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  1. Re: So who's still around from the old days (pre 2010) ?

    I've found my way Back here. Been a wild ride the last several years... Too many moves, division of assets, long hours at work, and a couple of 80+ year old hot rods have gotten in my way. But I've...
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    Re: Question about PCB etching

    Once the board is etched all you need is a coating the will keep oxygen from getting to the copper.... The green tarnish is just oxidation of the copper.

    Clear coat enamel or lacquer will protect...
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    Re: borderland

    My buddies and I had issues playing together until I forwarded the following ports on my Router. Also make sure your Windows firewall isn't blocking these ports.

    7777 UDP and TCP
    28900 TCP...
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    Re: Amiga Walker Case?

    I don't know of any in the UK right off the top of me head, but I know a few chaps there have used it and posted here about it.... First up I'd give the local sign shops a ring, see if any have some...
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    Re: Amiga Walker Case?

    You could do the whole thing out of Sintra (expanded PVC board). I'd use 2-3mm Sintra, In 4 peices Front, Right/ left side, and top-back....
    You use PVC cement to chem weld the joints (I'd reinforce...
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    Re: DIY Blinking LED's

    the link to download it still works even if the youtube one has been pulled.
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    Re: How thick should the aluminium be?

    For most cases 1/8" aluminum 0.125" is over kill so yeah .63" is tank armor :) that over a half inch thick!!! :eek:

    For the conversion.... 1mm =about less then 1/32" 2mm = about 1/16" 3mm =about...
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    Re: Wanted: 8" floppy

    Wow, the last 8" Floppy that I worked with were MFM interface I think... do they even make a PCI to MFM board? that was in the time of ISA and Micro-channel wow I'm dating myself ... while your at...
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    Re: Printer with the cheapest black ink?

    laser by far is the cheapest per page...

    Here's some that are not too expensive start at $72us

    I've got a color laser printer, well worth the $500 it cost, it's been running almost 2 years...
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    Re: estimating network/Server needs

    you need to have licenses for the max number of user that can be on the system at one time. So if you build the system to handle 35 people you'll need 35 licenses. Even if you have 500 paying users,...
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    Re: estimating network/Server needs

    Using the 3rd box as your NAS is fine. as most OS's don't like one of the nodes having different hardware. It throws off the load balancing and becomes the systems bottleneck. I'm not sure and...
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    Re: estimating network/Server needs

    For some back ground the last system I worked on had 2 sites, main site had 15TB of Storage 3 HPUX nodes, and 2 windows systems sharing the storage. it was for about 600 users, they loaded about 1Gb...
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    Re: Is RCA better than Coaxial?

    Most cable boxes now also have S-Video (it's the one that looks like a PS/2 port) it will give you your best signal. It's noticeable clearer the either the coax or the "RCA" connection...but is not...
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    Re: estimating network/Server needs

    Ok,
    You just changed the scale of the project :) If your focusing on a backup service for others then you have to be paranoid about data loss. What's that mean...
    To start with your storage array...
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    Re: estimating network/Server needs

    It's hard to say for sure with out knowing what kind of things you looking to do.
    If your just hosting static pages, you can get away with a little 1U quad core.
    If your looking at an e-commerce...
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    Re: Pico Projector

    a little googling and here you go

    480 x 320 pixels

    Engadget Tear down (2 parts)
    Part1
    Part2

    This should help answer some of your questions (you know the ones you don't have yet :) )
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    Re: Diy Dc Ups

    as long as you build a little hysteresis into the limits it should work just fine. I just don't have a comparator circuit within easy reach. :)
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    Re: Diy Dc Ups

    I think with a little work you could use a microproc to measure the battery voltage, if it's low; trip a load relay off to disconnect the load from the battery.
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    Re: Diy Dc Ups

    Crenn,
    For what your doing you don't need the "inverter" as listed in your linkage.
    You really could do it all from a 12Vdc perspective. In your case the inverter is just a waste of energy, by...
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    Re: DIY Blinking LED's

    Nice Circuit!

    One small thing you could do would be replace the TIP31 with an opto-relay that way if something went wrong your sound card would be protected. With this one if the TIP31 shorts you...
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    Re: MP3 Playback Module

    Take a look at the Vmusic2 It uses a USB thumb drive to hold the mp3's and a little micro controller to kick it off.

    It's only $40, and there are plenty of how to's out there to help you get it...
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    Re: lightweight material?

    Fiberglass is a good choice! but if you use it get the epoxy resin, it dries quicker and doesn't smell as much (polyester has some nasty odor that's not good for your health!) You can make the frame...
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    Re: How do i make this with metal??

    You maybe further ahead using something like JB weld to fill that in then Bondo.
    JB weld is a metal reinforced epoxy, It's runny when first mixed, but then it hardens into a solid that can be...
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    Re: How do i make this with metal??

    Another option, is How big (depth of curve, and Diameter) Look into using a Stainless Bowl. Cut the lip off make a band just smaller then the inside of the bowl, that way the the cone will fit tight...
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    Re: Soldering 101 or Soldering made easy

    Butane Soldering irons are nice in a few places, like your no where near an outlet (IE in a tree, in a car, trapped on a desert Island). They are good at soldering wires and heavy lugs, but are not...
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