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Reverse engineered the first major circuit in the equalizer I picked up from 1976. it's a powered low pass filter (active vs passive) allowing it to isolate the frequency being adjusted by the equalizer.
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  Registration changes
Posted by: SpookyZalost - July 20th, 2021 at 12:00 AM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (1)

Due to an increase in spambots signing up for makestation, any new members have to verify by either sending or responding to a PM before their registration can be completed.

this is a temporary measure until a more effective anti-spambot measure can be found.

-SpookyZ

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  The 7 basic logic gates (repost)
Posted by: SpookyZalost - July 15th, 2021 at 9:32 PM - Forum: Technology & Hardware - No Replies

So some of you might have heard of logic gates, usually regarding transistors and the like.  Well they're actually pretty simple, I'm going to attach a nice diagram that shows the symbol and what they do but I'm also going to explain in detail about them.

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1 = has power, 0 = does not have power, logic gates are by nature, binary on/off state switches that use their inputs to determine the output.

AND
And gates... basically if A and B = 1 (has power), then X=1, if either or both = 0 then X = 0
A B X
0 0 0
1 0 0
0 1 0
1 1 1

OR
if A or B is = 1, then X = 1, if both are = to 1 or 0 then x = 0.
a b x
0 0 0
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 1

NAND
Not - And gate, it's a bit more complicated, basically x= 1 if not all the inputs are 1, so if a b and C = 1, then x = 0, but if a and b = 1 and c = 0, then x =1.
a b x
0 0 1
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0

NOR
Not - Or Gate, opposite of Or gate, x= 1 if a and b = 0, if either or both = 1 then output is 0
a b x
0 0 1
1 0 0
0 1 0
1 1 0

XOR
ex-or gate, x=1 only if both a and b = 0
This one would be good if you have a video switch and want to prevent cross signal contamination by basically preventing output from 2 if 1 is active and vice versa.
a b x
0 0 0
0 1 1
1 0 1
1 1 0

XNOR
Ex-Nor gate, x=1 when either both inputs are 1 or 1, x= 0 when one input = 0 and another =1
a b x
1 1 1
1 0 0
0 1 0
0 0 1

NOT
NOT gate, also known as an inverter gate, inputs are inverted so if a=1 then x =0, if a = 0, then x=1
a x
1 0
0 1

you could replace the Xor gate with a Xnor and a Not gate to invert the state and make x=1 only if the input to the Not gate is 0.  It's Generally easier to use an Xor gate though.

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  Cost trap: roaming in the USA
Posted by: tc4me - July 11th, 2021 at 6:29 AM - Forum: Technology & Hardware - Replies (5)

While the charges ("roaming") for mobile phone calls in the countries of the European Union have fallen significantly in recent years and have been completely abolished in some cases, the use of the German mobile phone connection in the USA continues to incur high roaming charges at three euros per minute - it does not matter whether the participant is called or calls himself. A few urgent phone calls with the boss or short vacation reports to those who stayed at home via mobile phone can quickly cost well over 100.00 euros.

Huh What does a SIM card cost in the USA? Which can you recommend?

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If you go to "Set custom permissions" for guests in ACP forum management, the "Miscellaneous" tab looks like this:


The error is caused by an typo in admin/modules/forum/management.php line 791.

if(!in_array($field['field'], $hidefields) &&...


should be


if(!in_array($field['Field'], $hidefields) &&...

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Posted by: Thomas - July 11th, 2021 at 3:12 AM - Forum: Community Related - Replies (5)

Saddened to see this forum languish and die from spam, poor management, and inactivity as a result of the previous two things I listed Sad

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  Tesla Model S Plaid caught fire while driver was at the wheel, says fire chief
Posted by: tc4me - July 2nd, 2021 at 9:18 AM - Forum: The Others - Replies (2)

A 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid sedan caught fire Tuesday night in Haverford, Pennsylvania, while the owner was at the wheel, according to Charles McGarvey, chief fire officer for the Lower Merion Township Fire Department.

Tesla began deliveries of the Model S Plaid, a new high-performance version of its flagship electric sedan, in June, after CEO Elon Musk had said on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that they would begin in February.

Musk explained in April that development involved “more challenges than expected” and added, “it took quite a bit of development to ensure that the battery of the new S and X is safe.”



https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/tesla-mo...chief.html



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  Favorite Fashion trends
Posted by: SpookyZalost - July 1st, 2021 at 10:51 PM - Forum: Lifestyle - No Replies

What are some of your favorite fashion trends?

for me Steampunk is one of my favorites as well as the ever classic Denim jacket look, especially covered in patches and pins though it'd be a bit out of place in steampunk I think lol.

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  Favorite tools or equipment for making stuff.
Posted by: SpookyZalost - July 1st, 2021 at 10:28 PM - Forum: Technology & Hardware - No Replies

so for me some of my favorite tools besides my wrenches and sockets for working on the jeep is the drill I picked up a while back.

I got a bit set for it that can even drill holes in metal and a hole making bit for it which proved useful when I was making a circuit box for the relay to control the additional fan on the jeep.

I highly recommend investing in reinforced bits that can drill into metal, if nothing else it means that whatever you use them on they'll work decently.

tools I'd like to have that seem useful however would be stuff like a 3D printer, a CNC machine, a laser cutter, etct, I've thought about building them but space is the issue atm.

so what are some tools you guys have used or want to have that seem useful and or really like?

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  Windows 11 Free Upgrades Won't Arrive Until Next Year
Posted by: tc4me - June 30th, 2021 at 5:14 AM - Forum: Web Design & Internet - Replies (2)

Microsoft announced Windows 11 last Thursday, and added that eligible Windows 10 devices would receive a free upgrade. While Windows 11 is slated to launch later this year, users who hope to get it by way of a free upgrade will need to wait until 2022.

Responding to a user on Twitter, the official Windows account confirmed that Windows 11 will launch later this year and will be "delivered" over the next several months. However, active and eligible devices will receive the Windows 11 upgrade "through the first half" of 2022.


While this may not be ideal for people eager to use Windows 11 as soon as it is released, this does make sense in some regard – Windows 10 users eligible for the upgrade will receive Windows 11 on their PCs as if it were a Windows 10 update.

There is also the possibility that some bugs and issues may appear on Windows 11 at release. Waiting to roll out free upgrades would give Microsoft the time to address any problems before rolling out the free upgrade. The computing giant did something similar in 2018 when it delayed its October update by a month after some users who installed the update reported losing files.

To receive a free upgrade to Windows 11, PC owners need Windows 10 installed on their PC and must meet the minimum requirements needed to run the forthcoming Windows OS, such as having a Windows 10 computer that features a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.


https://www.ign.com/articles/windows-11-...lease-date

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  An operating system can be so beautiful
Posted by: tc4me - June 27th, 2021 at 7:06 AM - Forum: Web Design & Internet - Replies (9)

Windows 10 is widespread, but it is certainly far from perfect. Above all, the inconsistent UI, which is outdated in many places, regularly drives many users to white heat. But Microsoft has recognized this and wants to give Windows 10 a design update in 2021. Windows 11 won't get much better, BUT: !!!! The free Linux distro Deepin shows what an elegant operating system can look like.

I think that's really awesome

AND :!  the system tray icon in the middle! is only something new with Windows11, Deepin has had it for a long time :-)

https://www.deepin.org/en/

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