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>> No. 27978 Anonymous
31st August 2021
Tuesday 4:02 pm
27978 RAID drives from a dead machine
I just fired up a machine I've had in storage for a few years, and one of the power supplies crapped out in a cloud of smoke after a few minutes. The machine seemed healthy enough up until that point - appeared on the network, had the expected shares, but didn't allow RDP connections for some reason - I didn't have a monitor plugged in so was a bit blind.
There's a fair amount of specialist reading material on the machine, spread across 5 RAIDed 2.5" SATA drives. Only 500Gbyte or so in total.
So - if a replacement PSU doesn't fix it, are RAIDed drives standard enough that I can bang them into an external reader, one at a time, on a second machine, and recover my stash onto a single drive? I wouldn't be comfortable using an outside contractor, as there's work stuff on it as well as filth. It's an HP Proliant DL360 using whatever nasty built-in RAID controller it shipped with, and I have no idea how I set it up.
There's this, http://www.freeraidrecovery.com , but it looks like a free lunch being offered by attractive Russian ladies (hence the pic), which is nice and all, but I'm a tad cynical.
Inb4 'RAID is not backups. Yeah, I know. Most things are backed up, but there might be a month or two of smut, as that was never automated.
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>> No. 27982 Anonymous
1st September 2021
Wednesday 9:12 am
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>>27981
Yeah, it has 2 PSUs (700W, ffs, in a 1U server), but I idly only fed power into one, and am now too chicken to only power it from the other one. Replacement coming from ebay, for a tenner.
I hadn't seen how cheap whole machines are now - so yeah, if I have to, I'll get one and play swapsy. Dunno if the raid configuration is held on a disk or on the raid card, though, so could still be a pain. With any luck it will fire up fine with the new PSU, and I can pull it all into a VM and flog the box for a pittance.
>> No. 27983 Anonymous
1st September 2021
Wednesday 3:41 pm
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>>27982
>and am now too chicken to only power it from the other one
Just do it. The worst that'll happen is that it will crap out in a similar way.
>> No. 27984 Anonymous
1st September 2021
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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I have an old DL360, but given you're talking about 2.5" drives, I think you have the model or so after mine. I believe mine is a G3, which is a 1U server with 2x5.25" hard drives. It is actually brand new, only run for 2 hours, despite being almost 15 years old.

If you get stuck, and it might help, would happily send it or parts.
>> No. 27985 Anonymous
24th September 2021
Friday 2:11 pm
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>>27984
Thanks, all. Cheap ebay PSU sourced, machine fired up and filth harvested and backed up then wiped, no harm done. Box shoved in a rack to be ignored for another decade. It's not even worth provisioning as a VM server or anything, so much power and noise for only moderate grunt.
>> No. 27986 Anonymous
24th September 2021
Friday 5:10 pm
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>>27985
>so much power and noise for only moderate grunt

I have two DL585s and a couple of Sun Sparc's that are in exactly the same category. If I thought there was any gold in them, I would probably recycle, but it seems a shame to just scrap/throw them away.

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>> No. 26256 Anonymous
13th January 2018
Saturday 12:25 am
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I would like a nice chair to comfortably waste my life in front of computer screens on. Where's a good place to try out a few? What lesser known options should I know of? Are Aerons entirely a meme at this point? Budget doesn't matter.
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>> No. 27973 Anonymous
25th August 2021
Wednesday 11:36 am
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>>27972
As you're that big, you should really try some out first. I would spend the money with these guys, have used them, and if you're lucky one of their stores is near you.

https://www.backinaction.co.uk

I've recently stopped using my Aeron and now use a Varier kneeling stool, or have the desk at standing height. I know this is heresy.
>> No. 27974 Anonymous
25th August 2021
Wednesday 11:59 am
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>>27972

The Size B and C Aerons are suitable for users up to 158kg. You'll probably want the Size C, which has a generous amount of extra width.
>> No. 27975 Anonymous
25th August 2021
Wednesday 12:55 pm
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>>27973
Unfortunately all those shops are in the SARF. My arse isn't wider than any standard office chair I've sat on so far, but it's close. I intend to lose the weight again (I lost 35kg 2014-2016 and kept most of it off until 2019), but I've been saying that, well, since 2019. Anyway, that's a conversation for /emo/ and /fat/.

I'll have a hunt round ebay and the like and see if there are any local.
>> No. 27976 Anonymous
25th August 2021
Wednesday 3:28 pm
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>>27975
Well, it went from 'starting to go' to 'gone' in short order. Since I need to work I went to the local furniture recycler and got a standard office chair dealie for £40 delivered. It's fine.
>> No. 27977 Anonymous
25th August 2021
Wednesday 5:10 pm
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Someone's been listening to my phone calls - only today i was complaining about this standing desk.

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>> No. 27960 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 1:02 pm
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The filters are getting on my tits. How are they buypassed?
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>> No. 27967 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:31 pm
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>>27960
It gets worse. I've got no way of proving it because I don't want to allow everything, but I suspect that if you decline, you get re-prompted more often. I also notice that frequently if you open the "legitimate interest" section (which is a hilarious bit of fiction", even though it remembers that I've opted out of the consensual ones it's "forgotten" that I objected to the LI ones and I have to object again.
>> No. 27968 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:40 pm
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>>27966
>I think a lot of the warnings you see are added by JavaScript, as well, so if you block all JavaScript you can get rid of a lot of paywalls and cookie warnings. Don't do it everywhere, though, because JavaScript is a whole new monopoly unto itself and blocking it will destroy a lot of websites.
I keep telling people that JavaScript was a mistake.
>> No. 27969 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:21 pm
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>>27968
Javascript is a reasonable Scheme that is a victim of it's naming and syntax that mirrors Perl but worse in its life cycle. The proliferation of languages that offer type safety and saner syntax which compile down to JS is both proof of a lisp's adaptility and this particular implementation's failings. The post-hoc standardisation of the language based on how brosers implemented it, much like SGML and then XML parsing became a compatibilty issue. But it's here to stay, in it's multiple incarnations, and the dream of the universal VM is one step closer
>> No. 27970 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:24 pm
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>>27969
Or, in other words, JavaScript was a mistake.
>> No. 27971 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:37 pm
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>>27970
No argument there.

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>> No. 27826 Anonymous
14th March 2021
Sunday 8:42 pm
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What browser extensions do you lads run on these days?

Outside of the usual ones you expect:
>SponserBlock
I made this thread because I only just found out about this and feel like you fuckers have been holding out on me. Block/marks content in youtube videos that is advertising, audience interaction, non-music or what have you.

>I don't care about cookies
You whitelist sites to avoid getting those annoying cookie/privacy popups when you google something in private browser mode. It simply auto-accepts rather than anything fancy.

>Enhancer for youtube
Improves youtube UI and functionality so videos start expanded, I can set video quality preferences and have the site coloured the way I want.
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>> No. 27955 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 2:38 pm
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>>27954
That or they're not using it and just put it on the list of ones they posted here to get a response.
>> No. 27956 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 3:32 pm
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>>27955
Which is what I'd assume, considering some people have proven themselves very sensitive to such things on here. And it worked, so good for them.
>> No. 27957 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 3:34 pm
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>>27956
It only took three months but yes.
>> No. 27958 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 3:51 pm
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>>27953

Which one in the list does that?
>> No. 27959 Anonymous
30th July 2021
Friday 4:15 pm
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>>27958

Emoji Now Emoji Keyboard.

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>> No. 27921 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 1:35 am
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I'm at a bit of a loss. I've got the standard problem mobile phones get where it now struggles to accept charge from the USB port having bought the phone in December 2018. Same problem exists when using another charger. Following tips online I've tried cleaning the lint out using the teeth on a plastic comb, it's got a lot of fluff out but no change. Can't remove the battery because we live in the future. Any tips you can give?

I'd rather not have to buy a new phone but its a necessity so I can't send it off to be repaired.
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>> No. 27945 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 4:45 pm
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>>27944
The only thing I've heard about repairing phones that are wet, that is reliable, is storing them in a bowl of uncooked rice; I guess you could get the same result with a plastic container and loads of silica gel packets.
>> No. 27946 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 4:48 pm
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>>27944

Someone posted before that as water has crap in it, even when it's dried it can cause problems/short circuits, so you have to wipe it down with alcohol to remove that. Though, now you've turned it on it may be too late.
>> No. 27947 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 5:55 pm
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>>27945
Cat litter crystals are supposed to work better than rice. Worked for me when I dropped my phone in the toilet.
>> No. 27948 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 6:15 pm
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>>27947
A bag of silica gel packets will be a lot cheaper than the minimum amount of cat litter crystals you can buy.
>> No. 27949 Anonymous
9th July 2021
Friday 6:40 pm
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Lads, you're being daft. Water isn't magical, it makes a circuit where one shouldn't be - a bag of rice or cat-litter can damage your device far more for the same reason you don't use your laptop in the sandpit at your local playground.

Like >>27946 says, after resisting the urge to turn it on while it's drying you have a problem of mineralisation. A wipe down is needed but it's probably fucked.

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>> No. 27942 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 12:00 am
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1. Take a picture of a pile of Lego.
2. Let the app scan and figure out how many bricks you have in the pile and what you can build.
3. Build the stuff.

This might be the single best application of machine learning/vision I have ever seen.
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>> No. 27943 Anonymous
3rd July 2021
Saturday 6:47 pm
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I saw a video showing this, and I wonder how good it actually is. I have seen people on social media going wild about it, a few people with clips of the app working, but not very many people saying "I made this with it!"
For example this is the only person I found where they built the thing. They bodged a different window piece to fit the instructions, which is still pretty impressive to be honest.

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>> No. 27939 Anonymous
13th June 2021
Sunday 5:20 pm
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how to make notepad++ recognise multiline strings in embedded javascript?

(A good day to you Sir!)

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>> No. 27676 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 12:19 am
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Lads, help me out with some troubleshooting as I'm at a bit of a loss. I've not been able to get to a professional repair place for months and when I tried a local place a few months back they told me to fuck off because of Covid.

Issue:
Laptop seems to be suffering from some mysterious process causing it to often slow to a crawl and then sometimes it will freeze, fan runs into overdrive and I have to unplug it and put it away for the battery to discharge.

Hardware?
Assumed initially that it was poor internal cooling causing it to overheat so I cleaned the inside and later bought an external cooling pad but no joy. Speccy does not show anything unusual on temperature when it slows.

Software?
Nothing unusual on task manager, have done a reset to see if any apps were causing it, issue seems to be system-wide from testing different apps. Disabled dogshit Lenovo plugin.

I guess I will have to buy myself a new laptop soon which is annoying as I'm looking to get a mortgage in the new year and want to show my life as boring. Plus if I can fix it but still buy another laptop then I can give this to my mum who will just use it for facebook.
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>> No. 27686 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 8:56 am
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Is there no warranty or what have you? Have you tried bitching really hard about it to customer support? Looks like a newish laptop so I'm sorry if that's not an option.
>> No. 27695 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 1:15 am
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>>27676
>7gb dual channel
Huh?
>> No. 27696 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 1:29 am
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>>27695
Gig for GPU m8
>> No. 27697 Anonymous
17th December 2020
Thursday 2:01 am
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>>27696
Ah, so the system shares a pool of memory. Fair enough, never had a Laptop with an APU in it before.
>> No. 27933 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 7:31 pm
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In case anyone was wondering: the issue was with the power setting, I ran it on high-performance and that meant that both graphics cards were running despite common sense.

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>> No. 27929 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 1:58 pm
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I have a spare busted monitor with a nice crack in the middle.

I understand that these days, buying a new one is cheaper than repairing. Still, it feels so wasteful to just throw it away.

Is there anything cool I can do with it, other than just dumping it? Failing a lack of entertaining or fun options, is there a way I should responsibly recycle it?
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>> No. 27930 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 2:13 pm
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use the backlight as a lamp, or stick an acetate of the outside world on it and have a fake window.
>> No. 27931 Anonymous
27th May 2021
Thursday 2:44 pm
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I just put a 23 inch LG monitor on gumtree for a fiver, and now someone's offering to pay for a courier to Leeds to have it delivered, which makes me feel like I've mugged myself off.

I got it for a tenner a few years ago off some dude who didn't want it because there was a pixel-wide green line 3/4 across the screen going down the entire way, presumably all dead pixels. Didn't bother me much. Then it started buzzing in the bottom left and flickering, found the problem required soldering, gave up.

Presumably this guy has a soldering iron and some experience with this. I mean, it's a good condition Flatron monitor.

Shall I just say I dropped it when getting it out of storage and try fixing it myself?

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>> No. 27916 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 9:50 am
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I'm at a stage where I have the time and resources to think more about the data that's collected about me, what I choose to make available, and how this might impact my life (perhaps all of our lives).

I really enjoy being able to use Google Maps and similar services, but suspect that even with certain features turned off, my location is likely being recorded. I also use Google suite for many things (e-mail, calendar, and so on). I have a mostly blank Facebook profile, but several years worth of use on WhatsApp. I'm vaguely aware that there is probably a tremendous amount of my data between several companies that is being stored and sold for advertisement, or perhaps even other purposes.

The question is: is this something I can avoid through clever personal choices, or can this only be addressed through more collective action and legislation? Am I wasting my time by installing an obscure Linux distribution and nagging my friends to join Diaspora rather than Facebook?

Have any of you found a "sweet spot" of compromise between privacy and practicality?
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>> No. 27917 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 1:45 pm
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Honestly the older I get the less I care. I don't know if I'm just giving up, because I still bristle at the idea of companies having this data on me, but at the same time I feel like they already have nearly two decades of digital information on me, if they were paying any sort of attention. I was not nearly as privacy conscious at 15 as I was at 20-odd, and it's waning again now. The horror of the google maps timeline showing me every location I've ever visited in the last ten or more years is balance by the luxury of being able to go meandering and just have it all recorded for my leisure later. Same goes for being able to search for something like "passport" in my photo archive and a scan of my passport I used three jobs ago showing up. Horrifying, but delightfully convenient. Is that convenience worth the price I pay for it? Almost certainly not, but it's really hard to quit. I suppose that's the point.

Sorry to not help at all, there. I think there's a lot you can do to easily become more infotight, but perhaps a lot of that's negated if you still want to drive on a UK road or carry a mobile phone, or use a debit or credit card.
>> No. 27918 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 2:13 pm
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I tried reading The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. I don't think I've read anything as waffly and tedious in my life. Yeah, I get it Shoshana, your house burned down. You don't need to spend 50+ pages telling me about every single aspect of that.
>> No. 27919 Anonymous
17th May 2021
Monday 3:23 pm
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I, too, have read the book in the picture and I, too, did not enjoy it. I wanted more anger. I wanted it to be more accessible. I wanted it to have been written by Malcolm Gladwell.

Anyway, I try my hardest not to create new profiles for anything. I do not use apps which replace things I already have (I don't walk outside to an unknown location and trust Google to direct me; I take the A-Z with me that I already own). But there is only so much you can do: I try not to use Google websites in a lot of situations, but in those situations, there are often other services which you can't use unless you do a Captcha, for Google, for free, to train their self-driving car software. So Google do own you. But I keep refreshing the Captcha until I do not get a "keep clicking till there are none left" or one of the big pictures split into 16 segments; I refuse to do those and have been known to just try again later if I can't get an acceptable Captcha. But you can't just refuse to use any services they're involved in, because they are the gatekeepers of the entire Internet.
>> No. 27920 Anonymous
18th May 2021
Tuesday 11:44 am
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>>27919
Every time I try to screw up their Captcha by giving slightly wrong answers, it can tell. What's the point of the training aspect if the machine already knows if my answer is correct?

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>> No. 27887 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 10:10 pm
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I lost my trusty LG Watch Urbane about 6 months ago. It didn't really bother me too much as I'd had it for about 5 years (bought for £120 used), and I wasn't really leaving the house. Now things are starting to kick off again, I'm looking at spending a similar amount on a smartwatch, but it seems that the market has got considerably worse since I last looked.

There are millions of shitty cheap watches out there with proprietary operating systems, and a few watches in the £100-150 range, but it seems a lot of manufacturers have given up on making their watches look like watches at this price point. One of the best features of the LG was multiple people not realising it was a smartwatch for months or years, until they saw me using it.

It's looking like my best bet around the £120 price point is a used Samsung Galaxy Watch, but even that is a bit too... it's got the second markers on the bezel and looks a bit Casio. Wear OS or Tizen (I've not had Tizer in years, and now I really want some) are a must, so do you lads know of anything sub-£150 used that's a better bet for looking like an actual watch?

Cheers.
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>> No. 27911 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 2:53 am
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>>27910

It's astounding nobody has thought of putting fancy chains on them like a Kensington lock. Keeps it safe from pickpocketing as well as signalling class.
>> No. 27912 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 8:52 am
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>>27911
Some googling found this. Certainly not fancy, but I'm trying to think why most people don't already have one of these, myself included. Would I find it too annoying to clip and unclip when I need to leave it to charge etc.? I dunno.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVFcUjfG_c0
>> No. 27913 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 9:30 am
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>>27912

Not quite as classy as a nice gold or silver chain, though.
>> No. 27914 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:25 am
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>>27912

I might order some of these for work. People mostly me have a habit of dropping their work phones off of airbridges etc.

I fear a metal chain would just bring to mind the wallet chains of the early 00s.
>> No. 27915 Anonymous
30th April 2021
Friday 10:38 am
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>>27912
I used to see these all the time but haven't recently.

I used to have a metal wallet chain and was relentlessly bullied for it even though I kept it inside my pocket and did save me from getting pickpocketed a couple of times when I lived in a particularly seedy area.

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>> No. 26960 Anonymous
21st December 2018
Friday 1:54 pm
26960 Building a PC
Inspite of everything, I've given myself the medium term goal of building a decent PC, with a view to updrading it over time. I need to edit video and I'd like to play games on it, of course, so since Monday I've been doing some fairly basic research and making sure I wasn't playing myself by adding any daft components I don't need.

The following link is my basic idea that I'll be adding further SSDs and more RAM to over time, but I'd like to know if anyone has any advice, generally or specifically, about building a PC and possibly saving money while doing so. Video cards are still slightly mysterious to me right now.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Fv4LBb
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>> No. 27883 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 1:28 pm
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>>27880
If you're prepared to just chuck that much money away, I could do some serious good for my local community with that.
>> No. 27884 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 7:43 pm
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>>27883
I'd be genuinely interested in hearing what you think can be done with three or four grand, because to me it seems like nothing. Maybe pay for groceries for a few families for a month or two?
>> No. 27886 Anonymous
27th April 2021
Tuesday 8:52 pm
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>>27884
It's enough to build and secure* a decent size and quality material greenhouse which I could use as a nursery to supply people with lots of free food plants every year, indefinitely. Myself and various charity/local-NGOs would foot the ongoing bill for the soil/compost and pots. Two and a half grand would be plenty, I can do the installation/labour myself.

*move fences around for protection.
>> No. 27889 Anonymous
28th April 2021
Wednesday 6:13 am
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>>27886

Where are you? I have an 18m sq glass one I was planning to give away for free.

Though saying that what's wrong with just paying a few hundred quid for a similar sized polytunnel?
>> No. 27892 Anonymous
28th April 2021
Wednesday 1:21 pm
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>>27889
London. Polytunnel degrades quite rapidly though that's an option.

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>> No. 27849 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 10:54 am
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We've got two phones here with their screens smashed to bits, but that's the only thing wrong with them. The cost of either replacing the screen or getting the data retrieved (I forget which) is about fifty quid so we'd rather not.

All we want is to retrieve the data from them; there are irreplaceable family pictures and work stuff on both.
I think they're both samsungs. Is there a cheaper way of doing it? We have the PINs, is there some software we can plug them into maybe, emulate their screens on a monitor or some other way to get the information out?
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>> No. 27863 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 3:15 pm
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>Screens for older phones are usually cheap as chips on eBay.

Amazon too - most screens are about ten quid now for old phones; you just need the right screwdrivers and a couple of hours on iFixit.
>> No. 27864 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 4:26 pm
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>>27863
Was expecting the cost of the screen + the right screwdriver to come to more than just paying to get it done but I'll look into it.
>> No. 27865 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 8:53 pm
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>>27864
Putting pones back together (nicely) is the hard bit a lot of the time, If you don't need to do that, and you don't care about knackering the old screen as you take things apart, it's about as easy as it gets. Watch youtube videos.
I've done a few now, with good results. Amazon/ebay screens aren't always defect free, but again, you don't care.
>> No. 27866 Anonymous
18th April 2021
Sunday 9:00 pm
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>>27865
Cheers.
>> No. 27867 Anonymous
19th April 2021
Monday 2:11 am
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>>27863
The cheap chinesium "open all" screw driver kits also help, you should be able to get one for a few quid. Do not abuse them, they work just fine for the inside a mobile phone but won't screw your door hinges back on without disintegrating. A decent spudger also helps, if you have access to the metal banding used in packing a 2" section with tape around one side works wonders.

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>> No. 27839 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 9:24 pm
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Is it possible to find a large, cheap, relatively underpowered tablet to function mainly to display a single screen of information?

How wasteful would it be to have a tablet on a shelf just to have an automatically updating weather forecast, or another next to an art desk to display reference images or a mood board?

The main concerns here would be the size and clarity of the display rather than computing power.
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>> No. 27840 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 9:28 pm
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>> No. 27841 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 9:36 pm
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>>27839
I'm sure Amazon do something like that.

What about this?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/all-new-echo-show-10-hd-smart-display-with-motion-and-alexa-charcoal/dp/B084P3KP2R/ref=sr_1_1?crid=35XYHL6YARIP0&dchild=1&keywords=amazon+echo+show+10&qid=1617395734&sprefix=Amazon+echo+sh%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-1
>> No. 27842 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 9:40 pm
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>>27841
The Show 8 is significantly cheaper, if you were wanting to go that route.
>> No. 27844 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 9:30 am
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How colourful do you want? e-paper displays are handy for this sort of thing.
https://hackaday.io/project/175022-raspberry-pi-e-paper-weather-display
(and thousands of others. Reclaimed kindle displays are cheap, as are repurposed shelf-edge advertising labels).
>> No. 27845 Anonymous
3rd April 2021
Saturday 12:18 pm
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You can find old Android tablets on eBay with weak processors and shagged out batteries for next to nothing.

If you want a really big screen, you could get a cheap second-hand monitor or TV and hook up a Raspberry Pi or an Android TV box. If you're reasonably handy with electronics, you can get LVDS controller boards off eBay or Aliexpress for less than a tenner which would allow you to use the LCD from a broken laptop as a monitor.

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