:20:49 pm »


Potato!

Sure about that? To me, it looks more like a pebble. But by all means I'm not a 3d printing expert.  :-DD
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