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by bd139
Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Well, that's interesting, but it has absolutely zero in common with that installation aside from being cows. :face_with_raised_eyebrow: The entire point of the CowParade cows is that they are a canvas for the artisan to work on and bring their message directly into the communities where their indiv...
by bd139
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:14 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Definitely sent my youngest to the right school. They are time nuts. The school clock has milliseconds and is provided by NPL
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by bd139
Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:51 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Well it appears not to ask again this morning which makes their security claims lies and their motivations obvious.
by bd139
Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:16 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

tggzzz wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:46 pm We need an equivalent of mailinator for phone numbers.
I’ve got an effectively unlimited supply of phone numbers (giffgaff sims) but it means admin work so urgh.
by bd139
Tue Jun 11, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Just a heads up - please pass the message on to anyone still on Discord. So I went to fill up the dishwasher and came back and there's "suspicious activity" on my Discord account. They force you through a phone number verification process. Now I will not be giving my number to Discord for ...
by bd139
Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: TEK TM503 Project

Oh now that was a winner. Interested in this one.
by bd139
Sat Jun 08, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Not even surprised it was fake. It was making diesely sorts of noises!

An art. I am disappointed. I'd rather have the boards in stock for parts!
by bd139
Sat Jun 08, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Very interesting - thanks for posting about that. Purely out of strange coincidence, I just went for a rather (unsuccessful) bike ride to Kingston upon the river and saw this at Teddington: IMG_0738.jpeg Also in Kingston, a Printed Circuit Bear IMG_0751.jpeg As for the unsuccessful bit, it was foot ...
by bd139
Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77386

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Computational related.

Covers system abstractions and concurrency rather interestingly...


Kick in the teeth on AI as well...
by bd139
Sun Jun 02, 2024 12:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

I remember those 3 speed gearboxes with 1st gear being a sliding gear with no syncromesh. There is no such thing as an "automatic only" license here. To be fair the driving tests I've seen in the US just make sure you're not DUI when you turn up and that you can breathe. Hardly much point...
by bd139
Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77386

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Move over obfuscated C, there's competition in town. https://github.com/jbangert/trapcc That's actually quite impressive in the wrong sort of way :lol: It is up there with valid C++ programs that can never finish compiling . All you have to do is play with templates so that the compiler emits the s...
by bd139
Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77386

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

This is a fun article: getting a file off a 30 year old Mac. Involves electronics, hackery and some interesting ideas https://www.unterminated.com/random-fun/how-to-copy-a-file-from-a-30-year-old-laptop What's the problem? My Macs are almost 40yo. You do still have 3.5in floppies and drives around,...
by bd139
Sat Jun 01, 2024 10:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77386

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Move over obfuscated C, there's competition in town. This is a proof by construction that the Intel MMU's fault handling mechanism is Turing complete. We have constructed an assembler that translates 'Move, Branch if Zero, Decrement' instructions to C source that sets up various processor control t...
by bd139
Fri May 31, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77386

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

This is a fun article: getting a file off a 30 year old Mac.

Involves electronics, hackery and some interesting ideas


https://www.unterminated.com/random-fun ... old-laptop
by bd139
Thu May 30, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Dogs are needy creatures, need to be taken for walks etc and need to be bossed and they see their keepers as their masters, whereas cats are the opposite, cats stay with you because they want to, they love you, they don't need to have a boss in their life, they think they are your boss :lol: Cats s...
by bd139
Wed May 29, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

FTFY I well remember landlady's cat sitting on me, contentedly purring. And slowly repeatedly extending its claws into my thighs. Never a problem I had. Cat's sitting on me was always a thing to be actively discouraged from the off. They rapidly got the message and kept their distance. I am not a c...
by bd139
Wed May 29, 2024 6:31 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

vk6zgo wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 12:49 am All kids should have a cat.
They teach that actions have consequences---piss off the kitty & you will get clawed! :)
Yeah that 100% agree.

The ex wife's ones are teaching them patience too. Yes I'll sit on your instructions :lol:
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by bd139
Tue May 28, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Just found a picture of my father's old cat "Duke". Ugly motherfucker. Also couldn't meow - just blew raspberries. 20050300 - Duke - _DSC1674.jpg Bloody hell, that's not a cat, it's something out of a DM's Monster Guide Yup. He was a surprisingly nice cat considering the appearance though...
by bd139
Tue May 28, 2024 7:59 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: The Meme and Jokes Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 34689

Re: The Meme and Jokes Thread

From the "Procrustes' hypothesis department", I bring you Susannah Clapp's review of Hannah Carlson's book " In Pockets: An Intimate History of How We Keep Things Close " in the London Review of Books. The whole review is fit only for speed-reading to find the only comprehensibl...
by bd139
Mon May 27, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17845

Re: Post a picture of a cat

Just found a picture of my father's old cat "Duke". Ugly motherfucker. Also couldn't meow - just blew raspberries.
20050300 - Duke - _DSC1674.jpg
by bd139
Mon May 27, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

Cubdriver wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 5:29 pm "Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere." - Colin Chapman
Works on humans too
by bd139
Mon May 27, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: The Meme and Jokes Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 34689

Re: The Meme and Jokes Thread

We have a scratching post which Harley will use but given the finicky nature of cats the sofa will come into play when he "feels" like it. :roll: The ex wife bought two cats. I left her one of the (Ikea) sofas because I only have room for one. She just bought new covers because the cats u...
by bd139
Mon May 27, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217833

Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread

The best way of extracting the most energy is to is make cars that go round corners without having to slow down as much as American muscle cars :lol:
by bd139
Mon May 27, 2024 10:23 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: The Meme and Jokes Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 34689

Re: The Meme and Jokes Thread

We have a scratching post which Harley will use but given the finicky nature of cats the sofa will come into play when he "feels" like it. :roll: The ex wife bought two cats. I left her one of the (Ikea) sofas because I only have room for one. She just bought new covers because the cats u...