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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 PM   #6321
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Funny that you say this. Apart from an old 12" black-and-white unit, I don't think I've ever owned a TV that had a built-in tuner. Never really been an issue.

The specs on that big Panny are insane. It weighs 1300 lbs, and they don't even list the power consumption. Imagine the heat coming off the front of that thing...

edit: Found it. The TH-152UX1 sucks down 4,500 watts. Thats 4 to 5 times as much as a typical electric space heater. And the rules of physics being what they are, that means that it's going to produce 4 to 5 times as much heat as one. You couldn't even power it with a standard 110v household circuit. You'd need a 30A 220v circuit (like what an electric clothes dryer plugs into) to get it to turn on.
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Funny that you say this. Apart from an old 12" black-and-white unit, I don't think I've ever owned a TV that had a built-in tuner. Never really been an issue.

The specs on that big Panny are insane. It weighs 1300 lbs, and they don't even list the power consumption. Imagine the heat coming off the front of that thing...

edit: Fount it. The TH-152UX1 sucks down 4,500 watts. Thats 4 to 5 times as much as a typical electric space heater. And the rules of physics being what they are, that means that it's going to produce 4 to 5 times as much heat as one. You couldn't even power it with a standard 110v household circuit. You'd need a 30A 220v circuit (like what an electric clothes dryer plugs into) to get it to turn on.
Good thing it wouldn't even fit in most peoples houses. You'd have to build the house around the TV and hope it didn't break and need repair. Maybe you could make a media room in a aluminum building separate from the house. 4500 watts! LOL!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:52 PM   #6324
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I just built a DIYPNP.
What's the red-handled crimp tool sitting next to the iron?
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Dudes! I want that Google maps treadmill!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:37 AM   #6326
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Jesus, I bowled like **** tonight. My average over 4 games was only about 112 a game. I blame it on it being lane 13. Plus I wasn't feeling well, these new meds don't agree with me.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:08 AM   #6327
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Oh boy! I saw it and shook my head.
I saw it and marked my calendar.
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I saw it and marked my calendar.
It will be another pos like the previous ones. I will see it, if only for comedy.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:14 AM   #6329
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wire stripper.
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My god Dutch is an ugly language. Never noticed it until watching an EB110 video on YT. I can barely bring myself to watch the video over this language. Even when I do watch, I'm distracted by the language. Dutch is the most foreign, foreign language to me. It doesn't sound like anything is being said, just a mad German person speaking in tongues.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #6331
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wire stripper.
Ah. You have an odd wire stripper.

I assume that's one of those "automatic" ones, where it's got two blades that sort of magically adjust to the right tension for every type of wire. Any good? I tried a few of those many years ago and just never found one that was any good with the really small stuff- 22 or 24ga stranded in particular tended to get nicked and damaged. Because of that, I still use a plain ole T-stripper.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:25 AM   #6332
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yeah, i love it.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3932546


basically, the one side holds the wire in place, while the right side is the blade comes down and makes a cut then drags across to pull the casing off.

it sees a lot of use:

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #6333
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Hmm.

Have you tried it on stranded 24ga wire (eg: CAT5)? These days, that's actually the vast majority of what I strip, as we use it almost exclusively for all of our studio builds. (There's still a small amount of shielded 22ga in use, but probably 95% of the wire we run is single-pair jacketed stranded CAT5.)
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:31 AM   #6334
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no, but I could cut off some and try it. IIRC, I stripped the wire in a USB cable to make it a Male-Male without issues, that was some tiny *** +22awg stranded wire. I typically do 18-22g.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #6335
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A kitty I kept for 5-years is on his last day today. I loved him a lot, he was my little boy, but I had to give him to my sister so I could travel for work for a few years. He was always so sweet, and woke me up every day ~1 minute prior to the alarm...it was an awesome way to awake every day, but he didn't understand the weekends. Now today, the vet is coming to the house after work to help end the suffering of illness and emaciation. He had a tumor on his tongue, we had it removed, and he hasn't eaten in a month. He's now incontinent, emaciated, and doesn't move. He's lifeless, so we're going to make today his last.

I've had another cat for the last 6-months and I don't know that I should keep her because I don't know if I can go through with "the end" that I'm watching from a distance today. I'm trying to rationalize this by acknowledging the great life we give them by living in a house, a drum of food and water, chin scratchings, and that death in sedation is significantly better than the food chain, a car, or illness which they'd experience in the wild. It's selfish for me to deny the cat because i can't deal with her "end", right?
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I seriously am dreaded by the thought of losing my cats...no joke, i lose sleep over it.


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I have been the guy who has generally put down all the animals in the house holds. I take them to the vet, I am the last man standing watching them die. Its horirble, bothers me and I dont like thinking of how i felt doing it. But, I believe all my pets deserve to pass away in the hands of someone they loved, so i honor them that way.

Now if only people who are terminally ill could have the same rights as the animals we keep. I got to watch my grandmother who went from on her own and super healthy to having a stroke and being stuck in a bed unable to talk or do anything for over a year. Bed sores, repeated strokes etc etc.

Sometimes i think the world is really fucked up.

Hustler, so man. Any pics of the cat?
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #6338
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I seriously am dreaded by the thought of losing my cats...no joke, i lose sleep over it.
I'm kind-of losing it at work right now trying to maintain composure. I can't wait for someone to jack with me so i can explode on them.
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BTW, although my cat is literally the worst cat I've ever known, constantly biting, knocking stuff off tables, sitting in front of the TV, and generally being a bitch, she is very sweet when no one else is home.

We call her "Feral Polly" for a reason.


On a side note, does anyone want several semi-domesticated stray cats? I'm taking one, hopefully my sister is taking 2, leaving 2-litter mates <1-year old who need a home. My GF and I feed them on alternating days and they will flip over for belly-scratchins.
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Yea, i often threaten to kill my cats but in the end, its just not possible. They have some ability to make me forget about how they knock everything over and puke everywhere.. that is of course until I find **** nuggets in my bed.

Send me a stray!
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