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    Today, 06:34 PM
    If you think you'll discharge a CRT (or any other high voltage component) multiple times in your life, it is well worth the price to buy a high...
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    Today, 08:39 AM
    I *rarely* use a heatsink, but there have been times when I needed it. Never on ICs that I recall. I yoosta keep my soldering tip in a cup of...
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    Today, 08:00 AM
    Usually it's just the RAM, or maybe power supply voltage. It's not likely to be power supply noise, if you have the original power supply. (Do SK...
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    Today, 06:37 AM
    If your technique is good and you use heatsinks when needed, then I say turn your temperature control up to 700°F. Having too little heat is often...
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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    I seem to recall that Sam's service documentation is freely available for these online somewhere (sorry can't really search for it right now). With...
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    January 14th, 2018, 01:56 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread Quick mini rants. in Rants
    It yoostsaby illegal to refuse cash. Oh well it's not like we can say nobody warned us. Soon it won't be credit cards or smartphones. It'll be a...
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    January 14th, 2018, 01:50 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread New eBay scam in Rants
    If you can still edit the first post, just edit it to offer something inappropriate for sale...
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    January 14th, 2018, 01:45 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread 'Digital Quality' in Rants
    This TV is at least ten years old; I doubt it does anything to alter the frame rate. Nothing upstream at my house does either. This was not 24FPS....
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    January 14th, 2018, 08:17 AM
    KC9UDX started a thread 'Digital Quality' in Rants
    My wife is watching Milk Street on WPT. For once the image is fully intact, there do not seem to be any noticable MPEG effects, and the image is...
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    January 13th, 2018, 10:06 PM
    In the 80s, I seem to recall an awful lot of Zeniths, but have no idea how representative that would be.
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    January 13th, 2018, 02:17 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    Lard good. Blood bad.
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    January 13th, 2018, 02:17 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread C-64 upgrades in Commodore
    If you can find the upgrade supply that came with the REU, it's safe (plus supplies more power). But there are aftermarket supplies, and even...
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    January 13th, 2018, 12:22 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    :sick:Next you're going to tell us how much you love black pudding!
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    January 13th, 2018, 12:18 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread New eBay scam in Rants
    Part of that problem is eBay's core business model, and the reason large retailers are folding. eBay is too big and too lean. They don't have any...
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    January 13th, 2018, 02:52 AM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    You'd be surprised about good bread without butter. This recipe isn't even the best example. I've made breads that adding butter actually takes...
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    January 12th, 2018, 10:58 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    I typically eat one slice (just fits in the toaster oven and 1.5" thick) as a meal (that's enough food for me for a whole day), toasted, with butter....
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    January 12th, 2018, 08:48 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    Hofbräu Winter Spezial (at least I think that's what it is; not near the beer fridge right now). The kind of beer you use greatly affects the...
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    January 12th, 2018, 04:33 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    I'm pretty sure I tried that; not sure what went wrong. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. It's been a few years. A 4# loaf of my Beer and Onion...
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    January 12th, 2018, 03:03 PM
    There are other niche communities that allow selling of anything within reason much like our current rules state and it works well. This is not...
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    January 12th, 2018, 02:50 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    Softboilt eggs are easy. It's the poached variety I can't seem to master (probably because I just don't give it enough effort.) I (perfectly)...
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    January 12th, 2018, 02:40 PM
    There's a rare chance you could have a dead 65c02. I think RAM problems are more likely, but usually with a RAM problem, the computer will do ...
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    January 12th, 2018, 06:13 AM
    I still want a Mensch Computer...
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    January 11th, 2018, 11:31 PM
    Have you tried the self test? Hold closed Apple and turn the power on. Or hold down both Apples and power on. Or disconnect the keyboard and...
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    January 11th, 2018, 11:29 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    After their "made with real hippy sweat from really sweaty hippies" commercial I'm not sure how you can get it in that far anyway.
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    January 11th, 2018, 10:34 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    The generics have gotten really good in recent years. I don't see any pernt in buying the brand name ones anymore (well, the generics are...
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    January 11th, 2018, 08:31 PM
    The rules are pretty fair, in my opinion. And even risking being accused of bootlicking, I must say that I was pretty impressed by this We should...
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    January 11th, 2018, 08:17 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    Cereal thrilla! Serious killa!
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    January 11th, 2018, 08:12 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread I like cereal in Rants
    Switching from Whole (what is it, 3%?) to 2% will cause your body to try to store more fat to make up the difference. I never figured out putting...
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    January 11th, 2018, 03:47 PM
    KC9UDX replied to a thread WiModem232 and SuperPET in Commodore
    Theoretically you could implement a software RS232 over the user port. The Vic and 64 (and compatibles) have this built into the ROM. But it's...
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    January 11th, 2018, 03:36 PM
    In either case, you don't need to affect the intended displayed image. You can use the monitor's ability to display on-screen icons, which nearly...
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