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by guardian452
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 887
Views: 31081

Re: your latest purchase

The big advantage of our Garmin Virb is not only the built in GPS and gyro (no idea if gopro has this as well or not) but it also has ANT+ and bluetooth. You can connect it to an ELM327 and have vehicle data overlaid right onto your video. I suppose it also works with ANT HRMs etc but the virb is re...
by guardian452
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 10
Views: 337

Re: Things to buy....

At some point, when I can factor it in, I would like to get my hands on one of these: R0165396-02.jpg It's certainly not something that I would have an everyday practical use for, but it sure would come in handy in order to carry out proper SMT repairs on my ageing fleet of systems. I've been disap...
by guardian452
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 887
Views: 31081

Re: your latest purchase

I've got two old pairs of Gateway 2000-branded Altec Lansing speakers and they certainly pleasantly surprised me with their output, so having a Roland device like this must be even beyond that. The old Compaq "JBL Professional" speakers were great too. I had a set with the interchangeable...
by guardian452
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

MrBill wrote:I have a lot of stuff running in vm's over here, this comic gets referenced a lot.

https://xkcd.com/908/


You said lots of VMs which had me thinking of this one...
https://www.xkcd.com/350/
by guardian452
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 284

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

vishnu wrote:I'd like to say it's The Circuit Diagram, but that comes way too close to my everyday grind


Same, although it's printed out on our office door anyways...
by guardian452
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Panasonic cf-53/cf-54, 33, etc.

I like my cf-53 more every year and I'm thinking about getting a 33 to play with. Looks neat.

Unlike Lenovo they almost fully comply with the rs232 spec (as I found out with a T61).
by guardian452
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 887
Views: 31081

Re: your latest purchase

I had an xw9300 for a while. The drive sleds were genius!
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

I've had some felo brand screwdrivers with rubbery foam handles (ergonic) for several years now. They don't smell like much of anything and the stuff is both bulletproof and grippy.
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 21078

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Yes, they show open circuit with a DMM :mrgreen: So long as they aren't like tiny 0402 package or some crazy thing they are pretty easy to change. (my hot air station can't be turned down low enough to keep components sized like that from blowing away). I tried an ips upgrade on this guy a few years...
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 21078

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Tried some upgrades on my thinkpad x220 and fried it. Disassembled it to clean the fan and re-grease the heatsink. Worked a treat. Then I swapped the display for a better one (HD IPS) and blew some fuses for the backlight because I left the battery plugged in. Now I get to take the planar out again ...
by guardian452
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Happy 2018!

pentium wrote:Oh my GOD, I'm going to be 28 years old.....

and I'm going to be 30 :cry:

Remember when we were just "the kids"?
by guardian452
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

MLA is not SOG capable but is SOG tolerant. (It doesn't work with a sun cable).

At least the one I owned. There may have been different models or revisions.
by guardian452
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 840

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

Even with the 13W3 adapter don't you also need an SOG monitor to avoid getting the Matrix-like "green tint" syndrome? You can strip out the sync with some passives. There are fancier "sync separators" available that aren't necessary because the SGI provides separate sync already...
by guardian452
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Cryptocurrency?

"buy bitcoin with credit card" has been trending on google, which is about all you need to know. IIRC CHC had purchased a butterflylabs miner a couple years ago. I ran a gpu miner for a few weeks on the radeon 5770 in my mac pro and could have made enough after the fees and everything to b...
by guardian452
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: It's trackball time! (Logitech Marble FX x2, Ergo MX x1)
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: FS: It's trackball time! (Logitech Marble FX x2, Ergo MX x1)

Sounds like your bog-standard "cheap smps coil whine" to me. Short of potting the chokes in epoxy there isn't much you can do about it. No idea what sort of mayhem *that* might cause. Anyways, I may be interested in the trackmans. How does scrolling work in windows 10? Hold down the red bu...

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