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Robin2

I purchased a new family member.  ;)
Looks great.

I did not know it was necessary to purchase kittens. When we had them we had difficulty giving them away.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Whandall

#2191
Jun 04, 2019, 05:31 pm Last Edit: Jun 04, 2019, 05:37 pm by Whandall
@Robin2 from time to time you can get them for free, but most of the kitten are sold for € 100 to € 150.

To get one from the animal shelter you have to pay € 150 and sign an agreement that I would not sign.

But given the prices that vets are charging, the price for the kitten is neglectable after a short period.

PS. Karlo was € 80, a bargain compared to the eye examination for € 17 and € 27 for the medication,
but now I have eye ointment for the next years. 30g for the 500g cat.  ;)
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. (D.Adams)

Robin2

We had cats when my kids were small. I think they only went to the vet to be neutered.

My adult daughter now has cats which seem to cost a fortune in vets bills - admittedly one of them was rescue cat.

There is no way I could afford present day vets bills - hence no animal.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Whandall

#2193
Jun 06, 2019, 12:52 pm Last Edit: Jun 06, 2019, 12:52 pm by Whandall
I hope I will find enough time to play with the Jetson Nano I could not resist to buy.

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. (D.Adams)

ChrisTenone

That heat sink is tot'ly badass!
What, I need to say something else too?

westfw

#2195
Jul 11, 2019, 08:47 am Last Edit: Jul 11, 2019, 08:49 am by westfw
New scope - a Siglent 1104xe.
It replaces a TDS210, which only had two channels, and didn't have any connectivity (also B&W, didn't have any serial decode, and had a smaller screen.  But it was that lack of connectivity that was really bugging me.)

It's noisier, though :-(



ChrisTenone

What, I need to say something else too?

westfw

Are those old-style 3D goggles?

TomGeorge

@ChrisTenone, its a apple.

You've stopped taking the tablets haven't you?

Tom.. :o :o :o
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

ChrisTenone

@west: Yup.


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@Tom: It is, but I haven't. I take all the tablets I can get my hands on. Mostly iPads, but a few Kindles and Labquests, Lisinopryl and Ritalin if I can get them.

I've had a dozen macs since 1984 (my original Macintosh™ still works) but I'm not a snob - I've also had dozens of "PC" computers as well. My girlfriend (oops) wife prefers PCs, and I used to use XP at work. Support for XP ended last month and I celebrated with champagne. Actually that was a different celebration ... see erratum above.

But I get into the groove with Mac much easier. The machine pictured above has an 8 core 9th generation i9, 40 gigs of ram. 5K, 500 nit monitor, 2TB of flash, 2TB of disk, the latest Radeon gpu, and connectivity up the yinyang. Do they even make a PC like that for what I can afford on a fixed income?

Making 3D photographs takes a particularly mindful workflow. I find all the extraneous stuff with a PC gets in the way of that, like making sure all the slashes o in the correct direction, and that all the viruses are kept up to date.

 :)  :o  ;)  :smiley-confuse: :)
What, I need to say something else too?

TomGeorge

#2200
Jul 18, 2019, 01:48 pm Last Edit: Jul 18, 2019, 01:48 pm by TomGeorge
Hi,
The machine pictured above has an 8 core 9th generation i9, 40 gigs of ram. 5K, 500 nit monitor, 2TB of flash, 2TB of disk, the latest Radeon gpu, and connectivity up the yinyang.
Seems like an awful lot just to play solitaire.... :) :) :)

All that means to me is that its a huge amount of hardware to run code of which 90% I don't use.

Tom... :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

raymw

I bought some 0.9mm pcb carbide router bits off Amazon. They came yesterday. I'm sending them back today- absolute carp. I went to look for my prior favorite supplier (from 7 or 8 years ago (Megaelectonics Ltd)- they've gone into liquidation... I wonder why. Their stuff worked, but more expensive.

TomGeorge

#2202
Aug 06, 2019, 03:02 pm Last Edit: Aug 06, 2019, 03:03 pm by TomGeorge
Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.
I've played around with them at work, but never had one at home to keep me occuPi'ed.  :) :) :)


Tom.. :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit.
I've played around with them at work, but never had one at home to keep me occuPi'ed.  :) :) :)


Tom.. :)
Sorry to see you leave.

You will be missed! 


No technical PMs.
If you are asked a question, please respond with an answer.
If you are asked for more information, please supply it.
If you need clarification, ask for help.

TomGeorge

Sorry to see you leave.

You will be missed!  
@larryd I have not gone over to the darkside. :o :o
I never knew you cared.... :smiley-red:


I can see the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the possibilities of using both together.


Tom.... :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

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