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by JR.
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1198
Views: 507756

Re: Entropy

The China Man refuses to leave. He doesn't want to be buried in the landfill. https://www.proaudiodesignforum.com/forum/php/download/file.php?id=754&t=1 Any particular reason why the little guy on his arm can't keep watch over the garden? That works for me... looks weird but he's been watching my d...
by JR.
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1198
Views: 507756

Re: Entropy

china-man.jpg While not strictly normal wear and tear, this old ceramic statue that I carried around the country for years (after my mother died) got trashed either by wind gusts, or one of my neighbor's cats, knocking it over. This statue was a fixture in our house when we were kids growing up. Yo...
by JR.
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: digital thermometers.... arghhh
Replies: 21
Views: 8075

Re: digital thermometers.... arghhh

Always wrong... Is that from bad measurements or bad software ? Don't know, could be either or both. May be, there is an update available to hopefully turn it into a Quite right ? I removed the batteries and put it out of my misery. I could take it apart, but have no expectations of software upgrad...
by JR.
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: digital thermometers.... arghhh
Replies: 21
Views: 8075

Re: digital thermometers.... arghhh

always wrong is now in opposition to new improved... always wrong is forecasting overcast, new improved is still partly sunny with rising barometer. Actual weather is sunny and clear. JR [update- now always wrong is calling for rain... while sun is shining and skies are clear... always wrong is real...
by JR.
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control
Replies: 37
Views: 41520

Re: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control

The overnight freezing low gave my redneck electric blanket a fair test. Full on with dimmer was warmer than needed, despite room temp barely keeping up. I need to move the dimmer where I can reach it while under covers in bed so I can fine tune for comfort. JR [update- I rigged up a GFCI outlet for...
by JR.
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control
Replies: 37
Views: 41520

Re: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control

Yup I spent too much time messing with that stuff but while at Peavey one of our customer's got killed by a mis-wired outlet, so I am sensitive to the risk. === For some unexpected serendipity my subconscious engineering applications team figured out how to best implement my red neck electric blanke...
by JR.
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control
Replies: 37
Views: 41520

Re: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control

I have some spare GFCI outlets in my stash, so the outlet by my bed now looks like a good candidate for GFCI. JR I searched to know what a GFCI is. I found a lengthy description that keeps repeating it protects from faults but nothing really clear ( or I was not patient enough ). In France we have ...
by JR.
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: crystal ball
Replies: 32
Views: 24847

Re: crystal ball

#20: Silver at $100. I added some silver (SLV) to my gold position in my stock account months ago. Its up 16% since I added it, while my much older gold (GLD) position is only up 5% (up 5% is better than down 20% like it was a couple years ago). Reportedly the same reddit gambler/investor/day trade...
by JR.
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control
Replies: 37
Views: 41520

Re: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control

I used to sleep under an electric blanket as a kid. The mechanical thermostat contacts were not snubbed. Every time it clicked on or off I'd see a flash even with my eyes closed. Those are my memories of an electric blanket. yup my old one had a mechanical thermostat that clicked. The new one with ...
by JR.
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control
Replies: 37
Views: 41520

Re: beverly hillbilly storm windows and cybernetic heat control

I have some spare GFCI outlets in my stash, so the outlet by my bed now looks like a good candidate for GFCI. JR I searched to know what a GFCI is. I found a lengthy description that keeps repeating it protects from faults but nothing really clear ( or I was not patient enough ). In France we have ...