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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby josehill » Thu May 11, 2017 10:28 am

Now my main Windows machine is downloading the Creators Update. As far as I can tell, there aren't any new features in it that I particularly care about, aside from the miscellaneous security updates.

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Sun May 14, 2017 2:42 pm

I just photographed the total bajeesus out of a UCC model 1035 terminal that uses a Selectric II with a fair number of hacks.

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There's like 47 photos total that took me all morning to shoot.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Sun May 14, 2017 10:47 pm

pentium wrote:I just photographed the total bajeesus out of a UCC model 1035 terminal that uses a Selectric II with a fair number of hacks.

There's like 47 photos total that took me all morning to shoot.[/url]

Awesome! :mrgreen:

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Mon May 15, 2017 5:01 pm

I have a housekeeper?
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Mon May 15, 2017 10:59 pm

pentium wrote:I have a housekeeper?

No? How very Felix Unger-ish of you... :lol:
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Tue May 16, 2017 5:13 pm

Keeping the creativity ball rolling.

So today while working on the backlights of a 32" LCD panel I looked at one of the broken tubes and wondered if I could melt the jagged end with my butane torch. I could. I made a straw once I fed a pipe cleaner through it.
Then I wondered if I could shape tubes that were not already broken. The big issue I assumed was that the vacuum would try and collapse the tube if I got it too hot. I took a bundle of bad tubes home and tried over a propane plumbing torch, then gave it 12000 volts.

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Cool, I could make little neon signs.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby vishnu » Tue May 16, 2017 10:04 pm

I work with high voltage for a living, and I've seen a lot of funky HV power supplies, but what the H E double toothpicks is that and wherever did you get it? :shock:
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:31 am

Looks like part of an old neon sign...

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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Wed May 17, 2017 1:37 pm

I'm scared for the cancer growing in your hand now.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Y888099 » Wed May 17, 2017 4:14 pm

pentium wrote:then gave it 12000 volts


I did something similar with a couple of mini-EATs :)
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby itsvince725 » Wed May 17, 2017 7:50 pm

I put Windows 10 on a NetBurst machine tonight.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed May 17, 2017 8:13 pm

...dear God.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby pentium » Wed May 17, 2017 10:08 pm

vishnu wrote:I work with high voltage for a living, and I've seen a lot of funky HV power supplies, but what the H E double toothpicks is that and wherever did you get it? :shock:


Oil burning furnaces have a nice transformer that sits on top and generates a few thousand volts for the arc gap.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu May 18, 2017 6:38 am

itsvince725 wrote:I put Windows 10 on a NetBurst machine tonight.


I'm trying to eat, here.
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Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu May 18, 2017 6:44 am

itsvince725 wrote:I put Windows 10 on a NetBurst machine tonight.


Masochist.

I'd rather use a PIII to a Netburst machine any day simply because the latter at least consumes power in accordance with it's performance. A Netburst just sucks power and will sit there crunching it for longer than necessary. A G4S at 1.5GHz ran circles around my P4 3GHz especially in the media metrics (altivec probably)
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