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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by RossW on Today at 04:51:29 PM »
Yep, accuracy matters. That is why a smart guy would have typed in the right numbers . My math sucks but I never claimed otherwise.

Grin :)   You haven't changed much :)

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How are things down there?
Anyway, good to see you are still above ground!

But... but.... I'm BELOW ground!   Remember?!

I'm in the process (after procrastinating for over 12 months) putting those 40 odd panels in the shed out into the sunshine. I'm making them as 4 linear arrays of 10 panels each, half facing north-east, half north-west. All will be elevation-adjustable via actuator. Planning to AC-couple them to my existing system. Also waiting on another 31kWh of LFP to help me through the coming longer nights with my ever-increasing energy demand.

Will post pics when I've got something to show beyond some posts concreted in the ground and a bunch of pipe and Z-purlin waiting to be assembled.
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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by TomW on Today at 02:59:30 PM »
Forum stats:

33840 total Posts on Forum
1367 by me

I posted 1.001% of the total.

Just for accuracy

Hi Tom - why doesn't that look right to me?
1% of 33,840 should be around 338, and 1300 is 4 times that.
Taking out the trusty calculator I make 4.04%.  (Still nowhere near the alleged 90%!)
(Just for accuracy, you understand!)

Ross;

Yep, accuracy matters. That is why a smart guy would have typed in the right numbers . My math sucks but I never claimed otherwise.

How are things down there?

Anyway, good to see you are still above ground!

Tom
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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by RossW on Today at 02:43:06 PM »
Forum stats:

33840 total Posts on Forum
1367 by me

I posted 1.001% of the total.

Just for accuracy

Hi Tom - why doesn't that look right to me?
1% of 33,840 should be around 338, and 1300 is 4 times that.
Taking out the trusty calculator I make 4.04%.  (Still nowhere near the alleged 90%!)
(Just for accuracy, you understand!)
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Arduino / Re: Arduino based PWM diversion control system
« Last post by TomW on Today at 10:51:17 AM »
Larry;

Thanks for the CRC info.

Might get to use it when I task one of the Pi3's with watching temps. Most of mine are currently in use on CAI Webcontrol boards and as far as I know there is no way to check CRC on them they just dump the data to their web interface. 

So many "minicomputers" here I can't keep track due to being afflicted with  CRS (Can't Remember Shtuff).

Anyway, nice to know its not just me with the issue.

Appreciate the share.

Tom
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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by TomW on Today at 10:40:26 AM »
Things have kinda slowed down here, huh? Seems like north of  90 out of 100 posts are written by TomW in the forums? Could it be he may be taking things maybe a bit too personally?
Lazlo;

You caught me. :'(

I'm the Troll.  :o

I do rank #6 in number of posts since the forum started.

But 90% is an unfair and gross exaggeration if you look at the actual numbers of posts

Forum stats:

33840 total Posts on Forum
1367 by me

I posted 1.001% of the total.

Just for accuracy

Only boB, Westbranch, Halfcrazy, Vic and dgd are ahead of me on posts as of today.

I guess you busted me, I am a closet post whore.

I am not, however thin skinned nor do I take any of it personally period. End Quote. Administrators are actually allowed to have opinions as well as post here.

Sorry it bothers you.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming..
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Arduino / Re: Arduino based PWM diversion control system
« Last post by WillEert on Today at 09:30:19 AM »
Hi Larry,

Thanks for the link for DS18B20 CRC code. It did not occur to me to try a code solution to the bad data problem.

One thing I am learning about coding is the concept of using code to reach a goal rather than hardware. When I was adding the amp diversion PID to the diversion control I initially thought of running another control wire to the another relay. This would then go to another element in the tank. Then I thought - Why not use the existing element and relay channel and with code change the output pin to the two control wires. From there I got to - Use all the existing hardware and just change which PID sends a signal to the Arduino relay output pin. It took a bit of trial and error with the PWM timer configuration but it works. No hardware or crawling around in my attic pulling wires or buying relays and elements. Much better and also less costly.  :)

Will
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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by laszlo on Today at 12:31:57 AM »
Things have kinda slowed down here, huh? Seems like north of  90 out of 100 posts are written by TomW in the forums? Could it be he may be taking things maybe a bit too personally? 

I have gone back to the MX60, and it has been working flawlessly for a couple years.  Using the Classic/Wbjr for telemetry only.  I have added system capacity using five A/C coupled inverters and they play well with my two Magnum  Ms4448's.

These days I am focusing on power storage  more than on power conversion, and fascinating things are happening with the Gates foundation and Tesla and photosynthesis.

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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Fed Reserve Bank.... Good for you?
« Last post by CDN-VT on February 26, 2017, 04:14:18 PM »
I heard they will get rid of the penny (one cent bit) and those in the tax bracket of 12% will get rounded up ..
Notice it always has & try to pay a bill in cash , they assume me to have the correct amount , so I rounded down & the bill next month interest on 2 cents ..


If our idiot in power today keeps letting in all that sneak into the Kanada , we will have the same trouble as Sweden,France and many more that are being pushed behind the smoke screens .

They dropped our 1000 $ note & now made our notes in plastic .
One hiccup and that is now not even good fire starter ;)

VT 
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Off Topic Discussions / Re: Fed Reserve Bank.... Good for you?
« Last post by russ_drinkwater on February 26, 2017, 03:19:48 PM »
I suspect it is in the wind!
But it will not happen here as we have no mobile coverage in a lot of rural areas here in australia and little
chance of it being upgraded in my lifetime (20 years plus hopefully)
With no mobile coverage cashless is impossible and I hate smart phone as well.
It would be a voted out of government decision if they tried it.
They are renewing our bank notes at the moment and I am waiting to see if they can our $100 note in the revamp.
Transaction tax is the way to go as it gets all the fat cats, multi-national companies etc etc. If you use money you pay up.
Trump needs it bad! LOL.
All other taxes must go otherwise it will not work.
At one stage brazil had it to fund health care costs and the coffers overflowed.
As I do not have to lodge tax returns anymore, most of my dealing are in cash as you get a far better price and people
like to have some readies in their pockets for a change.
Power outages cause problems here and heavy industry loads such as smelters drain base load productions quickly.
Another reason cashless is insane and unworkable. No power = no usable "money" = upset idiots, who can not even cook a meal at
home or are too stupid to have food stocks at home.
Fuel pumps, traffic lights, refrigeration, all of it suffers.
The power outage in britian a few years ago shows what will happen even with a few days without power.
No power and all transactions revert to cash only! As well as crazy people in panic mode.
Lucky breathing is automatic!
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General Discussion / Re: So, what is a troll?
« Last post by russ_drinkwater on February 26, 2017, 03:01:23 PM »
All ok, I was just a bit taken back. ;D
Took a while to get over it :(
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