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Skanky Sylveon

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  1. I just got this today. 



    A battery powered soldering iron. 

    It uses 4 AA batteries, and claims to last to up to 2 hours. 



    I'm wiring up some 12v computer fans for cooling my mom's greenhouse for the summer (powered by a 12v deep cycle vehicle battery), I can't really bring my soldering station outside so that's why I got the battery powered soldering iron. 


    That's a latching power button (that I also got today) so all that she needs to do is push it to turn the fans on/off.


    I'm going to 3D print a holder and mount for the button today. 


    Here is some temperature charts for alkaline and NI-MH batteries. 


  2. 2 hours ago, Gegger said:

    tell me if you want me to speak chinese, i can fail at that for you




    In all seriousness, expensive peripherals does not make a great gamer.  I agree that if money is a concern to get cheaper peripherals or stick with what he/she has for now.

  3. 4 minutes ago, wasab said:

    Use raspberry pie zero for bonus points. Run it on windows 10 instead of Linux for max archievement

    You sir, are a fucking masochist.

  4. 51 minutes ago, will1432 said:

    it meats none of the requirements but I might try it anyway cause why not?

    I tried it, it worked better then I expected, but is still unusable for the most part. 


    It may make a good cheap and power efficient render farm though. 

    I actually recorded it, but the video is far too big to post on these fourms and personal YouTube videos aren't allowed outside of status updates, so I tagged you in a status update. 

  5. 1 minute ago, will1432 said:

    as someone who models with fusion 360 on a i5 2500 with the igpu you can model on just about anything.

    Challenge accepted!

    *tries to run blender on a raspberry pi*

  6. 16 hours ago, Spirit`yL said:

    Oh come on,i not only use this pc for gamming but also to learn 3D modling,and he always says to wait for my exam score...

    As someone who is actually making some money from my models (3D printed products) I can assure you that while a beefy PC will help with render times, you shouldn't have any issues starting out with a PC that's less than half of the price that you are asking for. 


    I don't think that you are getting the answers that you want to hear in this thread, but in all seriousness there is little to nothing that any of us can do to convince your father. 

  7. 1 minute ago, Stormseeker9 said:

    Ah okay, yeah I’m in Europe (NL currently).


    australia also has the recycling bin and normal bin. 

    Most non rual areas of America has recycling bins, San Francisco actually had 3 bins, an extra one just for composte.


    But yeah, America is pretty behind when it comes to being "green" with many practices. 


    I figured that you weren't from America actually, it's 3 in the morning here, most of us are asleep right now.

    I'm probably gonna go to bed as well  after I finish my beer.

  8. 3 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

    Oh really?! We have like seperate bins for everything here

    I live in a rual part of Oregon, and yeah, it sucks. 

    I have a 3D printer that can take PETG though (glycol modified PET) so if I get the right equipment I can probably recycle most soda bottles for printing purposes. 


    But otherwise there is no realistic way for me to recycle that wouldn't be a massive inconvenience unfortunately.  

  9. 1 minute ago, Stormseeker9 said:

    Oh for sure, that’s a good solution ! Totally agree with you there.

    Exactly, I was talking about solutions to problems instead of "plastic bad" or "don't take my straws away you hippies" since that's how progress is made.

    3 minutes ago, Stormseeker9 said:

    people should just their rubbish in the bin - like normal people do - and a whole heap of issues would be solved with plastic in the oceans and nature 

    Yeah, proper recycling can go a long ways, but that's not only on the individual, but the city in question as well.  There is no recycling services where I live, so I do my best to improvise. 

  10. Just now, Stormseeker9 said:

    But those straws only have been around for like max 1-2 years in commercial use, and some companies still use full on plastic straws and they are not bio degradable... just saying 

    Correct, PLA is rather recent, but that doesn't stop it from being a solution to the problem. 


    Also, there have been biodegradable polymers for much longer, and straws tend to be some form of PET, which is extremely easy to recycle. 

    That means that people need to stop throwing them on the ground though. 

  11. 5 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

    Ugly is a understatement.  I dont have a gaming case so I dont see sh*T plus why have a glass panel on side so the lights bother you when trying to sleep lol,

    I actually like the brown fans, but I agree that they clash with many PC builds.

    I have redux and chromax noctua fans, the redux being a two tone grey and the chromax being all black except the spacers, in which you get to choose the colors.



  12. 6 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

    So you can use this with TR uh ?  I

    Oh, no there is a specific TR4 version. 



    The two on the top and bottom are TR4 heatsinks, the one in the middle is a standard one (direct heatpipe method).

    My noctua performs better then a 280AIO (nzxt kraken).

    9 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

    Oh no sh*T thats not cool.

    Yeah, it's probably a supply issue.  I'm sure that a Threadripper 3000 will be released eventually, perhaps Noctua knows something that we don't with a release date in 2020.


    And yes, Noctua is worth every penny, they are indeed ugly, but they are some of the best performers on the market. 

  13. 58 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

    I heard August but once again everything AMD is up in the air until a month and half.  The TR will follow the 38xx , after a month and what not.

    Unless your news source is less then 48 hours old then you're incorrect. 



    But please do tell if you have more recent news, as someone who has a Threadripper CPU, I would be highly interested. 

    Furthermore, here's how you properly souce when a company states that something is going to be released. 



  14. 37 minutes ago, Kaloob said:

    Even TR packaging shouldn't cost $20 to manufacture anyways. 

    The only way I see it costing 20 dollars is if he's including the heatsink. 

    33 minutes ago, givingtnt said:

    Geez, I thought I told you to read my sentences..

    My statement was geared towards the conversation regarding plastic straws, which is why I quoted multiple people.  I wasn't targeting a single person, but those who were engaging in the debate. 


    And I did read your sentences, you told someone who was complaining about AMD's packaging being too expensive (even though they are most likely incorrect) that they sound like the kind of guy who would vote against plastic straws.  So you decided to use an irrelevant comparison to what is a real world problem, albeit a minor one.


    But go ahead and take my last sentence as personally as you want, not my problem. 

    Also, you're welcome for the information. 

  15. On 5/10/2019 at 10:40 PM, givingtnt said:

    You sound like the kind of guy to vote against plastic straws.


    On 5/10/2019 at 10:42 PM, fantasia. said:

    but aren't plastic straws bad?


    On 5/10/2019 at 10:44 PM, Hiya! said:

    Stop it you two

    PLA (polylatic acid) is a plastic polymer that's fully biodegradable and food safe.

    They are by products from plants, and is 100% natural. 


    There, problem solved.  So stop talking shit about materials that you know nothing about. 

  16. 5 hours ago, dalekphalm said:

    You've been doing that yourself quite a bit.

    I think that most of OPs thoughts can be chalked up to speculation, although he tends to go onto tangents so I admittedly haven't read a lot of what he said if he didn't directly quote me.  

    Although when it came to his explanation of water resistance he was downright spreading misinformation.

    5 hours ago, dalekphalm said:

    The headphone jack is pretty universal in terms of it's one of the only times in history where a technology was replaced with one that isn't inherently superior, that also has massive downsides.


    Wireless is great. But you seem to be under the impression that to have good wireless, you need to remove the jack. That is simply incorrect.


    In every other instance of a new technology, it was phased in side by side with the older technology (or the new technology was simply better in every single way - which isn't the case with Bluetooth vs wired). Take USB: USB 2.0 is still on many devices to this day, despite USB 3.0 being superior on paper. There are reasons for this, though - such as USB 3.0 being touchy with many legacy devices (USB drives in particular).


    Take Parallel Port vs USB - most computers had both for quite some time as people slowly replaced their parallel printers with USB printers.


    Take PATA vs SATA - again, same thing. Most computers had both for quite some time while people slowly switched to the new tech.


    For those who want cutting edge, it's there. For those who don't feel like (or can't afford to) replace every single perfectly working peripheral with one that has a different plug on the end of it? They get to use the legacy stuff.


    Quite simply, the removal of the headphone jack is kind of a unique aberration in tech evolution.

    The removal of the headphone jack was very abrupt compared to most other connectors, and even so, there are PCIe cards (or adapters) for most of the connectors that have since been removed from current hardware. 


    Headphone dongles are simaler in that regard, but the problem with that is twofold.  One, there is no standard, so some work with some phones and not others, and two, there is only one USB port on your phone.  While wireless charging is a thing, it's no substitute for an actual wire.  I have said this before, but if you give me 2 USB C ports, with one that has a built in DAC/AMP, I'll be happy.  That would allow any 5 dollar dongle to work with the device, and more versatility with USB OTG functionality.