kyle boosted
kyle boosted

indie games made by straight people: "A desolate interactive dream about a man searching a mysterious island for the girl he once loved... or did he? I poured six months of my heart and soul into this. Please enjoy."

indie games made by queer people: "heres a game i made about a poly triad of neon trash skeletons who like to spray acid piss on fascists. made it in five minutes for ludum judum jammy jam 891. fuck off terfs"

Show thread
kyle boosted

bad news for people who think the hopped up turbo racist 18 year olds who make up our military will refuse orders for martial law

kyle boosted
kyle boosted
kyle boosted

the other thing this results in is that the video ground point is at 5.5V too, but the audio input ground still needs to be 0V. a ground loop isolator on the audio input cured it - trying the same isolator on the video side trashes the signal. coils are weird i guess.

Show thread

TV in question is a dutch market Philips X24T681. judging from the date codes on the exploded safety caps i had to replace, it was made somewhere in late 1969 or 1970.

it has an uh, "unusual" design where the composite video coming from the radio section is biased by a chain of three dropper resistors that create a 5.5V supply for the rest of the set to use.

in practical terms this means any video signal you put in needs to be amplified somewhat, at the moment i'm using a headphone amplifier

Show thread

this does need an isolation transformer though as these old valve TVs are AC/DC and have a internal ground potential of 230V.

if you connected without having the TV on an isolation transformer it would short circuit and destroy both the tv and whatever you plugged in

Show thread

analog tv is very degraded by the multiple steps of conversion involved in broadcasting and reception. since analog tv broadcasts end, vintage TVs have been stuck without a signal source except for very cheap and shitty RF modulator boxes

by removing the TV tuner, radio frequency amplifiers, and radio to signal converters, i can feed the video and audio sections a direct signal from any composite or S-Video device and get the highest picture quality the tube could ever display

someone just bought me a 350VA isolation transformer so that i can safely jeep signals into a 1960s valve tv. life is really cool sometimes

kyle boosted

electrolytic capacitors normally have a tolerance of +/- 20%.

the good side is you don't have to use an exact replacement.

the downside is that i want it to be tidier than that

kyle boosted

robot fursona that doesn't watch movies, they just suck on a USB drive like it's a straw and occasionally laugh at nothing

kyle boosted

How long do you let your Doritos soak in the milk before eating them?

kyle boosted

El Estado fascista español quiere encarcelar a Pablo Hasél a toda costa. La fiscalía pide otra condena de casi 3 años de cárcel y una cuantiosa multa, por un montaje policial en el que la Guardia Urbana de Lleida le pegó una paliza a una chaval menor de edad y se lo quieren endosar a Pablo. El Estado fascista español continua su acoso contra Pablo Hasél, al que si no es por una cosa, es por otra, quiere silenciar su voz con las rejas de la cárcel fascista.

kyle boosted
Show more
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!