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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    Those are cool. I didn't realize there were RGBW neopixels now. On the clock front it wouldn't have to be limited to being a clock since it's a...
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    I think a nice geeky clock could be made with RGB LED matrix panels also. Like this one. I should note they're much cheaper to buy on AliExpress. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    These nixie tubes are amazing and look like finely crafted pieced of art, but it's almost $1k for a set of 6. If you're going in, you might as well...
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    I saw those yesterday also. They're still a little pricey and they don't quite have the same retro vibe to them as Nixie tubes.
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    Yesterday, 06:37 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    A lot of them seem to use an Arduino in which case it seems like it shouldn't be too hard to connect a ESP8266 and simply have it use NTP (assuming...
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    10-21-2018, 11:08 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    I'm not sure I follow you on the cleaning part. You'd have to dust it like anything else.
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    10-21-2018, 05:43 PM
    Stereodude started a thread Nixie Clocks in Pub & Brewery
    So who here has a Nixie clock? I realize I'm way late to the party, but I kind of want one.
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    10-21-2018, 04:49 PM
    $59 each... :rofl: And the Wifi and Ethernet is handled by the 400MHz Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, 64MB of DDR2 RAM, and 16MB of flash. Not exactly a...
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    10-21-2018, 03:23 PM
    I would expect that running a TCP/IP stack is beyond the scope of Arduino class hardware. There's a somewhat similar RPi Zero W solution I was first...
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    10-21-2018, 01:51 PM
    So I had the bright idea :idea: to setup a mesh network of wireless thermometers in my house using Arduinos (or clones) and RFM69 915MHz wireless...
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    10-21-2018, 06:50 AM
    Personally, I find the phone isn't so useful after putting it in a Faraday cage. YMMV...
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    10-20-2018, 08:52 AM
    It's not that large. It's just really, really wide. It's basically the same as a QHD 27" monitor, just MUCH wider. The 34" I have at work and the...
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    10-20-2018, 08:48 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Why did you use such a tiny motherboard?
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    10-19-2018, 03:04 PM
    Not all of us love having to use the Windows GUI scaling which makes a mess of some things and flat out doesn't work for others.
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    10-19-2018, 06:54 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Well, I bought it used for $350 from a guy I know locally. My other Denon AVR-4520CI that I'm using in my Great Room to drive my 7.1 system I bought...
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    10-18-2018, 06:26 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Ugh... That would be a total non-starter for me. Proper bass redirection and a single volume control that keeps things balanced correctly is a...
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    10-18-2018, 01:16 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Where's the volume control and the crossover(s) in your setup?
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    10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
    Clearly you need to up your game. :bomb:
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    10-16-2018, 03:42 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    Why does it need to be on the desk? It has a remote so it seems like you can put it elsewhere in the room.
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    10-16-2018, 01:18 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Audio Equipment in Pub & Brewery
    What do you mean by "desk use"? How close are you planning to sit to them? I wouldn't want to sit close to the Emotiva Stealth 8 if they haven't...
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    10-16-2018, 10:26 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    So I didn't remember correctly. The tab is just missing. I believe I have edited the registry correctly to make it all work using the pool.ntp.org...
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    10-16-2018, 09:52 AM
    My Moto G5S+ is upgrading to Oreo 8.1 from 7.1 right now as I type this. Then again, I don't know what you mean by "old". Further, Apple isn't...
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    10-15-2018, 06:18 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    I'm pretty sure. It's greyed out in Windows 7 on my work computer and you can't enable it. There's some message about the computer being connected...
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    10-15-2018, 01:38 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    How long did it take to get off 25 seconds? The clock on my Lenovo T470s drifts pretty quickly. More than a minute per month. Windows 7 won't let...
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    10-15-2018, 11:01 AM
    But is that actually significant? Is the Mooney M20 a good representation of a typical airplane wing? Is the DJI Phantom 2 a good representation of...
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    10-15-2018, 10:52 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    But you don't understand. 1-2 seconds of absolute accuracy is just not good enough for him. I mean glancing down in the system tray to see what...
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    10-15-2018, 10:42 AM
    Stereodude replied to a thread dSLR thread in Pub & Brewery
    But no one knows what you do (aside from work for the CIA). Your posts assume we have the same requirements you do. We have no idea what your...
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    10-09-2018, 02:10 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Windows 10 in Computers
    It's already come and gone. Did you miss it?
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    10-09-2018, 02:09 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Something Random in Pub & Brewery
    Well, you'd be the envy of all your time-traveling friends from 1980. At least until they find out about XP or Windows 7.
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    10-07-2018, 02:56 PM
    Stereodude replied to a thread Home NAS in Computers
    Are you going to make one big drive or have multiple arrays/pools? I don't see the point of 2.5" bays in a NAS. Then again, I don't really see...
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  1. Fritzy is out of his mind if he thinks eliminating dealers will cause higher sell prices allowing the dealers to make more money and requiring less support from GM.

    It would also be more believable had they targeted underperforming dealers, but we all know some crappy dealers were left open and good dealers were closed. The decision of whole to close and who not to close seems to have been made by some other criteria determined by the Obama administration and Fritzy is just parroting the talking points given to him with the list of which dealers they were going to close.
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    "But cost savings are not the only reason restructuring the dealer network is so important. GM's success over the long haul - which U.S. taxpayers are invested in - will depend in no small part on a healthy, strong and profitable dealer network that can provide the industry's best customer service and enhance the image of our four remaining brands: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Dealers who underperform simply cannot provide these benefits to our customers. GM's remaining dealerships will be better positioned to keep their current GM customers, while aggressively marketing to take sales from competitors."
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    "Second, the dealer network reductions will also save an estimated $415 million per year in structural cost savings - items like local advertising assistance, service and training, and information technology systems. These savings amount to about $180,000-per-closed dealer. In total, the dealer restructuring should result in approximate savings of over $2.5 billion per year, or over $1.1 million per closed dealer on an annual basis.
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    Answer: The testimony that Fritz Henderson gave on June 12, 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee for Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce provides good background information to help in answering this question:


    "...A focused dealer network will reduce costs for GM in a very meaningful way at a time when every dollar is precious. These cost savings come in two categories.

    "First of all, a right-sized dealer network centered around strong dealers will allow us to drastically reduce, and in some case eliminate, many direct dealer support programs - programs such as the incentives paid to the dealer, factory wholesale floorplan support, and the one percent market support for each vehicle. The reductions in direct dealer support will result in annual savings of over $2 billion annually - or about $928,000 per closed dealer.
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    I think I saw something on the site where you were wondering why GM wants to close dealerships. Here's some info.


    "How do I convince people who ask why GM has to let dealerships go--they don't cost GM anything?"

    Full question (sent in during the July 13 employee webchat with Fritz Henderson): I struggle to effectively convince people when they ask why GM has to let dealerships go - they don't cost GM anything. Can we republish some talking points to help us tell this story?
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