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    The metal mesh might have a hard time with the...

    The metal mesh might have a hard time with the tape, not a lot of surface area available. Contact cement is an interesting idea; is there a foam-melting concern there as well?
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    The trick is it needs to work with the metal...

    The trick is it needs to work with the metal mesh, foam inner, and leather(ish) outer at the same time. No CA because of the foam. Hot glue? Epoxy of some kind?
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    ...and earlier reports of poor quality on HiFiMan...

    ...and earlier reports of poor quality on HiFiMan equipment....totally on-point. The foam ear-cup on my 400i has separated completely. I'm sure I can just glue it back on, but c'mon....
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    It matters if you want to speculate on the amount...

    It matters if you want to speculate on the amount of the increase.
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    On a pair of HD650 right now, and I'm quite happy...

    On a pair of HD650 right now, and I'm quite happy with them. Lighter and slimmer than others I have of the same sound quality.
  6. I've heard the 48v thing before, which is why I...

    I've heard the 48v thing before, which is why I stopped there. Finding bigger step-down transformers might be the right play; running two strips off each would simplify the wiring. Finding 40A units...
  7. Second opinion on some electrical calculations

    I think I have this right, just asking for a once-over to make sure.

    I plan to run many of these 5-meter addressable RGB LED strips. Spec states 18W/m power draw (so 90W per strip).

    In my...
  8. Thread: HOT

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    It was in the 80s last week and 40s this week. I...

    It was in the 80s last week and 40s this week. I think summer may finally be over.
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    Interesting. Which is more significant, the...

    Interesting. Which is more significant, the reduced likelihood of AMD going bankrupt, the possible performance gains, or the collapse of competition in the CPU market? I think the latter. :(
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    One of the advantages of a pre-built NAS is the...

    One of the advantages of a pre-built NAS is the finer points like this.
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    I abandoned FF for Chrome about 8 months ago. I'm...

    I abandoned FF for Chrome about 8 months ago. I'm ok changing, but don't do it on a whim (too lazy). That was when I was finally tired of performance/stability issues.
  12. Thread: New Computer

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    question In the BIOS should be a setting that allows some...

    In the BIOS should be a setting that allows some of the USB ports to work for key/mouse even without OS support. Typically the two where the PS/2 ports used to go.
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    This is why I'm torn between the printer and the...

    This is why I'm torn between the printer and the mill. The printer is much more accessible and cheaper, but not everything should be made of plastic. Likely it will just be to allow me to rapid...
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    Very timely for me, also considering one. Along...

    Very timely for me, also considering one. Along with a mill and 3d scanner.
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    Indeed. Typically, for me, me spending time in...

    Indeed. Typically, for me, me spending time in the garage is productive time. Anything that encourages me to spend more time in the garage is a good thing. Making it bright certainly helps.
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    We are a family of three (Wife, kid, me)....

    We are a family of three (Wife, kid, me). Therefore we only need one car that can seat 3, and one that can seat my kid and I. Bolting a child seat into the back of the cage seems entirely legit.
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    Not a legal vehicle. Almost certainly a full race...

    Not a legal vehicle. Almost certainly a full race car with a tubular chassis and lightweight shell. But on that note my current daily isn't entirely legal in this state anyway....
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    Snowhiker, just saw your video above. Excellent...

    Snowhiker, just saw your video above. Excellent daily driver, IMO.
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    Indeed. "Not worth the cost" is subjective....

    Indeed. "Not worth the cost" is subjective. Certainly a better value than the second Titan XP.
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    I believe time was referring to the fact that the...

    I believe time was referring to the fact that the word "electrocuted" technically only applies if the shock was fatal. Otherwise it is just a shock.

    "Technically correct; the best kind of correct"
  21. Thread: dSLR thread

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    I will enjoy the time out once I've caught up on...

    I will enjoy the time out once I've caught up on sleep (another 2 decades probably). And when I travel to places to see them, I won't do it on a boat that leaves in 8 hours.
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    I don't go on cruises for time off the boat. For...

    I don't go on cruises for time off the boat. For me it is a nice air-conditioned room with a changing view and good food only a few steps away. I don't even do events on the ship. Usually only my...
  23. Thread: dSLR thread

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    No tripod. Cruise ships have narrow hallways and...

    No tripod. Cruise ships have narrow hallways and stairs, last time I traveled with a 4-segment compact tripod and was still hitting people or getting hung-up on stuff. There are steel railings...
  24. Thread: dSLR thread

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    Leaving for a cruise to Mexico in about 20 hours....

    Leaving for a cruise to Mexico in about 20 hours. Last time I brought a carry-on-sized pelican case full of gear, this time I downsized to a Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW. It can fit quite a lot...
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    Nuke and pave. Part of having a secure home is...

    Nuke and pave. Part of having a secure home is not having a lot that would be stolen. Part of having a secure computer is being able to rebuild your environment from scratch easily, so you don't...
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    Yup, kill it.

    Yup, kill it.
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    Formula E is actually pretty cool to watch, at...

    Formula E is actually pretty cool to watch, at the moment they swap cars halfway through the race (to one with a full battery), but that will be changing in the next few years.
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    The time is getting very close: ...

    The time is getting very close:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvk18vx-nrY&t=0s

    TLDR: Group of the "best drivers cars" line up for a drag race, they throw a Tesla in there, it wins.
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    This is IMSA (https://www.imsa.com/)

    This is IMSA
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    Got to head out to Laguna Seca Raceway and meet a...

    Got to head out to Laguna Seca Raceway and meet a friend who is a race car engineer for one of the teams. Full tour of the car, pit wall, etc. Very cool. No pictures inside the garage or on the wall,...
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    I found JeffHK about a month ago, and have...

    I found JeffHK about a month ago, and have enjoyed all his videos so far. Perhaps when they come for me I can take a second life at sea...
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    I can see EVF to an external monitor being better...

    I can see EVF to an external monitor being better than DSLRs for studio work now. 100% crop to a large 4k color-correct display would be awesome. I've started to fly my drones the same way (video...
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    I am shopping around for a mirrorless for...

    I am shopping around for a mirrorless for timelapse. Would like it to have the Intervalometer built-in, have good dynamic range, support enough resolution for ~5k video (to motion crop to 4k), and be...
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    The motherboard manufacturers clearly consider...

    The motherboard manufacturers clearly consider the heat thing a real issue; my new X299-Deluxe has a large heatsink just for the M.2 slot. I've attached heatsinks to them in other installs. And...
  35. Thread: Home NAS

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    When I ran a MikroTik router at home I modified...

    When I ran a MikroTik router at home I modified it and added it to the water loop. Quiet enough at that point.

    Cutting a hole in the top and adding a 120mm fan would probably also make it quiet...
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    The 2011 A3 is tuned way more than the Elantra;...

    The 2011 A3 is tuned way more than the Elantra; even in the more conservative current tune it does 300+ to the wheels (and doesn't detonate the manifold, which is nice). Still not emissions legal in...
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    That timing cuts the options a bit. I'd imagine...

    That timing cuts the options a bit. I'd imagine you can make the first seal before prepping, then the second after filling it?
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    Seriously considering buying a 2018 Hyundai...

    Seriously considering buying a 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport for my next car.

    1.6L 201hp, 7-speed dual-clutch, Tech Package

    It is hard to find something with that power, adaptive cruise, and...
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    Thanks ya'll!

    Thanks ya'll!
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    Google will now let you cache areas of the map to...

    Google will now let you cache areas of the map to your device in advance, so it works without service. Still not as good as a dedicated device with updates maps when offline, but much better when...
  41. In the US, anything "low voltage" (

    In the US, anything "low voltage" (<24v? 48?) doesn't have that kind of issue. I used shielded, because going in after would be a PITA. Certainly paranoia, but I'd do it the same way again.
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    Central Valley in CA, and that was on the...

    Central Valley in CA, and that was on the thermostat in the shade of the job trailer. Gave up on work today as it was going to be hotter. Try again Monday.
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    I haven't stopped drinking, and in fact spent the...

    I haven't stopped drinking, and in fact spent the day working outdoors in 42C with a colossal hangover.
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    Hard overcast. Had to use the output from the...

    Hard overcast. Had to use the output from the solar panels to tell if anything was happening.
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    I am very close to getting laser correction done....

    I am very close to getting laser correction done. Losing my current sunglasses would probably be enough.
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    If it is a competitive match, you can ask for the...

    If it is a competitive match, you can ask for the rules to be a "Scramble". This means that after each team hits, the team chooses the shot they like best and everyone hits from there. Odds are you...
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    Mainly be careful of your back. If you are bad at...

    Mainly be careful of your back. If you are bad at golf you will be swinging about twice as much as someone who is good. Each swing will strain your lower back.

    Also, be wary of sun exposure,...
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    General performance testing and tinkering. Run...

    General performance testing and tinkering. Run the stuff my clients usually run on systems and test a few installs just to be familiar. Then (hopefully) still sell them off at a premium due to...
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    1235 Still missing the 7900X, some RAM, and the...

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    Still missing the 7900X, some RAM, and the Titan XP. Should be good times.
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    LinusTechTips pointed out that miners can...

    LinusTechTips pointed out that miners can probably buy every card AMD is able to produce, and that that would be a good thing for the long-term future of AMD.
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