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Skanky Sylveon

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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from mineblaster in Post Linus Memes Here! << -Original thread has returned   
    Dirty minds.

     
    Yes, I have one.
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from Ben17 in How many GB do I need for a boot drive SSD   
    256 GB is the minimum that I would recommend for a boot drive, as you would want frequently used applications on there to, not just the OS.
     
    This would fit your budget.  https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820173151&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Solid+State+Disk-_-N82E16820173151&gclid=Cj0KEQjw0v_IBRCEzKHK0KiCrKMBEiQA3--1NtY3GaCl7BtnOngB-CbZXB_6oL58Uts0f9wEp5vWE1kaAoRT8P8HAQ
     
    If you could spend a little more, I have had good experiences with Samsung's 850 EVO series.
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from chen57 in Favourite Jelly/Preserve?   
    It depends on what it's on.  Mint jelly is common on lamb for example. 
     
    I don't like grape that much though. 
    And now to disgust everyone. 

     
    America, this is why people laugh at you, and this is coming from an American!
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from SocksAndSandals-Kirst in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/pale-blue-rechargeable-smart-batteries/?amp
     
    While the article talks about them lasting more than lithium ion batteries, the kickstarter makes no mention of that on their kickstarter. 
    The success doesn't surprise me, rechargeable lithium AA and AAA batteries are something that people have wanted for a while.  While there are non rechargeable lithium Energizer batteries, non rechargeable batteries are both wasteful both money wise and environmentally wise.
    That's actually pretty neat, but I can see recharging multiple batteries at once being a bit of a mess.
    This also brings up the question on whether or not these batteries are compatible with devices that can charge regular nickel metal hydride by just plugging them in.
     
    Let's also keep in mind that this is a kickstarter project, and a lot has gone wrong with kickstarter projects in the past.  But I will remain cautiously optimistic. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from SlimyPython in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    If you want to try to mock me, at least get the battery chemistry right. 
     
    Here, I'll help you out. 
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Batteries-Quick-Charge-Micro-USB-Charging/dp/B07J9PQ1CN/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=lithium+aa+batteries&amp;pd_rd_i=B07J9PQ1CN&amp;pd_rd_r=162a9f3e-d251-41d4-9c5d-1515e7c86c5f&amp;pd_rd_w=lF56Z&amp;pd_rd_wg=Jw3Qu&amp;pf_rd_p=d006b618-5fac-44e6-850d-a0fdd19f7847&amp;pf_rd_r=PTA9JZVQMM2Y01JXVMBK&amp;qid=1565477475&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=lithium+
     
    Li-ion instead of lipo, but at least it's lithium. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from ARikozuM in A single board computer with a Ryzen Embedded starts shipping this week   
    Single board computers come in all shapes and sizes, from the Raspberry pi, to the odroid h2.  While there are several differences between all of them, they usually have all of the nessacary components, or at least the essential components to operate all in a single PCB, thus the term "single board computer".
     
    A new addition to the rather large (and loosely defined) family is the UDOO BOLT, which is a single board computer that will have an embedded Ryzen CPU.
     
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/liliputing.com/2019/03/udoo-bolt-single-board-pc-with-ryzen-embedded-starts-shipping-this-week-crowdfunding.html/amp
    So don't expect the same level of performance as the desktop CPUs, but this may be one of the most powerful single board computers on the market. 
    First off, let's talk about the form factor.  While I could talk about how small that is, I think that showing would be better. 

    4.7 inches equates to roughly 120mm.
    So if you have a 120mm fan lying around, you can roughly judge the size, which needless to say, is quite tiny.
     
    Now let's talk about the CPU options.
    Both of those are low power, both of them having a 15w TDP.
    The V1605B is the same exact CPU that the upcoming Smach Z is using, which seems to play most modern titles at around 720p at 30-60FPS, which for such a low powered CPU, is rather impressive. 
    While this won't be a proper desktop replacement for gamers, it could serve that purpose for general use, the Arduino compatible pins are what's going to interest tinkerers though.
    32 GB of EMMC is too small for a Windows installation, but it should work with most linux distros.  There are SATA ports for HDDs/SSDs though, as well as an m.2 PCIe slot, while you would traditionally think to put an SSD there, you are able to hook up an external GPU to the lattepanda alpha (another powerful single board computer) with an adapter, and I wonder if the same thing could be done here.  Strapping on an external GPU and PSU (since the GPU needs to be powered) kinda defeats the purpose of the small form factor though. 
    And now the elephant in the room.  This is a kickstarted product, that's not nessacarlly bad, but kickstarted projects tend to have a rather bad reputation of not delivering, this product was already supposed to be shipped out last year, and it's almost April. 
    However in the grand scheme of things, 1/4th of a year isn't the end of the world, and it seems like the early bird backers will get the first batch.
     
    So not available to the general public yet, but that will hopefully change in the coming months. 
     
    And now for an opinion piece from me.  I have recently gotten into single board computers, and this interests me for several reasons. 
    First off, I don't think that I have ever seen a Ryzen single board computer, and second, this is a lot of power in a small form factor.  The most powerful single board computer currently is the lattepanda alpha, which I already mentioned briefly, but that board has some limitations, soldered in RAM, no SATA ports, etc.  It's a great board, but it's limited in expansion, while that makes it very thin (as well as smaller then the UDOO BOLT footprint wise) it limits what you can do with it. 
    Furthermore, the GPIO on the lattepanda alpha can only be controlled by the on board ATMega32u4 microcontroller, which connects to the CPU via serial interface, further limiting what you can do with the board. 
     
    So my hope with the UDOO BOLT is if it gives similar, if not greater CPU performance without the shortcomings of the lattepanda alpha. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from TechyBen in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    If you want to try to mock me, at least get the battery chemistry right. 
     
    Here, I'll help you out. 
     
    https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Batteries-Quick-Charge-Micro-USB-Charging/dp/B07J9PQ1CN/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=lithium+aa+batteries&amp;pd_rd_i=B07J9PQ1CN&amp;pd_rd_r=162a9f3e-d251-41d4-9c5d-1515e7c86c5f&amp;pd_rd_w=lF56Z&amp;pd_rd_wg=Jw3Qu&amp;pf_rd_p=d006b618-5fac-44e6-850d-a0fdd19f7847&amp;pf_rd_r=PTA9JZVQMM2Y01JXVMBK&amp;qid=1565477475&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=lithium+
     
    Li-ion instead of lipo, but at least it's lithium. 
  9. Funny
    Skanky Sylveon reacted to TechyBen in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    Oh, they also have the exact same model for that fake kickstarter:
    Learn more: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RTKNK89/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_pI0tDbYJ8SMP2
  10. Funny
    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from dnyank1 in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    You can still find them. 
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MFI0KIB/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A9QIOY9HGDU88&amp;psc=1
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from TechyBen in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    At least one....

     
    No, I'm not using a current limiting resistor. 
    #livingontheedge
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from TechyBen in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    I found some li-ion batteries, but no lipo batteries. 
    Also, the only 2000 mah that I found was NiMH.
     
    Although it does seem like there are lithium ion batteries on Amazon that offer similar functionality for slightly cheaper. 
    NiMH batteries don't need overcharge, and over discharge protection circuits, the USB ports also cost money, as well as the LEDs.
    Lithium is generally at 3.7v, so I would imagine that there is some switching circuitry involved in these batteries. 
    I agree, although I can see it being useful for travel folks and whatnot. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from TechyBen in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/pale-blue-rechargeable-smart-batteries/?amp
     
    While the article talks about them lasting more than lithium ion batteries, the kickstarter makes no mention of that on their kickstarter. 
    The success doesn't surprise me, rechargeable lithium AA and AAA batteries are something that people have wanted for a while.  While there are non rechargeable lithium Energizer batteries, non rechargeable batteries are both wasteful both money wise and environmentally wise.
    That's actually pretty neat, but I can see recharging multiple batteries at once being a bit of a mess.
    This also brings up the question on whether or not these batteries are compatible with devices that can charge regular nickel metal hydride by just plugging them in.
     
    Let's also keep in mind that this is a kickstarter project, and a lot has gone wrong with kickstarter projects in the past.  But I will remain cautiously optimistic. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from PeterT in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/pale-blue-rechargeable-smart-batteries/?amp
     
    While the article talks about them lasting more than lithium ion batteries, the kickstarter makes no mention of that on their kickstarter. 
    The success doesn't surprise me, rechargeable lithium AA and AAA batteries are something that people have wanted for a while.  While there are non rechargeable lithium Energizer batteries, non rechargeable batteries are both wasteful both money wise and environmentally wise.
    That's actually pretty neat, but I can see recharging multiple batteries at once being a bit of a mess.
    This also brings up the question on whether or not these batteries are compatible with devices that can charge regular nickel metal hydride by just plugging them in.
     
    Let's also keep in mind that this is a kickstarter project, and a lot has gone wrong with kickstarter projects in the past.  But I will remain cautiously optimistic. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from SlimyPython in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    At least one....

     
    No, I'm not using a current limiting resistor. 
    #livingontheedge
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from ARikozuM in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    The addition of asphalt makes them charge a lot faster. 
    There is apparently sodium batteries that are looking quite promising in terms of the energy density department. 
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from TheKDub in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/pale-blue-rechargeable-smart-batteries/?amp
     
    While the article talks about them lasting more than lithium ion batteries, the kickstarter makes no mention of that on their kickstarter. 
    The success doesn't surprise me, rechargeable lithium AA and AAA batteries are something that people have wanted for a while.  While there are non rechargeable lithium Energizer batteries, non rechargeable batteries are both wasteful both money wise and environmentally wise.
    That's actually pretty neat, but I can see recharging multiple batteries at once being a bit of a mess.
    This also brings up the question on whether or not these batteries are compatible with devices that can charge regular nickel metal hydride by just plugging them in.
     
    Let's also keep in mind that this is a kickstarter project, and a lot has gone wrong with kickstarter projects in the past.  But I will remain cautiously optimistic. 
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    Skanky Sylveon reacted to vanished in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    Hm so there's safety considerations that need to be built into the battery to avoid the risk of bypassing them accidentally, as well as a need for a built in voltage regulator to actually match the "AA spec".  I can see why they build it all in now, although that makes me feel like you'd end up losing so much capacity to this (not to mention increasing the price) that there's no point anymore over a traditional NiMH.  Not surprising then that the few companies who have decided to make them are random obscure no-name brands and nothing mainstream like Energizer, Panasonic, Duracell, etc., which is what I meant by "we don't have them".  They may technically exist but who is actually using these...
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from vanished in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    I found some li-ion batteries, but no lipo batteries. 
    Also, the only 2000 mah that I found was NiMH.
     
    Although it does seem like there are lithium ion batteries on Amazon that offer similar functionality for slightly cheaper. 
    NiMH batteries don't need overcharge, and over discharge protection circuits, the USB ports also cost money, as well as the LEDs.
    Lithium is generally at 3.7v, so I would imagine that there is some switching circuitry involved in these batteries. 
    I agree, although I can see it being useful for travel folks and whatnot. 
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    Skanky Sylveon reacted to Trik'Stari in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    That website is specifically selling batteries in large quantities, but they still quote the testing of someone who does testing for vapers, which I find hilarious. Because they state that that battery is "Note: LG 18650 cells are not authorized or intended to be used as stand-alone, removable, rechargeable power sources for e-cigarette or vaping devices, or to be handled directly by consumers in any manner. Clients who inquire about LG loose cells must intend to manufacture battery packs with proper outer casing, PCM/BMS and protection functions and be able to provide documents to prove this."
     
    As a vaper, these batteries have lasted me FAR longer than any other battery I've used. Including the LG yellows and Samsung greens. Not only have they lasted, but the battery life is exactly what it was when I originally got them.
     
    His blogs are.... as excessive as most high end linux users blogs about Linux.
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    Skanky Sylveon reacted to Trik'Stari in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    Same format as my vape batteries then. I wonder how they would compare in Mooch's testing.
     
    For those who don't know, Mooch is a self described "electron wrangler" who does extensive testing of batteries for the vaping community. Disclaimers aside, his battery charts are basically the bible for those wanting to do custom coil configurations in their vaporizers.
     
    They very basic takeway from his testing, is DO. NOT. USE. E-FEST. BATTERIES. They're garbage.
     
    https://batterybro.com/collections/moochs-recommended
     
    He has a website. He tests batteries to the point of failure. As in thermal-runaway failure.
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    Skanky Sylveon got a reaction from Trik'Stari in Pale Blue lithium polymer batteries promise to provide more power and charge faster than nickel metal hydride AA and AAA batteries   
    Model number is LGDBMG1185 and N329K254A7.
     
    They are LG OEM batteries that was extracted from a dead MSI gaming laptop. 
    LG and Samsung are both great, however. 

     
    These are flat top 18650 batteries.  They aren't going to be compatible unless you're willing to cram some aluminum foil on the positive end.
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