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Re: Entropy

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 pm
by mediatechnology
But my local walmart isn't in china, and presumably they are smart enough to not try to sell me something I just bought?
Maybe they predicted your desire for Rustoleum ahead of time and the email just didn't make it out quick enough.

Re: Entropy

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:40 pm
by JR.
mediatechnology wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:42 pm
But my local walmart isn't in china, and presumably they are smart enough to not try to sell me something I just bought?
Maybe they predicted your desire for Rustoleum ahead of time and the email just didn't make it out quick enough.
I am still seeing ads, not emails, weeks after I bought the paint.

JR
[edit- just saw another rustoleum ad on fskbook... maybe if I scrolled past it they would stop trying, but I just log off every time I see an ad coming, which is a lot.

Today I saw some brim(bream) had swum all the way up my drain (130 feet) then another 80-90 feet up my mid side ditch... they need to decide soon if they want to stay... the water flow is already down to the level where it all flows through my silt traps.This weekend they had no such impediments to travel. [/edit]

Re: Entropy

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 am
by JR.
billshurv wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 4:23 pm
JR. wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:33 am

Been there, done that, but 6 years ago I just bought some standard 2x2 (fir, pine? not really 2"x2") at the hardware store.


JR
Wooden wheelbarrows? Blimey. We only have wooden cars in this country :P
I vaguely recall a brit sports car with wood frame, don't recall any all wood body cars (besides the occasional novelty vehicle).
I assume you know that, for any X by Y timber the size is unfinished, so the finished wood is smaller. So 2x2 ends up 1.5"x1.5" and confuses the hell out of those of us who don't buy wood very often :)
Thanks for mansplaining that... I pretty much realized that over 50 years ago while helping older brothers with some interior framing. 2x4s were clearly not 2"x4".

You can see the replacement 2x2 struts in the photo posted above from 2013 when the wood was still relatively new. The original wood was rotted out, like the front lip of the wheel barrow was rusted ragged. No doubt similarly exposed to the elements for too many years.

JR

Re: Entropy

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:48 pm
by mediatechnology
I am still seeing ads, not emails, weeks after I bought the paint.
I don't see ads on websites and have forgotten what a site with them looks like.
I assumed email.

I use Ublock Origin or the web would be unbearable without it.
If the web page wants to host its own ads that's cool with me. I do see those.
But if a site wants to pull in elements from 50 different serves and takes forever to load I have no guilt in blocking that.

Re: Entropy

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:34 pm
by JR.
as I suspected the brim are stranded in the last 10 feet near the culvert where water comes into my mid-side ditch from up hill... Since no rain is forecast through the weekend, I don't expect this to end well for those brim...

JR

Re: Entropy

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:13 am
by billshurv
JR. wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:59 am

I vaguely recall a brit sports car with wood frame, don't recall any all wood body cars (besides the occasional novelty vehicle).
Morgan built their cars with wooden chassis! Not sure the morris minor traveller was structural wood
Thanks for mansplaining that... I pretty much realized that over 50 years ago while helping older brothers with some interior framing. 2x4s were clearly not 2"x4".
Sorry was trying to not teach you to suck eggs if you knew. Damn language barriers. I have to go look up 'mansplaining' now....

Re: Entropy

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 am
by JR.
billshurv wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 3:13 am
Damn language barriers. I have to go look up 'mansplaining' now....
It is a passive-agressive retort typically in response to men explaining simple concepts to women that they already understand. :roll:

Sorry my response was inappropriate, in my original post i shared that 2x2 were not 2" and you just reinforced that.

Cheers, mate.

JR

Re: Entropy

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:52 am
by billshurv
No Fault is mine. I should have said 'always exactly 0.5" less' and left it at that :)

Re: Entropy-hard to diagnose/fix

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:02 am
by JR.
I generally am a fan of digital technology but over recent years I have encountered a handful of digital products, or products with digital content expressing subtle failure modes that are hard to replicate/diagnose, making them even harder to repair.

#1 My fancy microprocessor controlled Cuisinart slow cooker is apparently always idling, with the micro waiting for a button push to wake up... sometimes after a power interruption, it doesn't respond to the wake up button push. Since i usually start using the slow cooker just before going to bed for the night this can be awkward. My work around that works so far, is to cycle the power off and on again while holding down one of the control buttons. if/when that stops working I'll dig inside and check for the typical power on reset circuit, usually just a small cap to the + rail, with R to ground on one micro pin.

#2 I'm cheap, and my first cheap digital 5.1 surround decoder had a boot up problem, that I fixed by replacing the power supply apparently with a better one. Then in use it could lose sync, and the center channel would drop out... Cycling the power off/on would re-sync it.

A few months ago i replaced it with a new improved cheap decoder ($26) that has a master volume control. There was a night and day improvement in the surround sound algorithms (no complaints even from me and I used to sell a surround decoder kit). But like the first decoder this one also loses sync after running a few hours with the center channel dropping out. Again the "Bangalore reset" cycling power off/on restores proper operation.

I have absolutely no idea how to make this more robust. Most commercial surround decoders have amps built in. I would gladly pay more than $25 for a front end that doesn't fail in use.

JR

Re: Entropy

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:07 am
by emrr
8 wireless lavalieres, frequently used in buildings with a lot of other wireless, so they all stay on all day to 'claim' the frequencies. Any unused sit on top of the wireless receiver rack. This week, any transmitter sitting on top of the receiver rack is muting audio from active transmitters on stage. No apparent RF interference showing up. Totally new behavior.