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by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:10 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:50 am 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?
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 4:08 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 3:36 pm Meh don't drive up my arse and don't find out :lol:
When people do that to me, it is remarkable noticeable how erratic my speed becomes.
by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Post a picture of a cat
Replies: 156
Views: 17864

Re: Post a picture of a cat

by tggzzz
Sat May 11, 2024 8:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

bd139 wrote: Sat May 11, 2024 6:50 am 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 :(
by tggzzz
Thu May 09, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

It is difficult for youngsters to begin to comprehend how much has improved since the 60s. The Aussies, Yanks & Canucks used to get together & whinge about the "food scene". Dunno why no Kiwis joined in----maybe they could survive on "Fush n' Chups". It was crazy, becaus...
by tggzzz
Thu May 09, 2024 12:33 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Mature cheddar is too strongly flavoured, and overpowers the flavour of the burger. If f the burger has flavour in the first place. But I tend to agree. I certainly wouldn't put good cheese in a burger or toastie, since I like a good cheese's flavour and (especially) texture. The MacDonalds stuff h...
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

tautech wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 8:26 pm
Zenith wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 7:59 pm Peanut butter is the killer bait for mousetraps.
As is bacon rind.
Peanut butter I use. Bacon rind I didn't know, but only have it rarely.
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

The quality of all UK hard cheeses varies from "good enough for mousetraps and toasties" to "sublime". For me a key requirement is the texture: dry (i.e. hard!) and crumbly. Agreed. Dry, crumbly, and sharp. I'm also thinking of cheeses you probably don't see in the US. For examp...
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

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 :(
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

I like a good, sharp cheddar which is readily available here and is made here. But how it stacks up against a genuine UK cheddar I can't say since I've not sampled it. The very mild cheddar typically used on cheeseburgers is "American cheese" which is almost tasteless and hardly qualifies...
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Regard him as an engineer given the instruction of developing an edible substance with certain properties conforming to a loose description of cheese. This is the low cost, high performance version of cheese, value engineered, and with certain properties desirable to McDonalds being optimised. A co...
by tggzzz
Wed May 08, 2024 6:59 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Specmaster wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 12:53 am That so called cheese is IMO more about the texture once its melted with the hot (if you're lucky) burger then is about taste.
And appearance.

Just like strawberries and almost everything you buy in supermarkets and/or out of season.
by tggzzz
Tue May 07, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Zenith wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 2:01 pm Yes they did in "A Grand Day Out".

We ignore the timeless wisdom of Wallace and Gromit at our peril.
Useless facts #235: my daughter has touched one of the original Gromits, and I've touched one of the original King Kongs :)
by tggzzz
Tue May 07, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: The Meme and Jokes Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 34721

Re: The Meme and Jokes Thread

Cubdriver wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 7:08 am IMG_4355.jpeg


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Not true :)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ts-fitness
"I was a running addict – but pushing myself to the limit led to two knee replacements" - and more!
by tggzzz
Tue May 07, 2024 8:52 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

bd139 wrote: Tue May 07, 2024 8:01 am Yellow cheese. They don't have American food standards up there!
I once broke off a piece of MacDonalds cheese, and ate it on its own. I was surprised how little flavour it had, and was appalled that a food scientist had been paid to develop the cheese stuff.
by tggzzz
Mon May 06, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Robert wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 7:37 am On people falling asleep with dry cleaning its more likely to be "trike" Trichloroetheleyne than carbon tetrachloride. Trike was actually used as an anesthetic.
Irritating thought. I might have misremembered the HP head cleaning fluid: it might have been trike rather than carbon tet.
by tggzzz
Sun May 05, 2024 10:12 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

The stuff I had was in a can like this. It was applied with very long cotton buds and/or foam rubber buds. I suspect I still have some buds buried, Just In Case.

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by tggzzz
Sun May 05, 2024 5:40 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Interesting findings on the internet
Replies: 730
Views: 77488

Re: Interesting findings on the internet

This store has something for everyone, which it was here in the UK. There used to be a general store like that in my village; not electronics, just hardware and anything else that caught the brothers' eyes. Simple example: I wanted a chuck key for a not-very-old Black and Decker drill, so I went to...
by tggzzz
Sat May 04, 2024 8:23 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

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 tggzzz
Sat May 04, 2024 8:06 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

DSP theory and practice indicates the XY and Z resolutions can be traded off to a surprising degree. Nonetheless, if the original camera image is like this, then I don't see any thresholding algorithm being effective. Scr.png H/M, R/P, 8/6/3/2, K/X - even an oracular human won't know with certainty.
by tggzzz
Sat May 04, 2024 5:19 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

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. My thresholding keeps the same number of pixels. OTOH the picture I uploaded was not 2000 pixels wide. Looks like something on this fo...
by tggzzz
Sat May 04, 2024 3:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

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. Attac...
by tggzzz
Fri May 03, 2024 11:58 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

My father was quite happy to bring home some conc HCl and iron sulphide in his coat pocket, and for me to stink out the kitchen by mixing them. He said he was frightened by HF, and wouldn't go near it, even at work. Hydrogen sulphide is as poisonous as hydrogen cyanide. It's not normally considered...
by tggzzz
Fri May 03, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075
Replies: 30
Views: 2120

Re: Better late than never department: Solartron 7075

There is another option.

There's a local copyshop that I've used to print schematics on A3 before. They were very relaxed, amenable, and cheap. (Much more so than other places)

They have both A3 and A0 scanners, so I might just get them to copy the dozen pages that need doing.
by tggzzz
Fri May 03, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Test Equipment
Topic: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) : Discussion and Group Therapy Thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 218265

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

Just so. Arsine AsF 3 being another. My father was quite happy to bring home some conc HCl and iron sulphide in his coat pocket, and for me to stink out the kitchen by mixing them. He said he was frightened by HF, and wouldn't go near it, even at work. The "things I wouldn't work with" su...