Shall we the internet nominate the maker of Oreos for the Nobel Prize in Culinary Arts? It seems that they are the world favorite for Intenet and computer hacking nutrition.
Now that I am retired in Bellingham, Washington, I miss them. Here in Bellingham, we have the Pickford Film Center, which is the only non-chain art cinema north of Seattle in Washington State. Between going there for movies and keeping busy with my multiple hobbies ans sports, I still have not touched any streaming service for entertainment.
The little video that I look at on line is how-to videos on Youtube on doing stuff as welding, sewing, glass engraving, and so on.
'In fact, I have done my own videos on Youtube such as thins one https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
I am the person who asked the questions and I wish to thank you all very much for your kind replies and help.
This is a hobby for me. I am a retired engineer from Intel in Portland, Oregon and have moved to Bellingham, Washington.
I don't care how long this will take to learn and execute and I don't care if the first 100 tubes/amplifiers will fail. This is to be a journey for learning for me.
I have been known to make stuff that takes a long time to make and do not have corporate/commercial marketability.
As I have no boyfriend; no girlfriend; no husband; no wife; no kids and no pets; and TV sucks and Hollywood sucks and sports to me is riding a bicycle of kayaking and not watching a bunch of millionaires bashing into each other on a green plastic carpet under bright tv lights; I have the time and my entertainment is myself doing these things.
To tell you the truth; once my journey is over and I have a working amplifier; I will most likely give it away or put it onto the shoulder of the road for free and then move onto the next project. It's the process and not the final item that lures me.
Humbly and respectfully yours,
Mark Allyn Bellingham, Washington
But what I want to say is to have good audio that is truly yours and something to be proud of, you need to make your own vacuum tube amplifier and then use it to power real electrostatic headphones over a wire.
And the source? Vinyl.
You're saying that because the neighbour plugging in a modem caused an amplifier in your basement to catch fire?
That's like the neighbour plugging in a toaster and causing my bedside radio to catch on fire??
I know the dark force is awakening, but this is going a bit far
The qwerty typing that we are still using is perhaps outdated?
I heard that qwerty was deliberately made hard to use because if you typed too fast it would cause the mechanical typewriters of years ago to jam
If the qwerty system is replaced, would this reduce typos?
This is not about trying to make something exiotic that has to last forever in hostile space environments without ability for hands-on repair.
This is ground based telecommunications equipment!
I don't understand what can make this go so far over budget and over-time. Ground based telecommunications equipment, including satellite base stations are commodity items that are off-the-shelf.
Ham radio operators have been building satellite ground stations as well as terrestrial communications equipment for years on-the-cheep.
Luv & Peace