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by CeaSaR
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: induction heating
Replies: 25
Views: 3336

Re: induction heating

A quick Google gave these 2 sites to start.<p>1.) Ameritherm Inc. - About induction heating.<p>2.) Lepel homepage with links to more info and articles.<p>Sounds like you really need to know your metallurgy. Good luck.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Popular Electronics Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 11267

Re: Popular Electronics Magazine

I have been wondering what it was that finally closed the doors to Gernsback Publications after 90+ years in business. Does anyone know? <p>As far as to how to archive the old mags, you would have to find a format to fit most all computers out there. IE, a low version of a generic Windows wordpad or...
by CeaSaR
Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro Memories, Nov. 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Micro Memories, Nov. 2003

That was back when I "upgraded" to a 386! 'Now I got me one of them there modren machines that uses them shiny silver things instead o them flippy floppy black things!' :) <p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Micro Memories, Nov. 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Micro Memories, Nov. 2003

Hi everyone,<p>Ed Driscoll Jr.'s column in Nov. 2003 issue of Nuts and Volts is an interesting look at the rise and slow demise of the once almighty CompuServe. Of particular note to me was the reference to the game ADVENTURE. Several years ago I was at a yard sale and bought a bunch of disks (5-1/4...
by CeaSaR
Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IR Remote Receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: IR Remote Receiver

JerryR,<p>How about using a current sensing outlet like the one from Sears ( as mentioned in the - I believe - Q & A section of Nuts and Volts sometime within the past few months )? Plug the VCR into the unswitched outlet and then plug a wallwart xfrmr into the switched outlet, maybe run a flipflop ...
by CeaSaR
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lead acid battery
Replies: 11
Views: 3016

Re: Lead acid battery

JerryR,<p>I've been receiving quite a few flyers from electronics discounters lately. One that popped up with Gel Cell batteries for sale is AllElectronics. They have a page on their site: http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=160400&type=store that has quite a few to choose fr...
by CeaSaR
Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can clipping ruin a subwoofer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1402

Re: can clipping ruin a subwoofer?

Mike,<p>Speakers are NOT supposed to rattle when they are in use. Rattling usually signifies either a bad speaker, something caught in the spider or surround (as Edd explained), or a problem with the enclosure.<p>If you can hear rattling/scraping when you move the cone, then replace the driver if th...
by CeaSaR
Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Programming on a typical computer
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Programming on a typical computer

You didn't specify if you have a floppy drive or a CD-RW/DVD-RW on your work machine. If so, you can run DOS versions of Basic - most are stand alone versions not requiring a Windows install. Qbasic (the one that shipped with all Win/Dos OS's v9.x and lower) will run off a 3 1/2" floppy using only ~...