Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> Lots of machines don't have serial ports these days but -- apparently due
> to the proliferation of hookie cable-tv boxes -- Peats and Maplins on
> Parnell Street, Dublin seem to keep a stock of usb-serial adaptors if you
> need one. Last time I bought one, the shop clerk was surprised to hear
> that I wanted one for entirely legal purposes.
I'm intrigued - didn't know there was a non-legal use for them - I have four at the moment that I'm using for a robot,
but will not need them in a week (building an I2C-based replacement for them - less cables and fiddliness).
what is this hookie cable-tv box trick that you're speaking of?
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