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    You can't make this stuff up!

    Copied this from Antique radio forum...

    An old Navy buddy works for one of the big electronic parts houses (in Texas....hint), and well, they get some odd requests via their email and online chat. He passed along a bunch of them, some take some thinking...

    "The leads on the .05 ohm resistor I got are too short. I need at least 3 more inches."

    This 220uf 35 volt capacitor I received is bad. I put it in the amp and I only read 27 volts across it.

    Where were these fuses made? I put one in my guitar amp, and it blew right away. Same for the next three. Do you have any of better quality?

    Do you sell splices I can use with the NTE102 transistor? The bad transistor is soldered (welded) into the board and I can't take it out.

    Why is only the negative (minus) side of your 10mf capacitor marked? There is plenty of room on the part for marking the positive (plus) side. My board isn't marked with either a plus or a minus - can I still use this to replace a 10mf capacitor?

    My motorcycle runs hot. Can I use a 12V Zener to keep the battery from making it spark hotter? If so, do you have hookup diagrams?

    I'm into silver and gold recovery. Can you send me a list of parts you sell where the gold or silver value exceeds the part value? Do you sell to non-companies?

    I need a resistor measuring 27 amperes, preferably surface mount, but I'm not having any luck. Do you know where I could find one? It's for my team's EE416 final project, so I'm in a hurry and willing to pay for over nite shipping.

    My old capacitor is huge compared to the one you sent. Are you sure the markings on the one I got are right? 1000uF 25VDC, and my original is marked 1000uF 25WVDC and is over 3 inches long. Yours is shorter and a lot skinnier. What does CDE mean?

    I need a chord for my TV - do you have one, and how much is it? Bestby was no help.

    I have a genuine request - don't laugh, but I'm colorblind, and need you to clearly mark the color coded parts with the value, black ink only please especially the transistors. They all look silver or black to me.

    Do you know the value of the capacitor that Virtual Dynamics uses in their power cords? I was told by an engineer that the capacitor makes their cords superior, but they guard it as a trade secret. I notice you sell tinned solid copper wire - do you sell any stranded copper wire that is shielded for source use, at least 10 ga?



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    This is hilarious!

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    If I could, I'd like that twice! Funny stuff.

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    or the images for this statement
    If it smells like chicken your holding it wrong.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=if+i...w=1366&bih=631
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    A 4th Year EE student asking for a 27A resistor... no wonder all the.electronics are made in China now...
    Sad.

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    I got the biggest charge out of this part:

    "Do you sell splices I can use with the NTE102 transistor? The bad transistor is soldered (welded) into the board and I can't take it out."

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    Slight Detour:

    A "friend of a friend" has a recording studio in Nashville. He once sent a cassette tape of submissions they get at the studio. Good comedy. Think the musical version of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    I got the biggest charge out of this part:

    "Do you sell splices I can use with the NTE102 transistor? The bad transistor is soldered (welded) into the board and I can't take it out."
    I'm lucky, we have a welding school in town, and they only charge for materials. If I need something welded, that's where I go.

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    The voices in my head are idiots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g1 View Post
    I'm lucky, we have a welding school in town, and they only charge for materials. If I need something welded, that's where I go.
    See how far you get when you ask them to weld on some extensions for a transistor
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    They'll probably tell me to try JB Weld.

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    The voices in my head are idiots!

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    Tuesday Weld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    Tuesday Weld


    [Insert soldering iron joke]

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    Thumbs up and that's not all...

    Sunday's on the phone to Monday, Tuesday's on the phone to me. Oh Yeah ! ! !

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    The *oogle images "if it smells like chicken" link made my day Some of those shots are clearly tech school advert actor shots (or something). It's funny because there's a producer, a camera man, a director, an ad agent and an actor involved and NONE of them know you can't hold the metal part of the iron. I could have told them about the mistake when I was in fifth grade, ten years before I even started tinkering with electronics. What a bunch of ultra maroons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosaj View Post
    Copied this from Antique radio forum...

    An old Navy buddy works for one of the big electronic parts houses (in Texas....hint),
    I'm in Houston. Is it EPO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjb View Post

    [Insert soldering iron joke]
    Are those real?

    I doubt it.



    Those teeth can´t be so even and white .

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    I don't think there were "fakes" or Photoshop in those days.

    Edit: Ok, I just had to do some quick research. The first breast implant surgery was performed in 1962. Tuesday was born in 1943.

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    Photoshop!!! The lighting and pixelation on the face is different from the rest of the photo. I vaguely interpret that the proportions are wrong too. Who can say when that was altered.?. But it is. I'd bet on it.

    Those teeth are too white.

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    Why are you looking so closely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck H View Post
    Photoshop!!! The lighting and pixelation on the face is different from the rest of the photo. I vaguely interpret that the proportions are wrong too. Who can say when that was altered.?. But it is. I'd bet on it.

    Those teeth are too white.
    Oh stupid me. You're right. Who's to say the photo couldn't have been doctored yesterday.

    Edit: CONFIRMED:I just did a reverse image search. Photo is credited to "The Fakir".

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    On the other hand airbrushes and artistic talent have been around for just ages. DaVinci didn't need Photoshop. Certainly Playboy was touching up their photos way before Photoshop. You never saw a scratch or a bruise on those ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    On the other hand airbrushes and artistic talent have been around for just ages. DaVinci didn't need Photoshop. Certainly Playboy was touching up their photos way before Photoshop. You never saw a scratch or a bruise on those ladies.
    or implant surgery scars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzo View Post
    On the other hand airbrushes and artistic talent have been around for just ages. DaVinci didn't need Photoshop. Certainly Playboy was touching up their photos way before Photoshop. You never saw a scratch or a bruise on those ladies.
    Oh, WAY earlier (than Playboy, not earlier than Da Vinci of course).

    I am a Photographer and work with BW only, because basically you can freely "apply your hand at the Darkroom" , while it´s almost impossible when working in Colour.

    And one standard technique (among hundreds others) is both retouching negatives to get rid of blemishes (*hand* retouching , with a pencil).
    Also selective blurring to make small blemishes disappear; 2 favorite techniques being smearing camera lens with vaseline (not kidding) or shooting through silk panties.

    That´s why all Hollywood Stars, and I mean starting in the 20´s were "perfect" and "never aged".

    The big trick is working with negatives: whatever you darken there (easy to do with common graphite pencils of varying hardness comes out smooth and shiny in the positive copy.
    Also dark smears (retouching with pencil, then smearing graphite with fingertip) appear as bright halos on positive, around details you wantbto enhance.

    It was possible of course, because of the *large* negatives used , easily 8" by 10" ones on large format Studio wooden cameras.





    Even earlier, this is 1870/1900 retouching on glass plate negatives.


    "You can never trust a picture".

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    I remember a cartoon either in New Yorker or more likely Playboy. It was a photographer in his studio, with a lens selection and other gear, and lined up on his shelf were jars of Vaseline, each jar larger than the last, labelled #2, #4, #6, etc.

    I had a frat brother into photography and he came out and took photos of the band on stage as we played. As he blew up the pictures to 8x10, he would put something to shade certain areas, like someone's face. He even used his thumb on one. When developed/printed, I don;t exactly recall the process, the face or individual would come out brighter, emphasized.

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    Yes, since process is negative always (the final print is the negative´s negative) , covering something while exposing m,akes it lighter.

    Photographers make small black paper "flags" of the proper shape and size, glue them to skewer sticks and cover faces or important details part of the time (say 5 seconds in a 10/15 second exposure) to make it "come forward".
    A thumb is the emergency one when you have nothing else

    But the main point is: WE DESERVE TO SEE THOSE PICTURES
    We the People demand it

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    Well I think idea number three with the beer glass is BRILLIANT! I replaced my guitar stands recently with a rack. So now I have some stands that I no longer had a use for. That problem is now solved. You rock Jason

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