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I've put this page up to try and alleviate some of the repetitious email I receive and hopefully reduce my workload because at this very moment I have 617 emails in my drafts folder to look over again and forward a reply. I hate to be seen ignoring people.
I'm not trying to be difficult but in these FAQ's here you will find answers
Many of these FAQ's are in fact distillations of very similar questions.
From 8th December, 2002 I've provided everyone with an "Electronics Bulletin Board" hoping this can be used to advantage by everyone. Give it a try. Mutual help is good and I'll look in. Obviously it'll take awhile to get the numbers to take off in a big way.
** NO **
The object of attending school, college, university or whatever is to not only to learn the topics but also so you can demonstrate that you are indeed a resourceful person and above all else have learned "thought and reasoning processes" for yourself.
Holding your hand is not my gig - see mum! And if we "spoon feed" you, then you have absolutely no value whatsoever to a prospective employer. Do I sound like your Dad?
Very frequently these are very sensible questions about real tricky problems which extend my brain and resources. I have no problems with these questions however I have already established the "Electronics Questions and Answers" news group to share your thorny questions and answers and to help out your colleagues. Reduce my workload by asking there first. Please Join.
Mostly I monitor this group (OK I haven't lately).
Do what I do!
Google's search box is on a number of my pages, I've even put it below here for you. Search my site or the WWW. Dead easy. Mr. Google set this up for my site visitors, use it.
Wouldn't we all?
I'd also like free internet connection from my ISP, free hosting for my sites (don't bother suggesting free places - here *I* control everything because *I* pay for it), free monthly telephone connection for my dialup service, free subscription to my many newsletters of value, free beer...
The fact is since the dot.com crash there is no longer significant advertising revenues to pay for these escalating costs. Over time you will encounter more and more "informational sites" becoming like mine. This is called reality except in this case we might call it "virtual reality" - that's a joke.
Commercial sites rely upon you buying or registering their product. Valuable "informational sites" are going to have to pay their own way somehow. The volume of bandwidth is astonishing. Success is a double edged sword.
That's the sad reality of life, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Without the support of donors and commissions on Amazon book sales you couldn't be reading this page, the site would have closed down long ago and I'd be out fishing. Please keep that in mind.
I'm trialling an ad-free site but it will have a very modest cost to subscribe.
If it's a straight question arising from some confusion I've caused then ask away.
OTOH here's a typical question, it arises from the Radio telescope Page on my old site.
Q: "Would you know how I could use my old 10 foot TVRO antenna with your setup? Is it possible?"
It was also sent in grrrr... HTML format... grrrr... Make friends, change your email program to plain text folks.
Now this is a fair question, BUT I don't know the answer, I don't know what a TVRO antenna is, we don't have them in Australia, I know nothing about your locality. Again a good reason to join "Electronics Questions and Answers" news group.
I'll add more later. But if your gunna write, PLEASE read this page first.
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