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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64175 on: July 23, 2020, 12:06:26 pm »
Cupboard of doom doesn’t look any different. Still can’t work out how that works out  :-//

Doom expands to fill the space available...

... at which point The Hobby becomes much cheaper. If you want to buy something then you have to throw something out first, and we all know how difficult that is (bd139 excepted :) ).

No, then the car gets evicted and has to to live in the driveway. >:D

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64176 on: July 23, 2020, 12:17:54 pm »
https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2020-07-23

And with this page, Schlock Mercenary draws to a close. Howard Tayler has produced this iconic webcomic since my wife and I were courting; updating every day without fail for just a hair over twenty years.

Good Luck Howard!

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That's not finished, wait until you see the page with "The End..."

I can wait. Never heard of it and after wasting my time looking it over this knuckle dragging neanderthal doesn't get it and frankly has no desire to "get it".  ::) :palm:

Ehhh... Howard has said there will be more set in this Universe. He's just going on sabbatical for a bit and no longer going to be updating daily. I think he's earned his day of rest. ;)

Good lord med; the whole point of the thing is to satirize the knuckle-draggers...  :palm: Yeah, sure... It's mostly adolescent wish-fulfillment; just like 98% of what we see in the theaters right now.  :-//

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64177 on: July 23, 2020, 12:22:17 pm »
Cupboard of doom doesn’t look any different. Still can’t work out how that works out  :-//

Doom expands to fill the space available...

... at which point The Hobby becomes much cheaper. If you want to buy something then you have to throw something out first, and we all know how difficult that is (bd139 excepted :) ).

No, then the car gets evicted and has to to live in the driveway. >:D

Sorry, I'm one step ahead of you.

My car lives on the drive, or it would if the drive wasn't occupied by scaffolding.

Yes, there is some old test equipment in my even older asbestos sheet "garage", safely stored in a large sealed case
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64178 on: July 23, 2020, 12:23:20 pm »
You're all just jealous 'cause you can't lick you own balls !  :P
Go on then, post a photo proving that you can  :-DD :-DD :-DD
:P
Not me, a cat or dog you muggins ! 

Tried but could never quite reach...............  :-DD

And if most men COULD, they'd stay home at night. And all day.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64179 on: July 23, 2020, 12:25:34 pm »
Ideal for bd139, on the other bank of the river in TW9: "Downscaling a bit - Scopes, Spectrum An and others"
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/uk-downscaling-a-bit-scopes-spectrum-an-and-others/msg3147930/#msg3147930
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64180 on: July 23, 2020, 12:27:06 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64181 on: July 23, 2020, 12:28:20 pm »
453 is nice. I’ve owned two. First one the cat pissed in and blew it up. I didn’t know enough to deal with it then so I gave it to someone (years ago).

Hope the new owner managed to train the cat not to piss in TE...
That explains BD's hatred of cats then  :-DD :-DD :-DD

One of the many reasons. It was bought as a mouser. All it did was wet the mice and observe me chasing the things round with a metal ruler. It also attacked my eldest out of the blue.

Honestly I don’t know why people like the things other than via toxoplasma Gondi infection.

Mhhhmmm... I think there is the first mistake in that relationship...  ???

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64182 on: July 23, 2020, 12:34:16 pm »
That wasnt the first cat. My parents had them too. Hated the bloody things then!
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64183 on: July 23, 2020, 12:42:31 pm »
Meh.  :-// I've had both... I don't value unconditional love the way most "dog people" do. Generally much prefer a pet with enough self-esteem that it will leave if you're a assh'o.  ???

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64184 on: July 23, 2020, 12:43:45 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--

I thought you were going use petty cash to buy a second house in alpaca country!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64185 on: July 23, 2020, 12:46:39 pm »
 :palm: :palm: :palm:
Was bidding on a DMM, now i got a nice deal and bought all his TE, he is stopping his hobby....
therapy is not working.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64186 on: July 23, 2020, 12:48:01 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--

I thought you were going use petty cash to buy a second house in alpaca country!

Yes but not if I buy lots of expensive test gear  :-DD

The temptation has been there but it’s important that you objectively derive value from a purchase rather than end up with an ornament.

Edit: I’m still trying to justify a new keysight bench DMM. But I can’t really when the alternative is patience and a decisive eBay strike. As time is not a constraint for the project.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64187 on: July 23, 2020, 12:55:41 pm »
:palm: :palm: :palm:
Was bidding on a DMM, now i got a nice deal and bought all his TE, he is stopping his hobby....
therapy is not working.

It is the opposite: the TEA therapy IS working very well on you ....    :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64188 on: July 23, 2020, 01:31:08 pm »
Just want to say thanks to TEA again in particular bd139, without this evil thread I would not have installed VS Code and learned Python.
What a powerful language, highly recommended!

Bye bye Visual Basic/C++ from the 2000....
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64189 on: July 23, 2020, 01:44:21 pm »
Just want to say thanks to TEA again in particular bd139, without this evil thread I would not have installed VS Code and learned Python.
What a powerful language, highly recommended!

Bye bye Visual Basic/C++ from the 2000....

2000 is new.... i am learning python...little by little, but am programming daily in Foxpro 2.6 and visual... from ?? before i was born??
but indexing stuff is great in foxpro, only this blody 2Gb limit.. and memory and.. and...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64190 on: July 23, 2020, 01:46:47 pm »


Good lord med; the whole point of the thing is to satirize the knuckle-draggers...  :palm: Yeah, sure... It's mostly adolescent wish-fulfillment; just like 98% of what we see in the theaters right now.  :-//

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I guess that explains why it goes right over my head.  :o :-//

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64191 on: July 23, 2020, 01:47:18 pm »
For learning the Python basis this did the trick for me.

Fox what?  ;)
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« Reply #64192 on: July 23, 2020, 01:49:02 pm »
For learning the Python basis this did the trick for me.

Fox what?  ;)

Thanks!
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64193 on: July 23, 2020, 02:48:08 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--

I thought you were going use petty cash to buy a second house in alpaca country!

Yes but not if I buy lots of expensive test gear  :-DD

The temptation has been there but it’s important that you objectively derive value from a purchase rather than end up with an ornament.

Edit: I’m still trying to justify a new keysight bench DMM. But I can’t really when the alternative is patience and a decisive eBay strike. As time is not a constraint for the project.

It's ambiguous, but it looks like that haul might include a 6.5 digit Agilent DMM plus a 5.5 digit DMM plus some switches.  >:D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64194 on: July 23, 2020, 02:53:46 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--

I thought you were going use petty cash to buy a second house in alpaca country!

Yes but not if I buy lots of expensive test gear  :-DD

The temptation has been there but it’s important that you objectively derive value from a purchase rather than end up with an ornament.

Edit: I’m still trying to justify a new keysight bench DMM. But I can’t really when the alternative is patience and a decisive eBay strike. As time is not a constraint for the project.

It's ambiguous, but it looks like that haul might include a 6.5 digit Agilent DMM plus a 5.5 digit DMM plus some switches.  >:D

Not that ambiguous, it does include a 5.5 & a 6.5 DMM but they are both VXI headles units. The 5.5 will proabaly be in a dedicated slot.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64195 on: July 23, 2020, 03:13:29 pm »
Just want to say thanks to TEA again in particular bd139, without this evil thread I would not have installed VS Code and learned Python.
What a powerful language, highly recommended!

Bye bye Visual Basic/C++ from the 2000....
For learning the Python basis this did the trick for me.

Fox what?  ;)

moo.  Sick minds think alike.  :P

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64196 on: July 23, 2020, 04:16:39 pm »
Ack. Nothing I can afford though  :--

I thought you were going use petty cash to buy a second house in alpaca country!

Yes but not if I buy lots of expensive test gear  :-DD

The temptation has been there but it’s important that you objectively derive value from a purchase rather than end up with an ornament.

Edit: I’m still trying to justify a new keysight bench DMM. But I can’t really when the alternative is patience and a decisive eBay strike. As time is not a constraint for the project.

It's ambiguous, but it looks like that haul might include a 6.5 digit Agilent DMM plus a 5.5 digit DMM plus some switches.  >:D

Not that ambiguous, it does include a 5.5 & a 6.5 DMM but they are both VXI headles units. The 5.5 will proabaly be in a dedicated slot.

Yeah not touching VXI and all that NI stuff. That leads to LabSPEW.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64197 on: July 23, 2020, 05:11:52 pm »
You're all just jealous 'cause you can't lick you own balls !  :P
If I was able to do that there would be something seriously wrong with me ...
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64198 on: July 23, 2020, 05:34:33 pm »
Well, as you have a husband, technically you do own at least one pair...  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #64199 on: July 23, 2020, 05:53:08 pm »

Just outbid on a fluke 27. Grr.


Great little meters, doubles up as a hammer. Has a great hold function for taking readings in tight spaces, press hold, probe circuit and meter will bleep each time a new reading is taken, very useful.
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