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According to this article over at engadget, RadioShack is rebranding as "The Shack" and attempting to change their corporate culture. I wonder if this will be the end of components being available there? Not that I particularly enjoy paying $3.49 for an 8 cent LED, but sometimes you don't want to wait for it in the mail.

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Goodhart (author)2009-08-03

Yeah, and they do have a nice little assortment of PC boards at a decent price (for small projects)...I would hate to see the few components I can get locally when needed, go away altogether :-(

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Your comment sure drew my attention when I saw it ;-)

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Matt21497 (author)2009-08-08

"Cuz The Love Shack is the little old place where we can get together" sorry an old song is stuck in my head from the stupid oldies station.

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lemonie (author)2009-08-03
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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-08-03

Of course....I still have (somewhere) a Tandy TRS-80 COBOL compiler on floppy (back when floppies were floppy ;-) and my CoCo II with matching tape player and floppy driver :-)

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-08-03

And the group noun for COBOL programmers is....? L

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2009-08-04

Hmm, either anachronousorarchaic?

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lemonie (author)Goodhart2009-08-04

A "load of old COBOLers" L

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PKM (author)lemonie2009-08-04

An array? No, wait, that's C-like language programmers. An OCCURS ?

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casino_trains (author)2009-08-03

Dude, they killed them several long time ago with me. All they have now is junk and fetishes. No more cheap 555 or LEDs, housings, boxes, which now I buy on line and find that shipping is about normal for gas money and I get the right part at low cost. Some I get bundles, say LED in $.05 ea in 100 bundle. Animal, the shack now and has been bad for no goodies!

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