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    When I was picking up a parcel from the Canada Post outlet, I mentioned that it was the first time I'd had a shipment small enough to fit in the mailbox diverted to the postal outlet and got charged taxes. The postal clerk said that it was happening more frequently to everyone recently. I suspect one of the issues is that everything's being scrutinized more closely because of illicit drugs shipments. A lot of the herbs I order are in caplets, so they likely get more attention at customs than most items.
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    Well just tune into the border patrol TV shows...
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    It is a difficult balance I suppose. On the one hand we want convenience and speed but from the customs agent perspective, they must see crazy stuff all day long

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    I am new to this forum but read first to last post. Great job. I must say I wasn't into the flames at first but after looking at the great pics, it is growing on me as a future project. Sorry things were so hard at times but I think most will agree, frustration fades quickly once you get your #1 back. Not sure if you have resolved the camera issue, but might I suggest you check to be sure the USB port is turned on in settings on the PC. I bet you have figured it out but that has happened to me. Great job and looks like this will be a really cool place to hang out. Looks like there is many people willing to help and support each other


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    Quote Originally Posted by wardo1219 View Post
    I am new to this forum but read first to last post. Great job. I must say I wasn't into the flames at first but after looking at the great pics, it is growing on me as a future project. Sorry things were so hard at times but I think most will agree, frustration fades quickly once you get your #1 back. Not sure if you have resolved the camera issue, but might I suggest you check to be sure the USB port is turned on in settings on the PC. I bet you have figured it out but that has happened to me. Great job and looks like this will be a really cool place to hang out. Looks like there is many people willing to help and support each other


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    We tend to get along--even though we are into different styles of music & different kinds of gear--not completely--there is overlap--but we do respect the others' right to like different types of tunes & gear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    We tend to get along--even though we are into different styles of music & different kinds of gear--not completely--there is overlap--but we do respect the others' right to like different types of tunes & gear...
    Yeah, this is true. We don't make near as many pointy guitar jokes as many forums, and I have to admit that seeing everybody else's stuff has broadened my taste somewhat.

    I've got a weird question, going back to the guitar for a moment.....As you know, there's an onboard wireless that's fed 9 volts from a dual battery box wired in parallel. For a while, after the original dual box failed, I ran the wireless on a single lithium-ion battery, until I installed the new dual battery box a couple of months ago. My question is, what would happen if I used one alkaline battery and one lithium-ion battery in parallel. Would the difference in the batteries be a hazard, or is it a case of 9 volts is 9 volts and it doesn't matter where it originates?
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    I've heard that some types of 9volts actualy have like 8 point something volts--don't know if that cause a problem or not though--but might be something to consider.
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    Yeah you certainly can't like everything! Some of my friends would hate playing my guitars strung with 13's. One of my friends play's 8's or 9's- I can't play his guitars wirth anything because I would shred the strings in one strum

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    I would at least test the batteries before you install them to see if they are in fact the same voltage

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardo1219 View Post
    I would at least test the batteries before you install them to see if they are in fact the same voltage..............
    Probably a good idea. I'm pretty sure that any rechargeable is slightly under 9 volts, whether it's a nickel cadium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium ion. I wasn't even sure whether rechargeable batteries would operate the Samson wireless when I built it in, so I used the dual battery box with the idea that it would be loaded with alkalines. It was fine when I had to switch to a single battery snap and used a single lithium ion unit. My concern is how the batteries interact.....For example, you can use a regular charger on a NiCad and (I think) a NiMh battery, but the lithium ion requires a special dedicated charger. I just wondered if that incompatibility carries over to two differing batteries paralleled together.
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