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Post by Skynet » Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:08 pm

My go to used to be Dick Smith (you might have seen it referenced in Dankpods videos) as they used to sell all sorts of hobby stuff. Unfortunately they stopped doing all hobby shit, became just another electronics retailer and eventually went under, only to come back as just another online retailer with no physical presence.

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Post by ian » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:08 am

Skynet wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:08 pm
My go to used to be Dick Smith (you might have seen it referenced in Dankpods videos) as they used to sell all sorts of hobby stuff. Unfortunately they stopped doing all hobby shit, became just another electronics retailer and eventually went under, only to come back as just another online retailer with no physical presence.
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Sure we still have Jaycar and Altronics, but Dick Smith had every conceivable electronic component for any project.
Mine had a whole wall of resistors 8 feet tall!

Good times.
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Post by Skynet » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:10 am

ian wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:08 am
Skynet wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:08 pm
My go to used to be Dick Smith (you might have seen it referenced in Dankpods videos) as they used to sell all sorts of hobby stuff. Unfortunately they stopped doing all hobby shit, became just another electronics retailer and eventually went under, only to come back as just another online retailer with no physical presence.
I MEMBER!!

Sure we still have Jaycar and Altronics, but Dick Smith had every conceivable electronic component for any project.
Mine had a whole wall of resistors 8 feet tall!

Good times.
I haven't been to Altronics, but there's one relatively close to me. Jaycar is even closer. Infact I grabbed my LED arcade switches from there last year, which are currently in my arcade machine.

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Post by ian » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:23 am

I haven't been to either in a good few years, but Jaycar was veering off completely into the toys and tat that dick smith transitioned to last time I went in, but from what a friend has told me, they are actually back on track with electronic components and they can actually order stuff in in a timely manner if a store doesn't have a particulat part. which is what you want.

I will be going to jaycar soon because I want to wire some lights for my slot cars, both Altronics stores in Melbourne are no where near me (40 minutes) but I have 3 Jaycars within 20 minutes. I used to have 2 Dick Smith's within 5 minutes, but I'd go to altronics if I ever want another Raspberry pi.
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Post by Skynet » Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:51 am

ian wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:23 am
I haven't been to either in a good few years, but Jaycar was veering off completely into the toys and tat that dick smith transitioned to last time I went in, but from what a friend has told me, they are actually back on track with electronic components and they can actually order stuff in in a timely manner if a store doesn't have a particulat part. which is what you want.

I will be going to jaycar soon because I want to wire some lights for my slot cars, both Altronics stores in Melbourne are no where near me (40 minutes) but I have 3 Jaycars within 20 minutes. I used to have 2 Dick Smith's within 5 minutes, but I'd go to altronics if I ever want another Raspberry pi.
I have 2 Jaycars in under 10 mins form me, the Altronics is probably 10-15 mins away tops. So that's not bad

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It would be very cool if AI could help paralyzed people or those with ALS. But I never feel comfortable with the idea of it being popularized. Maybe I've seen too many sci-fi movies.

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I'm worried about getting beaten by monkeys in online games.

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