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Comment: Translation of the Latin phrase (Score 2) 91

by x_man (#43666707) Attached to: Help the OED Find a Lost Book

For those wanting to know what the Latin phrase underneath translates to:

Cur potius lacrimae tibi mi Philomela placebant?
Why do tears please you more, My Philomela?

From Wikipedia: Philomela or Philomel (Ancient Greek: ) is a minor figure in Greek mythology and is frequently invoked as a direct and figurative symbol in literary, artistic, and musical works in the Western canon.

Comment: GQ-4x USB EEPROM programmer works well (Score 1) 165

by x_man (#37882050) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best EEPROM Programmer For a Hobbyists?

I purchased a GQ-4x USB EEPROM programmer a few years ago and it has worked very well. It's basically a Willem programmer, supports a lot of different programmable devices from old 80s EEPROMs to the newer pics. I primarily use it for programming custom 2732s, 2764s and 27128s for vintage PC stuff (Apple IIs, Kaypros, etc.). The software is decent and has a large database, although make sure you set the speed to the slowest possible setting and plug in an AC wall adapter (not included) if you want a good burn. It works with USB and all Windows versions. Sadly, no OSX and don't try to run it through VMWare or Parallels.

I also recommend you get a UV eraser while you're at it.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton

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