He did not hijack your meeting. It was always his. Get over yourself.
I don't torrent. I bought programs from amazon unbox service. I thought paying $1.99 for programs was fair... OK, I have to wait until the next day because the broadcast networks/cable people have an anti consumer bent towards people "buying" media from them. I'll spare you the rant about the the people who watch the shows being the product vs the shows themselves.
What is hugely obnoxious is that Amazon is using its position to punish people. You can't get the amazon player for android even though you can get it for the Kindle (which is based on android) and surprise you can get it for the iPad. So none of the content that I paid for will work on my Nexus 7.
Now I just wait for the DVD sets to hit the library.
SMD is actually easier than through hole in my opinion if you factor in the time/cost to to drill 400 holes(called vias) in a through hole pcb and the lack of easy plating of vias at home. Also a lot of components are just not available as anything but SMD.
That reflow oven works, and was built by a lowly technical college dropout (myself) with great success. You just need to get the data sheet for your solder and set up the various temperatures required for the solder paste to do its thing. You also can't use the toaster oven for pizza afterwards. But it's 80 bucks all in.
Like Ball Bearings, SMD is the future son.
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No, you probably would not have.
I paid amazon on demand $1.99 per SG:U episode. I don't know anyone else who did so. I simply refuse to justify torrenting something like that. As I write this I'm still waiting for the finale to be available via Amazon. I'd buy it on Itunes but I already "own" the other thirty-something episodes on Amazon.
I emailed TVbythenumbers.com asking what my purchase did for the way ratings are computed. They never answered. Zip. Was the answer I wager.
I've not had cable for 2 years and really don't miss it much.
I'm super annoyed with HBO/Showtime that I can't buy their shows from Amazon/Itunes/etc. So that means no Dexter, Treme, Boardwalk Empire, or the Sorkin show for at least a year. HBO thinks you should pay for HBO to get their shows. I don't have a problem with that other than the fact that you have to get crappy cable. so a $8-$12 purchase of HBO actually costs you $78-$100.
I gave up on all the software calculators a few years back. Now I use python almost exclusively. In fact if I could get a Ti-82 form factor that ran nothing but Python I'd be happy.
This was a natural progression, not something that I forced myself to do. I really like how you can create the rules of the universe and make your own python modules and re-use them. I've done this for my DC and AC theory classes. As well as microprocessor.
The only downside to this is when I need to give the data to someone else to look at. Now I can export to XLS via python as well.