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1999\12\14@094416 by Barry King

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Mark, you're killing me, I just threw away three PC chassis on
saturday that still had those crappy PC speakers still in 'em.  I've got
a lifetime supply stacked up salvaged from dead PCs and from cell
phone handsfree speakers.

>I'm out of small cheap speakers though, for testing, darnit
> <G>  (Used to be able to get one for under a buck, now everyone wants $%
> or so?!?)

You do realize that you are ENCOURAGING my natural inclination
to KEEP stuff like that?  My old roommate used to call the stacks of
(slightly soggy) cardboard boxes of parts the "electronic landfill".
SMILE when you say that...

Cheers,

Barry.
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Barry King, KA1NLH
Engineering Manager
NRG Systems "Measuring the Wind's Energy"
Hinesburg, Vermont, USA
http://www.nrgsystems.com

1999\12\14@102622 by Dan Larson

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On Tue, 14 Dec 1999 09:19:44 -0500, Barry King wrote:

>Mark, you're killing me, I just threw away three PC chassis on
>saturday that still had those crappy PC speakers still in 'em.  I've got
>a lifetime supply stacked up salvaged from dead PCs and from cell
>phone handsfree speakers.
>
>>I'm out of small cheap speakers though, for testing, darnit
>> <G>  (Used to be able to get one for under a buck, now everyone wants $%
>> or so?!?)
>
>You do realize that you are ENCOURAGING my natural inclination
>to KEEP stuff like that?  My old roommate used to call the stacks of
>(slightly soggy) cardboard boxes of parts the "electronic landfill".
>SMILE when you say that...
>

Heh!

I am seriously considering *stopping* the expansion of *my*
electronic landfill!  I have some stuff that I have had soo
long that the parts are no longer useful to me because the
technology is out of date.  (Any one still use tube sockets
and old tubes from TV sets?)  All of those TTL chips that
I spent endless hours desoldering from boards....  Maybe
if I was making a space heater or something similar from
TTL chips and old PC power supplies...

I order just about everything new from Digi-Key these days.

Dan

1999\12\14@142735 by Mark Willis

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Barry King wrote:
> Mark, you're killing me, I just threw away three PC chassis on
> saturday that still had those crappy PC speakers still in 'em.  I've got
> a lifetime supply stacked up salvaged from dead PCs and from cell
> phone handsfree speakers.

You know, come to think of it, I have a dozen or more spare PC speakers,
which I bought so I could replace those whose cords had been cat-chewed
/ chassis sharp edge chewed.  They're not what I normally call a
"speaker";  One of those would work just fine for my IR remote receiver,
one current project stuck for lack of a speaker (Just an LM386 off a
photodiode, and an LED to show DC component of any IR beam);  Also would
work just fine for a metronome.

And that case of old dead phone handsets, hmmm, I think I know what to
scavenge from there now.  So, I'm now unstuck (These connectors I'm
reverse engineering are distractin' me!  So close to being done <G>)
Great! - Thanks!

You didn't make it off list, BTW <G>

> >I'm out of small cheap speakers though, for testing, darnit
> > <G>  (Used to be able to get one for under a buck, now everyone wants $%
> > or so?!?)
>
> You do realize that you are ENCOURAGING my natural inclination
> to KEEP stuff like that?  My old roommate used to call the stacks of
> (slightly soggy) cardboard boxes of parts the "electronic landfill".
> SMILE when you say that...

I think most of us were poor kids whose only parts they could get were
scavanged;  I carted off MANY a TV from local curbs, during the
"parental units'" divorce.  Only way I was going to get parts to play
with.  Still a good scratch parts source, why NOT recycle for this sort
of thing?

Of course, if you can keep the habit under control, it's a good thing
<G>

> Cheers,
>
> Barry.
> ------------
> Barry King, KA1NLH
> Engineering Manager
> NRG Systems "Measuring the Wind's Energy"
> Hinesburg, Vermont, USA
> http://www.nrgsystems.com

 MArk

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1999\12\15@050330 by Agnes en Henk Tobbe

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Barry wrote:
>You do realize that you are ENCOURAGING my natural inclination
>to KEEP stuff like that?  My old roommate used to call the stacks of
>(slightly soggy) cardboard boxes of parts the "electronic landfill".
>SMILE when you say that...

When my wife (also a ham...) and I moved from the Netherlands to Australia
we needed a 40' container to take (apart from some furniture, clothing,
books) a tower, antenna's and an endless number of boxes of what other
people would call "junk"..... And it comes in handy every day. My idea:
"never throw away today what you might use tomorrow".

VK2GWK - HENK & VK2GWI - AGNES
Home page: http://www.users.bigpond.com/tobbe/index.htm

1999\12\15@065348 by paulb

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Mark Willis wrote:

> Of course, if you can keep the habit under control, it's a good thing

 Would be, that!
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       Paul B.

1999\12\15@065559 by Jinx
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Here here - remember the song - "You don't know what you've got
till it's gone" (Joni Mitchell ?)

Jinx

> And it comes in handy every day. My idea: "never throw away
> today what you might use tomorrow".

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