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Topic: today's Woot (OT) (14 msgs / 425 lines)
1) From: Robert Pearce
I wonder how good something like this would be for measuring temps...http://www.woot.com/-- 
Thanks,
Robert
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." - Ben
Franklin
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety
labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?" - Anonymous

2) From: raymanowen
For $25, it will tell you exactly the temperature of the tip of the sensor
probe.
Mount the tip in a very rigid location, and the reading will have a good
relationship to the temperature in which you are interested.
If the temperature is critical, you should measure it in more than just one
way.
You should always have the certain suspicion that the 10 decimal place
number, for example, on your calculator, is at least a seven decimal place
lie. There aren't too many humans that have the facility to understand how
to measure anything to better than 3 place precision. No derivative can eve=
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have greater precision.
Do you have a use for remote measuring? How fast does it eat up batteries?
A meat thermometer may not be calibrated as high as 450 F. (RTD sensor,
etc.)
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Got Grinder?

3) From: Brett Mason
Can we change the voice message to...
"Getting hot in here"
"Dude, we just went past French"
"OMG, it's marshmallow time"
Brett
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

4) From: Rich
This will work just like a thermocouple directly connected to a meter.  The only difference is that you 
can have the receiver in the house in air conditioned comfort while the beans roast.  I will bet that the 
transmitter does not like heat either.  If it operates on 2.4 gHz then the microwave,  and your wireless 
internet may interfere with it.  Not a bad price though if you do not already have one.
--Original Message Text---
From: Robert Pearce
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:04:42 -0700
I wonder how good something like this would be for measuring temps...http://www.woot.com/-- 
Thanks,
Robert
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." - Ben Franklin 
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for 
stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?" - 
Anonymous 

5) From: miKe mcKoffee
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I'd call and check their max temp capability before even considering playing
with one for coffee roast temp monitoring. I use (possibly) similar NuTemps
for monitoring low & slows.http://www.nu-temp.com/701.htmDon't have to
worry about dome temp going too high or too low on overnighters, if it does
happen alarm wakes you up! NuTemps max 392f capable base reading but in
actuality consistently reads about 20f high all three remote probes @ 212f
(displays ~232f), calibrated boiling water and with Thermapen for higher
temps with offset increasing to about 30f as temp rises, ~362f actual
displayed 392f. Fine for dome temp monitoring and getting close in the
ballpark for low & slow meat cooks but no good for coffee and don't even
rely on them for any final cook temp.
 
Battery consumption wise good for multiple low & slow overnighters and who
cares anyway, use NiMH :-)
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Rich
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:31 AM
This will work just like a thermocouple directly connected to a meter. The
only difference is that you can have the receiver in the house in air
conditioned comfort while the beans roast. I will bet that the transmitter
does not like heat either. If it operates on 2.4 gHz then the microwave, and
your wireless internet may interfere with it. Not a bad price though if you
do not already have one.
--Original Message Text---
From: Robert Pearce
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:04:42 -0700
I wonder how good something like this would be for measuring temps...http://www.woot.com/-- 
Thanks,
Robert
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." - Ben
Franklin 
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety
labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?" - Anonymous 

6) From: Leo Zick
max temp is 410, not quite enough, and its more for measuring via insertion,
so there can occasionally be error, ive noticed.
i have a similar one and i use the base as a timer for roasts.  its a great
thermometer if you need one for cooking though...and a 3rd of the price!
i think its a radio frequency and it complies with FCC to accept
transmissions. ive never seen any my phone, wireless or microwave faulter
from it, and its typically next to the microwave when being used in the
oven.
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7) From: Rich
The thermometer lacks the power to interfere with the microwave or phone but these items do have 
the power to interfere with the thermometer.  Read what I said before.  The major problem is usually 
wireless internet.
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From: Leo Zick
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 10:30:59 -0400
max temp is 410, not quite enough, and its more for measuring via insertion, so there can 
occasionally be error, ive noticed.
i have a similar one and i use the base as a timer for roasts.  its a great thermometer if you need one 
for cooking though...and a 3rd of the price! 
i think its a radio frequency and it complies with FCC to accept transmissions. ive never seen any my 
phone, wireless or microwave faulter from it, and its typically next to the microwave when being used 
in the oven. 
From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Rich
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:31 AM
This will work just like a thermocouple directly connected to a meter. The only difference is that you can have the 
receiver in the house in air conditioned comfort while the beans roast. I will bet that the transmitter does not like 
heat either. If it operates on 2.4 gHz then the microwave, and your wireless internet may interfere with it. Not a bad 
price though if you do not already have one.
--Original Message Text---
From: Robert Pearce
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 23:04:42 -0700
I wonder how good something like this would be for measuring temps...http://www.woot.com/-- 
Thanks,
Robert
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." - Ben Franklin 
"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why 
don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?" - Anonymous 

8) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Dear Sir,
I must inform you that you are in violation of the rule requiring a
Spew Alert when posting an especially funny post in the forum.  Future
posts from you will be monitored, and further violations could result
in further annoying messages, like this one.
Lt. Michael
Spew Alert Officer
On Apr 25, 2007, at 7:34 AM, Brett Mason wrote:
Can we change the voice message to...
"Getting hot in here"
"Dude, we just went past French"
"OMG, it's marshmallow time"
Brett
  On 4/25/07, raymanowen  wrote:
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9) From: Brett Mason
I don't believe in spew alertism, rather trust each individual to manage
their own affairs without the intervention of governing authority...
Brett
  RWA
On 4/25/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

10) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I respect that.  However, I predict coffee chaos!!
Michael
On Apr 25, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Brett Mason wrote:
I don't believe in spew alertism, rather trust each individual to 
manage their own affairs without the intervention of governing 
authority...
Brett
 RWA

On 4/25/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote: =
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Brett
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Sure Brett, but you really say that because you sell those LOLAI units :-)
 
Pacific Northwest Gathering Vhttp://home.comcast.net/~mckona/PNWGV.htmKona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/ 
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 9:01 AM
I don't believe in spew alertism, rather trust each individual to manage
their own affairs without the intervention of governing authority...
Brett
  RWA
On 4/25/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote: 
Dear Sir,
I must inform you that you are in violation of the rule requiring a
Spew Alert when posting an especially funny post in the forum.  Future 
posts from you will be monitored, and further violations could result
in further annoying messages, like this one.
Lt. Michael
Spew Alert Officer

12) From: Brett Mason
Envisioning Pinky & The Brain....
Ludicrosity is nonsensical and deprivatory toward self -directivity....
Brett
On 4/25/07, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
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Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

13) From:
sings:
"your beans, your beans are al, all, all, almost ready, take um out, take um out in 10 seconds or less you be charcoal."
I want one; will it page me in the shower?
ginny
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14) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
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keeping the sailor in stiches!!!!! I love it!!
after all that we are heading for *$'s light blend (right after =
marshmellows)


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