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Please make your voice heard against this unlawful bill that hasn’t died yet, H.R. 2193, the Remote Transactions Parity Act:
via eBay (FB and Twitter share option): www.ebaymainstreet.com/campaig…
via Etsy (Tweet to representatives): secure.everyaction.com/49aX_55…

According to U.S. Constitution, Article I, §9, ¶5, “No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.”

DO NOT let anyone get away with telling you there’s a “remote seller exception.” You can read the summary and text here: www.congress.gov/bill/115th-co…
IN SHORT, “Under the remote seller exception, a state may only require the collection of sales and use taxes by a remote seller if the seller: ……or (2) utilizes an electronic marketplace for the purpose of making products or services available for sale to the public.”

While I wouldn’t have a problem taxing the likes of Amazon and the items they them themselves sell through their marketplace, (actually, I think they should be broken up!), that second exception to the exception affects nearly all micro businesses. (Unless you advertise on a website, sell through your own website, and/or just do business through e-mail I suppose.)

A judge with any ounce of competency would strike this law down, but competency in general is in short supply these days. Unless some serious editing is done, Amazon would be negligibly effected compared to someone struggling to make a decent living through online sales.

...Kind of a shame my latest journal entries have been about politics. :hmm: I am actually still working on patterns when I can. :eager:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
We ordered some LED car headlight bulbs and had them sent to y'alls house. They should be there before Saturday.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Professional General Artist
I'll be on the lookout for them! :)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Did those LED headlight bulbs come in yet?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019  Professional General Artist
Yes they did! :D
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
What time should we come over tomorrow? We won't be able to come until 4:30 because we're going to be busy before then.

Have you had a chance to transfer those 2 MLP movies to digital? If you can, also transfer all the extra feature videos to digital. :) (Smile)

I'll bring my massive 3 TB portable hard drive over to get those digital video files. :D (Big Grin)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2019  Professional General Artist
That's fine. :)

...Kinda. The monkey software can't count and has a watermark in the top left corner for 2 minutes. :hmm: I got both movies and some behind the scenes for the new movie, but that's it.

Alright, I'll be ready! :D
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder if we could come over this Saturday to get those things?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional General Artist
I got an okay for that, so yes, but it might be better to wait until next Saturday. I'm just about over a cold, mom has bronchitis, and dad has something as well unfortunately. :hmm:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
We'll wait until next Saturday. :) (Smile)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional General Artist
Sounds awesome to me! :la:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
What video editor softwares would you recommend?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Professional General Artist
This looks awesome: www.blackmagicdesign.com/produ…
Downloaded v14 a while back, but never used it. Very capable, but also probably a fairly steep learning curve. :O
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I'll give it a try. :)

Have you ever tried Light Works or Synfig? They also seem to be very capable! :o

Also, check this out-

www.equestriadaily.com/2014/09…
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Professional General Artist
Found some articles on that tungsten photonic lattice light bulb: news.mit.edu/2016/nanophotonic…
Seems the initial discovery dates back to 2002: www.sandia.gov/media/NewsRel/N…
And this also explains a bit more in detail of how the efficiency is achieved: www.electronicsweekly.com/news…
(Referred from this article on the same site form 2002: www.electronicsweekly.com/news… )
Looks pretty neat overall, but not sure how its coming along obviously. ^^
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a audio video cable for a Nintendo Wii? I'm trying to find out if my old Wii works.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Professional General Artist
We've never had a Wii. We got one that supports 3 different consoles, but I think that was before the Wii existed, plus I don't quite know where it's located. ^^'
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Are flicker flame bulbs more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Professional General Artist
Can't say I've made that comparison. :shrug: Depends on purpose as well.
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
We ordered these tiny neon bulbs and had them sent to y'alls house. They also come with their own resistors! :) (Smile) 

www.amazon.com/Colors-Miniatur…

It's very rare to find a complete collection of all the 5 different colors of neons online like this because most collections don't include white neons! :o (Eek) 

Now there's only 2 of those collections left on that site!

The phone seems to be working now, I hope anyways. :o (Eek) 

Thank you for that Windows 7 laptop, it will be very handy, especially since it has windows 7! :) (Smile) Yeah, some useful programs and drivers only work on Windows 7. :o (Eek)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Professional General Artist
Someone had the right idea. :D
Awesome! And wow, less than a milliamp for each one! I thought they probably used less power, of course they're probably dim in comparison as well. ^^

Cool. :)

I'll bring it home form work then. Note that I haven't tested it or turned it on, but I imagine it should be good to go, or not require much to get going to log in.
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
What could be the advantages and disadvantages of 120v AC LED and neon indicators? What do you know about capacitive droppers for 120v AC LED circuits?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional General Artist
Well, I suppose it's really a matter of what you want for one. ^^ ...And not a whole lot, though they do work as a high-pass filter in series.

Also, you got another package in. Feels like a PCB of some sort with headers. :)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Open it and find out what's inside. :)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Professional General Artist
...I was way off. :XD: It's a right angle USB extension cable. :)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
How are y'all doing? Did that LCD controller board come in yet?

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How would you compare the energy efficiency of a simple 120v AC LED Indicator vs. a 120v AC neon Indicator?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Professional General Artist
I don't think so? ...The USB cable came in.

Oh, sweet! :D

...Honestly? By measuring current. But that's not exactly what you're asking, is it? :iconajawkwardsmileplz: But that's what I'd have to do to really know. It really depends on how the LED is driven and how the neon bulb is driven. If they were each just driven by a resistor with comparable brightness, they might come pretty close. 33k is a common value I've seen for neon bulbs, so given LED's are diodes, a resistance of 15k would have a similar power draw. But LEDs are a constant current load, neons are a bit different being a gas discharge tube. I know my LED bottle cap nightlight uses about 1.7 watts: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPD2YF… But the LED filament bulb I have probably uses less for more brightness. But as for an indicator, I can say the LED should at least last longer.
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad looked up the LCD board and it said it was delivered on December 31. Did y'all check y'alls mailbox yet?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional General Artist
Oh, actually I guess we did. From Amazon, right?
In total we have 4 packages, including the BlueRay.
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you find the LCD controller board? Open that package and see if it's there.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Professional General Artist
I opened a couple I really wasn't sure about, the USB to SATA adapters and the short HDMI cable. The other in an envelop with a box inside says on the custom's label, "TTL Signal Output Universal Controller Board." I guess I wasn't expecting it to have a box, so I didn't actually read it that closely before. ^^; So everything is here! :)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I told Dad. :)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear! :D
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How are y'all doing? Did that LCD controller board come in yet?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hanging in there. Getting some plush work done before heading back to work Wednesday. And nope, not yet. Is it coming from China?
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good.

I think so.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
It'll probably be a a week or so then. :)
Have a very Merry Christmas! :D
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Did that HDMI cable come in yet? Ya'll ready for new years?

A recent press release has unveiled that the Filly Funtasia license has been given to Hasbro, who have stated their desire to "incorporate Filly Funtasia into one of [their] existing popular brands."

Filly Funtasia is entering the Multiverse of Magic: The Gathering, which is a card game.

Huh, what a strange coincidence! OMG Now Hasbro has both pony franchises, well sort of! :o (Eek)

Did you know that alkaline battery acid will soften some plastic battery holders over a long period of time! :o (Eek)

Wow, these these things are about as strange as a piece of hair that got slit in half lengthwise! Meow :3 (Because it's extremely hard to split a hair lengthwise vs. sideways, which is easy.)

I call extreme mysteries and strange events Hair Splitting Moments or Hair Splitters! :D (Big Grin) =P (Razz) LOL
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Not yet. ...Perhaps? Ready or not, here it comes! :XD:

Given or sold? :-?

Huh. So, perhaps a small chance it will stay out of the MLP universe? :iconajawkwardsmileplz: At least, I hope so. Nothing wrong with two similar franchises I suppose. ^^

I did not! Though many battery holders these days are already somewhat soft to a degree, but that make sense.

:icondashlolplz: Definitely strange for sure! I suppose time will tell what becomes of it! :iconrarityknowsplz:

Hope you have an awesome New Year! :iconpartycannonplz:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm not sure if Hasbro bought the license or if it was given to them. I think they still do not own the Filly toy line, at least not yet anyways?!

How's your projects doing?
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Huh. :iconflutterwhoaplz:

Well, as you'r probably seen, I got my next anthro pattern test done. ...Thinking about another clock next. ^^;
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
We sent a MLP bluray to yall's house. We'll come to get it later, I don't know when.
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Okay. I'll be looking for it then. Is it the movie? :D
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's the Blu Ray that has both, the new and old MLP movies. I've read that the old movie is in HD! :) :O

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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
Oh, cool! :D

Woo. I suppose those bulbs I have are fairly old. ^^'
Awesome find! :nod:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
We also ordered 2 SATA to USB adapters and had them sent to yall's house. They're for booting Raspberry Pi computers from SSDs! :D (Big Grin) 
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Alright, will keep in mind! :D Also, it looks like your Blue-ray arrived! Not sure if you wanted me to open and check it for issues or not, so let me know if you do.
I'll be on the lookout for the adapters. :)
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you can look at it but be very careful with it. :) (Smile)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Of course! ^^ Clean dry hands only. :iconrarityknowsplz:
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lcddisplay Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How's that 5 x 7 bulb matrix doing?

I'll see you on Saturday! :)
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adamlhumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'll have it on when you get here. ^^
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