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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 06:23 PM
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25. I could as well...
I entered the Navy in 1987 as an Electronics Tech and we spent a few months in school working on equipment that wouldn't have been state of the art in WWII. Tubes everywhere, and patch panels, old teletypes, you name it. I was shocked to find myself working on technology that I hadn't seen in the civilian world except in old pictures. I thought it was pretty lame at the time but it turns out that vacuum tubes are still better for some applications than their solid state counterparts.
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  - Double bad for us  Hydra   Jul-16-08 05:12 PM   #1 
  - Hmmm, I thought they were best of buds!  Raster   Jul-16-08 05:46 PM   #16 
     - There's that  Hydra   Jul-16-08 05:52 PM   #17 
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     - "P3TPO"  YOY   Jul-16-08 05:42 PM   # 
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  - Reminds me of the old expression  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:57 PM   #20 
  - Case modding, gone horribly wrong.  tridim   Jul-16-08 08:19 PM   #31 
  - Yea but was it patched for Y2K???  ByTheRiver   Jul-17-08 08:51 AM   #33 
     - Nope, I use real languages :P n/t  hootinholler   Jul-17-08 09:59 AM   #34 
  - Automated communication network  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:14 PM   #3 
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  - I remember when a Foxbat pilot defected  mr_hat   Jul-16-08 05:24 PM   #8 
     - Funny thing about vacuum tubes  The Traveler   Jul-16-08 05:36 PM   #14 
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     - You might not believe this  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 05:54 PM   #18 
        - Actually several of my tube amps are hand-built...  Vickers   Jul-16-08 06:06 PM   #21 
        - Good on you  edwardlindy   Jul-16-08 06:13 PM   #22 
        - I could as well...  tkmorris   Jul-16-08 06:23 PM   #25 
     - Lt. Viktor Belenko  14thColony   Jul-16-08 06:14 PM   #23 
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