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    Thanks DD, will look into it.

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    My family and I had lunch at the local tavern's restaurant today, and across from us were a group of young blokes having lunch and a beer. Nothing strange about this, however one of them had a lot of ice in his beer and was drinking it through a cocktail straw? My wife and I have never seen anyone do this, and thought it was strange... Has anyone else seen this before? And would you agree that's strange?

    Furthermore, my wife did see him eat normally and was able to hold his glass fine, so we assume it wasn't due to a disability...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    Because I like messing around with old crap and I needed something to do for the holidays...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mubs View Post
    Hey Merc, you've been away too long. You're being terribly missed, buddy. Come back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtr1962 View Post
    My guess might be that your gums receded slightly and exposed the more sensitive part of the tooth without enamel below the gum line. I think brushing with flouride solution might help develop at least a thin layer of enamel on the exposed tooth. Anyway, mention my thoughts to your dentist and see if they have a solution.
    Sounds plausible. On the other hand, I doubt my gums receded the neccessary amount in under 12 hours. I'm going back in March for another cleaning and will mention it and salivary gland and any other possible issue.

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    I'm always "ready" for xmas because I don't celebrate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    I'm always "ready" for xmas because I don't celebrate it.
    I have to hit four states and three countries. I hope for no repeat of the missing shoe (Korean) incident or the Santa Barbara clusterf*ck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    Thanks for the info. $1400 seems reasonable, depending on how much is covered by insurance. I was lucky that I ended up not needing a crown or worse a root canal. My only problem now is that if I eat/drink anything hot or cold I have intense toothache pain for 30-60 seconds. Dentist says teeth are 100% fine and the antibiotic I'm taking should have eliminated any sinus infection by now, so I'm at a loss as to the cause of my suddenly occurring toothache pain or a solution.

    If the pain doesn't eventually fade away I may have to find a specialists and have some exotic CAT/PET/MRI scan performed. Joy.
    Hairline crack for sure. Unfortunately, you just added a zero to the cost.

    J/K, sort of, maybe. Exact same thing happened to my daughter. Ended up destroying an otherwise perfectly good tooth to do a root canal. Dentist broke off the end of the drill/tool in the end of the "J" and didn't tell her - he just hoped it would be OK. Expensive scans and three specialists later, they've all advised her to abandon the tooth and go for extraction, because the chances of getting the broken tool fragment out are remote (and about AU$4000).

    Moral of the story: save up a lot more and go to a specialist for root canal work. If your dentist can't prove the cause of tooth pain, find another dentist who is happy to send you to a specialist radiography clinic.

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    @Tannin @Tea,

    I assume this wasn't your store?

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    I believe his store is Red Hill Computers. This sounds like a much larger building. However this may be Tea taking out the compeition.

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    1) Who's working New Year's Day?

    My work day starts at 6pm so that barely counts. I'm also not doing any type of celebration on New Year's Eve that would prevent me from making it into work later in the afternoon.

    2) What New Year's traditions/resolutions do you do, or try to do?

    I don't do New Year's Resolutions, as I never follow thru with them anyways. No party/celebrations. I have, for the last 30+ years, watch my digital wrist watch flip from: 23:59:59 & 12-31 to: 00:00:00 & 1-1 and listen to gunfire.
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    1. This is my first day not in the office (including weekends) in about 40.

    2. Resolution: Be less of a dick. Stretch goal: Make those around me have better lives.
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    Happy New Year! Oh the glorious gunfire!!!
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    Warning : this is a junk post.

    Since I had nothing better to do, I ended up on Sploid and saw this. Not being an RC pro, I believe this is fake, like the bear running after a biker video. Why? Despite being quite well made, how can the guy filming the mini-chopper follow it so accurately almost all the time? He would have to be connected to the mind of the pilot to do that.

    Do you think it's fake or genuine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    1) Who's working New Year's Day?

    My work day starts at 6pm so that barely counts. I'm also not doing any type of celebration on New Year's Eve that would prevent me from making it into work later in the afternoon.

    2) What New Year's traditions/resolutions do you do, or try to do?

    I don't do New Year's Resolutions, as I never follow thru with them anyways. No party/celebrations. I have, for the last 30+ years, watch my digital wrist watch flip from: 23:59:59 & 12-31 to: 00:00:00 & 1-1 and listen to gunfire.
    I attended a dinner and New Year event last night for the first time ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    Warning : this is a junk post.

    Since I had nothing better to do, I ended up on Sploid and saw this. Not being an RC pro, I believe this is fake, like the bear running after a biker video. Why? Despite being quite well made, how can the guy filming the mini-chopper follow it so accurately almost all the time? He would have to be connected to the mind of the pilot to do that.

    Do you think it's fake or genuine?
    Whilethecameraworkisexceptional,itisn'toutoftherea lmofpossibility.Also,thatpilotisonlyabout10%better thanotherpilotsI'veseen.
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    No working spacebar or just intoxicated?

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    I'd say unlikely it's fake. There are lots of videos on YouTube of similarly crazy RC Heli flying. Random example:


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    I didn't know a chopper could be so agile. It's worrying to think what I drone-like chopper with a fast integrated AI could do.

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    Drone manual piloting looks like this:
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    Anyone else at CES?

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    I would have liked to have gone. The few headlines I've read have shown some interesting new things.

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    Has anyone had any luck finding a ROG MAXIMUS IX EXTREME motherboard? The monoblock that incorporates the M.2 would be great for an upcoming project. Too soon after CES?
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    I haven't been looking at something that high end to really know about availability. It looks very nice but is it worth having the all in one water block as apposed to building out your own water cooling and block configuration? Could you use some kind of RAM water block to cool an NVMe m.2 SSD?

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    Didn't want to make a whole thread looking for one motherboard. m.2 SSDs are generally too close to the board to have the sandwich-style waterblocks fit.

    Minimizing the number of connections to help reliability is a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding View Post
    Didn't want to make a whole thread looking for one motherboard. m.2 SSDs are generally too close to the board to have the sandwich-style waterblocks fit.

    Minimizing the number of connections to help reliability is a good thing.
    Is U.2 form factor in a drive bay a consideration?

    http://edgeup.asus.com/2016/06/06/m-...board-designs/

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    800 GB Intel 750 2.5" drive for U.2 for $480

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    Nope, no room for U.2 in this install. M.2 only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding View Post
    Nope, no room for U.2 in this install. M.2 only.
    Is that U.2 connector the new standard? I'm out of the loop, still on SATA/SAS.
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    Easiest way to think of U.2 is the speed of an M.2 slot but with a cable to a 2.5" drive. Both can deliver 4 PCIE lanes. Advantage of the 2.5" drive is much better cooling potential and sustained speeds without the slowdowns M.2 drives suffer from due to heat build up. Many motherboards with an M.2 and U.2 connector share the same bus and only allow you to choose one or the other. Not really a replacement for SAS/SATA as such, but good for a very fast boot drive.

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    So, are most of the SD and uSD cards priced under Amazon pricing on eBay fake? It sure seems that way. Some are obviously fake where they are selling something that doesn't even exist, like this. That person has at least two accounts selling the same fakes. Their other listing.

    Others are much more subtle like this. This last one more troubling since that model card has been available from legitimate sources for less than that price in the past.

    I guess you've got to stick to reputable stores, and that excludes Amazon (since they mix inventory from different sellers for the same items).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    I guess you've got to stick to reputable stores, and that excludes Amazon (since they mix inventory from different sellers for the same items).
    I'm currently under the impression that you can still choose which seller you want to buy from? If you don't choose they will choose for you, but if I say I only want to buy from the seller Amazon.com I'm pretty sure those items are sold by Amazon themselves?
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    But Amz has been dicey for some items. Like Eneloops, for instance. And SD says for memory cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding View Post
    I'm currently under the impression that you can still choose which seller you want to buy from? If you don't choose they will choose for you, but if I say I only want to buy from the seller Amazon.com I'm pretty sure those items are sold by Amazon themselves?
    You can choose the seller, but you don't necessarily get something from that seller's inventory if it's fulfilled by Amazon. Amazon treats inventory for any particular item as interchangeable regardless of where it came from (unless there is something unique about it). Effectively (in terms of order fulfillment) they dump the inventory from all the fulfilled by Amazon sellers and their own into the same bucket. So, all it takes is one seller to send fakes to Amazon and you could get a fake no matter which seller you buy from, even Amazon themselves.

    Of course they're not really all mixed in a single location. But are spread out in warehouses all over the country. Amazon will generally ship from the closest warehouse to minimize their shipping cost which means you get inventory from one of the sellers who has their products in the closest warehouse to you (or from the warehouse where other items in your order are so they can ship it all in one package).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mubs View Post
    But Amz has been dicey for some items. Like Eneloops, for instance. And SD says for memory cards.
    I avoid the memory cards, but I've ordered the Eneloops a few times. They seem fine to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I avoid the memory cards, but I've ordered the Eneloops a few times. They seem fine to me.
    Most of my Eneloops came from Costco. A few packs came from Woot. I did buy some from Amazon as Christmas gift this past year though. I hadn't heard of any issues with Eneloops from Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Most of my Eneloops came from Costco. A few packs came from Woot. I did buy some from Amazon as Christmas gift this past year though. I hadn't heard of any issues with Eneloops from Amazon.
    I try to buy a large variety of colors to keep groups easily identifiable. Amazon has some of the more unusual ones.
    At this point I have plenty of AA cells which last practically forever in my limited use. I buy the Eneloop Pro for the flashes and 330V power supplies.
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    So, apparently Sandisk's 200GB microSDXC cards aren't really 200gB, and I'm not talking about 200GiB vs. 200"GB". They're only 196,865,949,696 bytes. I guess selling a 196GB card just didn't have the same cachet.

    In contrast, Lexar's 200GB card is 200,788,672,512 bytes. I noticed the two were different sizes when looking at CDM benchmarks for them. After some searching I found reviews for each that gave byte counts and it all made sense why I was seeing a 4GB capacity difference between them in the CDM screenshots.

    Frankly, I'm a little surprised no one has noticed and brought in the lawyers yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    So, apparently Sandisk's 200GB microSDXC cards aren't really 200gB, and I'm not talking about 200GiB vs. 200"GB". They're only 196,865,949,696 bytes. I guess selling a 196GB card just didn't have the same cachet.
    My guess, they figure they can get away with it, since the public are quite happy to acknowledge that 4K TV don't actually display 4096 pixels wide, but 3840 pixels, because you know, it's close enough to be called 4K... So 196GB is close enough to 200GB...
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    From stuff I've read int he past (Eneloop thread on CPF, etc.), Thomas Distributing is the safest place to buy Eneloops from, original stuff guaranteed. For the reasons SD mentioned a couple of posts above, buying from Amz is dicey.

    I buy Eneloops from Thomas, photographic stuff from B&H. Except this time, I got the Breakthrough Photography X2 CP filter from Amz because I was buying a bunch of other stuff at the same time, and they're an authorized retailer according to BP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewy509 View Post
    My guess, they figure they can get away with it, since the public are quite happy to acknowledge that 4K TV don't actually display 4096 pixels wide, but 3840 pixels, because you know, it's close enough to be called 4K... So 196GB is close enough to 200GB...
    In the US all the "4K" sets have a little * after the 4k with fine print somewhere that it's really 3840x2160 so they don't get sued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mubs View Post
    From stuff I've read int he past (Eneloop thread on CPF, etc.), Thomas Distributing is the safest place to buy Eneloops from, original stuff guaranteed. For the reasons SD mentioned a couple of posts above, buying from Amz is dicey.

    I buy Eneloops from Thomas, photographic stuff from B&H. Except this time, I got the Breakthrough Photography X2 CP filter from Amz because I was buying a bunch of other stuff at the same time, and they're an authorized retailer according to BP.
    BH sells Eneloops, memory cards, etc. that are legit.
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    So the 200GB Lexar Micro SD card I bought is bad right out of the package. The first thing I did after getting it was to run FAKEFLASHTEST on the drive. It came back with this nice log:
    Code:
    FAKEFLASHTEST v1.1.1  [SSi]
    DRIVE 2 -  186.9GiB Lexar microSD RDR              
    FFT - Quick Size Test (destructive)
    D:     (no label)    DRIVE 2 -  186.9GiB Lexar microSD RDR              
    
    Writing marker blocks to drive 2
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    Memory tested in blocks of 25600 sectors.
    
    BAD MEMORY from sector 47514 (23.2001MiB) to sector 7369114 (3,598.2001Mib)
    
    WARNING: no memory detected at one or more locations.
    Test took 2301 seconds.
    
                             *** FAILED ***
    
    DEVICE HAS DUPLICATE OR BAD BLOCKS!
    
    Recommended maximum usable partition size: 10.7001Mib (approx. Last good Sector=47514)
    
    Unplug and re-connect the drive, then reformat it using Windows or RMPrepUSB.
    A subsequent format and attempt to write data to the drive (like copying a file with Windows Explorer) result in nothing happening. I tried the card in another reader and got the same result. A second attempt to run FAKEFLASHTEST on the card results in FAKEFLASHTEST running very slowly compared to the first run. ARGH!!!

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    No idea on this one. The second test apparently passed.

    Code:
    FAKEFLASHTEST v1.1.1  [SSi]
    DRIVE 2 -  186.9GiB TS-RDF5 SD  Transcend          
    FFT - Quick Size Test (destructive)
    D:     (no label)    DRIVE 2 -  186.9GiB TS-RDF5 SD  Transcend          
    
    Writing marker blocks to drive 2
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    Reading back marker blocks...
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    Test took 6641 seconds.
    
    Device quick test was OK    *** PASSED ***
    
    NOTE: Drive filesystem has been erased - please partition and format it, and then test with H2TESTW for thorough test.
    
    INFO: This device is classed as a Removable Disk by Windows.
    Unplug and re-connect the drive, then reformat it using Windows or RMPrepUSB.
    However, the card isn't exactly usable. It's super slow. Like 10's of seconds to copy a sub 200k file to the card. A CDM benchmark literally was 0.000 for all the tests using a 50MB test amount.

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    Maybe this is why I didn't receive the stands yet.
    Do you know where your package is?
    --Lunar

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Do you know where your package is?
    Yep, ready to be delivered back to B&H on Monday.

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