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Old 14th August 2018, 09:22 AM   #6961
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In the UK there is huge financial pressure on universities to pass more students, it has devalued things somewhat. And "Professors" - used to be a sign of a lot of experience and so forth, nowadays professorships are handed out like shelled peas, again, it bigs up the financial appeal to have lots of profs at a uni. All a bit sad...
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Old 14th August 2018, 01:26 PM   #6962
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yes, here too. It has to do with school's grading by government.... the schools which graduate the most with an A grade get more funding and more parents want their kids to go to that one. So in attempt to get higher grad grades, they lower the standards. Nice.

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Old 14th August 2018, 01:32 PM   #6963
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I suspect when your young lady gets immersed into EE, that she will find studies that far surpass our 'dated' experiences to the point that you will have a hard time really understanding what she is studying. ;-)
I am not even going to try to keep up with her studies. There are always new technologies to learn. I can just be aware of them only.

Hey, I have a good excuse... I'm retired.... I dont have to know. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 14th August 2018, 05:22 PM   #6964
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In the UK there is huge financial pressure on universities to pass more students, it has devalued things somewhat. And "Professors" - used to be a sign of a lot of experience and so forth, nowadays professorships are handed out like shelled peas, again, it bigs up the financial appeal to have lots of profs at a uni. All a bit sad...
I think the US pioneered that... It's pretty bad. Going to a university doesn't really mean you are of any value. Many people know this, some haven't been updated - particularly in rural areas. The STEM fields partial exceptions.
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Old 14th August 2018, 09:16 PM   #6965
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John Curl's Blowtorch preamplifier part III
My daughters math tutor just left for her masters program. Her tuition is paid and the stipend was almost $30K. She was very happy with this amount.
A very bright young women and phenomenal tutor, she almost gets common core math.
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Old 15th August 2018, 02:11 AM   #6966
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.. I'm retired....

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I'm sorry your kidney problem has progressed. As unpleasant as it is my wife and I have been doing some end of life planning and I was surprised that Massachusetts has enacted a homestead protection far more liberal than California. A simple $200 filing for elder homestead on your primary residence deed provides $1,000,000 protection from all claims except taxes and child support, which means no one can take your home for medical expenses.
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Old 15th August 2018, 07:40 AM   #6967
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Good reminder.... Everyone should do it. simple form to fill out and submit. I have used it but so long ago, I cant remember on which property I did it. I'll have to double check.

You dont have to be old and aging to need that protection... car accident. Sudden illness, partner - same. Minors get ill. Slip on a banana peel.


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Old 15th August 2018, 11:17 AM   #6968
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On another thread, Cambridge Audio Dacmagic is the subject of newbie questions - CAMBRIDGE-AUDIO AP25144-1 DACMAGIC 2008 SM Service Manual download, schematics, eeprom, repair info for electronics experts
The schematic shows extensive use of 0805 SMD Thick Film resistors in addition to Melf resistors primarily in the audio output stages.
From what I read it seems that Thick Film resistors are one of the worst types in terms of Tempco and noise.
Anybody have thoughts on why these were spec'd ?.


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Old 15th August 2018, 12:29 PM   #6969
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Anybody have thoughts on why these were spec'd ?.
Possibly because it doesn't matter? I assume they are using actual measurements to verify performance. There simply is not enough voltage or current at line level to matter.
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Old 15th August 2018, 01:00 PM   #6970
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It's a Pommie machine....I expect it's to do with 'voicing' as the Brits are want to do.


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