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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66650 on: August 13, 2020, 09:21:52 am »
That's a win. I really need to start using Mouser here as local companies are shit. Will do next order with them :)

Yep, and it's not the first time they have done this. Over the past year or so it's been at least 5 times.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66651 on: August 13, 2020, 10:24:34 am »
update: myocard infarct.  >:( |O :(

This is definitely not good.

Indeed worrying. On the plus side; it was identified, and he is in care. The wikipedia article stresses the time to treatment as important for a good outcome, and from your description, that was taken care of. Thumbs held.

Agreed, it was caught and treated almost immediately. Here's hoping for a good outcome.  :-+

Add my continued well-wishes to the pool. Stress of moving on top of this... a double-dose of grief. Be strong.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66652 on: August 13, 2020, 10:27:29 am »
So I uhhhh, have another package coming from Sphere.  >:D It may or may not contain an HP 5326A nixie counter and an 8082A pulse generator.
So your plan is to save all their parts units by buying them whole before they strip them out...?  :-DD

Come on everybody... lets pass a hat for Oculus' VERY important work...  ;)

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Why yes, but these aren't supposed to be parts units!

This IS Sphere we're talking about. Anything that doesn't move in whole will be moved in pieces. Sadly.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66653 on: August 13, 2020, 11:12:25 am »
Me: Hi, can you quote me for delivery to Address A?
Them: Sure, xxx€.
Me: OK, just make sure it's Address A.
Them: Here's the invoice, it actually shows a German address but it will be delivered to Belgium  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Me: OK, don't forget: Address A

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Every. Single. Time.

Anyways:

 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66654 on: August 13, 2020, 11:16:47 am »


I think I may have a small speaker habit... :o

No... not a small habit. Small speakers. As in these are just the small ones. That aren't in use. ATM. There are 3 THX-certified Logitech speakers systems in this box... :palm:

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66655 on: August 13, 2020, 11:19:16 am »
need some more ?
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66656 on: August 13, 2020, 11:25:06 am »
update: myocard infarct.  >:( |O :(

This is definitely not good.

Bad news. But lucky enough they got hold of him early enough. All the best !

One more thought: When your heart is (physically not morally) rotten it does not make sense to start with cosmetic repairs (stents).
Bypasses are much more invasive, an incredible butchery and you will need 3 months to be back to normal - but
they are a long lasting solution. My dad got some in his 60ies and he is still alive and kicking with 84 years now.
I dont know anybody with stents where the problem did not come back after 5 years.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66657 on: August 13, 2020, 11:47:00 am »
Looks like, there is a new EEVBlog DMM in the queue:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/new-eevblog-multimeter/

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66658 on: August 13, 2020, 12:05:58 pm »
update: myocard infarct.  >:( |O :(

This is definitely not good.

Indeed worrying. On the plus side; it was identified, and he is in care. The wikipedia article stresses the time to treatment as important for a good outcome, and from your description, that was taken care of. Thumbs held.

Agreed, it was caught and treated almost immediately. Here's hoping for a good outcome.  :-+
@Saskia - hope things are going well
Ischaemic heart disease is pretty well managed nowadays - sounds like they got him in for a primary angioplasty -  I've seen really good outcomes with those. Bloody tense times though. Unfortunately almost everyone comes home on 6 new tablets, but those tabs have put huge numbers of bypass surgeons out of business.
Every thing crossed for you both.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66659 on: August 13, 2020, 12:07:50 pm »

update: myocard infarct.  >:( |O :(

This is definitely not good.

Indeed worrying. On the plus side; it was identified, and he is in care. The wikipedia article stresses the time to treatment as important for a good outcome, and from your description, that was taken care of. Thumbs held.

Agreed, it was caught and treated almost immediately. Here's hoping for a good outcome.  :-+

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66660 on: August 13, 2020, 12:21:08 pm »
it's his 3 or 4th infarct (4th if you count that last minute 4 stents issue where there was no heart muscle tissue lost). I am worried like hell.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66661 on: August 13, 2020, 12:29:43 pm »
Keep my fingers crossed and best wishes from my side. Hope, it will turn out good for both of you.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66662 on: August 13, 2020, 12:33:08 pm »
Fingers crossed here for you as well. Thoughts from all of us here.

Well I survived. The rainbow crap drawers which are slowly being crushed by the HP stack are going finally.

Construction complete at lunch time. This feels like it might not collapse with a couple more power supplies chucked on it.



Parrot incursion already.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66663 on: August 13, 2020, 12:37:05 pm »
Looks like, there is a new EEVBlog DMM in the queue

I got the first one and sold it, it did never convinced me. It is not easy to design and put on the market a pro DMM full of features. The result was OK, nothing to go ohhhhh.... I keep my Fluke 85V for the next years.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66664 on: August 13, 2020, 12:39:40 pm »
Construction complete at lunch time. This feels like it might not collapse with a couple more power supplies chucked on it.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66665 on: August 13, 2020, 12:42:31 pm »
Looks like, there is a new EEVBlog DMM in the queue

I got the first one and sold it, it did never convinced me. It is not easy to design and put on the market a pro DMM full of features. The result was OK, nothing to go ohhhhh.... I keep my Fluke 85V for the next years.

That's one reason I'll probably never own one. I'm also not convinced it was a decent quality design based on the problems that other people seemed to have with the things. Also it's a hell of a lot more expensive than the equivalent non EEVblog branded Brymen with feature parity.

Construction complete at lunch time. This feels like it might not collapse with a couple more power supplies chucked on it.

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Let's see if I make it to the front page when in 2 weeks bitseeker will read this.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66666 on: August 13, 2020, 12:54:32 pm »
update: myocard infarct.  >:( |O :(

This is definitely not good.

My immediate reaction on reading this? "Oh bollocks!" said out loud. 

What else can I say that doesn't sound like platitudes? You know that we've all got our fingers crossed for your guy. That's small comfort, but I hope that it is some comfort to you at the moment.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66667 on: August 13, 2020, 12:55:02 pm »
it's his 3 or 4th infarct (4th if you count that last minute 4 stents issue where there was no heart muscle tissue lost). I am worried like hell.
Feeling for you right now, keep standing tall and strong and hope he comes through it OK. Keep the faith.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66668 on: August 13, 2020, 12:56:17 pm »
Me: Hi, can you quote me for delivery to Address A?
Them: Sure, xxx€.
Me: OK, just make sure it's Address A.
Them: Here's the invoice, it actually shows a German address but it will be delivered to Belgium  ;) ;) ;) ;)
Me: OK, don't forget: Address A

**Some time passes**

**RING** **RING**

Transporter: Yeah, I've got a package for you? Mr. Ice-Tea, Address B?

Every. Single. Time.

Anyways:



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66669 on: August 13, 2020, 12:57:14 pm »
hey dragon

is that real or did you photopaste it?

if real.......that is great.....a hell of a lot better than a tetris game i played for 30 seconds and then almost forgot about.

am now looking sideways at my 54601 and thinking......hmmmmmm............54645?

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66670 on: August 13, 2020, 12:57:36 pm »
Fingers crossed here for you as well. Thoughts from all of us here.

Well I survived. The rainbow crap drawers which are slowly being crushed by the HP stack are going finally.

Construction complete at lunch time. This feels like it might not collapse with a couple more power supplies chucked on it.



Parrot incursion already.
Nice, but where is the PL320
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66671 on: August 13, 2020, 01:03:38 pm »
In the cupboard of doom with the TG320 and TDS210 and loads of other crap :)

 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66672 on: August 13, 2020, 01:06:55 pm »
Looks like, there is a new EEVBlog DMM in the queue

I got the first one and sold it, it did never convinced me. It is not easy to design and put on the market a pro DMM full of features. The result was OK, nothing to go ohhhhh.... I keep my Fluke 85V for the next years.

That's one reason I'll probably never own one. I'm also not convinced it was a decent quality design based on the problems that other people seemed to have with the things. Also it's a hell of a lot more expensive than the equivalent non EEVblog branded Brymen with feature parity.


Which Brymen does have a 15V test mode for diodes?
This is one of the features I'm finding very useful.
And the low burden is also a feature which can be rarely found in handheld DMMs.
There's only one thing that annoys me and that is the blur display of the 121 GW. The display of the BM 235 is way better.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66673 on: August 13, 2020, 01:13:23 pm »
The Ultrasonic Cleaner from the Chinese seller with the Leicester base / warehouse saga rumbles on. I had returned it as requested after they paid the postage fees into my PayPal account. Today I get an email from PayPal saying that they have a claim against me for £10.91  which was the postage cost of the return. The claimant is claiming that they received it.

This is despite it being returned tracked and signed for to the return address they supplied.  One thing I did notice today is the claimant has a different name to the original seller.
I have supplied PP with copies of the signature on the delivery document and the address receipt I got from Post Office when sending it and a description of what it is related to and if they wish to see the email trail between me and seller, eBay them in the archives.

I wonder how many times they have pulled this scam before with other buyers? will keep you updated on results and if need name and shame as a warning to other members, are we allowed to that????
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #66674 on: August 13, 2020, 01:16:44 pm »
In the cupboard of doom with the TG320 and TDS210 and loads of other crap :)


What? I thought the PL302, TG320 and TDS210 were good items and that you were happy with them, now I guess you're waiting for the next £1 listing day to flip them again  :palm:
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