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Got this on amazon for £31, replacing a 250GB I put in a system I did for a friend, and I can now fit all my games on it. ?

 

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10 minutes ago, Mattboxer2000 said:

Got this on amazon for £31, replacing a 250GB I put in a system I did for a friend, and I can now fit all my games on it. ?

 

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What is that just above the SSD and below the graphics card?


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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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1 minute ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

What is that just above the SSD and below the graphics card?

Its an acrylic GPU brace, I got it for my Strix RX 480 as it was a heavy boi, and I've just kept it since. 


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6 minutes ago, Mattboxer2000 said:

Its an acrylic GPU brace, I got it for my Strix RX 480 as it was a heavy boi, and I've just kept it since. 

OK, I get it now. Thanks!


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As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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Got a Solo Fido2 key 

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Replace my BRZ.


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Quadro badge arrived for the ThinkPad. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Oso Sin Nombre said:

What happened to BRZ ❓

I traded it in. I bought the 2017 BRZ because it was perfect for my commute. It replaced my 2013 BRZ. Before the 2013 BRZ I dove a 2012 WRX. The WRX did not like my commute at all.

 

I never got an STI because they are not that good in heavy traffic and it would eat up too much fuel doing it but I still always wanted one.

 

Now that I am retired and don't have a commute and only drive about 2000 miles a year the STI makes more sense(If a STI makes any sense at all).

 

The STI is a different kind of fun than the BRZ but it is still fun.  I will miss the BRZ and if I could I would have both.

 

 


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Lil upgrade for expansion 

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Since the network card in my PS3 that's been my living room stream box for the last ten years seems to have died, I picked up an Nvidia shield to replace it.

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7 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

I picked up an Nvidia shield to replace it.

16GB or 500GB model?


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35 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

16GB or 500GB model?

16GB. I have a NAS in the basement that handles Plex, and an Nvidia GPU in my PC to stream from, so I really don't need any storage on it. 


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9 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

16GB. I have a NAS in the basement that handles Plex, and an Nvidia GPU in my PC to stream from, so I really don't need any storage on it. 

Good, I have the 500GB HDD version. Sometimes it feels like it should be rated as RPM: Sometimes.

 

I replaced it with an Apple TV.


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1 hour ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Since the network card in my PS3 that's been my living room stream box for the last ten years seems to have died, I picked up an Nvidia shield to replace it.

 

My network card died in my ps3 slim died earlier this week during a update. So did my neighbors Ps3. Hmmmmmmmmm.

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56 minutes ago, FmPhenom said:

My network card died in my ps3 slim died earlier this week during a update. So did my neighbors Ps3. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Really?! That seems a bit suspicious...


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Today was like Christmas in July. I picked up all kinds of goodies today. First, I hit Ace Hardware (poor Ace Hardware) for some silcone spray and microwave cleaner and saw they had some more clamps on sale. Being the clamp whore I am, I just had to snag them.

 

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They're cute little things. I wish Ace would put their Bessey F clamps on sale.

 

From there, I went to my mail service and picked a couple more goodies I had ordered. The first one is a MilesCraft Drlll Mate.

 

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Years ago (around forty), I had a Portalign drill guide that was similar to this one. Back then, the Poratalign was considered the best (and pretty much the only) one around. The problem was, the guide rods tended to rust very easily, even if kept oiled, and it never worked well even after I cleaned the rust off. This guide rods on this one look to be made of better steel. Just the same, I put some Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray on them since the stuff claims to have a corrosion inhibitor in it (we will see about that). The drill guide seems to be very well made.

 

My only complaint was the clam shell packaging (aka Rage Wrap). I first tried scissors to open it. That killed my hands so I tried aircraft snips. They work well on sheet metal but the packaging rudely laughed at them. Then I tried a knife; the laughter intensified. That's when I got mad and, after saying a few words Mama told me not to use, I took the blasted thing to my bandsaw. That chewed through the welded plastic like a hot knife through melted butter. I wished I had though of that a long time ago. ?

 

The other item I picked up was this cute little case.

 

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Adorable, isn't it? However, imagine my shock when I opened it and found this inside.

 

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Ok, truth be told, it was the case I was surprised to get since Home Depot didn't show it on their web page. The router is a 2 1/4 HP liitle (?) thing that comes with a fixed base and a plunge base. I used to use routers like this back when I was working cabinet shops back in '69 and '71. The only time I've used one since then was with my Daddy's little Craftsman 1 HP router (back in the day when Craftsman still made good tools) on a homebrew router table. I now have it but every time I used it, I was frustrated by the lack of pony power. Home Despot Depot was selling the Bosch with an added edge/circle guide and I was going to need a decent router in the not too distant future so I pulled the trigger on it. This is the edge/circle guide (it came in a separate box).

 

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The edge guide came with two lock screws for the plunge base and two more for the fixed base. I put the screws on the bases to keep them handy and not get lost. That worked fine on the plunge base but ran ito a problem with the fixed base. With the screws installed, the base would not fit back into the case properly (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). Here are the screws:

 

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I was about to cut holes in the case where it was in the way of the screws when I hit upon the idea of taking the little heat gun I have for shrinking heat shrinks and softening the plastic enough to let me push dimples into it with a small block of wood. It's not exactly pretty but it worked.

 

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Sadly, when I made a Taco Bell run this evening the driver's side window lift mechanism on my F150 decided to break so I'm going to have to get that fixed early next week (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). For now, I have the open window covered up with a plastic trash bag taped on with gaffer's tape to keep dirt, bugs and the *&^%$#@! feral cats out of my truck.


Jeannie

 

As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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Yet another tripod (the left one) 

 

Shitty Yunteng one broke and ruined 2 cameras 

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12 hours ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Just the same, I put some Liquid Wrench Silicone Spray on them since the stuff claims to have a corrosion inhibitor in it (we will see about that). The drill guide seems to be very well made.

Try Fluid Film or a similar product.

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

Try Fluid Film or a similar product.

Thanks for the tip; I'll keep it in mind. I already had the Liquid Wrench on hand so it made sense to give it a try. I had bought it to try it for a different application but was not happy with the results for that application (slicking up a hard plastic mouse pad; CRC Heavy Duty Silicone Spray has been best for that so far). That can should last me for years if it does what it is supposed to.


Jeannie

 

As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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41 minutes ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Thanks for the tip; I'll keep it in mind. I already had the Liquid Wrench on hand so it made sense to give it a try. I had bought it to try it for a different application but was not happy with the results for that application (slicking up a hard plastic mouse pad; CRC Heavy Duty Silicone Spray has been best for that so far). That can should last me for years if it does what it is supposed to.

Yea, a lot of commercially available spray silicones are pretty useless because they're so thin they leave barely any product on the surface once dried. It's good for some applications but very few. We use Wurth branded chemicals at work and their silicone spray is a thicker more viscous oily product that stays after the solvents flash off. Fluid film and similar products are just great, they leave behind a thick off white product that's like warm butter in consistency but stays stuck to metal and blocks out moisture, similar to the old school Krown stuff they used to spray inside car frames but not setting up to a hard wax. It's pretty much the ideal product for your application, even has some lubricity too.

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Saw this for £5. A little battered but plays very well. 20190713_202609.thumb.jpg.4c5485d0fbcfc29511916194bf35f430.jpg


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