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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65850 on: August 06, 2020, 08:14:34 pm »
My point exactly.  ;)

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Geez, pink is apparently well known as nixiefreqq's post points out, has a calming effect, remember the signature Med uses  :-// Just saying thats all. I have no idea where your minds were going with this  ::) ::)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65851 on: August 06, 2020, 08:22:57 pm »
Did a 100% full check out of all 3478A and 8060A calibration and they're bang on all ranges. Either that or both drifted away from reality just as far. Very happy.

I will say that the 8060A has a better low mA range than the 3478A. But the 3478A has a hell of a lot more AC bandwidth. Very different but complimentary meters. A good pair.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65852 on: August 06, 2020, 08:26:15 pm »
Gee whiz gang...relax.  :P :-DD There's no hidden agenda as to why I chose the color I did other than plain and simple I liked the fucking color.  :phew: :palm: ;D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65853 on: August 06, 2020, 08:30:00 pm »
Channel 1 on the Type 3A6 fixed. See schematic. Nothing complicated (for a change). Q134 had a dirty socket. Deoxit and done.

Now on to channel 2. That's a weird one. As you move the position control from minus to center the sine wave distorts and collapses.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65854 on: August 06, 2020, 08:35:44 pm »
That actually looks like a fun problem to solve that one.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65855 on: August 06, 2020, 08:41:28 pm »
something seemed familiar about meds paint scheme.


https://www.odditycentral.com/news/painting-jail-cells-pink-a-controversial-way-to-curb-inmate-aggression.html


oh yeah.  thats it.

It supposedly works.  "Underground facilities" in Sweden, where people might be confined for work in "high-stress times" are painted apricot, dark green and cream. The linoleum flooring is pretty close to med's bedroom walls in colour. Dark green is reserved for sleeping quarters, because it is calming.

A very good example of this is the civil defence central for northern Stockholm, which is a pinnacle of 1970s design and applied research on keeping people happy: http://www.antus.nu/Elefanten.html

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65856 on: August 06, 2020, 08:41:47 pm »
That actually looks like a fun problem to solve that one.

Well now that I got channel 1 functional should be simple compare with channel 2 and track down the issue. But that's tomorrow morning.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65857 on: August 06, 2020, 08:42:48 pm »
hmmmm.  med does indeed seem to be remarkably free of tension and anxiety.

looks like his paint scheme is working!

he may become the new "fair minded voice of reason" on this thread.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65858 on: August 06, 2020, 08:45:37 pm »

I liken this flavor of corruption to the difference between soy sauce and Teriyaki. Soy sauce (like the usual everyday sort of small-time corruption we've been accustomed to for centuries) is a wine-like product distilled from a plant not usually used for winemaking. American-style corruption is a whole 'nuther level; like they took the existing corruption and distilled it to its purest essence.

Just as Teriyaki is distilled from soy sauce, it is an acquired taste with many (arguably a majority) who find it disgusting. Like American-style corruption.


Before you go and use Soy sauce and Teriyaki sauce as similes again, you might want to read up on how they are made - there's no distillation involved.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65859 on: August 06, 2020, 08:47:22 pm »
hmmmm.  med does indeed seem to be remarkably free of tension and anxiety.

looks like his paint scheme is working!

he may become the new "fair minded voice of reason" on this thread.

Don't fucking bet on it.  :P :P :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65860 on: August 06, 2020, 08:56:11 pm »
hmmmm.  med does indeed seem to be remarkably free of tension and anxiety.

looks like his paint scheme is working!

he may become the new "fair minded voice of reason" on this thread.

Don't fucking bet on it.  :P :P :-DD


once a new yorker........always a new yorker.  (at least you are not a flip flopper)


edit    was sort of looking forward to seeing your icon change to "mr rogers".
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65861 on: August 06, 2020, 08:59:32 pm »
nah, he is outta deblasio's shithole ... As are many others. Those who can are fleeing the high tax jail ...
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65862 on: August 06, 2020, 09:08:53 pm »
something seemed familiar about meds paint scheme.


https://www.odditycentral.com/news/painting-jail-cells-pink-a-controversial-way-to-curb-inmate-aggression.html


oh yeah.  thats it.

It supposedly works.  "Underground facilities" in Sweden, where people might be confined for work in "high-stress times" are painted apricot, dark green and cream. The linoleum flooring is pretty close to med's bedroom walls in colour. Dark green is reserved for sleeping quarters, because it is calming.

A very good example of this is the civil defence central for northern Stockholm, which is a pinnacle of 1970s design and applied research on keeping people happy: http://www.antus.nu/Elefanten.html
I think that any green is good for bedrooms because green is well known to be a peaceful colour, you only have to look outside in the spring/summer when the leaves are on the trees to feel relaxed. Blue is a colour renowned for making people feel cooler and is an ideal choice in really hot climates.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65863 on: August 06, 2020, 09:18:21 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
How sure are you it's an original? That price bracket is bang on for a fake. They're functional fakes mind, so not a huge issue.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65864 on: August 06, 2020, 09:20:39 pm »
What the fuck, just been looking at the cost of obtaining a different set of blades for my new wire stripper, here in the UK because it seems Capri Tools don't ship from the USA to the UK, which is a real shame as the cost of blades from them is $14.99 a set (free shipping within the USA), The same blades from Ideal UK dept is £137.28  :o and free shipping. The complete tool from Amazon UK (Capri) only cost me £16.99, so that rules out the sourcing of blades that go down to 26AWG in the UK.

Just fired off an email to Capri in the USA to see if they would ship to the UK at extra cost  :palm:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65865 on: August 06, 2020, 09:22:26 pm »
something seemed familiar about meds paint scheme.


https://www.odditycentral.com/news/painting-jail-cells-pink-a-controversial-way-to-curb-inmate-aggression.html


oh yeah.  thats it.

It supposedly works.  "Underground facilities" in Sweden, where people might be confined for work in "high-stress times" are painted apricot, dark green and cream. The linoleum flooring is pretty close to med's bedroom walls in colour. Dark green is reserved for sleeping quarters, because it is calming.

A very good example of this is the civil defence central for northern Stockholm, which is a pinnacle of 1970s design and applied research on keeping people happy: http://www.antus.nu/Elefanten.html
I think that any green is good for bedrooms because green is well known to be a peaceful colour, you only have to look outside in the spring/summer when the leaves are on the trees to feel relaxed. Blue is a colour renowned for making people feel cooler and is an ideal choice in really hot climates.

spent a little time in "underground facilities"......and yeah.....now that you mention it the walls did seem to be painted in odd colors.

but the most important thing was that the chow hall was much better than average.  it almost made it worth the hassle of getting in and out of the damn place.  AND it was always a hassle. 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65866 on: August 06, 2020, 09:25:51 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
How sure are you it's an original? That price bracket is bang on for a fake. They're functional fakes mind, so not a huge issue.

How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65867 on: August 06, 2020, 09:30:37 pm »
Wow, I'm gobsmacked, Capri have responded to my enquiry already, but sadly not good news.

Hi Graham,

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we are still unable to ship outside of the U.S. I do apologize for the inconvenience.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65868 on: August 06, 2020, 09:34:36 pm »
Gee whiz gang...relax.  :P :-DD There's no hidden agenda as to why I chose the color I did other than plain and simple I liked the fucking color.  :phew: :palm: ;D
A "fucking color" eh? Sounds like Cerebus was on the money with his boudoir assessment.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65869 on: August 06, 2020, 09:34:59 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
How sure are you it's an original? That price bracket is bang on for a fake. They're functional fakes mind, so not a huge issue.

How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)

red and black?  who are you?  this guy?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65870 on: August 06, 2020, 09:37:30 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
How sure are you it's an original? That price bracket is bang on for a fake. They're functional fakes mind, so not a huge issue.

How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)

Don't tell me, you're a Robert "Videobob" Moseley fan eh  :popcorn:
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65871 on: August 06, 2020, 09:40:54 pm »
How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)
As far as I can tell mine is the real deal so no hands-on experience with fakes, but I did some homework. They reportedly work, but may or may not crap out after a while. That was a while ago so they may have changed the recipe in the mean time.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65872 on: August 06, 2020, 09:46:35 pm »
nuqDaq yuch Dapol?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65873 on: August 06, 2020, 10:11:34 pm »
How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)
As far as I can tell mine is the real deal so no hands-on experience with fakes, but I did some homework. They reportedly work, but may or may not crap out after a while. That was a while ago so they may have changed the recipe in the mean time.

Interesting. Will hang out for a real one i think. This isn’t an urgent requirement.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #65874 on: August 06, 2020, 10:27:59 pm »
Just realized, i should have asked first... i just bought a new original 82357B GPIB to USB adapter with CD and stuff incl shipping for 59,-
did not seem expansive but maybe you guys have better solutions... |O
i can use this right, to read calibration and other stuff?
https://nl.aliexpress.com/item/4000055854700.htm
How sure are you it's an original? That price bracket is bang on for a fake. They're functional fakes mind, so not a huge issue.

How functional are the functional fakes? I need one that’ll talk to python. Or matlab simulink. Preferably python because I’m going to have to buy matlab and I don’t fancy giving mathworks any coin.

Also replying to further up, best colour for bedrooms is red and black  8)

red and black?  who are you?  this guy?

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