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by yogi
18 Jun 2018, 11:21
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

Back at Motorola we had robotic machines to place chip components upon circuit boards before they went to the oven for soldering. Some of those chip parts were barely bigger than a grain of pepper. The placement machines ate about as many of these tiny parts, or misplaced them, as they placed correc...
by yogi
18 Jun 2018, 11:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not Very
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Not Very

Location, location, location ... oh wait ... wrong profession. :mrgreen:
by yogi
17 Jun 2018, 17:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: plantain
Replies: 10
Views: 88

Re: plantain

I doubt the seeds would make it past customs. They have laws against weed over here.
by yogi
17 Jun 2018, 17:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dean Martin 101
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: Dean Martin 101

I think there was more tolerance for alcoholics than for drug addicts back at Motorola. Neither was allowed, but you can't tell that some people drink until you see them sober one day.
by yogi
17 Jun 2018, 17:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not Very
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Not Very

I never thought about it until I saw the chart and Gary's comment. It does seem kind of redundant.
by yogi
17 Jun 2018, 13:57
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

Apparently pure water doesn't have dipoles (if I understand this right). It's the stuff dissolved in the H 2 O that does it: Deionized water (DI water, DIW or de-ionized water), often synonymous with demineralized water / DM water, is water that has had almost all of its mineral ions removed, such a...
by yogi
17 Jun 2018, 13:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not Very
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Re: Not Very

WEASEL LIST :xclaim: :question:

It does seem like a wimpy kind of word, but I didn't realize writers had any rules about using it.
by yogi
16 Jun 2018, 16:53
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

I never knew water had dipoles. Next time you need an antenna ...
by yogi
16 Jun 2018, 16:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not Very
Replies: 8
Views: 77

Not Very

The word 'very' is pretty much useless according to certain authorities. There are ways to avoid using this adverb, ways I never thought about. Probably because my vocabulary is very lacking. :mrgreen: https://writerswrite.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/45_ways_to_avoid_using_the_word_very_writers...
by yogi
15 Jun 2018, 13:38
Forum: Computers
Topic: 8086 Is 40 Years Old
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: 8086 Is 40 Years Old

My very first job (before Motorola) was as an "office boy" in an envelope manufacturing company. One of my duties was to calculate the weekly commission totals for each of the sales people. I did that on a Friden. :mrgreen: There were a dozen or so people in that office, not counting the sales force...
by yogi
15 Jun 2018, 13:18
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

The reason posted this topic is largely due to the fact that I didn't want to research it on my own. I'm past that point now. :mrgreen: I didn't apply for a government grant, but, as they say, "Google is your friend." First of all the term "photon" is generic. The photon is a type of elementary part...
by yogi
14 Jun 2018, 14:17
Forum: Computers
Topic: 8086 Is 40 Years Old
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: 8086 Is 40 Years Old

Your story brings back memories. I'd never make a living developing software alone regardless of the language. I'm simply not that clever. However, I worked in a test lab where we made equipment to test the radios built in the factory. The combination of skills is what made me successful. However, i...
by yogi
14 Jun 2018, 14:11
Forum: Computers
Topic: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks

Well, I'm only a part time gamer and don't know a lot about it, but I did do some research before I built my system. There may be people who would argue that liquid cooling (I don't think it's water actually) is mandatory in some circumstances. I've not heard of or read about any such requirement sp...
by yogi
14 Jun 2018, 13:56
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

So ... what you are saying is that the entire 1KW of microwaves does not excite each individual blob of mass in the oven. Each item in the oven gets it's proportional share of the source. Never heard of microwaves being called photons. However, the electrons in the mass being heated jump energy leve...
by yogi
13 Jun 2018, 15:31
Forum: Computers
Topic: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks

One last question: How safe are water cooled computers? Any fears of them leaking water? Looks like I forgot to give you my considered opinion on this one. :grin: The infamous "Silver Yogi" was making too much noise for my sensitive ears - among other things. When I researched replacing it, I looke...
by yogi
13 Jun 2018, 13:30
Forum: Computers
Topic: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 128

Re: Glass Disks to replace CD, DVD, and USB Sticks

Getting them to pay for past malpractices would require lawyers above and beyond the state's AG office. Comcast knows that and are sticking it to you just because they can. Can you say "net neutrality?" No, you can't because that concept is now officially dead. Comcast and all the rest of them can l...
by yogi
13 Jun 2018, 13:14
Forum: Computers
Topic: 8086 Is 40 Years Old
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: 8086 Is 40 Years Old

I loved the 6502's as well because the company I worked for made them. LOL I learned assembly language on those 6500 series chips and knew even at that time a higher level language had to be invented if the masses were to embrace these microprocessor gizmos. BASIC was popular, but I don't recall if ...
by yogi
13 Jun 2018, 13:05
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Re: Microwave x 2

Theory does not always match practice. I understand that. But, there is something going on in the microwave that I do not understand fully. If I put a 100 grams of potatoes into a 1000 watt microwave oven, it will take 4 minutes to increase the internal temperature to 200F. Why does it take more tha...
by yogi
12 Jun 2018, 18:10
Forum: Computers
Topic: 8086 Is 40 Years Old
Replies: 7
Views: 73

8086 Is 40 Years Old

I remember using those first 8086's. It's hard for me to believe it's been 40 years already.

http://www.techumble.com/2018/06/happy- ... ginal.html
by yogi
12 Jun 2018, 18:07
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Microwave x 2
Replies: 15
Views: 126

Microwave x 2

At times I use the microwave oven to cook frozen vegetables. The popular ones come in what they call "steamer" packages. Nuke them and steam is created inside the package which in turns cooks the frozen veggies. The amount of time to expose them to microwaves depends on the power of your oven. Been ...