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Old 02-10-2019, 02:28 PM
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Were the original ones with a connected PL-55 or an adapter like these?
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:56 AM
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I've considering trying some planar cans, but still waiting for the RSU sale to finalize so I can wire myself the money and take care of some things.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
Were the original ones with a connected PL-55 or an adapter like these?
PL-55, now there's a designation you don't hear often. In the broadcast biz, we usually just call those 1/4" TRS (Tip-Ring-Sleeve) plugs.

Every Sony headphones I've seen, of this style, has used a 1/8" plug natively and then included a thread-on adapter to convert it to 1/4" if needed. Granted, this data goes back only to the late 80s.

Unlike monsters such as the Koss Pro4-AA, Sony seems to recognize with these that the high-end consumer market is a heck of a lot larger than the broadcast market.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:09 PM
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I now have well over 120 hours in mentoring robotics. Since January 5th. It's like a second job, that doesn't pay.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
I now have well over 120 hours in mentoring robotics. Since January 5th. It's like a second job, that doesn't pay.
This is why I judge and not mentor. Wife used to mentor, and we have a good number of friends who also. The amount of time they sink into the robots the first quarter of the year is insane. I just can't give up that much of my time to go do it.

There is a local team that works out of the local Bosch plant. If mentoring would get me access to the machine shop and lab they can use all year round it would be worth it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:41 AM
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I don't know how this took me so long to figure out...

During the Roger Moore era, James Bond commonly uses the alias James Stock as a cover.

Bond and Stock.... Stocks and Bonds are the two most commonly traded investment instruments.

Very clever, Ian Fleming.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:40 PM
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Eddie is going under the knife in about 18 hours.
He is an 11 year old Terrier mix, and we have lived together for over 10 years now.

Eddie's life has been far from uneventful so far. Someone had slit his throat when I found him. He had several serious cuts all over his body. Repairing the wounds and stitching him up took hours, and I saw the light in his eyes go out during that time.
We took care of Eddie as best as we could, and he recovered.
A few years later someone slashed Eddie's "wrists". Not wrists per se, but those areas on his limbs where bleeding would be profuse.
About 2 1/2 hours into the surgery, the vet wanted to give up and I had to plead him to continue while I was trying to stop the stubborn bleeding. His eyes went dark again.
It took a whole lot more than TLC for him to recover, but he recovered fully.

All of that is ancient history now.

We noticed blood in his urine about 8 months ago. Canine TVT. Transmissible Venereal Tumor.
Vets suggested an aggressive immune boosting drug and supplement therapy, and we followed it to the letter. It helped, but did not fully cure Eddie.

Then came chemo...
Chemo almost killed him. He stopped eating, threw up for days, and lost too much weight.
Eddie used to be around 35 lbs, he went down to 26.

I concocted a recipe in desperation - a "tasty" meal with chicken livers, carrots, zucchinis, rice, olive oil, curcumin.
He was not able to eat any of it, so we blended his meals and fed him with a large syringe.
He begun gaining weight a couple ounces at a time, and started to eat on his own once he was over the trauma of chemo.

Then, I had to leave for Zanzibar for three weeks to shoot some episodes.
I came back home to find a lemon size tumor on Eddie's hip. Biopsies, tests followed. It was malignant.

So, we spent a month trying to boost his immune system and make him strong enough for a major surgery.

He's back to his normal weight now. Meanwhile, the tumor has grown somewhat .
Two experienced vets and a surgeon from the University will be operating on him tomorrow.
I will have a couple weeks with him during his recovery before I have to leave for Nepal till the end of March.

I have no idea why I am typing all these details here, but Eddie is a part of me. We are family after all these years.
So, Monday evening 9 pm Turkish standard time is when Eddie will be sedated and prepped for surgery.
I will be there to wake him up.











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Old 02-17-2019, 07:51 PM
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Best wishes (dare i say godspeed to a commie?) for Eddie. He's lucky to have you to look after him, and even luckier that you have the resources to address his issues. I'm sure you're both pretty stuck on each other. It's funny how the little rascals can wrap you up like that. I've got a little Terrier that's into me for about a thousand dollars a pound at this point, but I would surely do it all over again.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:54 PM
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Thank you.
I guess we are the lucky ones. It was Eddie who chose to live with us, after all.
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Hakan,

For cancer, study on sulforaphane.

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Best wishes to Eddie for a speedy recovery.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:37 AM
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Good luck to Eddie! I hope all went well.

Guys I might get a miata again. idk. I feel the need to waste my money on another failed project.
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Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
I feel the need to waste my money on another failed project.
Run for congress.


In unrelated news, I do so very much dislike playing the "is that burning smell coming from my car?" game while driving on the highway.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:12 PM
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All went well.
Poor dog is wearing a diaper and snoozing off in his favorite chair now.

I would like to spare you guys and refrain from posting the gory surgery photos, but the damn tumor is almost a full pound.
The surgeons had to use liberal amounts of synthetic mesh to form a foundation for tissue growth in the massive cavity.
The drain will be removed on Thursday, and we will start feeding him solid food in about a week.

I went to bed at around 7:30 am and slept for a few hours.
We will be going to the vet everyday for about a week, maybe 10 days for redressing, antibiotics, other medication and stuff.
He is OK, and that's what matters now.
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^^That's great news!
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
All went well.
Poor dog is wearing a diaper and snoozing off in his favorite chair now..
That dog is one tough sunofabitch. Good news, man.
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Originally Posted by Godless Commie View Post
All went well.
Poor dog is wearing a diaper and snoozing off in his favorite chair now.
You sir are an amazing person, we need more dog owners like you. Good year hear all went well. Give him some pets for me.
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In unrelated news, I do so very much dislike playing the "is that burning smell coming from my car?" game while driving on the highway.
Not quite as bad as "What is that noise and smoke coming from my APC UPS?" Which I promptly unplugged and rushed to the driveway last night.
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Not quite as bad as "What is that noise and smoke coming from my APC UPS?" Which I promptly unplugged and rushed to the driveway last night.


Reminds me of when I changed the battery in my old Kindle about a year ago. It's a pouch-type lipo, and judging by the amount of adhesive holding it to the case, Amazon really did not intend for you to be replacing it. After heating the lid with a hair-dryer, you have to scrape the batter out of the device. The vendor I bought the battery from even includes a little plastic scraping tool for this purpose, and cautions you to be careful not to puncture the battery.

Well, I punctured the battery. Since it was almost fully discharged to begin with, the subsequent thermal excursion was not quite as energetic as some of the youtube videos you see, but I still wound up running outside, in the snow, in my pajamas, with the battery smoldering in a large glass bowl, looking for a place where I could toss it. I wound up just dumping in on the ground and waiting for it to finish.

LiPo batteries scare me.
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