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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79300 on: January 11, 2021, 07:22:44 am »
I think I belong here.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79301 on: January 11, 2021, 07:24:10 am »
I think I belong here.
Wondered when you'd turn up.  :P
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79302 on: January 11, 2021, 07:31:46 am »
I recently purchased a broken Datron 4700 calibrator... it hasn’t arrived yet.... I keep checking the tracking, even though I need to pay tax on it at customs first...
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79303 on: January 11, 2021, 07:37:01 am »
I think I belong here.

You have remained strong for way to long  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79304 on: January 11, 2021, 08:01:06 am »
Roadtrip @Med @Nixiefreq others? eBay auction: #293945475353 Only a few miles and some snow likely to be in the way  >:D Some other goodies from the same seller too....





Also a stash of HP feet  :-+ eBay auction: #363037725383



Utica, Michigan.....way too far. That would be an over night trip. Now if it said Utica, New York that's a different story. About 2.5 hours one way.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79305 on: January 11, 2021, 08:02:14 am »
I think I belong here.

Absolutely. About time you showed up.  :-+
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79306 on: January 11, 2021, 08:37:39 am »
I think I belong here.

Welcome to the nuthouse. Have a seat. Wanna TEA? Biscuits?  :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79307 on: January 11, 2021, 08:41:42 am »
I think I belong here.
You certainly do, a hearty welcome to you, I frequently watch your YT channel as well  :-+ So have you come here to learn  :-DD :-DD :-DD
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79308 on: January 11, 2021, 08:42:26 am »
I think I belong here.

What kept you  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79309 on: January 11, 2021, 08:43:59 am »
Cheers Scott

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79310 on: January 11, 2021, 08:47:22 am »

What kept you  :-DD
Denial

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79311 on: January 11, 2021, 09:14:21 am »
Welcome to the jungle  8)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79312 on: January 11, 2021, 09:15:33 am »
@bd139
It seems that there is something to Hermes after all, although it has to be said that personally I have had nothing but good service from them but as always YMMV. So if anybody is wondering whatever happened to their parcels, wonder no more, and you will be astonished at the reasons given for parcels going astray.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79313 on: January 11, 2021, 09:21:38 am »

What kept you  :-DD
Denial

Welcome to the nut house.  We have cookies!  (And boat anchors...)

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Yes, kind of ...



Sorry, the cookies are all gone ATM

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79314 on: January 11, 2021, 09:38:25 am »
@bd139
It seems that there is something to Hermes after all, although it has to be said that personally I have had nothing but good service from them but as always YMMV. So if anybody is wondering whatever happened to their parcels, wonder no more, and you will be astonished at the reasons given for parcels going astray.



It's always YMMV. Very few people work for couriers and deliver services as a career choice. It's because they are fungible and available and have little choice but to take the first thing that comes along. That means you get a nice mix of people who either accept, like and resent doing it. The latter is inevitable regardless of which courier you use. Objectively they are usually removed from organisations because they are fungible but there's go guarantee that they will be replaced with someone who isn't worse or the same.

tl;dr: some people are dicks. I get the feeling Morlocks were modelled on the evolutionary outcome of this.
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79315 on: January 11, 2021, 09:50:53 am »
Yes, it was much same story with Amazon returns that included actual customer returns and also packages that still had not been delivered because the driver claimed that there was no actual delivery address on them, which was true on some but most did have.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79316 on: January 11, 2021, 10:13:11 am »
Xmas brake is over, now quarantene because I was in USA.
And of course, internet in my apt is down.
thank you fuckdafone.

After 35min on the phone listening to stupid music t whopping 3KHz bandwidth, they opened a ticket.
I already know it will take 3 days to repair it....

orrr..... plot twist, my modem is somehow toasted and do not detect the DSL carriere anymore....
ONE thing is totally obvious: it is neither recommended nor acceptable for a member of this community not to be able to support his main communication technology by robust test-and-measurement capabilities.
1.) you need a DSL tester
2.) you need a DSL simulator/device tester
3.) you need a backup in the form of a DSL signal presence indicator plug
 :popcorn:

P.S.: my tip would be to throw in some special tools and adaptors for good measure.

Totally wrong. He needs a backup solution in form of a high powered pulse laser to do WAN over laser morse.

It has to be strong enough to do error correction when a pigeon (or similar strays into the beam (i.e. roast it).



One enabler struck and gifted me 2 scopes which I intend to put to some use.
Thank you very much indeed for the kind gift.

Had a lot of fun and games yesterday and several apparantly not so easy to fix boards.

3 dead ITX boards.
Bloody hell.
<-- not happy.

In other news, had a long call with my new boss. Seems that I can get a promotion if I can get that xDNN to work on FPGAs and deploy some cNNs or rNNs.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79317 on: January 11, 2021, 10:28:08 am »
Wonder why there's a free space under the shelves  :-//
The day before yesterday there's been sitting a TDS 420.



Noticed a Hameg leaving the house too ...

BTW
A "small" laser to keep pigeons out of the garden ... Sounds interesting
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79318 on: January 11, 2021, 10:41:22 am »
Attending some lengthy teams meeting ... Three party development workshop (Us, some contractor and the customer). Our and the contractors' managers really like to talk a lot. Yawn. Nothing new since 9 o'clock (it's 20 to noon here). I'm supposed to stay there the whole afternoon and two more days. Boring.

Tempted to replace the audio channel with my favourite radio station as it is too distracting when trying to multitask ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79319 on: January 11, 2021, 10:50:41 am »
I recently purchased a broken Datron 4700 calibrator... it hasn’t arrived yet.... I keep checking the tracking, even though I need to pay tax on it at customs first...

You will need lots of tant caps  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79320 on: January 11, 2021, 10:51:00 am »
Attending some lengthy teams meeting ... Three party development workshop (Us, some contractor and the customer). Our and the contractors' managers really like to talk a lot. Yawn. Nothing new since 9 o'clock (it's 20 to noon here). I'm supposed to stay there the whole afternoon and two more days. Boring.

Tempted to replace the audio channel with my favourite radio station as it is too distracting when trying to multitask ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79321 on: January 11, 2021, 11:00:41 am »
A nice graph for my distraction:



No, that isn't the wasted power into that meeting, it's solar power generation and total house power consumption here.
Trying to code some grafana / timescaleDB stuff (the data ingress side from my CAN bus based house "automation"). Oh no, it's not too difficult, but the audio channel is too distracting.

Oh, nice, lunch break is announced for 12:30 (but still discussed if 12:15 or 12:45 would be more appropriate) ;)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79322 on: January 11, 2021, 12:08:32 pm »
I think I belong here.

Quite funny you decided to show up now. Just dusted of a stack of Datron and watching some of your content right now ;)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79323 on: January 11, 2021, 12:47:51 pm »
What kept you  :-DD
Denial

Oh, admit it... you've been lurking in here for years. Whether you knew it or not. Welcome to the nuthouse, DP; you'll fit right in.  :-DD

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #79324 on: January 11, 2021, 01:18:20 pm »

Tempted to replace the audio channel with my favourite radio station as it is too distracting when trying to multitask ;)

you might try the HD Radio Network Blues Stream or Perihelion Classic Rock, Cincinatti.

Pretty decent music, no ads. Those are my 2 favs.
 
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