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North Korean Internet Is Down

Mister Transistor Re:Who will get (360 comments)

"If you don't do what we want, we WON'T do it again!"

There, FTFY.

3 days ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

Mister Transistor Re:Titan needs some freedom and democracy, me thin (82 comments)

Awww, you're so cute when you're trying to act all grown up like that.

I'll name one thing wrong - you posted at all. People like you do nothing but exacerbate problems. You take a joke and turn it into seething political flamebait, spewing the Fox News Greatest Hits soundbytes as you go. Do you think YOU added anything but bile and hate to the conversation? It was about astronomy, in case you forgot and were distracted by your own stupid, unnecessary commentary.

Spare us next time you get the urge to post, and just fuck off, AC troll.

about a week ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

Mister Transistor Re:yeah right (82 comments)

OK, that makes more sense - thank you. Then again, what did I expect from an article with "lakes of water that is methane"? I am a fan of exoplanetary research, so I am familiar with most of what you said. However, the "full of oil" came out of left field and threw me momentarily...

about a week ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

Mister Transistor Re:yeah right (82 comments)

Also what makes them think there's oil there? Would that not have required having life there that died and rotted away and got buried for centuries??

about two weeks ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

Mister Transistor Re:Titan needs some freedom and democracy, me thin (82 comments)

The Fox News runs deep within this disciple. Let the hate flow, flow, let it consume you so your descent into the dark side is complete...

about two weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

Mister Transistor Re:Dangerous faking (130 comments)

And what happens to you when you sell fake dope to the mafia? You get taken out, kind of like, you know, what happened to them? *harumpf* *cough*... Maybe Kim Jong Un got pissed he wasted an hour downloading a file full of anti-piracy ads!

The whole lame-brained idea of dilution of the "stolen" or "illegal" product, so "buyers" won't know if they are getting the "genuine illegal" product or not is not going to stop anyone, and usually people with half a brain will know approximate file sizes, so they won't waste their time trying to download a 3 GB MP3 file... Duh...

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Mister Transistor Re:Mesmerizing (433 comments)

They were used on belt-driven tables, too. I have a Thorens that is belt-drive and it has a strobe.

Actually the grid frequency is very stable, it has to be, so that generators going on and off-line don't fight for dominance against the "inertia" of the grid (a Bad Thing). Any variation in the grid frequency would cause a change in the strobe speed, not the turntable speed, but would give (very slightly) incorrect readings due to that. However, the grid varies only +/- 0.1 Hz on the average, so that tiny difference would not be noticeable by most people. With a scope or a frequency counter, maybe...

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Mister Transistor Re:Mesmerizing (433 comments)

Usually, not. The cheap idler-wheel and C-Frame motor (think BSR) turntables had AC synchronous motors, and could not have their speed adjusted short of changing the AC electrical grid frequency, and that ain't gonna happen. Those were fixed speed, but had different "gearing" ratios to provide multiple speeds.

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Mister Transistor Re:Mod parent down (433 comments)

Yes, I positioned it highly so it would be seen. However, you don't get Karma from humor., so get some Karma of your own!

Butthurt? ITHINKSO. Until your moronic karma-jealous comment hit, mine was pretty much being ignored... So, thanks!

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Mister Transistor Re:I like my men in vinyl whilst having the homose (433 comments)

Not to mention how the hell are we gonna clean weed on CD covers or iPods?

You could de-seed a whole oz. in 5 minutes on a good double album and a card back in the day.

But then, the weed today isn't half seeds like it used to be, either...

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Mister Transistor Re:Mesmerizing (433 comments)

Stroboscope. Or, stroboscopic rings. The intervals were set so a 60 Hz flash of a neon lamp would, at the right speed, stand still. There was a set of 2-4 rings, one for each speed the turntable would do.

Pink Floyd and Yes covers FTW. Hipgnosis and Roger Dean were gods!

about two weeks ago
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Tour the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum (Video)

Mister Transistor Re:Ham Radio? (19 comments)

Actually, that would be an interesting poll!

* HINT HINT HINT *

about two weeks ago
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Tour the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum (Video)

Mister Transistor Re:Neat! (19 comments)

Likewise, welcome! We hams have so much to keep us busy these days, with SDR, digital voice modes, internet linking and relaying, etc. There's lots of overlap from the IT world, as computers are playing a much larger part in the ham radio world these days. There is still the antique brigades, too - they still get goose bumps working some far away land on 5 watts using CW (what real hams call the code). Then there are the VHF/UHF/Repeater types like myself that like playing with the latest $7000 government/military/public safety radios. Then, there's the weather spotters, SkyWarn, ARES and RACES services. Basically, there are so many facets to Ham radios nowadays, there is something of interest for just about everyone. Congratulations!

about two weeks ago
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Ofcom Will Remove Mandatory Ham Callsign ID Interval, Allow Encryption For Some

Mister Transistor Re:Ofcom (57 comments)

My bud had the same issue. Several shots from his .45 ACP, and guess what - the next day they replaced the transformer!

about three weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

Mister Transistor Re: Recommendation for a good browser? (237 comments)

You mean your browser was trying to access the internet?? Oh, the horror!

about three weeks ago
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SKA Telescope To Offer Neighbors Cheap Broadband

Mister Transistor Quiet Zone (63 comments)

Sounds like a decent solution, we have a similar issue with our space telescopes in the US, so we have a radio quiet zone to deal with it. However, the residents are simply required to make do without WiFi, cellular broadband, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

about a month ago
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I prefer my turkey ...

Mister Transistor Re:Cook's Illustrated Dec 2014 (189 comments)

Hah - you should be glad you didn't get one! We ordered one a few years ago and the damn thing was only 6 pounds! It was only slightly larger than a chicken. The company was so embarrassed they were so tiny they sent along another bird, I think it was a domestic turkey, about 12-15 pounder. The meat was okay, but not worth the over $100 price tag (this was a few years ago...).

about a month ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

Mister Transistor Re:Um, what? (433 comments)

Which guy were you talking about, again? I can't seem to tell the difference, as your statement applies equally to both...

about a month ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Mister Transistor Re:Obligatory (481 comments)

You forgot...

4) Profit!!

about a month ago

Submissions

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Demonoid Down - And Out?

Mister Transistor Mister Transistor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Mister Transistor (259842) writes "The popular Canadian torrent tracker site, demonoid.com is down. There is just a terse message apologizing, and stating the CRIA contacted their ISP and "it is not possible to keep the site online". No indication was given whether this is a permanent condition, or if they will seek an alternate ISP to host the site. So much for "private" trackers... They will be missed!"

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At Last! - A First Post!!

Mister Transistor Mister Transistor writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What the heck is this for, anyway? Me talking to myself?!?
Hmm... Note to self: Don't talk to yourself.

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