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Lolucoca

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    Lolucoca got a reaction from bob345 in First Oscilloscope Recommendations   
    To beginners I always recommend getting an old analog oscilloscope. You can pick those things up for next to nothing and they're great for learning purposes. 
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from Ekst4zy in MY GRAPHICS CARD NEEDS HELP NOW!   
    Of course, it's the card that has to be flashed. It doesn't have to be plugged into a screen but like it should be in your system, of course.
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    Lolucoca reacted to Max_Settings in What will the average mid-high range PC look like 5 years from now?   
    Nope that's not accurate at all.
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    Lolucoca reacted to LinusTech in Troubleshooting Forum - How To Use The "mark Solved" Feature   
    This thread is meant to demonstrate how the "Mark Solved" feature works in this sub-forum. The original poster may flag any post within the responses as the best answer by clicking "Mark Solved" and it will float to the top for anyone who views the thread in the future.
     
    I'm not really sure how this works. Is there anyone that can help me (hopefully Slick)
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    Lolucoca reacted to Atmos in What is Alienware Smoking?   
    The real question is what are you smoking looking at alienware to begin with?
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    Lolucoca reacted to Zando Bob in can i build a hot plate by just pumping electricity through wire?   
    It should. Though you could kill yourself, start a fire, or end up with melted wire all over the floor if it wasn't strong enough to take the heat. But those are pretty minor. You'll be fine. /s
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    Lolucoca reacted to LinusTech in Linus's cost overhead?   
    People who don't run businesses often say this as though it's some kind of magical free pass to get stuff
     
    You still have to earn the money.
     
    The only difference is that you don't have to pay INCOME TAX on the money you earned that you spent on it.
     
    Also, not everything can be written off immediately. Equipment and construction - anything that you'll be using for several years is never fully written off. You write a chunk of it off the first year, then a chunk more the second year, etc etc etc, but you never get to write off the full value.

    Don't imagine "writing things off" means you don't have to earn the money to pay for them
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    Lolucoca reacted to LinusTech in Linus's cost overhead?   
    We invest  heavily into our staff/business operations because I have a particular set of "end game" goals that MIGHT be different from other content creators.
     
    Making great content that gets a ton of views doesn't take a huge team. Trying to build a sustainable business operation that (if all goes according to plan) could be capable of running seamlessly without yourself someday does.
     
    There is a ton of merit to both approaches. Neither is "correct".
     
    And to be clear, this is not an announcement or even a HINT that I'm going anywhere anytime soon. It's just the kind of thing where if I were to get hit by a bus tomorrow I would want my family to inherit a strong, sustainable business, and I would want all of my staff to still have jobs.
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    Lolucoca reacted to revsilverspine in Swap Shop   
    Classifieds
    For Buy/Sell/Trade posting
     
     
    What's this for, then?
     
  10. Funny
    Lolucoca got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Tuner light help   
    I would try to solder it on and see what happens  
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    Lolucoca reacted to Dizzyhat in Right to repair   
    New Jersey has a push for a right to repair bill that would push tools guides and parts to repair device to shops and consumers.   This would nuke the high repair cost standard that comes with certain electronics and products.
     
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/new-jersey-becomes-the-12th-state-to-consider-right-to-repair-legislation
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from amancalledoss in Raspberry Pi ?   
    That's all boring stuff... Build a retro console, use it as a webserver... Boring! How about using the GPIO to hook up sensors to build something like a DIY drone?
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from HavocNinja37 in Trying to RGB the World with Raspberry Pi   
    Why use mosfets when you can use standard transistors? You don't need to switch a high load. I would use standard 2n2222s (I think, BC547s are more common around here) to switch them. Sure, mosfets have a few advantages over transistors but then again they can't handle a very high switching frequency (which can be quite important if you plan on multiplexing the LED strips). What you can also do is get an arduino with an ESP8266 wifi board and run a webserver on that one. Arduino is quite simple to program and it's hella fun. You can use a RasPi but it's quite a bit harder. I'm using an arduino for quite a similar purpose (switching light bulbs) and it works really well. If you plan on switching really heavy loads (and most of all loads that require mains voltage like light bulbs), use relays. They're quite cheap nowadays but you can always use salvaged ones. Relays can switch a lot of current at quite a high voltage but your possible plans on multiplexing the whole thing would fall flat cause relays can only switch so fast... 
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    Lolucoca reacted to dany_boy in What's a good soldering iron?   
    Hakko FX888
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    Lolucoca reacted to nerdslayer1 in Worst build i have ever seen   
    not that bad, they tried, long as it works it should be fine. 
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from Megah3rtz in Discord Server   
    Don't we already have a discord server?
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from ENIAC1946 in *BRAIN SURGERY!!* (Phenom II X4 925 transplant)   
    Umm. What can I say. First, you don't need both a DVD ROM and a BlueRay Drive since the BlueRay one will likely be able to read both DVDs and BlueRays. Also, I wouldn't go for an AM3+ based system since those CPUs are struggling in games due to poor single threaded performance. I would get a used like i5 2500(k) which will likely outperform the Phenom. You can get those for quite low prices online. Then, I wouldn't go for a 5400RPM hard drive since it can take quite a while for games to load. The RX480 seems like a solid choice, you should go for one, those are (imo) the best bang for the buck video cards that you can get right now. 
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from DaemonWarrior44 in Intel Pentium Stock Cooler   
    Looks good to me
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    Lolucoca reacted to Syntaxvgm in Help me decide my business name!   
    Furry Balls Plopped Menacingly On The Table, Incorporated
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from Jamiec1130 in Do you or would you limit your child's access to technology/digital content   
    I would. There's some nasty stuff out there. I would install some kind of like site blocking software that has a kind of back door (like being able to close it using task manager). If my child knows how to crack it, it's ready for the internet. 
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Actually crying of laughter at my friend   
    umm
    this actually happens quite a lot with older systems where the thermal compound has dried up to the point it has become like really sticky. It's not uncommon to see this with 939/AM2 motherboards. 
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    Lolucoca got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Actually crying of laughter at my friend   
    umm
    this actually happens quite a lot with older systems where the thermal compound has dried up to the point it has become like really sticky. It's not uncommon to see this with 939/AM2 motherboards. 
  23. Agree
    Lolucoca got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Actually crying of laughter at my friend   
    umm
    this actually happens quite a lot with older systems where the thermal compound has dried up to the point it has become like really sticky. It's not uncommon to see this with 939/AM2 motherboards. 
  24. Agree
    Lolucoca got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Actually crying of laughter at my friend   
    umm
    this actually happens quite a lot with older systems where the thermal compound has dried up to the point it has become like really sticky. It's not uncommon to see this with 939/AM2 motherboards. 
  25. Agree
    Lolucoca got a reaction from SpaceGhostC2C in Actually crying of laughter at my friend   
    umm
    this actually happens quite a lot with older systems where the thermal compound has dried up to the point it has become like really sticky. It's not uncommon to see this with 939/AM2 motherboards. 
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