Thomsirveaux

Member Since: January 3, 2010

Country: United States

  • News - Happy Arduino Day! | about 3 weeks ago

    FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT….

    FIX IT FIX IT FIX IT…..

  • Product DD-12012 | about 2 months ago

    FIRST?! Maybe tenth or twelfth? Does anyone else think “twelfth” looks weird?

  • Product DD-12012 | about 2 months ago

    SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP SPACESHIP

  • Product LCD-12725 | about 2 months ago

    Just an editing note: The second and third paragraphs are the same.

  • Product COM-11442 | about a year ago

    I’d like to use three of these for a project I’m working on; is there any way to change the default address of the I2C? Would this be in the bootloader on the chip, itself, or a simple setting I can send it?

    Thanks!

  • Product SWG-11079 | about 2 years ago

    Who says we already don’t? ;)

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    trololololo

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    +1 for the gracious reply.

    I, too, have been a SFE customer for a few years now and feel that this may have been handled differently. I honestly thought you guys were trolling, or trying to set a world record for number of captchas entered simultaneously.

    I think what ground my gears the most was the fact that I had no idea about the odds. Last year, we were contending against other users; this year, it was absolutely blind chance that you answer the captcha at the exact moment the Geiger counter procs.

    I wonder if we can implement this sort of system for voting in the US …

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    I agree with you, wholeheartedly. Last year, I had to brush up on my beginning EE concepts in order to get anything (I think I won like $60, and wasn’t even able to finish the quiz before it ended), but this year was just frustrating. I absolutely appreciate the fact that I did win, however, I still have grievance about HOW I won. One can say it was blind luck. Others would agree with this. And even more would question why I spent a total of 5 ¾ hours trying (Not that every second was wasted on this endeavour, however, I believe my total number of captchas is around the 3-4k range).

    A better system would have been to do the captcha every 5-10 minutes, with each captcha generating a unique ID, and the geiger counter would pick from that specific pool every X seconds. This would allow people minimal effort and simply reward them for participating.

    As far as server stress testing goes, this was no-where near as bad as it had been before. Yes, their systems are now able to handle who-knows how many people, but refreshing a javascript or other web-based applet is muuuuuch easier than 250k people refreshing your main page every half second.

  • News - Free Day 2012 is Under Wa… | about 2 years ago

    Their new auto-ranging multimeter is only $59.99. Sure, it’s slightly overpriced, but I’m not paying for it, so I’m happy. Also, a very nice Hakko (oops, did I just say that?) soldering station is $40. Xbee modules are as low as $23, Serial, 4-digit 7-seg displays are $13… shall I go on?

No public wish lists :(