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    29-07-2017, 07:42
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    Some of my SMPS designs have made in into commercial audio products, mostly in the guitar effects world. However, for my own amps, I really don't...
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    29-07-2017, 06:36
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    Absolutely - locals only go outside very briefly during the day in the summer - you're a puddle of sweat within 100mtrs or so. Everything is air-con...
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    28-07-2017, 17:07
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    Whatever Wikipedia and others may say, there were three of us who registered 51C or over... it was seriously hot hot hot. Hotter than Warrington, for...
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    28-07-2017, 02:21
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    Should point out that Dubai is just not cheap - most things are expensive here, even the duty free... There are actually loads of malls but the two I...
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    27-07-2017, 19:06
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    There's two HUGE malls - Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall - both are massive, both have food halls with loads of restaurants. I'd go to Dubai...
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    27-07-2017, 17:50
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    It's cooled down a bit at the moment - days are mostly around the mid forties but it's nearly 10pm here ATM and still 39C. Noone who lives here...
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    27-07-2017, 12:12
    nickds1 replied to a thread Hello from Dubai... in Welcome
    ...should have mentioned that I'm heavily into cold-cathode stuff, specifically making neon signs (I also do glass blowing) and lots of nixies... ...
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    22-07-2017, 13:19
    nickds1 replied to a thread Non working SMPS in The Drawing Board
    Agreed - SMPS supplies are tricky to fix unless you're an EE and as mentioned, it's often cheaper and easier to replace it. Determining the...
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    22-07-2017, 12:57
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1815752970/hybrid-tube-amp-for-the-raspberry-pi?ref=user_menu Really like it... Of course it's rather...
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Nick
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Background as an EE but worked in Finance most of my career. Now working for a charity in Dubai.
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Dubai (was Kent,UK)
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COld Cathode (nixies), 1950s UK radios etc.

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