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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SolderSmoke Podcast #135 FDIM SPECIAL!

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June 26, 2011
Bike riding, composting... what next?
Lightning kills the WSPR rig

New finder for old telescope

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SPECIAL FOUR DAYS IN MAY INTERVIEWS BY BOB CRANE W8SX:FEATURING:
Joe Taylor K1JT (Nobel Prize Winner -- FOR PHYSICS!)!
Plumbing Defined Radio! Steve WG0AT: Fly Fishing, Retirement, Goats, YouTube, and Amateur Radio!
George Dobbs, G3RJV! And more!
----- Drake 2-B updates: WARC and 160 Dial Templates,
Drake 2B Serial Number Math Estimate Project
(Using German tank method) Michael AA1TJ's Sputnik 1 Project
Putting the Shack back into RadioShack

4 comments:

  1. FB on the composting and bike riding and the electric guitar! Nothing wrong with diversification. Next thing you know you'll be homebrewing...beer! In any case if you need a nice pair of "huaraches" (sandles) from GDL, send yer shoe size (US or metric fine).
    73 Roberto

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  2. Oh, far out man. Your bike's a recumbent, right? Groovy.

    73 and Peace, Love, QRP

    Steve "Born To Be Mild" Smith
    WB6TNL

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  3. Wow Bill,

    I picked up my copy of 'From Atoms to Amperes' for ~$40 shipped from the UK and I thought perhaps that was a bit too much to pay... sounds like I got the deal of the century!

    I have a co-worker who deals in rare books and I believe he's said that a lot of the pricing calculation is automated -- so it could very well be that heightened interest in (and probably the scarcity of) the title have led to these humorous listings. The prices were even higher this weekend.

    73
    Mike
    K2MTS

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  4. On the book pricing - probably another instance of what's reported at http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/04/26/141247/Amazon-Automatic-Pricing-Lists-Book-At-23M . Two sellers each had computerized algorithms that checked other sellers' online prices to set their own, and this resulted in a positive feedback loop that sent the price higher each time they ran the calculations.

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