Status Updates posted by minibois
Thanks again for the correction in that network thread.
I always feel bad when I unintentionally share misinformation, but I am glad there are many members on this forum who are able to correct that!
My network classes did cover some of the basic network theory, but unfortunately due to a different choice in studies my knowledge didn't cover the concepts you covered in the thread.
Gonna have to read up on ARP, as I had heard of it, but sounds a lot more interesting than what I had expected!
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Oh I didn't perceive your reply as rude/personally offensive in any way, but that may just be because where I live, a direct response is the norm
That is why I specifically have something in my signature, which says I never mean offense in my posts, it's just the way I reply to people (which to some people may be seen as too direct and/or rude)
@minibois I'm sure it happens to all of us from time to time. That's why there's more than one person giving advice on this forum. I've certainly given bad advice a few times before. I'm still learning myself, but I'm definitely 100 times more knowledgeable in tech now than when I joined the forum almost a year ago. Being active in this forum definitely teaches you a lot.
@WaggishOhio383I suppose I'm the odd duck here, since I haven't actually learned much from these forums I'm like a vacuum; I just hoard all sorts of random tech-relation information from all sources, even if the likelihood of me ever having any use for it was practically NIL, and I'm here on the forums more to dish some of it out at others and for personal entertainment than to learn or seek help myself.
That said, yes, even I have made several dumb-dumbs here and I do not doubt at all that I will make PLENTY more in the years to come. I can be quite the bellend at times
D U D E
Maxmoefoe + keyboards?!??!?!
This combines my favorite things in the world: Pokemon, keyboards and this screaming Australian man.
my monitor is having some wicked image retention (burn-in). I'm also a couple days out of warranty, couldn't deal with this because of busy life shit.
hopefully the store - or otherwise the monitor manufacturer - will still accept the warranty.
This is how a fully black screen currently looks:
Little more close up on the corners:Spoiler
*biggest sigh in the whole fucking world*
51 replies already.
Things are really starting to heat up in the watercooling fandom.
Working on my PCB project:
Implemented a way to either use an SMD or THT diode. Now I gotta figure out how to:
1. properly 'label' it (the D1/D5 thing)
2. how to get rid of the white outline on the SMD pads
Some things are difficult to Google, when you don't know what the proper terms are.
These '10 thing to avoid on your PCB' articles have been helping me out though.
P.S. I identify with Ice Bear:Spoiler
P.P.S. It's kind of sad how happy I sometimes am, getting a 'heart' from YouTubers :^)
but I do feel like it is improving the positiveness of the YouTube community.
FYI/PSA, LTX 2020 has been cancelled.
RIP all the boys planning on attending
This is how all of you will graduate this year.
Someone please release my from this mortal dystopian plain.
Saw your F@H questions here:
Thought I should not take the thread off topic and just answer them here:7 minutes ago, Huntsman said:
1. How are the points calculated? And it seems like GPU points are worth alot more than CPU.
Simply put, F@H is folding proteins. When they (F@H) creates WU's, they benchmark these on a machine of their own and then decide how much these WU's are 'worth' (based upon how difficult/easy the WU is to complete, how long it takes, etc.)
Then you could also get bonus points.7 minutes ago, Huntsman said:
2. This thread deletes replies after badges are awarded?
They delete (or maybe actually hide?) the replies in that thread to make it less cluttered, plus that way a moderator can just look in the thread and see who needs a badge.
Is there is a reply? That person needs a badge.
Gave a person a badge? Hide/delete the reply.
That would be my guess though.
im literally cryin rn
I THOUGHT CLEANING AND ATTACHING BACK THE EARPADS ON MY HEADPHONES WOULD BE BEARABLE
I spent three hours on this and I have not gotten a single step closer to being done. I also slightly damaged the earpads.
SO MUCH FOR MODULARITY
my review so far of this process:
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@kelvinhall05 Yep, followed that tutorial. Guy explained it really well, it's just literally darn impossible
@Pascal... that's just the thing with these velour pads, they get dirt on the inside
I finally got one side affixed. Now only the other side. According to my kindergarten level math, that should only be another three hours.
Update: just to give a bit of closure.. I got it.
After writing that last update I had one earpad on, after spending three hours on it. People in the house I live in were sleeping, so I was not able to use the hairdryer anymore (plus I was super tired), so I quite for that night.
This morning I fired up the hairdryer again to attempt the other earpad. After a minute of struggling I got that one in one go..
Something about practice.
Then I spent about an hour fighting with the construction of the headphone, which it was not that easy to reattach. But I got it! And everything still works!
This is something a lot of people have, but it's just the general anxious when posting something. Especially when you are expecting multiple people to see it, including those you're unsure if they want to see a message from you.
For example, I ran across a little error on this forum (very insignificant), but I am unsure if it's actually an issue or not (if it's not, it would be kind of awkward).
Contacting people in general is kind of.. Something I don't really do.
I like screaming into the void, talking to others is difficult.
But to be honest, socializing and being vocal has not really been my strong point this latter half of my life.
I am really bummed out at the current scenario of the world right now. It all sucks.
But if I can honest for just a second, I am very bummed out that it's happening in this part of the year.
Usually I go to a couple flea markets at this time of the year which have been - for obvious reasons - been cancelled. These flea markets are honestly my favorite part of the whole year.
I know I am not allowed to complain about this, but I just had to get it off my shoulder.
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Of course it's quite understandable why thrift stores and flea markets are not open.
With thrift stores it's often an older demographics who is running the stores, so definitely a more vulnerable group. Flea markets are of course a place where people are walking dangerously close to each other.
Part of me is just wondering if life will go back to how it ever was; or how long it will take before we don't have to be anxious about.. Everything! I mean I wouldn't mind if random handshaking stopped being a thing, but not being able to use cash money has been.. Well just something else!
It's all understandable, but I am just generally so annoyed that I still have to do school and work as if everything is normal, when I know for sure this is all NOT
NORMAL! All the stupid idiots trying to take advantage of the whole situation too have been annoying me.. And all the corruption around it too.
You feel so powerless, seeing all that is wrong while not being able to do anything.
At least this forum and YouTube have been keeping me 'sane'.
That's a really shitty situation too.
But I feel like this whole situation is almost trying to set people up against each other.
Especially with the situation of 'essential workers' being called 'heroes', while they are more like 'sacrifices' towards something that the whole world should have been prepared for.
But no one ever asks 'how is a miniboi'
Sometimes I just need to calm myself down from all the stress and shit going on.
Today has not been a great day, thankfully music is always there to keep me company.
YouTube: Hey! We thought of you and put an 8 year old rooster fighting video with 2000 views in your recommendation feed!
Me: ... no.
Also, PCB design is kinda difficult, but fun! Still trying to figure out a ton of stuff too.
Doesn't help that the tutorial I followed was about 90% complete, meaning I am missing some advanced stuff, but mainly missing stuff on how to make it so I could still flash a microcontroller on a custom PCB!
Anyways, I'll figure it out some time.
Relevant end product of that tutorial:
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Looking at some more tutorials and their Q&A sections, it seems like Atmel Flip is the way to go for flashing the MCU. You do need some sort of flash device though + some pins for it on your board.
What the pins should connect to? No idea. But maybe that is something super obvious to people more knowledgeable
This guide uses an AtMega324u as a base, as that is recommended for keyboard with a 60-80% size.
Not sure what the video exactly will be, but this is a video from an amazing animation channel and they are apparently collaborating with Taran:
Video premiere probably started already.
Title: "Upgrading a Cheap Craigslist Computer to Make DIGITAL ART On!"
"Thank you to Taran Van Hemert for collaborating with us, his channel is right here,"
It was quite an informative video, although I do feel like most of the forum members here wouldn't find much useful info. It was a really good basic explanation on the different computer parts and how your software interacts.
For a channel that doesn't specialize in PC's, you often expect to see flaws, but there really wasn't anything bad to speak of!
And of course my boy Taran appeared in the video too, for some additional info