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by bd139
Wed May 15, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

EV update. So charging is dead easy as anticipated. Tap your contactless card on the instavolt lump preauthing £45, plug the CCS cable into the car and off it goes. This is at Syon Park chargers so I’m going to go in Lakeland and buy a sieve and get some coffee. Will be done in 40 mins. That's plea...
by bd139
Tue May 14, 2024 8:17 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

EV update.

So charging is dead easy as anticipated. Tap your contactless card on the instavolt lump preauthing £45, plug the CCS cable into the car and off it goes. This is at Syon Park chargers so I’m going to go in Lakeland and buy a sieve and get some coffee. Will be done in 40 mins.
by bd139
Mon May 13, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

I broke more gearboxes than brakes in London. YMMV :lol:
by bd139
Sun May 12, 2024 7:38 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

Which raises another question about self-driving cars, or cars where the turn indicator controls are vestigial. What is the sequence of events when the car or driver decides to change lane? The cars still work the same as they always did. The ML indicates before changing lanes? ISTR there was somet...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

It's got nothing to do with driving up anybody's arse but about what you're communicating to other drivers - brake lights are as much a signal as indicators are. Use them well and you help other drivers, badly and you confuse them (and some are bloody easy to confuse). I don't like the idea of abro...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 5:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

If I did that, would they give me a smartphone with all the apps I might discover I need to refuel the thing? Actually it's really easy. You park it up in front of the charger. Plug it in with the fat cable on the charger and just touch your debit card on it and say how much you want it filled up t...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 4:59 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 717
Views: 48128

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Appears their online services are as much of a shit show as their hardware is. As you can see from the screenshot and the ebay item I have listed, my mitigation is not to own any Dell stuff any further. I think they screwed up the punctuation. "Dell Technologies takes the privacy and confident...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

So I hired an EV and so far it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. If I did that, would they give me a smartphone with all the apps I might discover I need to refuel the thing? Actually it's really easy. You park it up in front of the charger. Plug it in with the fat cable on the charger ...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 717
Views: 48128

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Is anyone here a Dell customer? "Threat actor says he scraped 49M Dell customer addresses before the company found out" https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/10/threat-actor-scraped-49m-dell-customer-addresses-before-the-company-found-out/?guccounter=1 Yes unfortunately. They sent me this: Scree...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

Anyway I thought I'd write this up because I rarely don't complain about something and I am not complaining about this :lol: I'd complain. The steering wheel is on the wrong side. No wonder it's cheap. :P :P :P :lol: Having actually driven on the correct side of the road now for a reasonable distan...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

Well it works slightly different to an automatic would. If you completely take your foot off it comes to a complete halt with no creeping so you can navigate multiple traffic light stops just on the accelerator. The downside, compared to using it in two pedal mode, is that you lose control of your ...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 9:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

I've mostly been using single pedal mode which takes a little getting used to but is safe and effective. I had to look up what that is. Turns out I've been doing it for decades :) "Playing games" like that is one trick I use to help keep my mind on driving :( Well it works slightly differ...
by bd139
Sat May 11, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

So I hired an EV and so far it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The current experience was based on a 2018 Tesla Model S P100D which was a horrible pile of shite. This time it's a Polestar 2. Only picked this up because Hertz were doing a deal which made it considerably cheaper to hire ...
by bd139
Thu May 09, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

I expect UK mice would turn their noses up at MacDonald's "cheese". I can show you a polythene board eaten by English mice. They'd love McD's "cheese". Yup. At the same time an egg and cheese McMuffin, couple of hash browns, a black coffee followed by an M&S apple turnover a...
by bd139
Wed May 08, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 717
Views: 48128

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

An excellent video. Subtitles required and yes it is actually worth sitting through the whole thing which is a rarity.

Contains technical stuff.

Formula 1 track - 10000 uC's, custom magnetics, driver boards, automation, software control, the lot...

by bd139
Wed May 08, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

tggzzz wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 6:48 pm
bd139 wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 12:42 pm So what you're saying is America is shit? :lol:
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones :(
C'mon now. It's England so It's not glass. It's a crumbling damp asbestos roofed shed.
by bd139
Wed May 08, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

So what you're saying is America is shit? :lol:
by bd139
Tue May 07, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

Yellow cheese. They don't have American food standards up there!
by bd139
Mon May 06, 2024 8:01 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2668
Views: 111028

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

The EV I jump started was fine and had enough range in the traction battery to get home. It just needed the 12V battery charged so it would turn on. No idea why it discharged with power in the traction battery. I think that's a problem with some of the hardware architecture of the vehicles. Anyway ...
by bd139
Sat May 04, 2024 8:38 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Well that's sort of the point. But you can use some inference up top to read the semantics rather than the syntax. I mean there isn't going to be a pin 0 unless someone is sick bastard! That's the arguments the LLM proponents use to justify the "adequacy" security/networking code emitted/...
by bd139
Sat May 04, 2024 8:12 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Well that's sort of the point. But you can use some inference up top to read the semantics rather than the syntax. I mean there isn't going to be a pin 0 unless someone is sick bastard!

Ideally what would be nice is a nice vector PDF (says me hammering out LaTeX at the moment)
by bd139
Sat May 04, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

It's not about the number of pixels but the information represented by them Consider the two images. One represents a better "shape" than the other despite having the same number of pixels. One pixel definition has two states (1 bit). The other pixel has three states (around 1.58 bits...) ...
by bd139
Sat May 04, 2024 4:14 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Well that explains it. The threshold, in the process of reducing image size, reduces enough information through quantisation that it's not possible to interpret it. A suitable example .... book page from camera ... photo1.jpg .... crop .... photo2.jpg ... push contrast around ... photo3.jpg Disclaim...
by bd139
Sat May 04, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

One thing I try, if you have one, is to use whatever digital camera you have and take a photo, then edit the curves so everything is either black or white. If you get it front on, the distortion is barely discernible in anything produced in the last 10 years. 6MP should be enough to cover A3. Attach...
by bd139
Fri May 03, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 527

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

Standard British quality throughout then! 😂