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u/LolYouFuckingLoser · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

>Highly unlikely any modern device will work connected to that input

Ideally I'd like to get an NES or something running on it. I'd love to be able to get something with emulators working through it, but I'd be happy with almost any old console. I'm hoping it can be part of a little nostalgia battlestation.

> You probably don't have the right converter.

Will the RCA on the front require a converter? I can't just plug in the video portion of a normal RCA? I grabbed one of these from Amazon to see if I can't get something through the antenna. Not too hopeful about it, but it's cheap so I'll give it a shot.

>If you do get it working, you're going to be really unimpressed with the picture.

That's half the point, honestly. I have a perfectly good, more modern CRT TV that I could use but my girlfriend insisted that I should at least try to figure out a use for this old thing. Which honestly didn't take much convincing; I've had this TV for as long as I can remember. I've watched Hercules, Xena, Star Trek, Pokemon, MadTV, The Wayans Brothers, etc etc on this thing as a kid.

u/WarPotatoe · 20 pointsr/whatisthisthing

it looks like this voice recorder i found on amazon if it really is the case, i don't know the story, but i'd go into full lock-down mode. steps are as follows. be forewarned, this is some zero-dark-thirty gulag special forces shit, but in these situations it helps to have a list of things to do.

  1. call the police. even if you have no evidence it's him, the record showing you called will help in court.
  2. if possible, set up a way of catching them coming to the house if you suspect them of doing that.
  3. find a friend. not your best friend, that's predictable. maybe an old childhood friend, or a cousin, step parent, someone you can stay with, but isn't super close to you. not predictable. stay at their house.
  4. when you leave your house, take an Uber or a Lyft, or have someone come and pick you up. leave your car there, leave the lights on. obviously lock the doors, barring them is ideal, as he might have your keys. no traces of you leaving are to be found outside the house.
  5. change your email password. most sites will automatically have you re-login if your email password has changed. turn off all location services on your phone, if you have an android, an even better solution would be to download an app like Fake GPS and set your marker at your house.
  6. stay off social media. do not contact him, unless he contacts you first. make sure you show no traces of being alive on social media. no snapscore increases, no twitter page updates, nothing. private messages to those you trust only.
  7. try 2 factor authentication. Google Authenticator is what i use.

    if you have any questions, message me.
u/typoglycemicshock · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing

[Bai Chuan HongYuan Classic Series Hard Candy (Guava Flavor)] ( I think they smell like natural gas, but my kids love them.

u/timeywimeyww · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

wooden hot chocolate hand beater, it's spun between the palms of the hand to make chocolate frothy. This one looks like it comes from Mexico

u/crazykoala · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Yep, twin lead cable. You should be able to adapt that 300 ohm flat to the more modern 75 ohm coaxial cable using one of these. Those adapters are fairly common and available at Walmart, hardware stores, etc. If you have an antenna on your roof it is probably connected to that. If you have a tv with a digital tuner (most flat screens have one) you might be able to tune in digital broadcasts in your area.

Will I need a new antenna to get digital TV?

If you are in the USA or Canada check the TV Fool web site to see if there's free tv in your area and what direction to point your antenna for best reception.

u/loveshercoffee · 11 pointsr/whatisthisthing

This is the thing you want. It's called a matching transformer. They're probably even less expensive at a place like Walmart if you have one locally. A hardware store or big box home improvement store likely would have one as well.

u/Mczwiz · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

I would say a bed/bath door knob key for the door knobs with the simple turn lock on them with a hole on the opposite side, like these

Can't find one that looks like that one but it seems like it may work the same.

u/Evil-Mike · 6 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's an Audio Video Component Adapter Cable but more specifically: just search for "BN39-01154W" like it says on the label. In stock on Amazon UK.

u/Stellefeder · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing this?

I used to sell massage tools at my last job. These things are great.

u/nostalgya · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

I know it's marked as solved, but I did find a similar mini-voice recorder on amazon. I dont feel like sifting through comments, so I apologize if a link has been shared.

aTTo Digital

u/ylph · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

One exactly like yours (IR emitter or blaster, not sensor) used to come with old TiVo's - it allowed them to switch your cable box to a channel you wanted to record.

Example of a 2 headed one.

Here is how it was used.

It looks like these were also used by many different video recording devices, including VCRs and later DVRs for the same purpose (allowing it to emulate a remote control to switch your cable box to a specific channel)

Here is another similar one.

u/NdN124 · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Classic Guava Hard Candy - 12.3 Oz Chinese businesses love to put these out.

u/rudebii · 8 pointsr/whatisthisthing

That looks like a Mexican Hot Chocolate wooden wisk, kinda like this one on amazon

u/layor_tac · 0 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Who ever put it there must have a way in an out of your apartment, change your locks!

Small Voice Recorder with 20 Hours Battery Life | Ideal for Lectures, Meetings or Interviews | 141 Hours Capacity on 8GB | nanoREC by aTTo digital

u/diskster · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

yep, it's a knife sharpener that only God know how it works

u/mrcanard · 8 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Looks like a key for an interior privacy knob lock. I think a Quickset brand lock set. Try it on one of bathroom doors.


edit: the trim carpenter would leave them on top of the door casing over the door with the lock.

u/plaidpaint · 25 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Portable door lock.

For extra security at a hotel or whatever.

u/Kesshh · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing

What Airdoo said: Ingeniuso Collapsible Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons Portable Food Grade Silicone for Liquid Measuring and Dry Measuring Value Pack, Unique and Durable

u/Linguist208 · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Yep, a TiVo IR Blaster transmitter (this link goes to the one you have; the one in the FAT is a different style)

u/Blrfl · 14 pointsr/whatisthisthing

> giant antenna / ligtning rod thing

Ah, kids these days... :-)

Those are antennas, and there are two of them. The brass-colored one is a directional UHF/VHF TV and FM antenna, probably pointed toward the transmitters for most of your local over-the-air TV stations. The silver one at the top of the mast is probably an omnidirectional FM antenna. They look to have 300-ohm twinlead cable, and you'll probably find the other ends terminated on wall plates with two screws. Since there are separate antennas, one probably goes to where a TV might be situated and the other to where a stereo might go.

If they're not in the way of anything, leave them there or make use of them. To connect them to current equipment, you'll need a 300-to-75-ohm balun, also called a matching transformer.

u/kliff0rd · 5 pointsr/whatisthisthing

They're just called Classic Series, they're guava flavored. You can get a bunch more here if you want.

u/vacuous_comment · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Also on, also found via googling the part number. It was the first hit.

u/GhostsInside · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

u/natarenec I believe this is what you are looking for

u/brock_lee · 5 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Asked frequently. It's a ring for holding measuring cups and spoons in this set

u/a2GNyxsYX3gbGCoBhtVd · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Nylon cat muzzle

Nylon Cat Muzzles,Cat Face Mask ,Groomer helpers,Cat Grooming tools,Preventing scratches and Anti-biting,Black (S)

u/beNiceeeeeeeee · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

" Xbes Nylon Cat Muzzles,Cat Face Mask,Groomer Helpers,Cat Grooming Tools,Preventing Scratches and Anti-Biting,Black"

u/lalenci · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

She said this was the one she has and it mentions nothing about the recording when sensing noise

u/eatcherveggies · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

Hard to tell by just looking at it. It's obviously been used so it looks sort of old. But they still make them and they haven't really visually changed over the years.

I had one of these when I was younger and it got that charred looking after a few uses. I wouldn't assume the one in the picture is ancient based on the condition.

u/mike413 · 1 pointr/whatisthisthing

I put these types of keys on top of the door frames. Don't want someone locked in in trouble.

The keys I have look like this

u/raineykatz · 3 pointsr/whatisthisthing

It's for making drop cookies. Put a small amount of dough on the blade and squeeze to drop on a sheet. (I think I have that backward :D instead, Squeeze, pick up some dough and release)

u/Chelle422 · 315 pointsr/whatisthisthing

You might want to invest in one of these!

Addalock - (1 Piece)

Even if someone manages to pick your lock, this will stop them from actually being able to open your door - only if someone is home though, it can't be used if no one is inside to place it. I know of at least one story where it prevented a woman's rape.