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08-02-2006, 04:45 AM
as i was going throught the post in late 2005,i saw this post http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=552059
as i read it i remenerded my trip to taiwan last year where we went to this gigante computer / eletritions flea markek.if i find any pics i will post them.btw try to·figuar out the·chinese words below, btw i still can`t speak chinese, but i only 100 words, but they are all useless words that can help me to buy anything in the stors



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Post Edited (superworms) : 8/1/2006 9:59:30 PM GMT

08-02-2006, 06:39 AM
Bablefish can do the following:

Liu Hanyuan
□vast Yuan

There is no much fun on these things nowadays. I mean ....everything chineese...its cheap and not worth it. (Keep selling to the Kids! or grow up!)


Loopy Byteloose
08-02-2006, 05:45 PM
Regarding flea markets, it is now summer and I think that Foothill College has at least one or two more monthly Ham Swapmeet flea markets [I believe it was the 1st Saturday of the month, but you can always call Foothill College and find out.

Where is Foothill College? Right next to Silicon Valley California [Palo Alto/Sunnyvale area].

In the 1980s, it was huge and you could get first pick of just about all the junk that was coming out of Silcon Valley.

This doesn't go on after Labor Day. But if it is still there, it is worth arriving at 6AM in the morning to get a chance at the really choice items.

BTW, I just tried to buy some IRL520 mosfets locally [here in Taiwan] and they are too new for the retailers here. Taiwan has drastically cut down on having any inventory that needs to be dumped at a flea market. They manufacture for export in specfic export zones and everything that is made goes abroad.

In other words, I have to import now in order to get the newest.

"If you want more fiber, eat the package.· Not enough?· Eat the manual."········

···················· Tropical regards,····· G. Herzog [·黃鶴 ]·in Taiwan