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Old 09-21-2011, 04:55 PM   #9661
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If, instead of figuring out a proper buck/boost regulator, I simply throw a resistor and a zener diode at a circuit for which I need to supply about 40ma at 8 volts-ish, with a supply that's going to be bouncing around from 9-15 volts, does that make me a bad person?

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #9662
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Not until the user of said power supply burns to a crisp.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #9663
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40ma at 0-7 volts.

Through a 5 watt zener.

I'm more concerned that some future engineer might see what I have done and that it will bring shame and disgrace upon my family name for generations to come.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #9664
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If you're the white miata in north 38 with a front mount in Harrisonburg, VA right now i left you the note on your car. Bitch call me.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #9665
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In 1989 gas here was $1.03, $1.13, $1.23 per gallon for regular, mid, premium. Ten cents increase per grade.

Today, itís $4.11, $4.21, $4.31. Still ten cents increase per grade.

As a percentage, the increase per grade is roughly 25% what it used to be.

What the hell? Has the cost of increasing octane gone down stayed the same that much?
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #9666
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In 1989 gas here was $1.03, $1.13, $1.23 per gallon for regular, mid, premium. Ten cents increase per grade.

Today, itís $4.11, $4.21, $4.31. Still ten cents increase per grade.
3.49 3.69 3.89 here.
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Yeah, it's closer to a $0.20 spread here as well.
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3.29 3.49 3.69
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$4.19 for diesel
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$3.39, $3.59, $3.79
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this is such bullshit, it's widely known that interstate commerce is driven by diesel and this fact is exploited. diesel is ******* trash, it should be no more than a fifth of the average gasoline cost.
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I was paying $4.05 for it. It's crap.
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any time it goes over $4, I wince
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It's been stuck there since I bought my truck. Figures.
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It's been stuck there since I bought my truck. Figures.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #9677
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One of the greatest things I've ever done to my Miata... for the first time... adjust the turnbuckles on the top latches. Pulling them up tighter makes my minor drip in heavy rain go away, and pulls the side window seals up tighter, for less wind noise. It also cured some of the top rattle when going over harsh broken roads. Why I never did this before...
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$150 Gerstner box for $34.95. Not an original USA-made Gerstner, but part of their "International" line (read: Chinese). Still well-made and a good deal.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1&blockType=G1
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So I did some work on the concrete biz website a few weeks ago but never actually got time to finish it. Still lots to do before I'll be happy with it.

Just got another email for a job. Thats 2 jobs just by having our name on the internet in one month. One guy owns a modular company, so getting in with him will hopefully give us some year round work as well.

Still, I do this all for free, in hopes that the day will come where this will all pay off.

For those interested - www.connecticutfoundations.com
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #9680
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