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About Daftlander

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  • Birthday Feb 12, 1994

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    The Heart of the Empire
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    Building a new gaming rig, building a NAS... a network to attach it to as well.
    Gaming, Writing, Reading. Blacksmithing.
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  1. Part of my job is taking pictures of advertisements running on digital screens in cinemas. The problem is that these very bright screens in dark hallways and rooms always blow out all the other details. It's important, both so that we can show advertisers that we are running their content and so that we have nice pictures and video to show prospective new clients. What sort of settings should I be fiddling with to get better results? I have a dslr that I can use, but most of our photos are taken by staff with a mobile phone, so if there's anything I can tell them to in
  2. I missed the deadline, which shows you how much I actually used it, but still. I'd like not to lose anything if I don't have to. The files are still on my phone. I can see it filling up space but I can't figure out how to get at them. Any help would be appreciated!
  3. So. Lets say I could find an Bitmain Antminer s19j before they all went out of stock. It pulls 3100 watts out of the wall. How big a solar array would you need to run it and charge a battery bank to keep it running over night? As far as I can tell it would be using about 2300kw/h a month. I've found a really cheap parcel of land that I could keep an eye on from home and I'm wondering if it would be worth it to set up a little side business.
  4. I can't seem to find any great buyers guides for hobby cnc machines. I'm looking for something that will fit in a small garage. Ideally it would also be able to work with aluminium. Anyone seen/heard of anything worth a shot?
  5. I've attached my bed visualiser results from Octopi. No matter what I do I get this perfect gradient and I can't level it. It's a genuine BLTouch and a Creality Silent board. Is it my mount that's wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. So this is my first Eagle project. I'm trying to have an A4988 stepper motor driver to drive a turntable and a 9v to 5v converter so that I can power the logic and the motor from one power plug. There's also an IR LED on the board as well. Although as I type this I realise it will just be permanently on in this layout.... It's supposed to be controlled by the arduino. Still I can fix that easily enough. This is just a check that I've understood the programme. Cheers.
  7. I recently got a proper cine lens from Samyang. I haven't really got any education in using this sort of stuff. But it has a decoupled aperture ring marked in T rather than F. If I'm using it to film stuff will I need to adjust the aperture on the fly? And if so is it worth getting a second follow focus?
  8. I'm following this instructable with some success. https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-DIY-Desktop-3d-Scanner-With-Infinite-Resol/ But stepper motors movement is random and jerky, causing my scans to fail. Instead of gently moving forward a few degrees between shots it randomly spin and lands on a new position. I'm using an A4988 instead of a Big Easy Driver, might that be causing the issue? Here's the arduino code #include <Stepper.h> /* Shapespeare Scanner by Whitney Potter This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sh
  9. Thanks all! I've been a veritable ripping machine.
  10. I have had my alienware for about a year. Every now and again, and this doesn't seem to be correlated with any strenuous activity, my laptop will get uncomfortably hot to the touch and then BSOD on me. I think I've narrowed it down to when it gets hot the M.2 drive that serves as my boot drive is no longer registered by the computer. If I'm reading my bios right. When it cools down it restarts with no issues, this is often instantaneously. Occasionally I have to power it down completely and wait for a few moments. Is it merely time to repaste with some Kryonaut and re
  11. Sorry to keep at you, When I hit encode it outputs a 0 sec black video. Any idea what this issue is or should I start another topic in software?
  12. Windows 10. Will handbrake work with drm protected dvd's?
  13. So I've set up my NAS and the plex server on it. But how do I get my media in the NAS? Sorry terribly noobie question.
  14. Is having the M.2 drive populated essential? Linus has infected me with the mind virus that I need to keep a hold of my files, but if I can put it off and it still works, my credit card will be slightly less stressed.