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Skanky Sylveon

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About Skanky Sylveon

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    Member

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    https://twitter.com/cinnabarsonar

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  • Location
    Uranus
  • Interests
    Fucking Dr. Eggman's wife.

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  • CPU
    Threadripper 1920x
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X399 Taichi
  • RAM
    32 GB Gskill Flare X 3200
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080
  • Case
    Fractal Design meshify s2
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 evo 250 GB
  • PSU
    EVGA P2 850w
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3

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  1.  

    This is a thing that someone made.

    1. savagepain

      savagepain

      wtf why

    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @savagepain Because we all must know that there are people who are so unfortunate that they have zero radishes.

  2. Now that you mention it, it kinda does. I feel that at this point arguing with OP is pointless though. He clearly just wants to live in an echo chamber. Samsung still makes phones with headphone jacks, but we are talking about Samsung here, they aren't exactly the saving grace of the smartphone industry. Honestly, after my discussion with @mr moose I really want a phone that has a 40 pin GPIO connector on the back. That design would actually be easy to make water resistant with some epoxy over the exposed PCB and having the phone detect a short like my note does. It would make a very large amount of peripherals available for the phone on the get go, and no shortage anytime soon. Thoughts on that idea?
  3. I think that the main reason why previous designs failed was due to the lack of any standards. The ATX form factor for example is a standard that the vast majority of motherboards use. That allows pretty much mostly universal compatibility for PCIe peripherals. For a modular phone design to gain any traction there will need to be a widely accepted and adopted motherboard standard that several phone manufacturers must agree on. I actually discussed a simaler concept with @TopHatProductions115 a few months ago in regards to laptops. This is unfortunately unlikely to happen due to the vast changes in phone motherboard design due to the desire to make phones thinner among other things. Not to mention the challenges of making a design like that water resistant. It's just a shame, I see many addons available to the raspberry pi via the 40 pin GPIO, and I have thought to myself many times "damn, I really wish that there was something like that for my phone" several single board computers also have identical GPIO pinouts simaler to that of a raspberry pi, so it's becoming somewhat of a standard in the single board computer realm. I went off on a tangent tbere didn't I?
  4. @food158 I think that wireless makes a very good compliment to wired, and can be a good replacement in certain instances. Emphasis on certain. The removal of the headphone jack is part subjective and part objective. The subjective part is that many people perfer certain headphones over others, and most of the better sounding headphones (subjectively speaking of course) tend to be wired. The objective part is that apple removed functionality that doesn't have a proper replacement, and that wireless audio has a lot of disadvantages as well, many of which are convenience related. The problem with OP's logic is that he's assuming that wireless audio is competing with wired, which is far from the truth. Many wired speakers are geared toward the outdoorsman, having features like water resistance and portability, while a wired pair will focus on sound quality and ease of integration. While there is overlap they are largely geared towards separate audiences. One isn't inherently better than the other, it's purely dependent on the individual's needs whether or not wireless is more valued then wired technology. Apple shoving what they think is best down everyone's throats is what people largely have a problem with. If apple cared about this planet then they would be in support for right to repair, and I'm not even talking about legislation, I'm talking about supporting independent repair technicians repairing what would normally be trashed by apple. E-waste is a rather large problem. @mr moose While phones are hardly a good device when it comes to backwards compatibility I would like to see some kind of standard across the board such as the ATX standard on desktops. Don't need a headphone jack? Great, populate that module with more storage or RAM. I've seen a few single board computers that have an EMMC slot for adding whatever amount of storage fits your budget. I would imagine that a slot with simaler dimensions could be used as a PCIe slot for phones of sorts, perhaps only an x1 connection, but that would still provide an insane amount of flexibility and customization to one's mobile device.
  5. What the hell does them being a brand have to do with them pushing technology forward? All that I can see is that you are defending a choice that apple made which heavily inconvenienced thousands of people. People have a right to be mad about that decision, and to be frank, I don't give a damn what apple is. All I care about is if they make products that I'm interested in. Nothing more, nothing less. If you saw the ifixit teardown image that I linked you, you would see that the apple watch actually uses less adhesive. https://www.permabond.com/technical_support/temperature-effects/ https://www.hotmelt.com/blogs/blog/how-temperature-changes-can-affect-hot-melt-adhesivbuy-1080-gtx A quick Google search will give you the information on the stability of certain adhesives at various temperatures. Furthermore, the anecdotal evidence strawman can be taken apart due to the fact that adhesive performance can and has been understood for decades. It doesn't matter on what device the adhesive is applied to, they will perform the same if they are in identical environments. A gasket design isn't real thin, but if you actually had any experience with taking electronics with you when diving you would know that pretty much every waterproof (not water resistant, actually water proof) camera case uses gaskets and screws with a specific torque specification. Gasket designs are also particularly expensive, phone manufacturers didn't remove screws because they were inferior to plastic clips, they were removed due to them adding thickness and price to the final product. Also,calling me a kid when you are using "u" instead of "you". Priceless. No, we wouldn't be waiting forever, take firewire for example. Don't group the entirety of humanity in the same relm as your line of thinking. Doing so is an insult to just about everyone who isn't a shill for their favorite company. Also, apple isn't even a century old, so no, we wouldn't be a century behind if your favorite company didn't exist. I REALLY hope that apple is paying you good money to spout your nonsense, because if not, you're a rather sad individual.
  6. @savagepain RAWR!

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  7. @Den-Fi.com The box navies are back in stock at novelkeys.  Go get them while you still can. 

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    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Den-Fi.com 500 dollars right there.

      What are you gonna do with the jades?

    3. Den-Fi.com

      Den-Fi.com

      @Skanky Sylveon I bought two 60% kits for my other setups. Going to use them there and sell the pales.

    4. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Den-Fi.com Ah, I was going to offer a trade for the jades, but it seems that you already have plans for them.

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    What madness am I about to unleash upon the world now?

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    What's this?  Standard A cell batteries?

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    Yes, now I have six 4v batteries. 

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    2. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      I know all of them have some leeway. They often charge up to 4.1~4.2V even though 3.7V is the rating. Some cheapo LiPo chargers that I buy off Gearbest all charge up to 3.7V but not farther. If this slightly different model is 4V+ what do you use to charge them? Got a lab bench PSU?

    3. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Windows7ge These batteries were from a gaming laptop, 12v battery.  It was 3 batteries in series with another 3 in parallel, so 6 in total.

       

      I never charged them outside of the laptop port, but this should be safe.

       

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      It's a universal battery charger with all of the saftey features, and can charge multiple battery types, including lithium ion. 

       

      I want to get a benchtop power supply, as well as an oscilloscope, but I have more important purchases to take care of first. 

    4. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      BATTERY SWORD

  9. https://shop.tai-hao.com/products/pbt--backlit--c22bu201

     

    Go fucking figure.  Right when I buy my keycaps this becomes available for pre order.  That would have been fucking perfect dammit. 

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    Converting the breadboard wiring to perfboard, should save a lot in space. 

  11.  

    This is fucking stupid. 

    I want more.

  12.  

    Tagging @Nowak because I know that this video will trigger him.

     

    Seriously though, the cats seem to love keyboard switches. 

    1. Nowak

      Nowak

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    2. Schnoz

      Schnoz

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  13. Alright, I just swapped all of the switches on my keyboard. 

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    Here is me in the middle of removing all of the old box royals.  I didn't know whether they were old stock or not, so I decided to be safe.

     

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    The two holes on the side means that the keyboard supports hot swapping PCB mounted switches as well.  Not all hot swappable keyboards allow that, so it's nice to see.

     

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    I think that I should justify my multiple switch choice.  The main keyswitches are box royals since they are my favorite.  The keys that I don't want to accidentally press are box navies, since they have a heavier spring. The boc navies being real clicky also means that I will immediately know when I accidentally press them as well.  So no more typing half a sentence in all caps because I didn't know that I accidentally pressed caps lock. 

     

    The box reds are like cherry reds, but 5g heavier on the actuation.  So 50g actuation rather then 45g.

     

    I made that decision purely for gaming reasons, since they have lighter springs then the box royals, they take less effort to actuate (holding shift to run will be much easier now) while this decision was primarily ment for the left shift, I decided to apply the box reds to all of the modifier keys (except for windows for what should be obvious reasons) for consistencies sake.

     

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    Here are the new keycaps, double shot PBT, they look nice in my opinion.  The cherry blossom was the spacebar that I ultimately went for.

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    Ok, so interesting discovery.  The transparent plastic in the red and blue keycaps are tinted their respective color.  That actually explains the price, tinted PBT is rather expensive, but it kinda messes up my previous color settings.   The biggest difference is in the function row.  Those are all pink, but due to the tint, the blue keycaps take on a purple look.

     

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    You can slightly see the difference in color here.  Look at the 7, then the numlock, as you can see, the numlock is more blue, even though they are set to the same color. 

     

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    Much better, and yeah, now I definitely think that the cherry blossom spacebar looks better. 

     

    Side view. 

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    Alright, so removing the switches were mostly straightforward, but some of them required quite a bit of effort to remove, it's also true that I had a few dead switches, but that wasn't because they were defective. 

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    As you can see, the copper pin is bent, which is not how it is supposed to look like.  This was from accidentally inserting the switch at too extreme of an angle.  After replacing the offending switches, it works just fine.

     

    I think that I'm going to replace my spacebar with a hacko royal, a bit heavier then the box royals, so I think it will be nice.  I need some time to come to a conclusion about my setup. 

     

    Also, @Den-Fi.com You were curious about compatible keycaps due to you having the same keyboard as me, so I'm tagging you.

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    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Nowak Tai-Hao?  Yes, blue drop and red alarm, as well as a 1u from orchard white.

       

      Edit: the spacebar was from KBDfans though.

    3. Den-Fi.com

      Den-Fi.com

      I... thought there was blood all over your spacebar.

      Can't decide whether I'm glad or disapointed that it's just a sakura branch.

    4. savagepain
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    Box royal kittens. 

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