Recent content by larrybud

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    Please help me identify this electronic component in Camera

    Sorry Dave, was busy over the weekend. This is about 90% of the board. Also, I never got an email notifying me of the other replies, so I didn't bother to check. I'll get a full pic of the board when I get home from work today.
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    Please help me identify this electronic component in Camera

    I have a Casio FH-20 camera. I tried looking for a schematic to no avail. Everything in the camera works fine except that it will no longer remember the date/time when the batteries are removed. I figured there was a lithium battery in the camera that went dead (it's about 8 years old, I...
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    Do we have the same DNA as 12-20.000 years ago?

    Is it really that "constant", however? If so, how would things such Cambrian explosion occur?
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    Question regarding Sun's Rays

    Watch the original Cosmos series and Sagan talks about that experiment by Erasthothanes. I *think* it was in the first episode, but I could be mistaken.
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    Help me choose a linear solenoid

    Geez, I forgot about this post. Thanks for the input!
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    Formula for missing person's weight from team of 5

    I think the only fair way to do this would be average weight loss PERCENTAGE per person. Much easier to drop 20 lbs when you weigh 300 rather than 200.
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    Calculate Height of a Tree - Geometry

    The shadow method might not work depending on the shape of the tree and the angle of the sun, as you may not be able to tell where the top of the tree's shadow ends!
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    Lightning strike blew out odd pieces in my house

    Last Wednesday we had a thunderstorm in this mid April in Michigan. While I was in my bedroom, a lightning bolt hit QUITE close to my house. Had to be < 100 feet. Subsequently, I discovered a number of odd pieces of my electronics had gone bad: 1) HDMI port in my Comcast DVR, yet the...
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    Problem with the word (deceleration)

    The word is "deceleration", not "deacceleration".
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    How Permanent Magnet is Made

    Troll alert! Dude is 20 Years old according to his profile.
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    Help me choose a linear solenoid

    Hi all, I'm building a tennis ball launcher for my dogs, and was successful in building a spring loaded one with a "whacker bar" that rotated on a pin. A wiper motor turned the bar until the bar got to the half way point around the pivot, then the spring would pull the bar, hit the ball, and...
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    Top 3 facts that would blow the facebook generation away?

    I think a few people are missing the point of the OPs question. The "Facebook" generation don't have a clue about Einstein, or relativity, or muons... Need simpler facts that they can understand.
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    Invest In Stock Market

    It also depends if the OP is talking about a single stock, or diversifying using the market as another investment, and diversifying in the stock market itself with mutual funds. Buying a single stock is gambling, buying the right investments is sound strategy (IMO). Remember, your 401K is...
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    Article: Every black hole contains a new universe

    Um, it's a syndicated article, not a Fox News Article. I always find it amusing when those who are supposedly committed to objective thinking jump to conclusions because of their own bias! Carry on!
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    Brooms standing by themselves.

    I doubt they got there without any help, so "standing by themselves" isn't quite accurate ;-)