And they’re done!

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Fail!

Radio Shack, who once were a big name in electronics, of course, have finally failed entirely. As of today the news is that they’ll close half their stores and sell the rest to Sprint (because Radio Shack themselves proved just how profitable selling cell phones on America’s shittiest network is!)

Since Radio Shack was the last surviving business under Tandy Corporation (which renamed themselves Radio Shack Corporation) this means they have truly come full circle and have run themselves out of business like each and every one of their ventures.

Now let the clearance sales begin I guess… The store where I photographed this pack of knobs labeled as fuse holders was still fully stocked and selling items with extended service plans as of now but has not discounted anything.

On this day the Losing Horns echoed over the airwaves…

Blinkenlights

When you’re stuck in a small dark little cavern for a couple hours with one of these boards you start to really appreciate how nice the backlit buttons are.

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Also, making use of that little BNC jack gooseneck lamp thing is a very good idea.

Well, you’re correct in that…

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If there even is a pushbutton under that, I’ve never seen it – it always has a cardboard box taped over it.

Sunshine Petroleum Distributors, always concerned for your safety! (Noooooooooot.)

Oh nooooo!

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I have plans to go to a Denny’s later and I don’t have any googly eyes with me!

Denied.

Oh well. Having a great time at the Magic City Comic Con and was reminded that the Florida Arcade and Pinball Expo is coming up!!

The nerd life’s good. Just wish I could googly-eye the syrup container. (Wait, isn’t it IHOP that has those?)

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That gas plasma display glow.

Studio Down!!

Your Friday post of Capaci-Fail…

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All the blown caps are Chinese fake Rubycon and Nichicon. Yes I know how to read a data sheet and confirm that these do not match the specified dimensions and case styles from Rubycon and Nichicon. Nobody at Dell Computer can, or if they can, they were forced to accept these fakes out of cost engineering nonsense. Is it any wonder why I won’t willingly buy a Dell?

Here’s an old school Audioscience and an old school Autogram. The ASI works. The Autogram likes to find new and interesting ways to keep me on my toes.

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