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Please Stand By For Broadcast
« on: October 10, 2010, 04:44:16 pm »
 Ok, for those of you under 35 or so, you may need to do a little reading.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Head_test_card
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 03:10:11 am »
I remember this quite well.  I am considerably beyond the age you mention.  This actually brings back fond memories (even the annoying sound test).  When I was 10-12 years old I spent many evenings after school at the home of a neighbor who had a TV and radio repair shop in the basement of his home.  He very graciously allowed me to "help" him.  I can still picture the inside of a TV cabinet . . . a very large (and very heavy) picture tube, a lot of glowing, humming vacuum tubes and lots of very disorganized looking wires.  Also, by today's standards there was a lot of empty space.  There seemed to be a whole lot more "nothing" than there was "something" inside a TV cabinet.  This was the beginning of my love for the "magic" of electronics.
 
Also, he had two daughters who were quite easy on the eyes.
 
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 04:39:11 pm »
  I thought it was appropriate to put up the celebrated test pattern after the forum had been down for a couple days; I almost
forgot about it until I seen it in a 70's movie recently. Yes, I've had my fat fingers inside a vacuum tube TV plenty of times as a kid.
I once got bit by a CRT from an old set in the garbage, it nearly knocked me down- they can hold a nasty charge for a long time!
Tubes still make the best guitar amps, I recently saw a new amp that was 90% semiconductor but had a single tube in the preamp stage.
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 03:16:04 pm »
 Well, we're back on the air! ;)

 Luuuucy! What happened? ???
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 05:42:07 pm »
I don't know. I called down there and had the machine rebooted like three times. It did not respond. My driveway was blocked today, so I walked downtown. It's about four miles. I walked into the server room and pressed the big red button myself. That was it.

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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 06:50:23 pm »
 I can't log in to my laserboy.org ftp account... ???
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 07:51:11 am »
OK The ftp service must not get started on boot. I'll start it up.

DONE!

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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 08:24:01 am »
All better now!
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Re: Please Stand By For Broadcast
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 10:56:23 am »
Well, we're back again... We need more backup- send in the clones!
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