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Why Hasn't This Been Done with Silicon Carbide

Started by John Savard December 12, 2014
On Monday, December 15, 2014 12:15:02 PM UTC-8, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote:

> I'm sure there is people here with a similar fetish for some > tool they stock pile in a, to outsiders, excessive number :)
In my case, connector crimpers or quarter-inch hex screwdriver bits. Or maybe computers (doesn't everyone have a few PDP-11 and Multibus CPU boards, though?). Surely, a few dozen soldering irons isn't 'excessive'!
Den tirsdag den 16. december 2014 22.27.06 UTC+1 skrev whit3rd:
> On Monday, December 15, 2014 12:15:02 PM UTC-8, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: > > > I'm sure there is people here with a similar fetish for some > > tool they stock pile in a, to outsiders, excessive number :) > > In my case, connector crimpers or quarter-inch hex screwdriver bits. > Or maybe computers (doesn't everyone have a few PDP-11 and > Multibus CPU boards, though?). > > Surely, a few dozen soldering irons isn't 'excessive'!
is this turning into confessions of tool hoarders? ;) -Lasse
Phil Hobbs wrote:
> > If by that obscure reference you advert to my 9 oscilloscopes, I can > assure you, Sir, that I can take them or leave them alone. ;)
You only have NINE? :( -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.
whit3rd wrote:
> > On Monday, December 15, 2014 12:15:02 PM UTC-8, Lasse Langwadt Christensen wrote: > > > I'm sure there is people here with a similar fetish for some > > tool they stock pile in a, to outsiders, excessive number :) > > In my case, connector crimpers or quarter-inch hex screwdriver bits. > Or maybe computers (doesn't everyone have a few PDP-11 and > Multibus CPU boards, though?). > > Surely, a few dozen soldering irons isn't 'excessive'!
I have a couple rack mount Intel Multibus cases, a pile of Multibus boards, and some VAX boards, in storage. -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.
Spehro Pefhany wrote:
> > Old saying: Man who obthethed with hammerths become thore.
You have to be really clumsy, to hit your thumb with a 20 pound sledge hammer. :) -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.
On 12/27/2014 5:07 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote:
> > Phil Hobbs wrote: >> >> If by that obscure reference you advert to my 9 oscilloscopes, I can >> assure you, Sir, that I can take them or leave them alone. ;) > > > You only have NINE? :( > >
Well, 11 if you count the HP 70820A 40 GHz sampling gizmo and a mildly broken Tek 466. But I also have 17 plug-ins for the 1180x ones. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics 160 North State Road #203 Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 hobbs at electrooptical dot net http://electrooptical.net
On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:40:34 -0500, Phil Hobbs
<hobbs@electrooptical.net> wrote:

>On 12/27/2014 5:07 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote: >> >> Phil Hobbs wrote: >>> >>> If by that obscure reference you advert to my 9 oscilloscopes, I can >>> assure you, Sir, that I can take them or leave them alone. ;) >> >> >> You only have NINE? :( >> >> > >Well, 11 if you count the HP 70820A 40 GHz sampling gizmo and a mildly >broken Tek 466. But I also have 17 plug-ins for the 1180x ones. > >Cheers > >Phil Hobbs
I have, in theory, close to a half million dollars worth of SD-series sampling heads and o/e converters. They go on ebay for a few percent of the original 1990s price. Anybody can teach themeslves picosecond electronics for a total investment around $1500.
On Sunday, 28 December 2014 12:52:52 UTC+11, John Larkin  wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:40:34 -0500, Phil Hobbs > <hobbs@electrooptical.net> wrote: > > >On 12/27/2014 5:07 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote: > >> > >> Phil Hobbs wrote: > >>> > >>> If by that obscure reference you advert to my 9 oscilloscopes, I can > >>> assure you, Sir, that I can take them or leave them alone. ;) > >> > >> > >> You only have NINE? :( > >> > >> > > > >Well, 11 if you count the HP 70820A 40 GHz sampling gizmo and a mildly > >broken Tek 466. But I also have 17 plug-ins for the 1180x ones. > > > >Cheers > > > >Phil Hobbs > > I have, in theory, close to a half million dollars worth of SD-series > sampling heads and o/e converters. They go on ebay for a few percent > of the original 1990s price. > > Anybody can teach themselves picosecond electronics for a total > investment around $1500.
You don't seem to have figured in the brain implant - though in your case a brain transplant might be needed to reduced the severity of "not-invented here". -- Bill Sloman, Sydney
Phil Hobbs wrote:
> > On 12/27/2014 5:07 PM, Michael A. Terrell wrote: > > > > Phil Hobbs wrote: > >> > >> If by that obscure reference you advert to my 9 oscilloscopes, I can > >> assure you, Sir, that I can take them or leave them alone. ;) > > > > > > You only have NINE? :( > > > > > > Well, 11 if you count the HP 70820A 40 GHz sampling gizmo and a mildly > broken Tek 466. But I also have 17 plug-ins for the 1180x ones.
If you include the waveform monitors and vectorscopes I have over 20, plus a pile of plug ins for the Tek 7000 series. -- Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.