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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7975 on: February 27, 2018, 03:41:23 am »
What price would you pull the trigger on this?  :-DMM /tempted

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7976 on: February 27, 2018, 03:53:22 am »
What price would you pull the trigger on this?  :-DMM /tempted
Eight.

With shipping.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7977 on: February 27, 2018, 04:02:37 am »
Depends how dumb the user is. How many times have you heard "have you tried rebooting it?"  :-DD

That is my favorite line.  Pisses the stepdaughter off to no end.  It's not my fault she shouldn't have a computer.  I've threatened to take it away for years and give her an abacus and rice paper.  Now her husband has to put up with her computer stupidity.  That gives me an idea for a Christmas present--a shirt that says PEBKAC practiced here.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7978 on: February 27, 2018, 04:02:55 am »
Oh crisis averted, 18 min one way to pick up.  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7979 on: February 27, 2018, 04:12:36 am »
Depends how dumb the user is. How many times have you heard "have you tried rebooting it?"  :-DD

That is my favorite line.  Pisses the stepdaughter off to no end.  It's not my fault she shouldn't have a computer.  I've threatened to take it away for years and give her an abacus and rice paper.  Now her husband has to put up with her computer stupidity.  That gives me an idea for a Christmas present--a shirt that says PEBKAC practiced here.



Zazzle has my favorite version of this T-shirt; but their prices are so damned high on everything.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7980 on: February 27, 2018, 04:19:19 am »
My wife actually bought me a PEBKAC T shirt years ago. Sadly discontinued this one: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/6692/
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7981 on: February 27, 2018, 06:24:36 am »
Love that xkcd flowchart! It should be included with every computer.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7982 on: February 27, 2018, 06:25:29 am »
Just a note: i don't yet own anything from NASA. Just a running joke of mine is all.

Sounds like a goal to me.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7983 on: February 27, 2018, 06:43:28 am »
I've added a bunch of PoI to the first post. Thanks to those who've PM'ed candidates to me thus far.

I was looking for the closeup pic of a dot LED character that I think Pat posted, but haven't successfully found it yet. If anyone sees it, send me the URL. Thanks!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7984 on: February 27, 2018, 06:44:27 am »
Consultants don't have to know everything, just more than their clients.

As a consultant I would like to suggest that we can merely google something quicker than our clients and hide that :)

Edit: Small argument with mrs bd139 this evening resulted in no more test gear purchases for a bit. She wanted to go on a spend up with my credit card because hers was full so I chopped the fucker up with some aviation shears.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7985 on: February 27, 2018, 06:45:06 am »
That works a treat too. :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7986 on: February 27, 2018, 07:44:11 am »
Consultants don't have to know everything, just more than their clients.

As a consultant I would like to suggest that we can merely google something quicker than our clients and hide that :)

Edit: Small argument with mrs bd139 this evening resulted in no more test gear purchases for a bit. She wanted to go on a spend up with my credit card because hers was full so I chopped the fucker up with some aviation shears.
Well I've heard some excuses in my time but that one beats them all  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7987 on: February 27, 2018, 07:49:44 am »
Works as well. Plus I just realised it's still linked to paypal so I can still use it  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7988 on: February 27, 2018, 07:59:29 am »
Well, I've just used mine to purchase this addition to my arsenal of meters seeing as my Philips kicked the bucket in a spectacular fashion.   
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7989 on: February 27, 2018, 08:13:51 am »
Consultants don't have to know everything, just more than their clients.

As a consultant I would like to suggest that we can merely google something quicker than our clients and hide that :)

Edit: Small argument with mrs bd139 this evening resulted in no more test gear purchases for a bit. She wanted to go on a spend up with my credit card because hers was full so I chopped the fucker up with some aviation shears.

Oh. I hope the kennel blanket's freshly washed, it's going to be cold out tonight...  :)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7990 on: February 27, 2018, 08:15:44 am »
Consultants don't have to know everything, just more than their clients.

As a consultant I would like to suggest that we can merely google something quicker than our clients and hide that :)

Edit: Small argument with mrs bd139 this evening resulted in no more test gear purchases for a bit. She wanted to go on a spend up with my credit card because hers was full so I chopped the fucker up with some aviation shears.

Oh. I hope the kennel blanket's freshly washed, it's going to be cold out tonight...  :)
Possibly even colder in that tin shed  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7991 on: February 27, 2018, 08:26:08 am »
Well, I've just used mine to purchase this addition to my arsenal of meters seeing as my Philips kicked the bucket in a spectacular fashion.   

Oh no - what happened?

Possibly even colder in that tin shed  :palm:

She's out so I'm going to bed early. Once I'm asleep I turn to concrete :D
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7992 on: February 27, 2018, 08:40:23 am »
Well, I've just used mine to purchase this addition to my arsenal of meters seeing as my Philips kicked the bucket in a spectacular fashion.   

Oh no - what happened?

It caught the Aston Martin Sat Nav bug or a variant of it, all values leads to "2"

Possibly even colder in that tin shed  :palm:

She's out so I'm going to bed early. Once I'm asleep I turn to concrete :D
Mind you don't wake up with no quilt over you then otherwise you'll be a cold concrete slab  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7993 on: February 27, 2018, 08:55:33 am »
Heads up warning, looking like Maplins might be closing down soon if a rescue package can't be worked out for them, so if you have anything on ordered from them, check into it and see what options you have and the those that don't have anything outstanding, there may be some bargains to be had soon.

It would a sad day to see them go to the wall though, where else can you and get the emergency parts on a Sunday?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7994 on: February 27, 2018, 09:02:40 am »
Haven't ordered anything for months. It's definitely "meh" territory. When I get dragged out shopping I don't even loiter in there any more.

Sunday emergency parts can wait until Tuesday, when RS deliver :D

Problem I have is that most of the parts are overpriced and crap quality, if they even have any in stock. Would you stick a Maplin capacitor in your nice HP pile of kit?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7995 on: February 27, 2018, 09:12:29 am »
No I wouldn't but I have had to resort to buying the emergency computer bits and bobs etc from them before and also radio aerials etc.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7996 on: February 27, 2018, 09:37:37 am »
Well, I've just used mine to purchase this addition to my arsenal of meters seeing as my Philips kicked the bucket in a spectacular fashion.   

So, according to the sticker on top, did you receive it in its carrying case? :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7997 on: February 27, 2018, 09:42:46 am »
Well, I've just used mine to purchase this addition to my arsenal of meters seeing as my Philips kicked the bucket in a spectacular fashion.   

So, according to the sticker on top, did you receive it in its carrying case? :-DD
I don't think its included, only just won it so now I have to wait for it to be delivered, which according to the latest weather forecast could be a long wait as the weather is worsening. :palm: :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7998 on: February 27, 2018, 09:57:15 am »
Keep forgetting about the shit weather. I’ve got a ton of stuff from China that’s going to take even longer.  Also ordered a book from Germany so that’s going to be screwed. This whole country falls over if a single snow flake drops. Last time it snowed they ran out of bog roll within 24 hours at the local supermarket.

Was just about to sit down and measure up my T12 for a new case so I can get that boost converter in it and my sodding new neighbour has started playing bloody music really loud. Going to blast something loud and nasty up the shared chimney in revenge. How dare he interrupt my TEA!
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #7999 on: February 27, 2018, 09:59:57 am »
I think your new neighbour is taking the BISCUIT don't you?  :-DD
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