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mhrackin
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Possible new name for Max's minions?
mhrackin   9/18/2014 11:05:30 AM
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The subject of this particular blog reminded me of an old rock/folk supergroup.  How about "The Traveling Toolkit Toters"?

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mhrackin   9/18/2014 9:42:33 AM
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I guess you have never been to Whole Foods, then.... they have raised the art of pricing "tasty" to an extreme!

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Re: Go fishing
Max The Magnificent   9/17/2014 1:47:51 PM
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@mhrackin: However, the Flukes are not so "tasty"...

You can't put a price on "tasty" :-)

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Re: Go fishing
mhrackin   9/17/2014 1:04:23 PM
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@max:  by the way, the original list price (rarely ever discounted, except for large quantity purchases) for these VOMs (to use the term in vogue then) was a whopping (in 1965 US $) $70, IIRC!  Gas prices were about 25.9¢/gallon (even Sunoco 260 was only $0.309) and starting annual salaries for fresh BSEEs was well under $10K. The current price is in the mid $300s.  So in "real" terms, they are a bargain today (although they are competing with, say, Fluke 87s that do a lot more with better accuracy and precision for the same price).  However, the Flukes are not so "tasty,"

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Re: Go fishing
mhrackin   9/12/2014 12:04:23 PM
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That's pretty much a given!  Either (260 or 630) would complement your panel meter collection and would be useful in the projects that you intend to build with them.

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Re: Go fishing
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2014 12:01:21 PM
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@mhrackin: Regarding "Now THIS is a MULTIMETER!"  It would have to be a Simpson 260...

Oooh -- I want a Homer Simpson 260!!!  I know they are available on eBay, but I'm a bit short of funds at the moment. Maybe we will see one on our road trip to Hamvention next May...

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Re: Go fishing
antedeluvian   9/12/2014 11:30:32 AM
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Mark

Interesting typo:  "W is a wench..."  might be a Freudian slip of a girl.

ROTFL. Really good play on words.

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Re: Go fishing
mhrackin   9/12/2014 11:27:13 AM
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Interesting typo:  "W is a wench..."  might be a Freudian slip of a girl.

@Max: Regarding "Now THIS is a MULTIMETER!"  It would have to be a Simpson

260,

of course.  It and the competitor Triplett 630



defined the "modern" 1960s standard tool of the trade.

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Re: Go fishing
antedeluvian   9/12/2014 11:14:57 AM
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Glen

Reminds me of that scene from Croc Dundee "That's not a knife.  THIS is a kniife!"

This reminds me of my blog "Which PCB Connectors Are Best" and the discussion of a BFS.

This is a SCREWDRIVER.

There is also a BFW- where W is a wench (spanner in Southern Africa, and in Britain, I believe).

Now, this is a WRENCH.

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Re: Go fishing
Max The Magnificent   9/12/2014 10:54:57 AM
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@zeeglen: Reminds me of that scene from Croc Dundee "That's not a knife.  THIS is a kniife!"

I wonder if I'll ever get tht chance to say: "That's not a multimeter... THIS is a multimeter!"

 

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