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    Well, no. The US one was different. They tried to...

    Well, no. The US one was different. They tried to BOIL the Ocean.

    Seem to have been so distracted by something called "TDS" the heat went any direction at all - except a useful one.

    So they...
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    LOL! Seriously. Just NOT "France"! Well.. surely...

    LOL! Seriously. Just NOT "France"! Well.. surely not Paris, but there's parts of the Dordogne kinda out of the mainstream of life and strife?

    OTOH? I've had acquaintances in Andorra, Repubblica...
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    Well, yes... but limited to the remains of...

    Well, yes... but limited to the remains of "especially blessed" worms sorta preserved in Formaldehyde as to political effect, so..

    Be glad of stalled favoureds.
  4. Good thread. Seems there are plenty of solutions....

    Good thread. Seems there are plenty of solutions.

    Now I just need to get of my procrastinacious ARSE and take that nice wedding tape of 29 years ago earlier this month over to Walgreens so as to...
  5. He would be, then, one of the most suitable...

    He would be, then, one of the most suitable detectives as could be found.

    With YOUR unit, already KNOWN to be exhibiting the abberrent behaviour, his suspicions - and those of some among us - he'd...
  6. I'll be damned. Again. Transfer Videotapes to...

    I'll be damned. Again.

    Transfer Videotapes to DVD

    Didn't have the least klew it was that close, nor covered that many formats!

    Big "Thank you!" Texase-rations-size, even!

    :)
  7. Thanks, but... Fair-certain it is NOT "60 Hz...

    Thanks, but...

    Fair-certain it is NOT "60 Hz hum" that is popping up. We are SURROUNDED by 60 Hz and it doesn't radiate that obviously for far off the wire, loaded and working or not.

    What I...
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    Now, really? Yah think the Beeb is the worst? ...

    Now, really? Yah think the Beeb is the worst?

    There are only two kinds of "news" left in the world.

    Those that lie out of ONE side of their mouths.

    Those that lie out of two - or MORE! -...
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    Oddly, 90% of the Arc i struck with my old...

    Oddly, 90% of the Arc i struck with my old Grainger/Dayton AC stick - about as poor a welder as ever was that could still join metal, actually - was on 0.042" wall square tubing and even had to LOOK...
  10. Dunno why we've missed it. Looking at "laptops",...

    Dunno why we've missed it. Looking at "laptops", I guess.. but.. AFAIK, ether of my DVD-Blu-Ray player or either of the TV's can already take those cables off a VHS gadget. And even came WITH the...
  11. Ooh ....Kayyy ....last of the core "test rig"...

    Ooh ....Kayyy ....last of the core "test rig" parts should all be here by day's end.

    Here's the plan and a call for suggested tests;

    - At-core, a 10 HP P-P, bought new, still functioning "as...
  12. The MAIN driver for third-party isn't the...

    The MAIN driver for third-party isn't the protocols or file-formats or encoding or compression or compensation or ... schemes.

    It's that you've "rediscovered" the media of Beta-Max, VHS,...
  13. Tell yah.. I had bought ISTR FIVE mere 6" incher...

    Tell yah.. I had bought ISTR FIVE mere 6" incher manual 4-J "Grand-Old name" off the best I could of zooming fotos and been disappointed 4 outta 5.

    My take is all the GOOD low-wear used chucks of...
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    Forgiving as radials are about table sizes, yah...

    Forgiving as radials are about table sizes, yah just buy one of the part-out ones off eBay that is close enuf to go-fetch cheaply. Tee-slots, top and side are already "there".

    The table is more...
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    Might be more effective use of the global...

    Might be more effective use of the global time-budget to just act on whatcha been given already. 20-30 minute jackleg repair, your own hand, under yer own roof, out of wotever goods handy are already...
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    Dunno how or WHY it bustid, but I'd just lay a...

    Dunno how or WHY it bustid, but I'd just lay a strip of steel acrost it, line it up proper. Drill, countersink both sides, and soft-Iron rivet it flushed.

    All it has to do is function. Not pose...
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    What JST just said. The solder-fault on one of...

    What JST just said.

    The solder-fault on one of mine is soo dreadfully predictable there's a layout to drill two holes, blow out the chips, stick the soldering iron tip into each hole in turn,...
  18. Uhhhh.. Hong Kong.. and the way its better-off...

    Uhhhh.. Hong Kong.. and the way its better-off folks travel globally.. the "good stuff" to have, and we HAD it "in depth".. were multi-protocol boxes.

    We had to handle US NTSC, British PAL, German...
  19. Safer to ass u me "You bet your sweet ASS it has...

    Safer to ass u me "You bet your sweet ASS it has been "well used" and hope not to volunteer to prove yerself up for the same off the back of a greedy but optimistic BUY!

    :)

    Now.. find a "NOS"...
  20. They MAY be neither of "independent",...

    They MAY be neither of "independent", full-travel, or even able to be operated "manually" easily - if even at all.

    Serious turret lathes were meant for rapid cycle time. Manual cranking of jaws...
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    Didn't have to be Chinese. Picked that up off...

    Didn't have to be Chinese.

    Picked that up off a 1960 or so commercial promoting adults drinking milk.

    TV spot advert was an animated cartoon. Interviewer asks this decrepit old wreck who looks...
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    Actually 'been 'waitin' to renew MY one to be...

    Actually 'been 'waitin' to renew MY one to be sure. Oddly, wish it were still sorta burgundy colored, though. Bad things happen I proffer the wrong one, certain borders.

    One SURE 'mistake" inside...
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    Yah.. that was EXACTLY HALF of what had me...

    Yah.. that was EXACTLY HALF of what had me chucklin'

    The other "half" was how advanced the Nederlands were socially and legally at the time as to the property and legal rights of the other "half"...
  24. Fair description. Learnt it as a curious kid...

    Fair description.

    Learnt it as a curious kid before I was old enough to drive off S-W parts scrounged out of a scrapped 1938 Packard HEARSE!

    :)

    But also labour intensive to repair. Partly...
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    All else fas, I pay for a fixed-IP to the desk...

    All else fas, I pay for a fixed-IP to the desk here. Can "relay" arbitrarily large files in, slice 'em into smaller chunks to send back out as can be concatenated back to one with 'cp', Or wothever...
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