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AWOL

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Mine was equally brief especially given the rash of cross posts already on the forum under the same username.

I think we're talking about different users - this one didn't even bother posting on the forum, just spammed about four or five top posters.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

Nick Gammon

Get this:

http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?topic=110386

This guy asks for help 3 times (at least). And then when we reply:

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Now I understand how so many members make thousands of forums posts ...


You can't win, can you?

Ah well, it motivated me to add an extra "smart filter" to my Mail program to warn me when various people post new topics, so I'll know to ignore them.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

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http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

cyclegadget


  His meter had 2 out of 5 stars! It had to be a good-en! My Fluke didn't have any stars.  :P

On a serious note, my Fluke 79 has briefly been put across 480volts AC while in ohm reading mode. I had been troubleshooting a bunch of different pieces...  It makes a loud beeeeep until you take the leads off of the live power. I was lucky that it is a good meter. In the book that came with it, they say you can go across live voltage for up to 20 seconds. I have never tested that but, it is nice to know Fluke planned for the possible mistake.
Good links: Eagle tutorial= http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDE1858BD83D19C70
General Arduion tutorials = http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com
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Nick Gammon

Dave Jones tested a whole lot of meters by shoving them into a 240 volts power point (in resistance mode I think). He was brave, I must say.

I think they all survived more-or-less, although some took a while to recover. Probably their thermal fuse cut in.
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DuaneB

Anyone else have a little smile at this today -

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Nick, thanks for replying.

foo = s [cs];


won't compile.


In http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,110668.0.html

Duane B
Read this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-with-arduino-part-1.html
then watch this
http://rcarduino.blogspot.com/2012/04/servo-problems-part-2-demonstration.html

Rcarduino.blogspot.com

AWOL

Another zero post PMer asking for help.
Grrrr.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

Nick Gammon

Yeah they usually say "I didn't want to look like an idiot on the forum".

Maybe add to your signature: "Please do not message me with technical queries"
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

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MichaelMeissner


Anyone else have a little smile at this today -

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Nick, thanks for replying.

foo = s [cs];


won't compile.



While it obviously doesn't mean what the user wants it to mean, one of the little known areas of C and C++ is that you can do:

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int foo(int n){ return "0123456789abcdef"[n & 0xf]; }

and

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int bar(int n){ return (n & 0xf)["0123456789abcdef"]; }

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