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by Bigglez
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

Bigglez i noticed some of your recent replies have been pretty long too Hmm... Let's see. Did some number crunching during lunch today. For the month of March 2009: Poster Total Posts Post/Day Total Words Average Words/Post MRAL 64 2.06 12,557 196 Bigglez 80 2.58 12,989 162
by Bigglez
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

MrAl wrote: Bigglez i noticed some of your recent replies have been pretty long too
Great! I thought you weren't paying attention...
by Bigglez
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

philba wrote:That's uncalled for. Why go out of the way to get slap in?
Took me a while to figger your act, filber:
You're always rooting for the underdog.

When that was me you'd PM advice. Now I'm on the
sharp end of your tounge. Too much time on your hands?
by Bigglez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Counters" day coming soon...
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: "Counters" day coming soon...

MrAl wrote: At five minutes and six seconds after 4am on the 8th of July this year (2009) the date
and time will be:

04:05:06 07/08/09
I thought only the US used Middle-endian format MM:DD:YY?
by Bigglez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where are areas 1 and 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Where are areas 1 and 2?

rolerbe wrote:Areas 1 and 2 were moved to Area 51
Where is that? I was hoping to learn about MIDI stuff, but that
article was just too hard to follow? Has anyone else here tried
to build the hardware, or understand the MIDI technology?
by Bigglez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

Can you imagine what the prices would be if RS hired qualified technicians or Engineers for sales positions or if HD hired journeyman level carpenters to sell you nails. You would get great service but at an unacceptable price. Most of these jobs necessarily go to people with no more than a high sc...
by Bigglez
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To PCB or not to PCB...
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: To PCB or not to PCB...

Bigglez: I think that's a bit unfair. Has nothing to do with "fairness". When we work on our pet projects we aren't comparing the time spent to what we could go out and sell it for, we're comparing it to watching TV or reading, or going for a walk, etc. Agreed. However, money and time are both limi...
by Bigglez
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To PCB or not to PCB...
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: To PCB or not to PCB...

If i factored in my time for my own personal projects i could not afford to build anything, small or large, using ANY pc board making technology. What is the state mandated min wages in your locale? Did you factor in your time (even at min wages)? While that may be true, I asked a different questio...
by Bigglez
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To PCB or not to PCB...
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: To PCB or not to PCB...

MrAl wrote:it is actually cheaper for me to make a small (relatively simple
like with dip packages) board around 2x3 inches rather than buy an experimenters board at Radio
Shack.
What is the state mandated min wages in your locale?
Did you factor in your time (even at min wages)?
by Bigglez
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

When she called the 800 line to talk to a printer specialist, about an Okiidata printer they proudly informed her that it could do 540 copies per second. ... The 540 is really ' characters per second' . Enough said! More than enough said! So you ran into someone that is either not technical or lack...
by Bigglez
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you don't hear back from me on Wednesday...
Replies: 19
Views: 1852

If you don't hear back from me on Wednesday...

In two days something bad may happen to me (and others),
you may not know about it until then or be able to return
to this forum.

More info here

If you have seen CBS 60 Minutes of last Sunday this is old news.
by Bigglez
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To PCB or not to PCB...
Replies: 21
Views: 2302

Re: To PCB or not to PCB...

I can not say the same however when it comes to the tiny tiny SO patterns (smaller than 0.05 inch pitch) as these are a bit hard to make even with a laser printer. People have done it however. The whole point of double sides PCBs with solder masks for a hobby project is that new components are only...
by Bigglez
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goofed or malfunction ?
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Goofed or malfunction ?

richfloe wrote:The problem is most likely 12v coming out of the alternator on the lamp wire, thru the lamp, thru the relay coil to ground.
Excellent post! You have reminded us of this electrical problem,
which was common on USA cars in the past.

Hope to see more posts here from you!
by Bigglez
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

But the complaints are not just limited to RS. When I go into Home Depot, Lowes or a number of other big box stores, I get the same treatment from their clerks. When asked a question about a product, they grab the item from your hand and start reading the labels ( which of course I have already don...
by Bigglez
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is RadioShack that confused?
Replies: 73
Views: 9613

Re: Is RadioShack that confused?

This reminded me of the story told to me by an engineer from a large high technology company. - Seems someone in incoming QC inspection was testing all of the fuses. And yes, they all worked... And put the now tested, open fuses into the stock room. When I first visited Japan I was a little taken b...