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  1. Monday evening escapades in no particular order





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    2. iamdarkyoshi
    3. firelighter487


      Windows? i thought you had linux on your thinkpad...?

    4. Ryan_Vickers


      Looks like the cat is doing work


    1. iamdarkyoshi


      If I were to get a new laptop today, it'd be the X1 Yoga. 2 in 1 mixed with the modern business class thinkpad feel, mmmmm

    2. Schnoz


      I'd get the XPS 15. Six overclockable cores and a 1050 Ti in something less than half an inch thicc. I'd liquid metal it first.


      Also they finally fixed the fucking webcam.

    3. manikyath


      I feel like this video is an example for the people who claim their macbook is the best laptop on the market. yes, there's a lot of reasons to buy apple.. there's just also a lot of reasons not to, and it's absolutely nothing to do with either being for or against the brand on the back. Every time i point potential macbook customers to their flaws you get the shallow "but you just dislike apple". it's interesting to see someone who's very into the apple ecosystem switch to a different device, and see this sort of "realisation" that in fact apple didnt reinvent the wheel.

  3. For those dying to see a capacitor in a lathe




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    2. Tech_Dreamer
    3. Schnoz


      Kill the cap before he blows his insides out!

    4. CUDAcores89


      Capacitor machining is something I was never taught in school.

  4. IMG_20190313_111127_115.jpg.7562c47475637f29d303cd61e8ecd706.jpg




    1. Schnoz


      Image result for modern problems require modern solutions

      does it work tho?

    2. Syntaxvgm


      that pencil is too expensive for that kinda pressure on the connector makes nervous  

    3. Hackentosher


      Shhh, just do it for the meme

  5. Been a while since I've posted in troubleshooting.



  6. Yesterday I showed a 4TB WD green with signs of a head crash, small scratch around the edge of the disk.


    Now explain this one, seagate:



    Head on the back of the disk had the same fault...

    Model ST3250310CS for those wondering.

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    2. seagate_surfer


      Oh God, but where did you have that installed? I looked for it to see what it was and it looks like it was an OEM SATA 2 HDD, not much to say about it, or the age or handling... 

    3. Jtalk4456
    4. iamdarkyoshi


      @seagate_surfer I'm recycling about 100kg of accumulated scrap hard drives from work for the aluminium, and it appeared that this and an identical one were the original drives from our noname security camera DVR at work. Not a nice environment to be honest, no cooling fan and constant writing. Though the other identical drive still seemed to work.


      It could very well have been from somewhere else, but I only found two of these OEM units in the whole lot, and the DVR has space for dual HDDs. This one had "DVR BAD" written on the top of it.


      I plugged it in, and the controller didn't seem to care that the heads were now dust, the motor just stayed running

  7. I've finally put the IPS screen back in my T430 after getting a new converter board. Figured I'd christen it with a new wallpaper, and not just one from google images


    Instead, I'll use one I took with my nexus 6P a while back. Sure, its not a professional image, but its mine, so nyah!



    Should have all the original metadata like location, camera, etc if you're curious

    1. suchamoneypit


      One of my favorite shots off my 6P. Taken in Norway when I was visiting family


    2. FloRolf


      Where do you get replacement laptop screens btw? I'm looking for a better one for my mom's Lenovo N581. Is and 1080p would be nice but I didn't find one with the 40pin connector and similar mounting points yet. 

    3. iamdarkyoshi


      Old 40 pin stuff is an absolute pain to source. Aliexpress actually sells adapter boards to drive 30 pin screens, but they only work on the T420/T430.


      Panelook is a good place to look for a parametric screen search

  8. Observed a head crash in the wild



    I got a massive bin of drives from work to melt down the chassis' on, to cast into blanks to turn on the lathe. Anyone need some magnets? :P


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    2. Schnoz



      You win.


      If you take something light, like a piece of magnesium or an aluminum coin, and drop it in between two magnets at a close distance, some science happens and the coin or thing will fall very slowly through that. Try it, it's really cool.

    3. iamdarkyoshi


      Oh I already knew that, its called Eddy Currents.


      Essentially like turning a generator with the output leads shorted


      Check out Braniac75's videos on it!

    4. ARikozuM




      Great channel!

  9. Friend asked me to plan and build rainbow vomit


    I think I did good



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    2. handymanshandle


      See, a rainbow setup has to look as gawdy and obnoxious as this does


      Otherwise it just looks... wrong.

    3. Schnoz


      you make my floppy disks

      hard drives

    4. LukeSavenije
  10. Whelp


    I've got to try to wire up a single phase reversible dual voltage AC motor with no schematic or wiring diagram. This should be exciting.


    I've got two identical run windings, a start winding, and a centrifugal switch and capacitor in series.


    I think? I need to parallel the run windings for 120v, and put the start winding in series with the capacitor and switch, swapping the polarity of the start winding to change which direction the motor will startup in...

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    2. iamdarkyoshi


      @manikyath That's dust plus grease plus poor lighting

    3. Schnoz


      What was that motor from?

    4. iamdarkyoshi


      @Schnoz From a very old lathe.

  11. So I just took apart the korean monitor I got from work, its an IPS like 1440p 27in panel.

    And it turns out that the panel is out of a damn imac!


    Here's the attachment for the temp sensor



    Foam gaskets are still in place, you can see where the plastic card was for insulating the power supply



    And sure enough, google that LCD screen and its for an imac lol



    Very strange. I'm all for recycling though, its a beautiful panel

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    2. Hackentosher


      huh, I didn't know you could do that. I'd be interested to see, or to try myself, someone building their own monitor using one of these panels.

    3. Syntaxvgm


      Yes. I have a couple 1440p korean monitors, one does have the imac panel iirc. I think mine are both under the "xstar" name. I've moved mine to work. Back when I got the first one, it was the only way to get a 1440p monitor cheaper than a cinema display. These were very popular for a time for early adopters of 1440p- remember that time where it seemed like for years 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 was the best you could get anywhere? The first 1440p phones came out a long time before desktop 1440p monitors other than the imac/cinema display. I mean fuck the first 30 inch cinema display was 2560x1600 and was launched in 2004! 10 fucking years later people didn't think anyone on desktop needed that. These korean monitors were the first step, and at half the price of the apple ones their popularity made manufacturers go "hmm, maybe we should demand 1440p panels and sell these ourselves" - what I'm saying is thanks these monitors for even having 1440p before we had 4k, even if it was only by a couple of years- we were seriously on track to jump from 1080 to 4k on desktop with no inbetween. 

      I was very excited to get one of these after waiting so long, at the time korean monitors started coming out I was shopping used 30 inch cinema displays, which still fetched a higher price at the time since you could control like brightness and stuff  without a mac and it just needed DL-DVI. Plus, before the korean ones, the 30 inch cinema was the only way to get a high res matte display, and at the time I would have sacrificed better color for that- I could deal with gloss but not the apple glass. 


      Now I'm rocking the 43ud79-b, a 4k 43 inch monitor with PIP. Little as 5 years ago I would have literally murdered someone for this screen. 
      Oh yea, korean 4k screens were the first non-tv way to have 4k at size that you didn't need scaling, and those were popular too. Pretty sure it's responsible for this class of monitor as well. 

    4. Syntaxvgm


      @1kv anymore they're not cheaper than name brand 1440p screens. They don't really make them much anymore, but if you're looking used they came under many, many names. Just search for 1440p korean monitor threads from a few years ago to get a good list. 

  12. In case you don't know, addressable LEDs on motherboards are just using the WS2812B LED's standard, and WS2812B LED tape is very cheap.


    This cost me about 3$:


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    2. CUDAcores89


      @firelighter487 Oh yes, like RGB is a priority to facebook and googles servers

    3. Ryan_Vickers


      it should be, in increases fps by 15% and sql querys per second by 15000

    4. Schnoz


      Make it flicker on and off at a high rate to give people seizures!

      Post it as a gif lol



  14. "Cable Hemorrhoid Wrangler" is a phrase I've never thought I'd say let alone use to describe my current task


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    2. suchamoneypit


      I've been planning a build in that case for around a month now. How is the space? I got a Fury X specifically for its liquid cooler in this case. On the fence between a ryzen 2600x new/kinda used or  an older 4790k to lower the costs (both with a 120mm AIO). I definitely want overclocking.

    3. iamdarkyoshi


      @suchamoneypit The radiators have to be small if you use two of them. Not sure if the fury X's cooler would fit. The alphacool one on my vega FE did not.


      The evolv shift X may be a better option.

    4. Bajantechnician


      Wait, I have the bigger one. Shift X


  15. guys help my computer is running hot idk what to do


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    2. Schnoz


      Make sure to have adequate fire protection and be near a fire alarm to ensure that the smoke emitted from the exhaust does not ignite any surrounding material.



      In actual advice, maybe strap two fast-spinning 80/92 fans on the edges of the 480s near the fans. I have this one 80 mm fan that draws 12 volts at 0.72 amps.

    3. CUDAcores89


      you should call the computer on your network "the space heater"

    4. iamdarkyoshi


      I've got its name set as the    h e a t w a v e

  16. Screenshot_Settings_20190213-012745.thumb.png.0c26644a01dd678629952639d21a4303.png


    No I have nothing wrong, everything is fine


    Honestly kinda surprised telegram's only 3.7GB lol

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    2. James Evens

      James Evens

      Just excel so pleas don't hurt me for this graph.

      on the left GB download and x-axis time (approximately 2 weeks.) and statistic resets itself every day:



    3. Spotty


      Hmm, maybe it's an issue with the scaling on my end?



    4. iamdarkyoshi
  17. Tempted to sell my secondary rig locally and use the cash to buy something different, not really feelin' 4770K and 1070...


    :big thonk:

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    2. iamdarkyoshi


      I mean the board in question is a good 300$ alone, its one of those snsv ITX Z87 boards with the VRM riser card

    3. givingtnt


      ooooo yeaaahhh those are sick

      I kinda want one, but I have too many expansions for such a tiny pc xD

    4. Schnoz


      My Ryzen 2600 is stable at 4.5 on this cheap af B350 mini ATX board and I'm happy. Mobos don't entirely determine stability.

  18. @manikyath



    It seemed to me that an arc started from a broken solder joint, the remains of the terminal move when you bend the mains lead

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    2. iamdarkyoshi


      They don't have the clearance for that on the 45w bricks, they're just too compact.


      Chicony was the OEM of this charger

    3. Jtalk4456


      dell is being sucked into a vortex


    4. manikyath


      a slightly modified quote from JC's avatar: "the sux vortex."

  19. Sub 100$ chromebook challenge:


    Its on!


    Got myself a used C720 with a touchscreen and 4GB of RAM. After swapping the screen with an IPS replacement, its a very usable machine. I'm still under 100$ total


    I'm honestly moving "non crap screen" to the top of my list of hardware requirements on laptops now, second being an SSD.


    Going to be using this as my MAIN computer for a week, we'll see how it goes.

  20. 43:40

    This guy has such a knack for making up words


  21. For those on windows 10


    Open the standard calculator. Not the scientific one.


    Top row of buttons is misaligned. You're welcome.

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    2. iamdarkyoshi
    3. manikyath


      so.. i couldnt even spot it.. and then i dragged it larger and smaller, the top row aligns on pixels differently than the others.


      also, this is what happens when you fire your test team.

    4. Schnoz




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    2. DildorTheDecent


      Haha lmao.


      Love Google Gravity.

    3. iamdarkyoshi
    4. Schnoz


      Oh, I must have sneezed on it.

  23. The LED in my pump has stopped working


    Wonder what could have caused that


    1. Syntaxvgm


      Because it was WEAK! 

    2. iamdarkyoshi


      At 22V, the pump still is weak lol

  24. Kitty!


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    2. lewdicrous


      "Don't talk to me or my keyboard ever again"

    3. FloRolf


      This little fella takes better selfies than I do, even with nerdy objects in the back. 

    4. mrchow19910319
  25. Things I've delidded now include a raspberry pi


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    2. Schnoz


      So, are you planning to Conductonaut it or is the IHS made of aluminum?


      Also, how did you do that? I want to try delidding it.

    3. iamdarkyoshi


      IHS is plated copper!


      I got it off because my previous heatsink was glued on lol


      Twisted and it popped off

    4. Pascal...


      @iamdarkyoshi Nice job, next challenge for you guys: Try deliding a SoC from a Smartphone. 


      @Schnoz Thanks for sharing