On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 11:58:13AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Soldering is an art form, one I have found I can't teach just anybody to
:-) It's indeed incredible what you find sometimes when opening up
the XLRs on the ends of a failed cable. Big, spherical blobs of tin
on the solder cups, insulation of signal wires destroyed by too much
heat... Not to speak of the rest of the cable. On of the first things
I had to do at the CdM was to replace or remake *all* the cables and
teach the users how to coil a cable after use. I still have a few 10m
long 'telephone handset' cables to show how it should *not* be done...
And some XRL-Fs which had the #1 socket ripped out by someone pulling
the cable... (it *does* take some force to do that)
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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