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Questions about the forum? / Read vs. Unread
« on: August 10, 2010, 12:18:42 AM »
I'm confused about read vs. unread categories/topics/messages.  Can somebody help me understand how it works in this forum?

It looks like once I click on a category, it considers that entire category as read.  After some trial and error, I discovered that clicking on the envelope next to the category after it has turned gray will only show "unread" messages, but there doesn't seem to be much correlation between what it thinks I've read and what I've actually read.  Clicking on the category name apparently shows all topics, read or unread.  Is that right?  If so, is clicking on the envelope useful somehow?

After more trial and error, it looks like the little blue "new" icon really means "read".  Seeing messages from May marked as new clued me in to that.  If somebody posts a reply to a message, does it become "new" again for me?

Equipment and Software / Thermometer Probe Repair Question
« on: January 09, 2010, 12:29:07 AM »
In a moment of carelessness, I melted the lead to my digital thermometer probe.  The wires are tiny, but I was able to do what I thought was a good job of splicing them back together.  It doesn't seem to have worked, though.  The readout is 50 F with the probe in ice water.  Does anybody have any experience with this or any knowledge of the workings of digital thermometer probes?  Is there perhaps some dependency on the total resistance of the lead or something else which might be affected by the splice?

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