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by Externet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spy camera-wireless signal boosting.
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Spy camera-wireless signal boosting.

:!: Thread from fourteen years ago...
by Externet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I add an attachment
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: How do I add an attachment

Hi Dacflyer. Hope you are dry by now.

Photobucket decided to block access from third parties a couple of years ago; and I closed my account. Have they resumed access as originally ? Can you please attach here an image from your Photobucket the way you describe ?
by Externet
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Update! Secure!
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Forum Update! Secure!

Thanks for the efforts. To refer about the past, searched a guessy term : "2014" ; and showed among results : ----> https://forum.nutsvolts.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=17208&hilit=2014 Which makes me think the forum software is/was capable of image attachments and such was disabled . Perhaps it would b...
by Externet
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Update! Secure!
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Forum Update! Secure!

Some members want to insert images; Testing insertion of picture... In full editor mode; copy and paste, not dragging : /home/externet/Desktop/Triangles.jpg Edited : (Did not work) Dragging and dropping, from desktop to this message box : Second edit: (Did not work) and did not preview. Trying "the ...
by Externet
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: T & L Publications Forum Revamp!
Replies: 11
Views: 1056

Re: T & L Publications Forum Revamp!

Thank you for your good intentions.

On your opening for suggestions, I would ask for periodical presence of the personnel in charge of this forum site, or a working way to report anomalies.
by Externet
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Previous forums you were in...
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Previous forums you were in...

Nothing of importance, just to help remember the history of defunct forums...
I remember Microsoft groups, Popular electronics, Electronics Now as forums some of us frequented (or resided in) since middle 90's.
Can you refresh the sequence or others since the early times ?
by Externet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i need a long QR type code identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: i need a long QR type code identified

:cry: Last resource; visit the postal office with it...
by Externet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV lacking remote control...
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: TV lacking remote control...

... fix the power supply and put it in your Rec-Room, Bed Room, or maybe use it as your computer's monitor... :grin: Got a couple of largish junked TVs with cracked screen... Removed the display and boards; left the white diffuser and backlights. They are hanging flush in the ceiling giving very go...
by Externet
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV lacking remote control...
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: TV lacking remote control...

Yes, I did cycle power as first action, did not mention that.
Today, did not respond to remote again. Turned on with panel button, and after a while, obeyed the remote. Intermittent something. Perhaps I will end beating Murphy this time as cannot probe any circuit in it.
by Externet
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TV lacking remote control...
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

TV lacking remote control...

Hi. Today, my TV refused to turn on with the remote. Checked/replaced its AAAs; nothing. Confirmed operation with button controls. Works. Confirmed the remote and a second remote emitting OK with a camera. Dismantled it, marked the test points to test voltages/signals, and found it is built to not b...
by Externet
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i need a long QR type code identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1057

Re: i need a long QR type code identified

Check if this provides enough clues :

----> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/271 ... 2d-barcode

From above, online : select PDF417 ----> https://online-barcode-reader.inliteresearch.com/
by Externet
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Re: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...

Hi Al. How much erosion brass, bronze tips show compared to copper ? With an iron nail, erosion should be minimal, stiffness great, But of course slow heat conductivity that calls for fatter and shorter tips to approach a reasonable performance in certain uses. Remember trying a gold clad tip when l...
by Externet
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Re: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...

That grounding wire... Good ! A foot will make maaany years of tips. Iron cladding not needed for longevity at that price, like vintage tips were, plain copper. Thank you. These used to be at the 99 cent store. Not any more. And no RadioShacks in 100miles. ----> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3-pcs...
by Externet
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Re: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...

Yes, the bare solid copper tip has to work well, but where did you find/get/source pieces 4mm diameter solid copper wire ? Less diametre is not stiff enough.

I will have to check the nearby metal supply store for 4mm copper rods...
by Externet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...
Replies: 21
Views: 2064

Beheaded fatty nail as soldering tip...

:shock: Very cheap soldering pencils use a tip that is nothing else than a rod held by a set screw. A proper tip has a copper core and iron plated. For not precision temperature work, like salvaging components off boards, what is the inconvenient on using a nail properly ground to chisel shape tip ?...