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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43075 on: November 19, 2019, 05:49:06 pm »
LMAO that’s a winner. It’s not a bad fake either. As for screwing them, so bloody what lol. They’re ripping someone off. Karma served.
It is if you knew the rest of it. It was according to the description, supposed to be fitted with sapphire crystal glass (plastic), Eco-Drive mechanism (battery quartz), rotating pilots slide rule (fixed), water resistant to 200M (doubt it), Radio Controlled (nope) etc. The stop watch function on the original times to 1/100th of a second on the bottom dial, the sweep second hand does the seconds and the top dial counts up to 60 minutes, the knock off, bottom dial only does seconds, sweep seconds is the same, top minutes is in fact seconds as well and the 24hr dial on the left is minutes in stop watch mode, so only counts up to 24 minutes.

 

Left photo is on the site, right is what I received, not even close but both are fakes. So yes I'm glad about karma being served for all the others that they ripped off  :-DD

In other news, just snagged another Samsung laser printer on evil bay, supposed to print half a page perfectly and shut down, which I know is a faulty sensor, so swap over the good sensor from the one I've already got, and hopefully a working colour laser printer again   :-DD

EDIT: The left-hand photo is a fake watch which I was aware was a fake before buying it, but when I received the one in the right-hand photo it was even more of a fake and is instantly clear to anyone that is so. Whereas the left-hand one is not so in your face and is of a level that I was willing to accept, but the right-hand one was not what I ordered.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43076 on: November 19, 2019, 06:01:56 pm »
It is if you knew the rest of it. It was according to the description, supposed to be fitted with sapphire crystal glass (plastic), Eco-Drive mechanism (battery quartz), rotating pilots slide rule (fixed), water resistant to 200M (doubt it), Radio Controlled (nope) etc. The stop watch function on the original times to 1/100th of a second on the bottom dial, the sweep second hand does the seconds and the top dial counts up to 60 minutes, the knock off, bottom dial only does seconds, sweep seconds is the same, top minutes is in fact seconds as well and the 24hr dial on the left is minutes in stop watch mode, so only counts up to 24 minutes.

 

Left photo is on the site, right is what I received, not even close but both are fakes. So yes I'm glad about karma being served for all the others that they ripped off  :-DD

In other news, just snagged another Samsung laser printer on evil bay, supposed to print half a page perfectly and shut down, which I know is a faulty sensor, so swap over the good sensor from the one I've already got, and hopefully a working colour laser printer again  :-//
You paid 17 quid delivered for it right? If it actually came with all those features you'd be looking at receiving stolen goods so it's for the better it didn't.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43077 on: November 19, 2019, 06:29:53 pm »
Tesla would be proud.  :P :-DD

Actually Edison should be the proud one, he was the one that said DC is the way to go.

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Yea, you're right. Tesla did originally work for Edison but when he asked Edison for payment for services Edison refused. So he quit and went to work for Westinghouse.

Interesting tidbit: Up until very recently there were several elevators in lower Manhattan that still had DC motors driving them.

Another tidbit: The power company that serves the NYC metro area is called "Consolidated Edison" or "Con Ed" for short.

Don't mistake "Successful" for "Genius". Tesla and Edison were competitors in one of the first "inventors' wars" of the industrial age. Edison was never really that smart; he was a carny barker as much as an inventor. But he did figure out how to apply the "mass production" business model to inventing; he then rode the genius of a great many others at his labs into the history books.

Edison knew that Tesla was right as far as AC being hands-down the only way to do transmission over great distances over land/in air with the technology at hand; his own letters turned up more than 50 years ago showed that. Westinghouse knew it too, but he also knew Tesla's genius came at the price of his altruistic streak (a refusal to give up on the idea of free broadcast power "for the good of mankind") and the resultant flaky nature; he DEMANDED that Edison and Tesla work together on the Hydro project or he would not fund any of the work. He wanted, and rightly so, for Edison's astute business sense to keep Tesla's electrical/electronic genius focused on the task at hand.

Technology has improved, and we can now do HVDC with some reasonable measure of efficiency that was not even thinkable in Edison's time; Tesla understood this on a fundamental level, while Edison still thought it was possible to make DC transmission work at storage-battery voltages if he could just find the right conductor.  |O

As inventors, the two really were not even operating on the same level; Tesla was a savant while Edison was at best a lucky guesser in most cases. If it weren't for Edison's near-sociopathic self-promotion (on one occasion, he was nearly beaten to death by townsfolk after publicly electrocuting the pet of the mayor's beloved daughter in one of his "demonstrations" on the horrors of AC) he would at best be a historical footnote.

There is a tendency to conflate the relationship as something similar to Mozart & Salieri; truth is Edison was nowhere near that, not even in the same league respectively as Salieri. But he sure could SELL what he did "discover".  ::)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43078 on: November 19, 2019, 06:36:36 pm »
Most of the patents credited to Edison are actually creations of his employees. He would not allow them to apply for the patent instead he "stole" it for himself.
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« Reply #43079 on: November 19, 2019, 06:37:43 pm »
I guess Edison wasn't wrong. It's just that super conduction is a tough feat.  :P Not that he understood any of that of course.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43080 on: November 19, 2019, 06:53:43 pm »

eBay auction: #283562586328

And then I won.  :palm:   So now I have a voltage calibration source.

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I bought a similar Analogic AN3100 D.C. voltage standard (accuracy 0.005% of reading ±50uV @20°C ±0.0002%/°C) on Craigslist. The seller wanted to get rid of it and was asking $40 but was willing to take a lot less. The only change I made was replace the on-off switch.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43081 on: November 19, 2019, 07:02:10 pm »
this is a 150V standart  8)

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43082 on: November 19, 2019, 07:17:39 pm »
It looks like it's wearing a Pickelhaube and pigtails. Is its name Brünhild?
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« Reply #43083 on: November 19, 2019, 07:23:17 pm »
In Other News...



I just survived doing a fresh install of Windoze and migrating my old Firefox profile from before the move to my new Lenovo Flex 3 1580; thanks to the fact that Windows install was able to sneak a connection to a nearby open WiFi and the recent really stupid changes in how Firefox now handles profiles, this exercise turned into something like that "Field of Face-Swatters" from HHGttG.  :palm:

But hey... 15.6" touchscreen, reasonably modern i7 processor, SSD & backlit keyboard for $175 was just too good to pass up. We'll see how it works out. :o

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43084 on: November 19, 2019, 07:28:47 pm »
Glad to see another Firefox user. Chrome is such an asshole of a browser.

Talking of Lenovo I may have just sold my T470. Currently mentally spending the cash already going shopping on Elecraft. The K2 100W PA and ATU is looking interesting. However it’s about 80% of the cost of an IC-7300 or twice the cost of another FT450D once you’ve been fucked for VAT. Analysis paralysis. The K2 receiver is way way way  better than the FT450D and IC7300 though and doesn’t have that muddy DSP ringyness to it as it’s a fully analogue filter. Plus you don’t get to build a 450D or IC7300. Hmm
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43085 on: November 19, 2019, 07:37:02 pm »
I didn't note the brand, are Proteus units good or crappy generic re-brands? My brother doesn't have a key to the lobby as he lives on the ground floor, so the rather crap phone picture was taken through the window with zoom, he said someone may have removed a detector/sounder unit as they kept setting it off smoking the last time it went off, each block has a panel covering six flats, all linked together.

Highly likely it's part of an older system as they didn't bother removing old detector/sounder units last time they replaced them, the new sounders are much louder then the crap they installed where I work (which now can't be heard over the noise of some machines  |O).


Proteus is a half decent brand, though well short of premium. Think Renault if you're into cars. idk what brand I'd choose for TE, I wouldn't want to trigger any of the fanboys...

Sound levels are covered in the regulations also, and if they are inaudible due to machinery noise, either they must be changed to be loud enough to hear over the machinery, or if this is impractical because it would be too loud or some workers wear ear protection, they MUST be supplemented with beacons that can be seen from everywhere in the noisy area. This is a legal requirement, not just in the BS5839 fire regs, but also the H.A.S.A.W.A. rules and regs.
If your employer doesn't want to pay for this, remind them that H.A.S.A.W.A. gives the HSE the ability to prosecute in a Crown Court, with unlimited fines and jail sentences on offer for those who flout the regs resulting in death or serious injury.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43086 on: November 19, 2019, 07:52:26 pm »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43087 on: November 19, 2019, 07:52:36 pm »
It looks like it's wearing a Pickelhaube and pigtails. Is its name Brünhild?

150C2  ^-^ identical to OA2 yes.
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« Reply #43088 on: November 19, 2019, 08:10:27 pm »
Glad to see another Firefox user. Chrome is such an asshole of a browser.

Long-time Firefox user here, too. I have other browsers installed for testing, etc., but FF is my daily driver.

My browser history: NCSA Mosaic > Netscape Navigator > Netscape Communicator > Mozilla Application Suite/SeaMonkey > Mozilla Firefox

I also used Waterfox for a couple of years during the Quantum/extensions fiasco so I could keep using existing add-ons.
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« Reply #43089 on: November 19, 2019, 08:14:15 pm »
Most of the patents credited to Edison are actually creations of his employees. He would not allow them to apply for the patent instead he "stole" it for himself.
But that is the way of all companies I know, its written into most contracts of employment that any invention created while in working for the company are the property of said company?  :-//
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« Reply #43090 on: November 19, 2019, 08:23:45 pm »
And another Firefox user here, switched a few months ago from Chrome because it was being a dick but after the latest Windoze update, spell checker stopped working, did anyone else notice that? I installed LanguageTool to fix that.
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« Reply #43091 on: November 19, 2019, 08:27:23 pm »
Every time I started chrome it defaulted to US English. That was my main complaint in that department. Apart from that it takes forever to start!
 

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« Reply #43092 on: November 19, 2019, 08:31:33 pm »
Glad to see another Firefox user. Chrome is such an asshole of a browser.

Long-time Firefox user here, too. I have other browsers installed for testing, etc., but FF is my daily driver.

My browser history: NCSA Mosaic > Netscape Navigator > Netscape Communicator > Mozilla Application Suite/SeaMonkey > Mozilla Firefox

I also used Waterfox for a couple of years during the Quantum/extensions fiasco so I could keep using existing add-ons.

Another Firefox user.  :-+
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« Reply #43093 on: November 19, 2019, 08:36:28 pm »
Most of the patents credited to Edison are actually creations of his employees. He would not allow them to apply for the patent instead he "stole" it for himself.
But that is the way of all companies I know, its written into most contracts of employment that any invention created while in working for the company are the property of said company?  :-//

Yes, the patents are the property of the company but the INDIVIDUAL gets credit for it and their name is on the patent. That's the way it was at IBM and I assume most other companies.

Edison outright stole the ideas from his employees and took full credit for the invention and the patent has his name alone on it.   
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« Reply #43094 on: November 19, 2019, 08:38:11 pm »
Every time I started chrome it defaulted to US English. That was my main complaint in that department. Apart from that it takes forever to start!

What's the matter? Can't learn a foreign language?  :P :P :-DD
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« Reply #43095 on: November 19, 2019, 08:41:01 pm »
Most of the patents credited to Edison are actually creations of his employees. He would not allow them to apply for the patent instead he "stole" it for himself.
But that is the way of all companies I know, its written into most contracts of employment that any invention created while in working for the company are the property of said company?  :-//

Having the right to have the patent rights assigned to you (i.e. the right to use it) is not the same as claiming authorship of it. The former is normal commercial practice for inventions of employees, the latter fraud.
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« Reply #43096 on: November 19, 2019, 09:16:46 pm »
Every time I started chrome it defaulted to US English. That was my main complaint in that department. Apart from that it takes forever to start!

What's the matter? Can't learn a foreign language?  :P :P :-DD

Not me. Everyone who left here was stupid and couldn’t spell  :-DD  :popcorn:
 

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« Reply #43097 on: November 19, 2019, 09:26:40 pm »
Every time I started chrome it defaulted to US English. That was my main complaint in that department. Apart from that it takes forever to start!

What's the matter? Can't learn a foreign language?  :P :P :-DD

Not me. Everyone who left here was stupid and couldn’t spell  :-DD  :popcorn:

Well COLOR me stupid then.  :o :P :P :P :-DD
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« Reply #43098 on: November 19, 2019, 09:30:51 pm »
To be fair we nicked that one from the french so you need to apologise to them first  :-DD
 

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« Reply #43099 on: November 19, 2019, 10:00:46 pm »
To be fair we nicked that one from the french so you need to apologise to them first  :-DD

They can find that apology at the bottom of the HARBOR.

along with the tea :-DD
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