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 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Ink Drowned my AIO Printer

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:34 am 

Replies: 14
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Inkjets are the most expensive printing options out there, unless you get lucky. I'll expound. Went from a 9 pin (don't remember the brand) to an Apollo (HP clone) that lasted only about a month. Then 2 Lexmark photo quality units (maybe 2 years out of each), then the kids school sent a HP 2200 for ...

 Forum: Computer Programming   Topic: old windows 2K question something weird issue

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:15 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 31


You don't have anything like Sticky Keys or some other aid turned on? It's been a while, but if you inadvertently hold down the shift key for too long, it can activate them.

Try a fresh, cold boot and tell us what happens. It'll only take a few minutes, what can it hurt?

CeaSaR

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: USB Power

 Post subject: Re: USB Power
Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:21 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 46


I was on several Wikipedia pages, and the Max Current spec wasn't listed. Bizarre.

Thanks!

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: USB Power

 Post subject: USB Power
Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 46


I have a project, possibly projects, that will run on USB power, but am having a rough time finding the "standard" current rating on USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 computer ports. I know the original (well, finalized 1.1 specs) max current was 500 mA, but subsequent specs have eluded my normally adro...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Temperature sensor opinions!

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:22 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 84


You have that book too??!! ;)

That was along my line of thinking, keep what you can as constant as possible, as even as possible, as minimized as possible, and let the probes do their job.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Temperature sensor opinions!

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:28 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 84


Okay. Wasn't sure if you were doing from scratch via a MicroController (software compensation) all hardware. All hardware based. ;) (Preaching to the choir, I know) I would think that a solid state relay would be the best option to minimize offset within the switching since there are no mechanical p...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Removed as duplicate

 Post subject: Re: Removed as duplicate
Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 60


Post removal is up to the admins. Easiest way is to pm one of them with the link to the specific page where the duplicate resides. They'll take care of it in due time. As for errors, we can edit our posts by clicking the edit button in the top right corner of your post. I seem to do it all the time ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Need schematic and possible help with DELCO radio mod.

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:24 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1185


Something to keep in mind for the future should you get a Bluetooth device while you still have this vehicle - there are standalone Bluetooth receiver to line out devices out there. I was looking for one for my current vehicle and most I had seen were in the $40 + range, mostly at Wally World and Pe...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Temperature sensor opinions!

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:38 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 84


I think the big question here is:
Is this an analog design or a digital (microcontroller) design?
This would greatly affect how you would deal with the issue at hand.

CeaSaR

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Sad Demise for a GE SuperRadio

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:31 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 256


Also, since it was a sudden physical impact, have you tried pressing/moving components while the unit is on and can hear the weak output? Rubber / latex / nitrile gloves will keep you safe from any voltages present while powered. As has been said already, suspect the heavier / larger components as t...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: LED stays on 24/7

 Post subject: Re: LED stays on 24/7
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:31 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 920


^^And as in the case with my refrigerator power cord, the hot and neutral blades are at the tip of the plug while the ground is in line with the cord. The outlet for the fridge is about 3-1/2' -4' up on the wall and requires the plug be oriented with ground toward the floor, otherwise the cord would...

 Forum: Articles   Topic: August issue - radioactive cats

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:07 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 198


Not sure what modern Smoke Detectors use, but they used to use Americum within their little shielded boxes. I believe that you could get your detector near enough to the vent opening to get a slightly elevated reading.

Any one else know if this is true?

CeaSaR

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What keeps me up late!

 Post subject: Re: What keeps me up late!
Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:08 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2063


MicroRem wrote:
If a tree falls in the forest, and a man doesn't hear it, is he still wrong?

Only if his wife knows of the tree's situation. :razz: :mrgreen:

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: What keeps me up late!

 Post subject: Re: What keeps me up late!
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:55 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 2063


Is it wetter under water if you're there when it rains?
Is it faster to New York than it is by train?

(Darn it! How's the rest of that song go? I guess I have to dig out my Dr. Demento tape.)

:D

CeaSaR


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Found it!
https://youtu.be/ag10-hcIz4Q

 Forum: Computer Programming   Topic: windows xp sp3 issue.

 Post subject: Re: windows xp sp3 issue.
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 794


Janitor Tzap, Try BING ( Boot It Next Generation) on your failed drives. You can recover most, if not all data on a HDD as long as it isn't toast / BING can see the drive. That's how I saved my last one when it lost its MBR. There are instructions on how to put it on a USB drive for boot purposes, b...
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