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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47700 on: January 23, 2020, 10:06:57 am »
What is the difference between a cloud and ransomware?

Ransomware threatens you to shutdown your business if you are not paying. Check.
Cloud threatens you to shutdown your business if you are not paying. Check.

Ransomware: you need help, if you want to get your data extracted. Check.
Cloud: you need help, if you want to get your data extracted. Check.

If you are a cloud customer, you'll get an account manager. Check.
Same goes with ransomware. You'll have an account manager, helping you to decrypt your data. Check.

Participating in the cloud is voluntary (by choice). Check.
Participating ransomware is voluntary (by choice). Check.

No proper customer information about participating cloud services. Check
No proper customer information about participating ransomware. Check

For those that remember life before PCs, s/ransomware/timesharing/.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47701 on: January 23, 2020, 10:12:45 am »
I have no problems paying someone to provide value. I use Office 365, AWS, digitalocean, fastmail, all day.

The problem I have is taking value for free where there is a risk of something becoming not free.

In this case, someone paid for a 3y license for me via expenses increases :-DD

Edit: We also have to consider that at the end of the day very little of what we produce has any significance or value past our own little bubble so when we're all gone, it doesn't matter. We're insignificant as is our data.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47702 on: January 23, 2020, 10:24:59 am »
Report: 250 million Microsoft customer service and support records exposed on the web

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/microsoft-customer-service-data-leak/

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47703 on: January 23, 2020, 11:09:44 am »
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47704 on: January 23, 2020, 11:55:15 am »
something abot cloudworx.

When your job is done you write to your client the pay.

dear Sir/Mam,
we have to get for this order:

50$ Material
30$ work time: construction
5$  cloud points
25$ ro build that
5$ for the outgoing test of accuracy
10$ for delivery
----------------------------------------
125$ please

answer: 
we have not ordered "cloud points" , also there was no cloudpoints in your delivery.
-5$
greetings.

....

or in the german "Datenschutz"  :-DD

You do a order for the military industry where it`s strongest forbidden to give any part of the construction to any other company or person. Put it in the cloud to see what can be comming. Otherwise: you can`t use your CAD for that order, do it by hand with pen + paper.

I am afraid to use that in the future. It`s much better to have a offline CAD what do the job self.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47705 on: January 23, 2020, 12:18:42 pm »
Ding-a-ling, winner!

https://www.tme.eu/be/en/details/cl-12s1p-vreaa700/rechargeable-batteries/cellevia-batteries/



tggzzz, wouldn't be too hard to remove a battery from the pack, if it's even needed, for yours..

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47706 on: January 23, 2020, 12:28:25 pm »
Ding-a-ling, winner!

https://www.tme.eu/be/en/details/cl-12s1p-vreaa700/rechargeable-batteries/cellevia-batteries/

tggzzz, wouldn't be too hard to remove a battery from the pack, if it's even needed, for yours..

Thanks!

Until recently I would have regarded it as relatively difficult to "remove" a cell. The heat/temperature necessary to make a new wire connection might damage the seals on a cell.

Now, however, my local hackspace has a Sunkko 709a Spot Welder designed to spot weld tabs to cells :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47707 on: January 23, 2020, 01:11:08 pm »
[...]
Edit: We also have to consider that at the end of the day very little of what we produce has any significance or value past our own little bubble so when we're all gone, it doesn't matter. We're insignificant as is our data.

Even taking that fatalistic view, we still live for a LOOONG time and I would rather not pay someone else over the odds, year in and year out, for the fact of my digital existence!

E.g. 50 years of paying $10 a month (plus interest) adds up to a tidy sum...   

He who understands interest, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it!  --Einstein
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47708 on: January 23, 2020, 01:31:39 pm »
I seem to have accidentally stumbled on some kind of weird fetish site...  :-DD

yeah.....it sure took a weird turn.  might have been worse.

(a photoshop war could have broken out)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47709 on: January 23, 2020, 01:44:01 pm »
I seem to have accidentally stumbled on some kind of weird fetish site...  :-DD

yeah.....it sure took a weird turn.  might have been worse.

(a photoshop war could have broken out)

Careful, or our resident dwagon might just singe your arse at best or at worst, roast it  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47710 on: January 23, 2020, 01:46:36 pm »
I seem to have accidentally stumbled on some kind of weird fetish site...  :-DD

yeah.....it sure took a weird turn.  might have been worse.

(a photoshop war could have broken out)

Careful, or our resident dwagon might just singe your arse at best or at worst, roast it  >:D

ahh come on......don't tell me you don't want to see what the dragon looks like with hair (tek blue?)......and wearing a skirt (or a kilt maybe?)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47711 on: January 23, 2020, 01:47:53 pm »
Ding-a-ling, winner!

https://www.tme.eu/be/en/details/cl-12s1p-vreaa700/rechargeable-batteries/cellevia-batteries/

tggzzz, wouldn't be too hard to remove a battery from the pack, if it's even needed, for yours..

Thanks!


Until recently I would have regarded it as relatively difficult to "remove" a cell. The heat/temperature necessary to make a new wire connection might damage the seals on a cell.

Now, however, my local hackspace has a Sunkko 709a Spot Welder designed to spot weld tabs to cells :)

I have soldered to hundreds of NiMH cells and never had a problem.

surface prep, large iron, low dwell time, easy peasy.

Lithium...that is another matter...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47712 on: January 23, 2020, 02:02:14 pm »
A Rough Morning in the Kitchen:



Sausage & Eggs turned out awesome as usual...



But there WERE casualties. Short version: 3 minutes under the broiler to crisp up the cherry turnovers should've been 2 minutes. They caught on FIRE.   :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47713 on: January 23, 2020, 02:13:44 pm »
Aw come on, some people pay a fortune for charcoal biscuits, besides charcoal is a good antitoxin for you, be a man and eat them as they are, they may dampen your fire though :-DD  >:D

Edit, that coffee looks more like a cup of porridge
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47714 on: January 23, 2020, 02:24:56 pm »
Ding-a-ling, winner! https://www.tme.eu/be/en/details/cl-12s1p-vreaa700/rechargeable-batteries/cellevia-batteries/ tggzzz, wouldn't be too hard to remove a battery from the pack, if it's even needed, for yours..
Thanks! Until recently I would have regarded it as relatively difficult to "remove" a cell. The heat/temperature necessary to make a new wire connection might damage the seals on a cell. Now, however, my local hackspace has a Sunkko 709a Spot Welder designed to spot weld tabs to cells :)

Just cut the shunt between the cells in the middle; this gives you a solder tab on each cell. No problem. :-//

I used to build drag racing packs with soldered copper shunts all the time; the trick is to use a huge (150-200W) iron and work fast. A Zep sprayer full of water helps cool things down quick if you have a problem. Measuring IR of the cells before & after showed ZERO damage, and I was drawing enough current to dump 24-48V 800mAH 1/2 Sub-C packs in about 20 seconds. ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47715 on: January 23, 2020, 02:42:57 pm »
Is anyone surprised that a dragon accidentally used too much fire?


Latest piece of boat anchorage arrived yesterday, an electrophoresis power supply. Something you'd normally find in a biology lab, but it could be useful, as it has a DC output of up to 2.5kV, and has CV, CC, and CP modes, also a timer.
Sadly it arrived damaged, despite being packed for the apocalypse by a reliable supplier. They made the mistake of packing a 3 pin UK plug IEC lead with it; the earth pin broke through the plastic shield over one of the HV T03 transistors mounted on a rear heatsink, even dented the T03 can. It broke the earth pin off the plugtop, and wedged the plastic pin cover in the heatsink fins.   :palm:

Now I need to take it apart somewhat in order to see if it's safe to power up, would be annoying to switch it on only to hear a BANG as the shorted transistor tries to mug the transformer or diode bridge...

This is on top of the existing damage; the timer alarm toggle is broken off the switch (?PDT), the knobs have broken off the timer adjustment, those might be multiturn units, as the V/I/P pots all are.   >:(




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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47716 on: January 23, 2020, 02:56:21 pm »
Aw come on, some people pay a fortune for charcoal biscuits, besides charcoal is a good antitoxin for you, be a man and eat them as they are, they may dampen your fire though :-DD  >:D

Edit, that coffee looks more like a cup of porridge



Too late...  :-// They're. *crunch-munch* Just. *chew... chew... gulp* Fine. *cringe*  :o Love my cheap Chinese ceramic paring knives tho... they made short work of the trimming. :-+



Not quite that thick... it won't do THIS. :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47717 on: January 23, 2020, 03:13:32 pm »
Aw come on, some people pay a fortune for charcoal biscuits, besides charcoal is a good antitoxin for you, be a man and eat them as they are, they may dampen your fire though :-DD  >:D

Edit, that coffee looks more like a cup of porridge



Too late...  :-// They're. *crunch-munch* Just. *chew... chew... gulp* Fine. *cringe*  :o Love my cheap Chinese ceramic paring knives tho... they made short work of the trimming. :-+

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Yeah, Mrs Specmaster loves those ceramic knives as well, we have a selection now.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47718 on: January 23, 2020, 03:19:27 pm »
Speaking of "make money fast" (in respect to this Heathkit device bd139 mentioned some ten postings before), today:

The Sensirion Smart gadget SHT31



Found this on ebay for around 72 Euros  :palm:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142903044878

If you are order the same smart gadget at Mouser, it comes up with around 20 Euros:
https://www.mouser.de/ProductDetail/Sensirion/SHT31-SMART-GADGET?qs=sGAEpiMZZMv3em63uDEI%2FAsEzA51Ir3hGr%252BiMZFs2rQ%3D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47719 on: January 23, 2020, 03:19:38 pm »
@mnem, here's a nice bench seat for you:   

*sigh* That guy (well, the same guy in the next town over from where I grew up) is why I quit chainsaw art. I have the skillz... but not the vision. Unless it's painfully obvious, I can't "see" the "creature trapped inside the chunk of wood"; that bench is EXACTLY the thing I once dreamt of making... :palm:



Gorgeous stuff... I actually like the other one shown in that article better; a proper Welsh Red. ;) Thanks for bringing them to my attention.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47720 on: January 23, 2020, 03:33:33 pm »
Ding-a-ling, winner!

https://www.tme.eu/be/en/details/cl-12s1p-vreaa700/rechargeable-batteries/cellevia-batteries/

tggzzz, wouldn't be too hard to remove a battery from the pack, if it's even needed, for yours..

Thanks!


Until recently I would have regarded it as relatively difficult to "remove" a cell. The heat/temperature necessary to make a new wire connection might damage the seals on a cell.

Now, however, my local hackspace has a Sunkko 709a Spot Welder designed to spot weld tabs to cells :)

I have soldered to hundreds of NiMH cells and never had a problem.

surface prep, large iron, low dwell time, easy peasy.

Lithium...that is another matter...

But a "sufficiently" large iron isn't available (except for soldering to tags, which is easy). Spot welding should be far more predictably adequate.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47721 on: January 23, 2020, 03:43:57 pm »
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But a "sufficiently" large iron isn't available (except for soldering to tags, which is easy). Spot welding should be far more predictably adequate.

I have an old school Weller 100/140W soldering gun for those occasions.  It can literally make the tip glow if you're not careful about modulating the juice.  Perfect for those really stubborn soldering jobs!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47722 on: January 23, 2020, 04:07:36 pm »
More issues with 535A. Actually the CA plug-in this time. I guess this should be expected from equipment almost 60 years old. I figure it's going to take multiple burn-ins to shake out all the weak stuff.

Anyway, Channel B of the CA plug-in developed "hash" on the trace. So I started swapping out the Channel B only tubes from the spare CA plug-in as a quick fix. Found the issue. V4323, 6AK5 Pentode. It's the very first pre-amp tube after the attenuators. That means unfortunately I have to perform the DC Balance and attenuator adjustments all over again. Oh well, such is life when you have boat anchors.

Here's the offending tube.



And it's location in the CA plug-in.



And some interesting facts about this tube.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6AK5
   
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47723 on: January 23, 2020, 04:17:35 pm »
Here's the offending tube.



And it's location in the CA plug-in.



And some interesting facts about this tube.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6AK5
 

A few days ago I have bought a bunch of these nice 6AK5 / EF95 tubes (needed for my little Theremin project).
https://www.ebay.com/itm/331639133156

They are the 6AK5W / E95F type which means long life.
If you want one or two, let me know. :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #47724 on: January 23, 2020, 04:24:09 pm »
Thanks for the offer. This is why I'm glad I have spare. Both 6AK5's in the spare are OK.
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