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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50275 on: February 20, 2020, 06:21:39 am »

Sorry to nitpick (not really, we all love to do it here...) but that's definitely not a Capri 2.8i...

It has the square headlights, which marks it out as an early MkII, pre fuel injection and pre Cologne V6 days. The Cologne 2.8 didn't appear until after the dual round headlight MkII facelift, so if it's a V6, it'll have the 3.0 carburetted Essex. Odds are it's a 2.0 Pinto, since so many more of those were made.
The alloys mark it out as a GT model.

#petrolhead#fastfords

EDIT: Whoever put the roofrack on it needs a slap


I once heard a catchphrase on that maker, arguing that they keep making cars solely to keep Opel from being the worst.  My experience (Mondeo, Taurus, Cargo, Focus of some sort and being behind the Taunuses on Autobahn in the seventies, which is the source of the statement that Ford make cars where you fill up the oil and check the petrol)  makes me believe this even more.

The Cargo especially. Anything that improves with being sold to Iveco must have been truly abysmal initially.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50276 on: February 20, 2020, 07:41:24 am »
I'm not too worried about the bandwidth TBH. Anything 100MHz or above is fine for me. The nature of the thing is that it has a half decent delay sweep system and cursors which are far more useful for measurements than other scopes. THS 720A is interesting as it's based on the same platform as TDS200 series which I have owned a specimen of and quite liked it. Also it has 100% isolated channels.

I will take a look at these :D

Lord have mercy on me and give me the time to fix my first THS 720A so I can sell it to bd for cheap.
Got my second one two weeks ago for 81 Euro shipped at Ebay Kleineanzeige (go Deutschland go!), it has the FW 1.16 .

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50277 on: February 20, 2020, 07:56:44 am »
Incidentally I’m not cycling in the city ever again. Keeping to cycle lanes and minor roads. And I’m getting a fucking train sized air horn.

That's my attitude in Bristol, but I don't mind cycling round Hyde Park Corner. There are plenty of back roads in London, at least in the places I want to cycle when I visit. Just aim in the right direction and navigate by villages.

Daughter much prefers cycling in London, and won't cycle in country lanes. She has an air horn which, um, does get peoples' attention. Also has gaudy blinkenlights on her spokes.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50278 on: February 20, 2020, 07:59:32 am »
Seriously, I worked with that asshat at the ISD my last job. Completely fucked his head up for a week; kept telling him his tires were on backwards. Even after he took them off & spun them around. 

Unlike car tyres which can be put on backwards. Failed my annual MoT test like that once.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50279 on: February 20, 2020, 08:17:27 am »
Seriously, I worked with that asshat at the ISD my last job. Completely fucked his head up for a week; kept telling him his tires were on backwards. Even after he took them off & spun them around. 

Unlike car tyres which can be put on backwards. Failed my annual MoT test like that once.

Direction or directionless varies depending on the purpose.

As pure road tires are more or less smooth on the rolling surface any side wall pattern does little to zip apart from maybe helping pump out water in the wet but generally there is so little it is pointless.

The shot below is my 33C Cyclocross tire I have fitted to my flat bar. These are lightly treaded and some of the block directions will work best in one direction or the other so direction 'helps'. These are designed for all round speed on a mix of surfaces.

Some of the heavier treads on  mountain bike tires are also direction dependent treaded but I don't own one for a pic.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50280 on: February 20, 2020, 08:25:04 am »
Seriously, I worked with that asshat at the ISD my last job. Completely fucked his head up for a week; kept telling him his tires were on backwards. Even after he took them off & spun them around. 

Unlike car tyres which can be put on backwards. Failed my annual MoT test like that once.

Direction or directionless varies depending on the purpose.

As pure road tires are more or less smooth on the rolling surface any side wall pattern does little to zip apart from maybe helping pump out water in the wet but generally there is so little it is pointless.

It isn't clear whether you are limiting your statement to bicycle tyres.

For car tyres see, for example, https://www.oponeo.co.uk/blog/how-to-fit-asymmetric-tyres
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50281 on: February 20, 2020, 08:34:43 am »
Was referring to Hipsters and mnemenths story in part. My WRX most definitely had directional Potenza's on it  ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50282 on: February 20, 2020, 08:49:20 am »
I was using this until a while ago and found it handy for running ongoing projects for myself https://evernote.com/ Worked well to keep the voices in my head, project photos costings etc in one place.

More Recently A5 Notebooks and a Pentel Graphgear Pencil to help keep the external memory joggers and sketches in is suiting me better.
That's essentially Onenote. I don't mind Onenote at all. It's very useful and comprehensive, for project administration too.

I basically use OneNote for everything. Also for task management “Microsoft todo” which is better than onenote for that stuff.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50283 on: February 20, 2020, 09:24:07 am »
My boss told me at work I am too much on the internet surfing... ops. Another TEA effect....  :-[

Back to work now...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50284 on: February 20, 2020, 09:59:45 am »
Think of it as writing a text adventure for your senility.

 :-DD  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50285 on: February 20, 2020, 10:24:42 am »
Something TE related at last  :-DD

W7ZOI (Wes Hayward) got a NanoVNA: http://w7zoi.net/mynano/nanozoi.html
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50286 on: February 20, 2020, 10:59:05 am »
While surfing around I've found this weird-looking scope from Metrix:

It is a Metrix MTX 3252 2 Channel 60Mhz Oscilloscope


https://www.ebay.com/itm/283474628268

Never saw one of these before.  :o

But when I looked at this scope, another one crossed my mind:
The scopes from Yokogawa (YEW), for example the Yokogawa DL1300A 100MHz digital scope.

This one comes with a printer too.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/293044805150

Has anybody worked with one of these scopes and can share one or two stories about them? Just curious how the perform and the handling is.

I've had the displeasure of working with BOTH of those scope. The Yokogawa was slightly better, but both had you searching for buttons. I prefer to have knobs where possible. Having just a single knob and having to switch between what it does is extremely painful to work with. I only used the Metrix once though, as someone managed to destroy it pretty quickly. The Yokogawa is still in use in our lab, but I think it's only used when absolutely every other scope is unavailable.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50287 on: February 20, 2020, 11:25:49 am »
For ref “working” Hipster on what looks like a fixie in London: https://youtu.be/H2UsaO9vEJs

Edit: You can pay these dudes £250 to get something from one side of the city to the other in 30 minutes. Packet loss is about 5% though, usually thanks to a bin truck turning left, and sometimes there’s a some lag while they stop to get amped.

To point out the fixies don’t have brakes or freewheel hubs because you ain’t stopping and if you stop pedalling your heart will explode  :palm:

Incidentally I’m not cycling in the city ever again. Keeping to cycle lanes and minor roads. And I’m getting a fucking train sized air horn.
Looking at your route, most of it will be in the big park and common so your biggest dangers are going to be other arse hats on cycles, pedestrians, herds of bleeding deer, dogs called "Fenton" and falling branches/trees and windy days, so a train horn will be overkill there.  :o ::) :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50288 on: February 20, 2020, 11:45:32 am »
Indeed. The only bitch is Richmond Hill. I'd forgotten about loose dogs  :-- >:( Gotta love Fenton hahaha



Managed to flog some not related to TE stuff today on the sly so have some more money for TE stuff.

Also incidentally I found something with the wrong image on it yesterday that I really want. Have been emailing the seller about it and they're relisting it. Hopefully it will be poorly listed like the other auction he had up which had a bad title and I only found by chance  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50289 on: February 20, 2020, 12:22:47 pm »
Fenton..... :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50290 on: February 20, 2020, 12:39:07 pm »
Indeed. The only bitch is Richmond Hill. I'd forgotten about loose dogs  :-- >:( Gotta love Fenton hahaha



Managed to flog some not related to TE stuff today on the sly so have some more money for TE stuff.

Also incidentally I found something with the wrong image on it yesterday that I really want. Have been emailing the seller about it and they're relisting it. Hopefully it will be poorly listed like the other auction he had up which had a bad title and I only found by chance  :-DD
Yep, a fleeing deer takes no prisoners, a collision with one of them at full gallop packs a wallop, seen a few smash into cars and keep going while the car is knocked out and left steaming at the roadside  :-DD :scared:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50291 on: February 20, 2020, 12:54:11 pm »
Yep, a fleeing deer takes no prisoners, a collision with one of them at full gallop packs a wallop, seen a few smash into cars and keep going while the car is knocked out and left steaming at the roadside  :-DD :scared:.

So, no roadkill, no dinner for Jeremy, Richard and James?  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50293 on: February 20, 2020, 02:06:57 pm »
 
Yep, a fleeing deer takes no prisoners, a collision with one of them at full gallop packs a wallop, seen a few smash into cars and keep going while the car is knocked out and left steaming at the roadside  :-DD :scared:.

So, no roadkill, no dinner for Jeremy, Richard and James?  :-DD
You can add bd139 to those three as well  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50294 on: February 20, 2020, 02:32:44 pm »
Yep, a fleeing deer takes no prisoners, a collision with one of them at full gallop packs a wallop, seen a few smash into cars and keep going while the car is knocked out and left steaming at the roadside  :-DD :scared:.

I had one run across the road about 1s in front of me (I was >2s from the car in front) when I was doing 50mph.

I've also watched a cow notice that its herd had disappeared over the brow of a hill, so take off at a canter along a road, skidding as it went between cars queuing at a crossroads.

It is particularly annoying when these <darling creatures> decide to sit on the road and chew the cud. Always managed to drive around them, although i was tempted to get out and kick them :)



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50295 on: February 20, 2020, 03:14:55 pm »
Deer are a total menace here. Car/deer accidents are a daily occurrence.  There are too many of them due to lack of natural predators and fewer hunters. Although the recent increase  in the coyote population will have some effect....as soon as the coyotes clear out all the feral and domestic cats. Any talk of culling the population drives the animal rights groups ape shit.

I see deer wandering the property here often. As soon as they see a human they run like hell but just stand there and look at a moving car.  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50296 on: February 20, 2020, 03:22:28 pm »
@tggzzz I wonder how times a ball lands on a cow pat, take a drop or play from there...hmmm...decisions decisions  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50297 on: February 20, 2020, 03:27:16 pm »
At least it will make the game a little more interesting. IMHO golf is one of the dumbest games on the entire planet. What is the sense of chasing a little white ball across yards and yards of grass? I don't see it.  :-//

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50298 on: February 20, 2020, 03:31:17 pm »
Just as a heads-up: if you are having somewhere around pppd (e.g. the router for your internetconnection):
it can be hacked.

https://github.com/paulusmack/ppp/commit/8d7970b8f3db727fe798b65f3377fe6787575426

Quote from the author:
"So it affects the server and client. Both eap_request() and eap_response() are vulnerable (and have the exact same bug). Further more, there is no check to see if you’ve actually configured eap and are using eap prior to hitting the parser. So even if it’s not configured, you’re still vulnerable. Oh, and it’s pre-auth."

Source:
https://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a0b08d9a

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #50299 on: February 20, 2020, 03:33:35 pm »
Yep, a fleeing deer takes no prisoners, a collision with one of them at full gallop packs a wallop, seen a few smash into cars and keep going while the car is knocked out and left steaming at the roadside  :-DD :scared:.

I had one run across the road about 1s in front of me (I was >2s from the car in front) when I was doing 50mph.

I've also watched a cow notice that its herd had disappeared over the brow of a hill, so take off at a canter along a road, skidding as it went between cars queuing at a crossroads.

It is particularly annoying when these <darling creatures> decide to sit on the road and chew the cud. Always managed to drive around them, although i was tempted to get out and kick them :)


I notice that Minchinhampton Common was the example. I had a couple of near misses there over the years. It's right on the top of a valley, there's no lighting at all in the dark, a chunk of it is blind and it's rather popular for road cyclists, cows, horses and crackheads :-DD. Burleigh as featured at the end is nice. Just don't go in any shops. They are local shops for local people if you know what I mean.

 


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