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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43250 on: November 22, 2019, 09:25:52 am »
I'll raise your smug to a whole another level... >:D



Now that is funny!

The grand son didn't even  move when he rattled one off the side of his head!  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43251 on: November 22, 2019, 10:10:15 am »
Woaa they even use Dave's video to try to sell their fake Meterman meter.

https://www.meterman.com/


Why do you say "Fake"?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43252 on: November 22, 2019, 10:13:09 am »
Woaa they even use Dave's video to try to sell their fake Meterman meter.

https://www.meterman.com/


Why do you say "Fake"?
I presume because Meterman became Amprobe years ago.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43253 on: November 22, 2019, 12:00:31 pm »
Woaa they even use Dave's video to try to sell their fake Meterman meter.

https://www.meterman.com/


Why do you say "Fake"?
I presume because Meterman became Amprobe years ago.

Yep, Meterman was bought by Wavetek and then ended owned by Amprobe. They stopped using the brand meterman but you can still find used unit on ebay. Dave reviewed a old unit years ago.

Now meterman.com is somehow affiliated to wavetek.com and sell rebranded Uni-t meter. Again nothing to do with the old meterman company and product.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43254 on: November 22, 2019, 03:52:57 pm »
Here's a gen-you-wine blast from the past...

https://youtu.be/Vai9bdnw_uo?t=806

I started it it t=806 because it's time to play Spot the Test Equipment as they visit a lab at Stanford.  :-+
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43255 on: November 22, 2019, 04:08:49 pm »
"With OS/2 Warp) ...IBM did something that is extraordinarily unusual; they really did explicitly decide 'The next system is going to use less memory, and we're just going to sit down & figure out how to do it.' The system is clearly tighter and has better performance on large systems as well as small. But as I said... that discipline of sitting down and saying 'We're going to make the software smaller.' is practically a first in the industry."

'nuff sed.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43256 on: November 22, 2019, 04:16:53 pm »
OS/2 Warp was indeed a damn good OS. Almost crash proof and had a Windoze emulator. But Windoze got a head start and it was all over.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43257 on: November 22, 2019, 04:20:52 pm »
The only good thing about OS/2 is it was less shit than windows  :popcorn:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43258 on: November 22, 2019, 04:22:50 pm »
The only good thing about OS/2 is it was less shit than windows  :popcorn:

Less shit is good shit.  ;D ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43259 on: November 22, 2019, 04:23:45 pm »
Woaa they even use Dave's video to try to sell their fake Meterman meter.      https://www.meterman.com/   
Why do you say "Fake"?
I presume because Meterman became Amprobe years ago.

Yep, Meterman was bought by Wavetek and then ended owned by Amprobe. They stopped using the brand meterman but you can still find used unit on ebay. Dave reviewed a old unit years ago.

Now meterman.com is somehow affiliated to wavetek.com and sell rebranded Uni-t meter. Again nothing to do with the old meterman company and product.

A quick search of the TESS shows the MeterMan trademark was abandoned in 2003: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.2.2 and then refiled successfully in April, 2019 by... you guessed it... Wavetek INC: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.5.1  ;)

So not "fake". They just all happen to be owned by the same Asian ConGlom-0 Corp trying to sell these uber-cheap signal gens under the Wavetek name.

Which interestingly, their copyright filing is now showing abandoned as of March, 2019 (at least in the US) : http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.3.1

Looks to me like their attempt at glomming the Wavetek name was opposed successfully by the existing holder Aquatic Development Group Inc, a company that makes wave machines and such: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.6.2

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43260 on: November 22, 2019, 04:25:53 pm »
The only good thing about OS/2 is it was less shit than windows  :popcorn:

Less shit is good shit.  ;D ;D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43261 on: November 22, 2019, 04:35:48 pm »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43262 on: November 22, 2019, 04:38:54 pm »
Apart from BeOS :)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43263 on: November 22, 2019, 04:44:16 pm »
Which blows gave birth to OSX.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43264 on: November 22, 2019, 04:45:51 pm »
Apart from BeOS :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43265 on: November 22, 2019, 04:53:17 pm »
I suggest you stay away from the "Walking Dead", "Twilight" and pretty much everything Anne Rice fanfic sites. They have shit that would literally make a corpse blush.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43266 on: November 22, 2019, 04:54:04 pm »
Do as I say, not as I do?  :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43267 on: November 22, 2019, 05:04:03 pm »
More like "Learn from my mistakes, don't repeat them. PLEASE... for the love of all that is good in the world, don't REPEAT them." ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43268 on: November 22, 2019, 05:05:38 pm »
They have shit that would literally make a corpse blush.

That's not blushing, that's post-mortem lividity.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43269 on: November 22, 2019, 05:09:03 pm »
Woaa they even use Dave's video to try to sell their fake Meterman meter.      https://www.meterman.com/   
Why do you say "Fake"?
I presume because Meterman became Amprobe years ago.

Yep, Meterman was bought by Wavetek and then ended owned by Amprobe. They stopped using the brand meterman but you can still find used unit on ebay. Dave reviewed a old unit years ago.

Now meterman.com is somehow affiliated to wavetek.com and sell rebranded Uni-t meter. Again nothing to do with the old meterman company and product.

A quick search of the TESS shows the MeterMan trademark was abandoned in 2003: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.2.2 and then refiled successfully in April, 2019 by... you guessed it... Wavetek INC: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.5.1  ;)

So not "fake". They just all happen to be owned by the same Asian ConGlom-0 Corp trying to sell these uber-cheap signal gens under the Wavetek name.

Which interestingly, their copyright filing is now showing abandoned as of March, 2019 (at least in the US) : http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.3.1

Looks to me like their attempt at glomming the Wavetek name was opposed successfully by the existing holder Aquatic Development Group Inc, a company that makes wave machines and such: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4810:53m3mp.6.2

mnem


Interesting! Thank you for doing the research.

When I say fake I mean that they have nothing to do with the old meterman and wavetek. They are mostly trying to salvage the reputation of old companies. And they will quickly destroy that reputation with cheap products  ;)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43270 on: November 22, 2019, 05:11:31 pm »
   https://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2019/BFCountdown_msyaq_22/index-landing.html

Come over to the wet side. We have quiet. >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43271 on: November 22, 2019, 05:15:54 pm »
They have shit that would literally make a corpse blush.

That's not blushing, that's post-mortem lividity.

That's just foreplay in those circles. ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43272 on: November 22, 2019, 05:18:06 pm »
OK, this conversation is quickly going downhill.  :scared:


Back on topic, surprised no one commented on the neat gear in that lab.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43273 on: November 22, 2019, 05:19:15 pm »
That's because most of it is now in OUR labs.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #43274 on: November 22, 2019, 05:20:54 pm »
Touché...  :-DD
 


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