lordofhyphens at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 01:30:03 CST 2015
Apparently I need to go on a spend spree at the local shack, clean them out
of relays and project boxes and arduinos
On Feb 6, 2015 12:40 AM, "Randy Dawson" <rdawson16 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I stopped at Rat Shack today.
> The signs outside were the 50-70% off kind of stuff.
> My motivation, was just to come inside, and 'cheer on' the lone guy behind
> the counter.
> Sure, they can suck at times, but as said in other posts, 'when I really
> need that 7805 voltage reg, they were there, and a mile away'
> Radio Shack has always been a stop for the fast last minute parts. No
> complaints, I do electronic design as a consulting business and there has
> been a fair share of on the bench at 8PM and 'I need it now' for a show
> and tell tomorrow, and its not in the lab stock.
> I got the TRS-80 the day it came out. We knew the Z-80, but months of
> BASIC peek-poke and learning the expansion bus, adding a disk got us way
> ahead of the other S-100 guys just getting started.
> Radio Shack, I will miss you, but I don't think you are done just yet.
> Your online presence is what we have been asking for.
> Dropping into the store for the LM317 IC, is probably gone.
> > Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 04:13:16 +0000
> > From: dave at 661.org
> > To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> > Subject: Re: Radio Shack
> > On Thu, 5 Feb 2015, Charles wrote:
> > > yeah the 80’s kept their radio shack….
> > >
> > > 90’s kept their radio shack…
> > >
> > > anything after that … is like "Cell Phone Accessory Express”
> > > if you are lucky they might have A switch or A capacitor…. And MAYBE
> it MIGHT be the value you actually need… but how many people re-cap their
> power supply with ONE cap?
> > >
> > > how many people need just one cap?
> > >
> > > thinking about this is making me angry…. I am glad radio shack is
> > > rest in hell!
> > I often have episodes of "dammit! that was my last xx uF cap!" and then I
> > go to Radio Shack to see if I can find it.
> > --
> > David Griffith
> > dave at 661.org
> > A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
> > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> > A: Top-posting.
> > Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
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