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by mansaxel
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TEK TM503 Project
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: TEK TM503 Project

Very, very nice. I have a TM503 but with the low distortion sine generator and the distortion analyser, complete with IM analytics option. Quite handy.
by mansaxel
Tue Jun 11, 2024 6:14 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

tggzzz wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:31 am
One of my cars had 16 forward gears and 4 reverse gears.
I've driven such constructs too. Once through central Vienna, nearly with police escort. I do have a truck and bus license. We use the very Swedish expressions "split" and "range" to describe the two extra gear boxes.
by mansaxel
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

So true on this side of the pond. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq70/924/I4keXw.jpg I should make one with 6 fwd positions for mine. Lots and then some youngsters here get automatic-only licenses; all hybrids and electrics are automatic or gear-free. The joke would transfer well on here.
by mansaxel
Sun May 12, 2024 10:48 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

Robert wrote: Sun May 12, 2024 9:47 am Standard light designs, often from component makers like Lucas were used on many different cars.
And there was Darkness.
by mansaxel
Fri May 03, 2024 8:17 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

Can I bequest to my ex, since she got a portion of my retirement pension, that she go shit in her hat? :lol: This is alien to me. If I were to divorce my wife, which I do not plan to, we'd split our things, and then be done. I'd have to make sure that the costs for children under 18 were shared, bu...
by mansaxel
Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Bench Turd
Replies: 73
Views: 4613

Re: Bench Turd

bd139 wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2024 8:00 pm I would pay for a TV license if I didn't have something better to do...
Were you a resident of this country, you could not escape it. Everyone pays. Period.
by mansaxel
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:55 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Bench Turd
Replies: 73
Views: 4613

Re: Bench Turd

I get my salary from the Public Service Fee -- I work at the Swedish Public Service broadcaster. I of course think we have a reason to exist, and that we need to have a sensible and stable financing and governance model. Further, I think we're more needed than ever, and that our mission needs reinfo...
by mansaxel
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:44 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

Zenith wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:06 pm
What's that building in the background that looks like a sawn off lighthouse?
It's the Moulin Noir, a lesser-known upstate NY landmark most remembered for being haunted by the unresting ghosts of slain tube rapists.
by mansaxel
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: TE Records
Replies: 39
Views: 2539

Re: TE Records

I have chaos. Having said that, I've made an effort to make a central repository for my electronically stored manuals. My distributed file system (think of a NAS but for grownups with too much time on their hands and a desire to do sysadmin work.) has a volume for them; it currently stands at 3816 M...
by mansaxel
Wed Mar 20, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!
Replies: 41
Views: 3262

Re: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!

Regarding the "same acoustic space" concept, what is the "correct" sound in a concert hall? Sounds from two sections of the orchestra will have a different phase/delay on one side of the hall to the other side. Which is "correct"? Which is "incorrect"? To the...
by mansaxel
Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

I'm all for the "minimal intrusion" school. What Atkelar did to the 410C was in part reasonable, in part ever so slightly over the top. I told him as much -- the transformer rewinding was what was required, but the power inlet replacement would have been better with a Schurter C6 -- which ...
by mansaxel
Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!
Replies: 41
Views: 3262

Re: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!

OK, so you delay the "local" A stream until the "remote" B stream has arrived. Or, rather, there are two remote streams, that arrive via different paths having been sampled in the same acoustic space. When they arrive, we must play them in phase. What happens if you also need th...
by mansaxel
Sun Mar 10, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!
Replies: 41
Views: 3262

Re: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!

Given the right hardware, and a lot of legwork, we can lock two clocks into fractions of a µs over long distances. Which is a requirement we actually have. Locking clocks like that I can understand. But what might it mean w.r.t. agreeing the time? (.... refers to Leslie Lamport's partial ordering) ...
by mansaxel
Sun Mar 10, 2024 6:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!
Replies: 41
Views: 3262

Re: HP 5334B Options H05, 010, & 030: Only 99 Dollah!

So far, I am more than happy to trust this counter as my "frequency reference". Probably closer than anything else I have by at least an order of magnitude. Which is good and all, but it is not just right! I have a few counters (like, many) and they're all a bit temperamental left to thei...
by mansaxel
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77416

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Strange. Wool is probably my favourite clothing material. As I have passed half a century in age, I tend to feel cold a lot more. Synthetics only work so far. Then, of course, it's probably mostly the more esoteric wools like Merino that attract me.
by mansaxel
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

There was something that RS were the best source for recently, for me. Yes, return springs for Lindström blue handle needle-nose and fine duckbill pliers, bought used without springs. And RS had stock, were cheap and so on. I bought some other sundries, like a Hammond aluminium cast box, bootlace fe...
by mansaxel
Wed Feb 14, 2024 12:51 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

We got about 60-70mm over the course of the day yesterday. As I left work at about 17:00, the temperature was hovering around 0°C but it's plummeted to -5° or thereabouts, so I went out about at midnight and shoveled away the mounds left by the snow plough By then it still was possible to shovel; I ...
by mansaxel
Wed Jan 24, 2024 6:37 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77416

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

HP Labs was expected to fail most of the time. That sometimes avoided the divisions going down blind alleys, e.g. the Apple Newton in the early 90s. It also sometimes lead to new markets, e.g. PARISC machines becoming a standard for telecom SS7 servers. PA-RISC succeeded in telco partly thanks to E...
by mansaxel
Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

Major crisis in the Smurf house this morning. The coffeemaker crapped out. <snip> So in the meantime this uncivilized Yank is drinking tea but it ain't like having a good cup of coffee. And no biscuits or crumpets. Yep, uncivilized. :lol: Unprepared , rather. Which is a worse crime than playing unc...
by mansaxel
Sat Jan 13, 2024 6:28 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

There are still 25Hz overhead centenary rail lines between DC and NYC (ex Penn Central RR) and NYC and Boston (ex New Haven RR). Amtrak passenger locos utilize it but all freight traffic is diesel electric. Ex New York Central RR from NYC Grand Central Terminal to Croton Harmon, NY is 600VDC third ...
by mansaxel
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:26 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

It's a 750 VA adjustable frequency, adjustable voltage AC power supply. Very cool. Much envy. About the only thing missing is 16 2/3 Hz as present on some (Germany, Austria, Schweiz, Sweden, Norway) European railway catenaries. This "one third of 50Hz" single-phase supply was especially d...
by mansaxel
Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Fluke Friday - Going through the Fluke Collection
Replies: 155
Views: 25040

Re: Fluke Friday - Going through the Fluke Collection

Zenith wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 11:15 am I wouldn't consider being poisoned by a fresh puffer fish, incompetently prepared, to be exactly a hygiene matter.
I would consider it stupidity.
by mansaxel
Fri Jan 05, 2024 10:04 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

I used to drive a Miata year round, and seeing clowns fly past in their 4WD SUVs on the highway made me roll my eyes. Yeah, with four wheel drive you can get moving easier than I can, but I have just as many brakes as you do and only about a third of the mass to stop or change direction. "A 4-...
by mansaxel
Fri Jan 05, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 217953

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

I worry more when they dismiss things and say it'll only be a dusting. Still, even a blind pig finds an acorn every now and again. Wait and see is about all we can do. -Pat We did get about 200mm of snow the last few days here in the Stockholm area. Obviously no direct connection to US East Coast w...
by mansaxel
Fri Jan 05, 2024 7:51 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77416

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

Oh, I just assumed the machine was on-campus at some tech college, to make sure students could get the parts they needed for graded projects. Yeah, best part of our Fry's in Houston was the loss-leader consumer electronics. Oh, and all the space-race decor. ;) mnem *watching a ballgame with dad* I ...