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by DrF
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Cheap Reflow Oven
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Cheap Reflow Oven

How cool :D Always wanted to do this when I was into electronics, thing is there was not many controllers around back then and they was super expensive, im guessing theres a choice now? Only choice not so long ago was some Russian built kit and that was about it :lol: Aldi have a oven that comes on ...
by DrF
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Such things existed ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Such things existed ?!

I think the actual magnetic media read and write currents were different from HD to DD... Yep all technical beyond me, magnetic flux, waves all sorts of stuff :lol: the DD medium was just to crappy for HD... Though I think it would work okay the other way around which would seem a bit pointless :lo...
by DrF
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Such things existed ?!
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Such things existed ?!

Our school had a square looking one, kind of like a hole puncher for paper but the end was a bit different and you clamped the disk in. I had the problem the other way around covering the hole making it appear as a DD disk :lol: In the later floppy days putting a hole in the disk worked well, I pres...
by DrF
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: I have just joined the Spectrum computing forum
Replies: 13
Views: 125

Re: I have just joined the Spectrum computing forum

I'll go with what Exxos said close enough anyhow :lol: It's not just computer forums, cars, art, sewing, dress making its all the same. I'm sure people become asses with a internet connection for some reason I am yet to uncover. I have seen people getting really personal over sewing machine brands :...
by DrF
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

Pipex and Tiscali I had both of them :lol:
Pipex was a big name that went to crap in the broadband coming in ere :(

Yep cheap o VPS your on own, like cheap anything then, then again your kind of on your own running it out your bedroom your still be reading forums full of abuse for support :lol:
by DrF
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

Demon still about? Not heard of them since early dial up days, I had a account for dial up on some offer and I remember the hell getting that cancelled, refusing to take the last payments and then slap on fees they did that a few times :lol: There is always the VPS route a kind of middle between run...
by DrF
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: SHOW US YOUR COLLECTIONS
Topic: Does NeXT count?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Does NeXT count?

I badly wanted one of those monitors when they first came out and I can't remember why now :lol:
Nice to see it all still working away :D
by DrF
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here
Replies: 12
Views: 167

Re: Costs of running a forum like Exxos is running here

No idea about here, but my hosting package I use for my work, I have loads of resources left over that I have basically paid for far beyond what I am using so to fill up the space and get some value back I do other things with it, host other sites, images, blogs, random projects, web space whatever ...
by DrF
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: What happened do?
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: What happened do?

By reading some of that site, it seems some PCBs were made way back in 2007, but no more information?
Very interesting stuff though, very strange no updates after all that hard work too :(
by DrF
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: EEVblog #1200 - BUSTED! - Energizer & Duracell NiMH
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: EEVblog #1200 - BUSTED! - Energizer & Duracell NiMH

Very interesting video, all comes down to marketing and money as usual then :/ I did a test years ago with some AAA NiMH batteries from Energizer, Duracell, eBay and some others, granted a vibrator and toy car were not the best test subjects I was trying to see how long they really lasted compared t...