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by JR.
Tue May 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Happy City: Clown World and the Face of Mental Illness
Replies: 9
Views: 42

Re: Happy City: Clown World and the Face of Mental Illness

There was a classic ancient Greek play called Lysistrata by Aristophanes where women used a sex strike to end the Peloponnesian war. That plot has been reused many times since then... There is a funny off color joke about the power women hold over men. Fading hollywood types don't deserve another se...
by JR.
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Happy City: Clown World and the Face of Mental Illness
Replies: 9
Views: 42

Re: Happy City: Clown World and the Face of Mental Illness

one of many who happened to get reported... Most of that iceberg is still submerged.

JR
by JR.
Mon May 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Stored Code
Topic: Wide Band Web-Based Software Defined Radio in Enschede NL
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Wide Band Web-Based Software Defined Radio in Enschede NL

pix of some QSL cards from back in the early 60s qslcards.png radioshack.png Second picture a little rough but thats a Lafayette Radio communications receiver (kit) on left side... and an old console radio with SW band, and magic eye tuning in the center. As i recall that old radio was hot chassis a...
by JR.
Sat May 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 862
Views: 324022

Re: Entropy

yeah I did save some glorp from my last cycle tyre fixing round for this but didn't get around to it. Second job in the morning after coaxing the strimmer back to life after 14 months or so. I'll never learn... The flat fix instructions said specifically not to use it for motorcycle tires, perhaps ...
by JR.
Sat May 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 862
Views: 324022

Re: Entropy

I was past due to spray around my roof/eaves for termites and ants, so I mixed up a new batch of spray to fill my new spray bottle.

The spray bottle works better than I remember the last one doing when it was new...

the real test is how long it works that well.

JR
by JR.
Sat May 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Document
Topic: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix AN81-3, July 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix AN81-3, July 1983

IIRC Brad Wood (RIP) was working on a crazy low noise JFET MC preamp as one of his later projects.

He may have left some evidence around the internets, I don't see much on his old facebook page where I think he may have shared it once.

JR
by JR.
Sat May 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 862
Views: 324022

Re: Entropy

Happiness is a tuned up lawnmower. It's back to its old self again for the first time in a couple of years. Interestingly the clogged vents I cleared thinking they were part of the cooling are vital to the grass collection as that's where the air gets in to help blow the clippings into the bag. as ...
by JR.
Fri May 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Document
Topic: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix AN81-3, July 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix, AN81-3, July 1983

IMO not really, now... maybe back then a little, but even back then the stock 553x and TL07x were better than needed for most line level audio paths. That was an inflection point for audio design when the off the shelf mass market ICs did not suck. 8-)

JR
by JR.
Fri May 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Document
Topic: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix AN81-3, July 1983
Replies: 13
Views: 126

Re: "Composite Op Amp For High Performance," Siliconix, AN81-3, July 1983

That sounds familiar, I might have seen that in a trade magazine, back then.

JR
by JR.
Fri May 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Build
Topic: Phono Transfer System Construction Information
Replies: 110
Views: 96141

Re: Phono Transfer System Construction Information

I'm reconsidering packaging today. Following some detailed measurements on some of the cartridges that I have the generator side by Hans some interesting things have come up, not least that, to get the best generator linearity 47K is often not the best and in many cases very low capacitance is pref...