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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by F Murtz, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    In the old days of the www and before I could ask a simple technical
    question and get an answer, today I can only get what others think I
    want to know, (mostly commercial crap).
    Trying to phrase a question in a way to get the answers to my question
    is almost impossible.
    Try this,say you have a couple of fresh horse tails complete with skin
    sitting in salt and you wish to know what to do next,(tanning? treating
    washing etc) easy, just ask in every conceivable way,you will only get
    others wanting to sell already finished product and all sorts of waffle
    not related to the mechanics of the problem.
    It must be because us individuals would not ever want to know such
    things,it must be secret information only allowed to be known by a
    select few and the net in all its wisdom thinks I could not possibly
    want to know or be trusted with the info.
  2. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    Thanks, I found more interesting stuff but not what I wanted.
    I did find "how to preserve deer tails" which is a help.
    I even tried,"tutorial how to preserve horse tails"
    And got everything other than a real answer. Wash and hang up is the
    If I wanted to paint hair or tails or plait tails or anything other than
    preserving hair and skin I am home and hosed.
  3. There's your problem. If you ask nicely and expect to have your answer
    delivered on a silver platter, you're going to be disappointed.

    It's all in the way you ask the question.

    Say for instance you have a question regarding temperature on a linear
    Asking "why is my 7805 running hot" it not likely to get you any responses.

    On the other hand, if you were to re-word the question like this:
    "I have a 7805 running at an amp with no heatsink and it's cool as a

    Then you WILL get many responses...

    Or, perhaps closer to your question, if you phrased it like spam,
    offering your tail tanning services for some rude price, *THEN* you're
    likely to get responses.

    Sure, most of them would be along the lines of insults, but at least
    one of them will say "You're a rip-off merchant charging those prices,
    you should be slaughtered, hung and dried, and besides, has tutorials on how to do it cheaply and
    effectively yourself."

    It's all in the way you ask the question. :)
  4. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "John Tserkezis"

    ** OK - what is your answer ?

    The part is fucked ??

    ..... Phil
  5. Grid Leak

    Grid Leak Guest

    Try putting the word "tutorial" in the search string.
  6. No Phil. If you recall, the 78xx series have over temperature
    shutdown. Of course, that is assuming the surrounding gear can deal
    with the temperature before it shuts down.

    On the other hand, the non-tanned horse tail, just in case you didn't
    already know, does NOT have over temperature shutdown, and will suffer
    permanent damage.
    Interestingly enough, the *tanned* horsetail has slightly modified
    temperature characteristics compared to the original. But I don't know
    of anyone who has willingly taken advantage of that phenomenon.

    Ok, now what were you talking about? Ah who cares.
  7. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    In a past life when I was younger I built a .222 by modifying a .310
    martini, hand loaded my shells shot kangaroos on the odd ocasion (for
    dog food) skinned same and tanned them all on my lonesome ,so I daresay
    I will get around my tail problem.
    I was using it as an indication of what the modern search engine has
    done to what used to be a very useful research tool (the web) and now is
    almost impossible unless you are the common denominator.
  8. The change in the "modern" search engine is not quite the change you imply.
    It is actually in a continuous state of change.

    Couple that with the phenomenal amount of crap that's been added with
    time, you end up with results that are not quite what you're after,
    compared with 'yesteryear'.

    First thing to do is sit down and have a read of Google's (or whichever
    browser you're using) boolean directives, then read around and see how
    the engine's primary results are geared. Sure it's clear they're biased
    towards ads, but there's more to it than that.

    At the end of the day, sometimes you need to spend some time looking,
    and you certainly have to wade through lots of crap before you get to
    the good stuff, but you do get there...
  9. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    In past times a few strategically placed plusses minusses and quotation
    marks would do wonders, now you need pages of them to even slightly
    reduce your results.
  10. keithr

    keithr Guest

    It is called search engine optimisation, and companies are paying a
    fortune to get their product to the top of the list. Unfortunately, this
    means that the interesting answers are buried way down.
  11. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "John Tserkezis"
    ** Sure - it comes into play at about 145C chip temp.
    And fucking sits there - you fucking IMBECILE !!!

    ...... Phil
  12. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    Just had another bout with google.
    Just found three certificates of my ancient mother from the phonographic
    society for "the theory of phonography" from the 1930s
    I decided to ask google, after pages of crap I decided could not be what
    I was after I found a small reference which prompted other queries
    and I have nutted out it they were for pitmans phonetic shorthand.
  13. Holy crap you're stupid. I was using the 7805 as a metaphor.

    I just fed you the over temperature crap afterwards to stir you.

    Hey look, it worked!
  14. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest

    "John Tserkezis is a Fucking LIAR "

    ** Jesus Christ alive -

    YOU ARE one fucked in the head wog **** !!

    ** Nope - you are now just stupidly trying to LIE your way our of
    another pile of STINKING SHIT that came straight out your arse and you are
    drowning in.

    Eat shit and die - wog pig.

    ..... Phil
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