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Forum: Foo
12-13-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By genec

The closed metal box "void if removed" would tell...

The closed metal box "void if removed" would tell me a lot more.

I feel as if I am doing long distance forensics, through a keyhole. I need a few other views to better know the patient.
Forum: Foo
12-13-19, 02:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By genec

The "tubes" you refer to... with the hex nuts...

The "tubes" you refer to... with the hex nuts (gold colored), if we are talking the same thing... are SMA RF connectors cable semi rigid type... looks like Gore or ".085" cable in your photos, just...
Forum: Foo
12-13-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By genec

Not sure what "Tubes" you are refering to, but...

Not sure what "Tubes" you are refering to, but yes, indeed the gold connectors are SMA RF connectors, the blue tube is an antenna, and is marked TX Ant... "transmit antenna." Rather long for 1960...
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By genec

It's a bandpass filter... rather narrow, right in...

It's a bandpass filter... rather narrow, right in a cellular channel. Right off not sure which one...

A bit more of a look, and I might figure it all out. Ironically a filter for that...
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 225
Posted By genec

I have designed stuff similar to that... ...

I have designed stuff similar to that... although I don't know that particular beasty. Looks like it encountered lightning. All those SMA connectors and that sort of board material are quite...
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,368
Posted By genec

Of course the real question is, in such a...

Of course the real question is, in such a situation... the human that fails to interact with a cyclist... is it because they actually failed to "see" the cyclist, or because they "saw" and yet felt...
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,078
Posted By genec

Wow, you are younger than I realized. Early...

Wow, you are younger than I realized.

Early 1956 here.

And for the record, vegetarian, for health reasons. But I'll cook anything for anyone in my family. And I miss good BBQ and seared...
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Posted By genec

​​​​​​Very interesting, but that does put large...

​​​​​​Very interesting, but that does put large scale commercial passenger flights out at least 15 years... but wow... quiet skies, eh?
Forum: Foo
12-11-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

Basically, any car built before 1969 or so should...

Basically, any car built before 1969 or so should work... That 1956 Chevy down on the farm is perfect. Old tractors should be good to go.

Minimal wiring, and no transistors are the key. My...
Forum: Foo
12-11-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,078
Posted By genec

Do people have to ANNOUNCE that they are...

Do people have to ANNOUNCE that they are vegetarian... I thought that irated the carnivores... you know, that smug "I never eat anything with a face" attitude.

Is it any wonder that some folks...
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

Would not much matter... half the cars mentioned...

Would not much matter... half the cars mentioned here are foriegn made, and likely the code for the American cars is off shored... and it is probably all done via quick specs, and hammered out by...
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

Not to mention that if your Luddite ways include...

Not to mention that if your Luddite ways include owning and maintaining an old vehicle with a carburetor and distributor/points/coil ignition system, you may be one of the few folks still driving...
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 02:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

And of course the real joy in all of this is that...

And of course the real joy in all of this is that nothing is common from manufacturer to manufacture... so if you rent a car from time to time, you end up spending hours trying to figure out how to...
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Maybe you just knock on it real hard. "Hello,...

Maybe you just knock on it real hard. "Hello, anybody in there..."

Or shake it... "Is this broken..."

Or just scowl at it... "Don't do that...I'm in a meeting..."
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

And yet another tech writer points out the...

And yet another tech writer points out the limitations of the wireless only iphone concept... with pictures of bulky chargers and adapters...


...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By genec

How do ya'll deal with the buckets of sweat and...

How do ya'll deal with the buckets of sweat and lack of cooling wind?

I used to ride rollers while watching MASH... and the heat I generated was enough to keep the house warm.

I could also...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Do you check luggage? I never do... my two...

Do you check luggage?

I never do... my two cables fit easily into my pocket.

I fly across the country often.

Have a nice day.
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12-09-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By genec

Two comments... in somewhat reverse order. That...

Two comments... in somewhat reverse order. That "Cyclists may use full lane" sign should be much larger... maybe even flashing... with a horn. ;)

Regarding bike lanes in and around tech...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

Did you read the entire ~450 page user manual in...

Did you read the entire ~450 page user manual in one sitting? I'm willing to bet the drivers that didn't go to Clemson aren't having that same success.

Nice ad for Audi... "Suitable for any...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 03:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Uh, in the intrest of full disclosure... that 24...

Uh, in the intrest of full disclosure... that 24 hour airpod use time mentioned in the post above... is ONLY when the user reruns the charge cycle in the airpod case after the little things only...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

LOL, I don't go to "the gym." I ride a bike. ...

LOL, I don't go to "the gym." I ride a bike.

So, never been on a 16 hour flight to China, eh? Never worked a 10+ hour shift to meet deadlines in a noisy office... I understand that new ibuds...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Less obtrusive to carry? Don't you have to carry...

Less obtrusive to carry? Don't you have to carry a charger ALSO? Or are your earbuds solar powered?

That IS the basis of my rant in the OP... to make all this "wireless" stuff work, you end up...
12-08-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By genec

Dude... you're a "Jumper." ...

Dude... you're a "Jumper."
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489099/
12-08-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By genec

​​​​​​In some places, there are no other...

​​​​​​In some places, there are no other routes/roads.

This is a very common situation out west, where there may not be a "grid," or the "only other road" is an interstate freeway.
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

Hmmm... I am running from a PC... must be the...

Hmmm... I am running from a PC... must be the difference.
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

And hey... wired headphones are even cheaper,...

And hey... wired headphones are even cheaper, never require recharging, and deliver better audio quality... so tell me again why I should buy wireless headphones, at any price, THAT ACTUALLY HAVE...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

find settings... drove me nuts too.

find settings... drove me nuts too.
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Gee... no wires... ...

Gee... no wires... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.whathifi.com/us/amp/best-buys/best-wireless-earbuds-2019-budget-and-premium
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

Yeah, NF seems to be offering a lot of TV content...

Yeah, NF seems to be offering a lot of TV content that was on a few years go... If I didn't watch it then, I probably don't want to watch it now... Although, I do admit to binge watching NCIS... ...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,471
Posted By genec

As a cyclist, I thought anything that required a...

As a cyclist, I thought anything that required a driver to divert their attention away from the road was a bad thing... I have thought that for quite some time. You have to see it to touch it... ...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

While your point is true... why bother with yet...

While your point is true... why bother with yet another interface if you are going to have wires. Just plug em right into the phone. Oh and as if Bluetooth was "receive only.." there is...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Ironically the latest Apple devices ARE thicker...

Ironically the latest Apple devices ARE thicker for the very reason you stated.

Oh, a BT AMP... And a wireless charger... you carry all that in your backpack, eh?

Sadly, wireless...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

Back in the early '80s I did a bike tour of the...

Back in the early '80s I did a bike tour of the length of Baja... with a walkman... I think I had 3 90 minute mix tape cassettes, which I listened to over and over again... Always tried to cue up...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Never "up all night..." (at least not in the last...

Never "up all night..." (at least not in the last 10 years or so...)

But I do often wake up at pretty regular intervals... see, there are these train tracks nearby... Did you know the...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

Ahhh... "Cave Women on Mars..." ;)

Ahhh... "Cave Women on Mars..." ;)
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,075
Posted By genec

The sad part is... the Netflix UI is so so much...

The sad part is... the Netflix UI is so so much better...

And yes, sometimes you do have to pay for content you want... but frankly, "similar to," is just not good enough... when you really want...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Oh, a Walkman... you're cool too. So, like, you...

Oh, a Walkman... you're cool too. So, like, you don't put little microwave ovens in your head either, eh.
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Yeah, yeah... guess I'm just not one of the cool...

Yeah, yeah... guess I'm just not one of the cool kids... I need a "tether."

OK, fine... as long as someone still makes "tethered" boxy ugly "fones" for the nerd set.

Ahhh. Wires. Sort of like...
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

I'd need two... for that full quad sound.

I'd need two... for that full quad sound.
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Yes indeed. But keep in mind, I am a "grounds...

Yes indeed. But keep in mind, I am a "grounds keeper." (High tech design engineer)
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Will look great in your hippie shack. :D

Will look great in your hippie shack. :D
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

Look into the actual modem and comparison specs...

Look into the actual modem and comparison specs of the latest iphones using the intel chips.

Does that charging pad fit into your pocket?

And yes, the next 4 hours of sleep were wonderful......
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

I carry two items... one, a wired set of earbuds...

I carry two items... one, a wired set of earbuds that is a microphone too... and delivers superior audio than wireless buds, has no battery, and requires no charger, and plays for well over 2 or 4...
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By genec

Did you know that stuff is even in the sodas you...

Did you know that stuff is even in the sodas you drink? :eek:
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 676
Posted By genec

My usual rant about wireless headphones... next level.

Apple is pushing to make a future iphone a wireless slab of glass. No connectors of any kind. Maybe 2021.


Now, from a high tech designer point of view (and yes, that IS what I do) I can...
Forum: Foo
12-05-19, 03:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By genec

It's all a Chinese conspiracy to get you to buy...

It's all a Chinese conspiracy to get you to buy more Walmart stuff. Did you know Coca-Cola uses chemtrail ingredients in their soda... it's like a secret ingredient man.
Forum: Foo
12-05-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 995
Posted By genec

But be aware of dihydrgen oxide, it can can kill...

But be aware of dihydrgen oxide, it can can kill you, even in small amounts, if used wrong... and is a major component of chemtrails. I understand planes carry tanks of the stuff... and regularly...
Forum: Foo
12-05-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By genec

Could be worse... my wife is glued to HGTV... and...

Could be worse... my wife is glued to HGTV... and comes up with new remodeling ideas daily. Then she goes to QVC to see if she can order them.

At least sappy TV doesn't require a credit card.
Forum: Foo
12-04-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 579
Posted By genec

IE, Eurasia.

IE, Eurasia.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 19,670
Posted By genec

FOX 28 Spokane??? do they even know what an...

FOX 28 Spokane??? do they even know what an iguana is? I would expect Bigfoot news from Spokane... :roflmao:
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