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by Janitor Tzap
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 95
Views: 13708

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Continuing with the Toaster theme..... Catapult Toaster http://incrediblethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/toaster-catapult.jpg This toaster is part of Ivo Vos's ‘Brunch' collection. It's a toast catapult, or trebuchet. One cool feature is that it lets you calibrate the force and angle of your ...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 95
Views: 13708

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Now for the lazy beach comber......... Metal Detecting Sandals https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/metal-detecting-sandals.jpg These fun sandals have a built in metal detector, and and can find buried treasure up to 2 feet below the surface, as soon as you spot some treasure a ...
by Janitor Tzap
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: VCR For Sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 927

VCR For Sale.

Quasar VHS 4 Video Head, Mono VCR Model Year: Sept 11 1985 Model: VH5251YW https://images.craigslist.org/00Z0Z_4K2PSLt9XvJ_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_64txkU42yPF_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_iFSySO0kCrK_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_kizMVqKb...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 95
Views: 13708

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Just when I thought you can't do anything more with bread..... The Defibrillator Toaster https://removeandreplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Defibrillator-Toaster.jpg It’s about time someone came up with a fresh take on the vital machine that warms our bread every morning, the Defibrillator Toa...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: surge voltages
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: surge voltages

I went and read up on SSD drives, and found a troubling problem with them. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive Unlike a HDD that has a physical Disc that is the storage medium. SSD use a electrical storage similar too a EEPROM. So if you have a power supply that is flaky, or N...
by Janitor Tzap
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia
Replies: 21
Views: 3808

Re: Sysop Note: Logon Amnesia

Again, my experince is.... If I logon and do not click 'Remember Me' it makes me logon again at any entry screen. Most sites are smart enough to remember you until you log off and will remember you when you log back in if you did not clear the cookies. Sure acts like a bit of bad code or an incorre...
by Janitor Tzap
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: surge voltages
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: surge voltages

Hope this isn't sneaky spam. Yeah, I think your right CeaSaR. :( The link in the second post that vishal4321 is for an online learning course. Well, this is a new type of SPAMMING BOT. Baits you first with an appropriate subject for the forum it's posting in, watches for a response, then posts the ...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum SOLVED.......
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Television Conundrum.......

If the pic tube is going, even old time gamers won't want it. As tempting as it may be to fix it, it's at EOL. Yeah, that's why I'm waffling as to what to do with it. :roll: Do you have hazardous household waste / electronics disposal day in your neck of the woods? We have them, like, twice a year ...
by Janitor Tzap
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: surge voltages
Replies: 11
Views: 2404

Re: surge voltages

Crowbar circuit, MOV, power strip surge supressor, or one of the ones I really want, Brick Wall. See http://www.Brickwall.com for details. Yeah, I remember seeing one of the first Brickwalls being demo'd at a electronics\computer fair. It performed as the presenter claimed. Even had guy's who were ...
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum SOLVED.......
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Television Conundrum.......

Here's something I forgot this television set has......

It's PIP {Picture In Picture} Feature.
You can watch baseball and a movie at the same time.
Or connect it to the Camera at the front door to see who is there while watching something else.



Signed: Janitor Tzap
by Janitor Tzap
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum SOLVED.......
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Television Conundrum.......

Now......... Should I fix the vertical problem, and try selling or giving it away? :? Seriously, do you really think Anyone wants it? Even in perfect condition. It probably takes 5X more electricity to run than an equivalent LCD never mind the space it takes up. Strangely enough, there are some gam...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 95
Views: 13708

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

The Apple Smart Watch Doesn't have nothing on this wearable computer. http://cdn.osxdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/zypad-windows-wrist-computer.jpg The Amazing Zypad Windows Wrist Computer You better believe we saved the best possible not-an-iWatch-wrist-wearable-thing for last… and it’s goin...
by Janitor Tzap
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum SOLVED.......
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Television conundrum.......

the vertical fold over problem is easy to fix. look around the vertical IV, there is a low value and high voltage cap maybe 4.7Uf @ 160V , maybe a few other caps,, but typically them caps are bad and easy to replace,, i have done hundreds of them on all sorts and sizes of tube TV's I have also, It'...
by Janitor Tzap
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television Conundrum SOLVED.......
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Television Conundrum SOLVED.......

Well, the old 1997 Toshiba 27" Stereo NTSC TV has started to show signs of vertical failure. https://d323w7klwy72q3.cloudfront.net/a/2008/20080124manhattan/8102.JPG {Vertical retrace lines and picture fold over at the top of the screen.} Pulled it out of the entertainment center cabinet, and replace...
by Janitor Tzap
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 95
Views: 13708

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

I had a girlfriend (long time ago) who had this. Worked pretty well as long as you could get the speakers to sit on your clavicles. The biggest drawback was that hers ran on 9V batteries, which died rather quickly. Always a tradeoff toward the end of product runs. CeaSaR I remember the Bone Fone sh...