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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. Alright, I decided to change some wall outlets today.

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    I fucking hate flathead screws. 

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    Alright, so these outlets are so old (30+ years) that the clip retention mechanism has outright failed.  This will be fun. 

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    Alright, that was physically painful to remove.  Interestingly, the old outlets had 4 holes per side, while the new ones had only 2.  I looked it up, since the old outlets were spaced much farther, but it's safe to do what I did.  The extra set of wires are meant to hook up outlets in parallel, which significantly cuts cost on wiring.  So one set provides power to the outlet, then the other set allows the outlet to provide power to the next one.

     

    Also, the cables were fucking PAINFUL to remove thanks to the clip mechanism failing, I had to pull REALLY hard.  I have blisters on my thumbs now.

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    The outlets have a 3 piece clip on system, allowing for no visible screws, which looks rather clean. 

     

    They have 2 4 amp USB outlets with built in over current protection.  Also, the eagle eyed of you may notice that the positive and negative slots have sliding plastic covers making them tamper resistant and allowing them to be much safer in regards to accidental insertions. 

     

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    And it works.

    Ignore the messy floor, one thing at a time.

    Now for the next outlet.

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    This one is next to my bed, as you can see, there is a red wire which hooks up to the light switch.  It only controls the top outlet, but I still absolutely hate it being hooked up to an outlet, not to mention that I can't even fit the extra wire due to the lack of holes in the new outlets.  So we are going to make some modifications.

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    After some more painful wite removed I just cut the red wire off to make the exposed part flush with the insulation.  Then I covered the end with eletrical tape.

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    And this one works just fine as well.  Interesting fact, this outlet had a bon non functional ground, so I think that the old outlets juse ended up failing in that regard, I'm actually real happy that it has a proper ground now.  Either that, or the wall switch connection was interfering with the ground somehow, but I don't see how that's possible. 

     

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    And this is why I really wanted the tamper resistant outlets, my bed is real close to it, and it was worrying me.  There is no way that something will accidentally insert into the outlet now.

     

    I still have 2 more outlets in my room, but I'll wait until tomorrow. 

    The extra USB ports per outlet is fucking awesome, and yes, I consciously chose black.

    1. Nicnac

      Nicnac

      nothing like a little DIY. Opening outlets scares the fuck out of me tho :P

      Are you an electrician?

    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Nicnac No, but I'm an extremely good self teacher and a DIYer at heart.  I live in a mobile home built in the 1980s, and it's in desperate need for some eletrical maintenance and upgrades.  My bedroom (which is where I upgraded the outlets) the bathroom, and another bedroom share the same 15amp fuse.  Which is unacceptable. 

       

      If you want to do what I just did, it's pretty self explanatory, but two big warnings. 

      First off, while in computers ground is usually black, it's the exact opposite in American homes.  The hot is black which is what will harm (and potentially kill) you.

       

      Second, for the love of god, turn off the breaker to whichever room that you're planning on upgrading. 

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      You can see the 15amp breaker to my room flipped.  When in doubt you can just flip the big breaker on the top which cuts power to the whole house.

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      Also, get one of these.

      https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instruments-GFI6302-Receptacle-Professional/dp/B000RUL2UU/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=wall+outlet+tester&qid=1555929134&s=gateway&sr=8-3

       

      They will let you know if you wired everything up correctly.

      Sorry if this is information that you already knew.

    3. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      if i see black power sockets on a white wall ever again:

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      /s, but I really like the extra USB ports! :D

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    Tagging @Chunchunmaru_ and @Benjeh because they both state that they like kittens and I think that this is a cute pic, albeit a bit blurry. 

     

    Also, I'm an attention whore.

     

    Anyway, they are about 2-3 weeks old, their eyes are now open and they are able to track objects.  I have seen the advice everywhere online to not interact with them until they are over a week old, but from experience you should touch them and have them get used to your scent immediately, they will actually hiss at you otherwise, which while adorable puts unneeded stress on them, and takes more effort for them to het friendly towards humans.  Just wash your hands everytime you touch them before a week old because they don't have an immune system under a week old.

    1. Benjeh

      Benjeh

      OMG!!!!!!! Is there anything cuter than a puppy or kitten ❤️

  3. Me: I need to ship something. 

    Post office worker: Is there any liquid, batteries, or other hazardous materials in the package?

    Me: No.

     

    It was an AIO.

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    2. Jtalk4456
    3. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Jtalk4456 Yup, they asked me the same thing, liquid, batteries, etc.  I asked about whether they would group capacitors with batteries, I then had to try to explain what a capacitor was to the woman behind the desk.

       

      They ended up opening it, and she saw the jumper wires and everything else and assumed that it was a bomb.

       

      Someone from back eventually got called in, and he rolled his eyes and apologized, but after that fuck it, I'm lying. 

    4. Schnoz

      Schnoz

      @Skanky SylveonBy that logic, every PC with a single capacitor or CMOS battery is automatically FBI food.

  4. Ok, I got the sheild to work long enough to get the data off of it, but the connector types are a bitch to work with.

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    Yeah, fuck that.  I surface mounted, without any guides, and needs a spacer in the middle. 

     

    So I decided to scrap it instead. 

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    Well, that explains why it has amazing battery life. 

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    Good voltage at full charge as well.

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    They are a derp pink color instead of the lavender of the others.  Unbranded as well.

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    This is what I'm paying taxes for?

    1. savagepain

      savagepain

      wtf lol *dials 911* cheaper than doordash lol

    2. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      to clarify the dispatcher didn't just send mcdonalds to him

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      "I was laughing to myself ... 5-year-old calls dispatch and orders McDonald's," Patterson told WZZM.

      The officer drove to Iziah's home in the city of Wyoming for a welfare check, deciding to stop at a McDonald's along the way to order food for the boy. 

       

      So it seems there was a concern that since he thought food was an emergency that maybe there was a bad situation at home.reading the article, his grandma was with him and was pissed XD

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    Finally got the screen to work again, I have no clue how.  I think it has a loose cable. 

     

    The touch screen isn't working though, so more needs to be done.  

     

    I honestly have no clue why Nvidia dropped this design, it was so good.  I don't want to play my PC games on my fucking TV, I want to play them while lying down on my bed.

     

    I guess that I'm in the minority. 

    1. ARikozuM

      ARikozuM

      Handheld over couch gaming. 

  7.  

    What?  Why?

    1. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      what exactly did i just watch?

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    Holy shit, I've been looking for this all fucking night. 

    While this is traditionally used for vehicle and bike parts, this lube is great for keyboard stabilizers.  I'm gonna add some to my Kira, the stabilizers could be a bit smoother. 

     

    @Den-Fi.com Not sure if you know about this stuff or not.  It's perfectly safe on all plastics and is 10 dollars on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002L5UL92/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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    These will make great little batteries for portable projects.  They seem cheap enough online as well, they are LG branded batteries.

     

    Anyway, search "lgdbmg11865" to get these batteries. 

     

    @Windows7ge Tagging you again, although I think that you already found them.  Sorry if my tagging you is bothering you.

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    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Windows7ge Don't worry about it, I don't get the terminology right often as well.  But buck/ step down can be used interchangeably, as well as boost/ step up.

       

      And yeah, in theory that should work, it would still be in your best intrest to put a resistor on the positive or negative part of the LED though.  Even if you have the right voltage, fluctuations in current can still fry it, and a resistor mitigates that.

       

      Not sure if you have the money for resistors though. 

    3. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      The website I buy the stuff from is crazy cheap but I have to wait about a month for the parts to show up. I have a box full of goodies. Cost me about $100. If I know what value resistors I need getting them cheaply shouldn't be hard.

    4. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      I just buy a variaty package, there should be a calculator online that gives you the best resistor value for your particular LED and voltage value @Windows7ge.

  10. Alright, fully charged lithium batteries. 

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    So they are probably 4.2v batteries, since the cheaper millimeters have a bit of resistance in their cables and circuitry. 

     

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    Gonna charge 4 more.

    That universal charger can charge several types of batteries simultaneously. 

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    As can be seen, it is expensive at 50 dollars, but worth every penny. 

     

    Tagging @Windows7ge because he seemed intrested. 

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    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Windows7ge These are actually 11865 batteries, which from my measuring seem to be about 5mm shorter then 18650 batteries.  They seem mostly compatible with 18650 housings though, and when in doubt, aluminum foil is your friend. 

    3. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      That was a laptop battery pack right? I wonder why they opted for those. Maybe the width of it required the use of shorter batteries.

       

      All the batteries I've saved out of battery packs are 18650s of varying brands.

    4. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Windows7ge My assumption would be that, keep in mind that this was a relatively recent laptop (cat destroyed it by peeing on it) so if you are mostly taking apart old laptops, it may be a recent change. 

  11. Well, yeah. I didn't really bring that up because most people that can't afford a new pair of headphones probably can't afford a new phone either, but there are factors like having to replace a damaged or stolen phone. So yeah, budget is a huge deciding factor as well, perhaps the biggest.
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    @ARikozuM Is this how religion works?

    Spoiler

    Inb4 @savagepain gets triggered again. 

     

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    2. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @ARikozuM

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      I think this is a satirical video. 

      The fact that they referenced Dr. Robotnic and not Eggman confirms that they are serious as all fuck. 

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      i want to know what these despicable barn crimes are

    4. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      @Jtalk4456 The big black man has already atoned for his sins involving barns.

       

      Telling the fake scientists off and throwing the trigonometry baby into the ocean. 

       

      We should all thank god for the big black man.

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    Ameridroid pls, I have no money right now.

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    Holy shit that response was fast.  Less than half an hour. 

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    This is a thing that someone made.

    1. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      its surprising how good some songs sound in a whole new format

      i recommend 10 second songs

      also this one gets me every time

       

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