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Old 08-29-2012, 5:46 PM
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It's truly amazing that none of you in this thread picked up on his sarcasm. Not once did I think he was being ungrateful for the advice and help, or being a jerk. Some of you seriously need to get your sarcasm and humor meters calibrated, and relax (especially you, gewecke).
Oh yeah, my secret decoder ring/sarcasm detector is in the shop.

#8 would not be obvious to 99.9% of people, #10 doesn't jump out at you either.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:08 PM
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I'll have you know I worked on the O ring design for the space shuttle, I know what I'm doing! :-)

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It just seems a little odd that a NASA engineer would ask such a simple connector question, then be insulted when people answer your question at its own level. You must have worked on the Challenger program.
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While I can understand why everyone thought he was being a jerk, he was actually sarcastically poking fun at himself. I assume he doesn't actually work for NASA. He was joking, because as some of you may remember, the O-ring was the major Achilles heal of the space shuttle. It was also attributed to the failure resulting in the Challenger crash. Another reason conversations via text are inefficient. They don't project inflection, or humor.
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If I really couldn't comprehend how a threaded connection works, I would have bigger problems than being a jerk! :-D

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While I can understand why everyone thought he was being a jerk, he was actually sarcastically poking fun at himself. I assume he doesn't actually work for NASA. He was joking, because as some of you may remember, the O-ring was the major Achilles heal of the space shuttle. It was also attributed to the failure resulting in the Challenger crash. Another reason conversations via text are inefficient. They don't project inflection, or humor.
At least someone else gets it, that it was sarcasm and self-deprecating humor on his part. I cannot believe how tightly some people around here are wound, sheesh!
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When I need my nut tightened, I can use one of their sphincters!

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:12 PM
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Good news everybody! My connector problem got solved in an unexpected fashion. I bought a new 800 2.5db gain Motorola looking dipole antenna for my scanner, and when I screwed it on, the rubbery casing squished against the top of the case and connector, and stopped it from being loose.......and holy cow, this new antenna shows more signal bars than the GRE 800 RS one I have always used on 800!

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You really ought to tighten it up properly anyway. Even with the rubber from the antenna stabilizing it somewhat, there's still the potential for you to have an issue with the connection to the PCB. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
 

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