Saturday, 1 March 2008

Tagged... again

OK. I'll play

Fiery tagged me with a the Nearest Book meme...

I must...
1. Pick up the nearest book with more than 123 pages.
2. Go to page 123 in the book.
3. Find the first 5 sentences.
4. Post the NEXT 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people

Now I'm in the workshop so it's mainly catalogues which would be boring... looking... looking... hmmm. I will have to look into the Technical Manual pile... and the nearest one with 123 pages is...

The Radio Handbook (Fifteenth Edition 1959)
Published by Editors and Engineers Limited
Summerland, California, USA

and page 123 sentence 6,7 & 8 says...

"The correct value of operating bias, and the static plate current for the push-pull tubes may be determined from the Eg vs. Ip curves, which are a derivation of the Ep vs. Ip curves for various values of Eg.
The Eg vs. Ip curve may be constructed in this manner: Values of grid bias are read from the intersection of each grid bias curve with the load line. These points are transfered to the Eg vs. Ip graph to produce a curved line, A-B."

Well Fiery, you asked :)

And of course there's no one left to tag so I'll take my curves and bugger off!

PS... Why do Americans drop the L out of solder. I've always wondered that. "Soddering" seems like something consenting adults do ;-)

5 gems of wisdom:

Fiery said...

WOOHOOO!!!! I knew it was going to be a technical manual. As far as I could tell that was all complete gibberish. Hat tip to you dear brother, I don't think I could ever wade through that stuff and have it be meaningful by the end of the page. :D

Why do Aussies keep the "L" and make soldering sound like something a whacky real estate agent is doing to your house?

Protium said...

ah ah... so the L is not silent in the word sold WTF?

Why don't you sod your house?

ha I just realised some cultures do sod their house... but you know what I mean.

ozatheist said...

eek, valve theory,ugh horrible flash backs.
I never quite got the hang of valve theory during my radio technician apprenticeship.

Protium said...

Oz: Are you still working in the tech field? If so wanna move to Perth?

ozatheist said...

Sort of.
My hands-on skills are a bit rusty these days, mostly do project & configuration management in support of old (early 80s) technology - VAX anyone?.
I love Perth, I lived there in early 80s and We visited 2 years ago. I'd be happy to move but the wife's very happy where we are (though, she did liked Perth).