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Siberian Hamster

+1 vote for the Forrest Mims reference, those little notebooks were my first steps into electronics when I were a lad.

Also you've summed up exactly why even though I'm prepared to pay a little bit more for something from a bricks and mortar store I'm purchasing more and more often online. That 'knowledgeable PFY' Maplin* or PC World or whoever that you could have a little discussion with is gone, replaced with droids that either follow you around asking 'can I help with anything' multiple times or ones that do their best to ignore you.

*my Maplin still has a guy that genuinely knows about stuff - YMMV.

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