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by tearalong
25 Sep 2018, 09:18
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: Drilling pilot holes in headstock
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Drilling pilot holes in headstock

You can still find hand drills which are pretty close and still afford you control. Second hand markets are gold mines for old tools as well unless they consider them decoration then they’re well overpriced. My daughter was not impressed when she asked if I had a cordless drill that she could borro...
by tearalong
21 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rechargeable pedal power
Replies: 26
Views: 1411

Re: Rechargeable pedal power

I used a Boxking power supply last week - small and powerful. Got it at https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153104330058 but I had an Ebay voucher that knocked $10 off it. A bonus over the Joyo was the 4 blue l.e.ds to indicate charge and the use of a standard 9v power wart to recharge. So much better than ...
by tearalong
18 Sep 2018, 13:49
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: His Master's Voice
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: His Master's Voice

But I was watching videos the other day of old people trying to use the "ok Google" function, and my phone never responded to it? With Google, you have to train it to recognise your particular voice. Alexa, at least when it was new, responded to anyone. With home automation, there were even a few "...
by tearalong
17 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: His Master's Voice
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: His Master's Voice

In case you missed it, the story 18 months ago of Amazon Alexa and the dolls house is pretty good. A San Diego TV station sparked complaints this week – after an on-air report about a girl who ordered a dollhouse via her parents' Amazon Echo caused Echoes in viewers' homes to also attempt to order d...
by tearalong
14 Sep 2018, 17:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Buying off AliExpress?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Buying off AliExpress?

I have bought a few things from 2 basses down to cheap stuff like phone covers. All have been ok but delivery and, in the case of the bass, build time has been much longer than expected. But every thing has arrived in good condition. Quality issues with the basses were as expected, cheap electronics...
by tearalong
06 Sep 2018, 11:49
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Rechargeable pedal power
Replies: 26
Views: 1411

Re: Rechargeable pedal power

Hi everyone. Well I blew up my Sanyo, so I'm looking for an alternative - and it looks like the Joyo JMP-01 is a direct clone. I'm gonna buy one and see how I go. I've been having problems with my Joyos - the plug connections to the charger are a little loose. Unless I keep a little sideways pressu...
by tearalong
25 Aug 2018, 17:56
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Prime minister
Replies: 121
Views: 1639

Re: Prime minister

Every liberal leader in the past 23 years has come from this rectangle

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by tearalong
22 Aug 2018, 22:38
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Is there an Australian Eurorack forum/community?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Is there an Australian Eurorack forum/community?

There's a synth group that gets quite a few ads for modular bits & pieces

https://www.facebook.com/groups/171454623057159/
by tearalong
20 Aug 2018, 22:07
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: HTTPS or not to HTTP
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: HTTPS or not to HTTP

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by tearalong
20 Aug 2018, 17:28
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: HTTPS or not to HTTP
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: HTTPS or not to HTTP

Password breaches are really only critical when people reuse passwords. Don’t do that. How do you remember passwords for all the sites you visit if you don’t reuse? I use a password manager - use one password to get into the encrypted database which has 628 passwords which, it warns me includes 65 ...
by tearalong
16 Aug 2018, 18:02
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
Replies: 2580
Views: 120189

Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

'Secular' can become another 'free ticket' for abhorrent behaviour for immigration - do we really want immigrants with belief systems of polygamy, child marriage, FGM, suppression of women, etc, here in Australia? It is hypocrisy of the highest order to (rightly) condemn the actions of certain (cri...
by tearalong
14 Aug 2018, 13:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bass Strings Online closing down
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: Bass Strings Online closing down

How long can strings be stored unused for, does age effect them ? I'd say minimal, if any effect. Most certainly will last longer than having them on the bass and playing them ;) . If you're totally paranoid you can always vacuum-seal them to avoid any chance of oxidation. Regards, Michael I've got...
by tearalong
08 Aug 2018, 12:08
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2969
Views: 137868

Re: Rant Thread !

Pretty savage ad placement

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by tearalong
30 Jul 2018, 07:36
Forum: Pedals and Accessories - Classifieds
Topic: WTB Roland GR-55 with GK3B midi pickup
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: WTB Roland GR-55 with GK3B midi pickup

No difference - the black ones are newer. That's all