[rescue] geeky toys
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Thu Jun 21 23:41:27 CDT 2001
On June 21, Scott Newell wrote:
> With all the talk of SEMs and other geeky toys, what other cool unusual
> things do y'all have?
> My two geek toys are:
> A working atomic clock. (A cheap Rb, not a Cs primary standard.)
I've got a few rubidiums (Efratom FRT and two FTS units) and a
cesium (HP 5061A). They rock. Chicks dig them.
> A rescued Tektronix 556 dual beam 'scope: The pinnacle of Tek's tube scope
> line. Simply beautiful engineering and construction quality.
WOW...now THAT kicks much ass. I've used most of the 500 series,
and the 556 is definitely at the top of an already-high-marks class.
I'd say that's definitely a keeper!
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