PET composite video adapter
Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Oct 15 04:38:07 CDT 2008
der Mouse wrote:
>> My Dad's got 10000uF capacitors for his audio amps, and they're the
>> size of a coke can. I reckon 100 such capacitors would fit in my
>> schoolbag, at worst..."
> That's a big schoolbag. I regularly carry five dozen 341-ml aluminum
> cans in my backpack (they're iced tea cans, not pop cans, but they're
> standard pop-can size), and it's a big backpack and they fill it right
> full up. 100 would be five-thirds as much, more like a sports
> equipment bag.
That's about right. I used to carry a lot of fairly random stuff about...
> And, of course, it depend heavily on the working voltage. a 1Fd 5V cap
> is generally smaller than a 1Fd 50V cap. (And, now that supercaps have
> shown up, low-voltage caps have gotten even smaller.)
>> And that's how I learned that school wasn't going to teach me
>> anything useful, or basically true.
> Well, you'd already learned to sanity-check claims you hear, which is
> arguably a more valuable lesson. :-)
Now *that* is true...
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