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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] "Start Job"

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:07:18 -0400
On Saturday 17 March 2018 07:09:34 William Morder wrote:

> On Saturday 17 March 2018 03:08:21 Baron wrote:
> > Hi Gene,
> >
> > On Friday 16 March 2018 23:33:59 Gene Heskett wrote:
> > >I pulled the one I gave out of "you
> > >
> > > > know where".  Blame it on oldtimers...
> >
> > Not to worry I'm only 70 :-) so a bit of catching up to do :-)
> >
> > > There is another possibility I should have mentioned. If your sata
> > > data cables are red, theres something in the red dye that destroys
> > > the cable in 4 or 5 years. pull the covers so you can see the
> > > cable(s) and give them a gentle push with a stick, after putting a
> > > tail -fn50 on the syslog. If the log blows up when you do the
> > > stick bit for a 1/4" movement, its time for new cables, hopefully
> > > not red ones.
> > >
> > > This has been a problem for cables with that dye since the mid
> > > 70's of the last century when the J.A.Pan company started using it
> > > in their cb radio microphone cables. You can cut the red wire off
> > > 1/2" from the end that has broken, and pour the copper out of the
> > > red jacketed conductors plastic sleeve as a dark brown powder. Its
> > > a very poor conductor in that state.
> >
> > Useful information !  All my sata cables are red.
> >
> > > In addition to being an oldtimer at 83, I am also a C.E.T. with
> > > 68+ years of chaseing electrons for a living.
> >
> > I'm struggling with poor health at the moment and this cold one day
> > and warm the next isn't helping.
> It feels good for once to be the youngster in the group. (I just
> turned 60 about a month ago.) I am sad to say that, though reasonably
> healthy, I am also starting to feel my age. Worse yet, I am surrounded
> by people who believe that life ends at about age 35.
> This is some interesting and useful information about SATA cables, as
> all of mine are red, as well. Indeed, I don't recall ever seeing them
> any other color.
They come in black, tan. blue and yellow. As the retired CE of a tv 
station, whose IT guy was buying HD's in 24 packs for the video servers 
he's built, he has a standing order to stash any cables they come with 
away for me if they aren't red. He was using the 10k rpm stuff, whose 
lifetime is less than the red cables, cable failures are not a problem, 
keeping the 10k rust cool is. So I manage to keep 1 or 2 non-reds to go 
in whatever I might build handy. For what I build to run linuxcnc on, 
I've also found the $50 on sale 60GB SSD's are noticeably faster than 
spinning rust.

> Nice thing about getting older, though: one tends to remember what is
> really important (stuff like this), and only forget things like
> appointments, or where I put my glasses.

Yeah, I was supposed to go let the vampires have a sample yesterday to 
check my INI on my warfarin dose, but plumb forgot about it what with 
pulling a gear out of a lathes apron for a guy in WI who's gear is 
missing a tooth, a tooth I'll never need because the computer, an 
r-pi-3b, does all that better than the gear, ploting a wheel chair ramp 
into the front deck in between these ^%$#@ nor-easters, and taking some 
clean clothes to the shop where my wife is currently wearing a cast on a 
broken leg, and its not scheduled for removal till late May. A heavy 
smoker, she has paper mache bones, and at 83 lbs, zero padding. I quit 
cold turkey 30 years ago, just before we got married, but she is well 
and truly hooked. 

I'm a DM-II and have managed to lose from 215 when I retired in 2002, 
down to around 155 which helps with the sugar, and an abused back. I'd 
like to lose another 10 or 15, getting totally rid of the bay window, 
but I like to eat too.

> Bill
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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