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#9321 chrisg

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:59 PM

Unfortunately I agree on USB hubs - big market opportunity being missed.

 

I've been told the Dlink ones are best of a bad bunch - that's not exactly encouraging :)

 

I've had several, including a Targus that was hardly cheap - all riubbish.

 

WOMM - I really do not recall what he used to post as here but a friend of mine in the US has apparently died, information coming second-hand. I only spoke with him last week....

 

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:08 AM

Why not try one of those Arduino kits and make your own up.

Because that's probably something that'll take more time to do than I'll be in the US. And because I suspect it'll cost more than a USB extension cable.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:08 AM

So Microsoft accepts buttcoins now.

Cleverly, they accept them through BitPay.

Smart enough to take butts, and not stupid enough to hold on to them. Good move.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:25 AM

 

Why not try one of those Arduino kits and make your own up.

Because that's probably something that'll take more time to do than I'll be in the US. And because I suspect it'll cost more than a USB extension cable.

 

 

Was looking at the designs for these USB ports and i can see why so many hubs fail. Different USB types play a big factor USB1 ,USB2 are almost the same but with USB3 you have 2 data paths . Not really sure whether a Data amplification circuit is needed. Could probably make one up for under $30. Just need to find some acid to burn a PCB pattern with.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:40 AM

You would expect the CEO of a small company that exclusively deals with a particular range of products, to actually know something about those products, right?  I really thought this was a safe assumption, but it's come back to bite me for a recent business deal.  There seems to be far too many wannabe entrepreneurs these days who's principal idea for business is drop-shipping.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:45 AM

You would expect the CEO of a small company that exclusively deals with a particular range of products, to actually know something about those products, right?  I really thought this was a safe assumption, but it's come back to bite me for a recent business deal.  There seems to be far too many wannabe entrepreneurs these days who's principal idea for business is drop-shipping.

 

Its all about commission in Business if they drop shipping ,would they want to know about the products they are selling?

 

If they sell a product for $30 its probably giving them $12 commission.

 

If you make the products then you should know them by heart.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:28 PM

Motherfuck. I got an APA scholarship!



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

Do I have to physically slam someone's head in the door before they learn to close and lock it before they leave the house? I think I do.

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:26 PM

Motherfuck. I got an APA scholarship!

 

Gratz mate. Good luck on your new Future.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:41 PM

Sometimes 'recommended' books get interesting if the author's name is the same as another author.

 

I had a 'childhood favourite'.  Douglas Hill.  Master of Fiends.  Blade of the Poisoner.

 

Recently relearnt his name (Never really paid attention when I was 9 - 10 yrs old).  The other week I bought Master of Fiends.  Read it through.  Tonight on a whim I did the "Similar books" option in Google Play.

 

First 4 books all by Douglas Hill.  Sci Fi rather than High Fantasy (not my cup of tea).

5th suggestion "Storm surge barriers to protect New York"

6th suggestion "Politics, Capital and Leisure in India: Situating the Port and the Multiplex in Kolkata"

 

Hmmmmm.  Damn demons.

 

AD


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:28 PM

And it's official, 1.03 megawatts production for the first month. Not bad...
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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:02 AM

Motherfuck. I got an APA scholarship!

Congrats!

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:22 AM

Motherfuck. I got an APA scholarship!


Congratulations, Komuso! :) Now you only have to take out a loan for books! ;)
 

Do I have to physically slam someone's head in the door before they learn to close and lock it before they leave the house? I think I do.


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Know that feel, dude. 'Cept in this case, it's the connecting door to the garage - and the cats have figured out how to stand on the door handle to open it.
 

And it's official, 1.03 megawatts production for the first month. Not bad...


Er... 'Bout 33KW per day, yes? That seems like a whole lot o' juice, Mac. Must be paying for itself fairly nicely, as these things go.

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:42 AM

I wonder if I could slip a 240mAh battery into this cheapo RC helicopter to make it fly longer... I guess the main concern would be overheating the brushed motors.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 02:07 AM

I wonder if I could slip a 240mAh battery into this cheapo RC helicopter to make it fly longer... I guess the main concern would be overheating the brushed motors.


... Just a fleeting fancy: if a whopping 240mA is enough to be considered "too much" for the 'copter, could you possibly fit the thing with a high-efficiency PV cell and fly it potentially non-stop during daylight hours?

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 03:23 AM

Took the wife and kids out for dinner as a final treat in my last few days here. Inadvertantly made my wife super sick because she wanted to eat most of the food rather than take it home :<
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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

You know I thought being our third child I'd have a handle on on all the stupid questions I ask my kids and would've learnt not to ask them by now, apparently not. I asked child 3.0 why he had a blanket, "Because I have a blanket" was his response, I sulked away not daring to delve into the logic of a 7yr old boy.

 

I have also been conscripted by said child into painting some Tyranids that were a gift from his grandparents after his surgery, so if anyone has any tips or tricks feel free to let me have them :) Until then I'm off to youtube and google for answers.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:03 AM

I have also been conscripted by said child into painting some Tyranids that were a gift from his grandparents after his surgery, so if anyone has any tips or tricks feel free to let me have them :)

 

They might look like Alien's Xenomorphs, but Tyranids don't come in all-black. ;)


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:10 AM

 

I have also been conscripted by said child into painting some Tyranids that were a gift from his grandparents after his surgery, so if anyone has any tips or tricks feel free to let me have them :)

 

They might look like Alien's Xenomorphs, but Tyranids don't come in all-black. ;)

 

I know he wants them painted just like they are on the box, nevermind that my skills with a paint brush are almost non existent. Oh well it's a good time to learn and by coincidence one of the electrical contractors at work is president of a local modelling club and has invited me to join, they have talks and seminars etc regarding painting so I think I'll be joining up with them in the new year.


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:36 AM

Anyone opened opened up a USB hub ,be interested to see what is inside of one.

 

Those hubs inbuilt to 240v powerboards must be a shocker ,thinking about low level voltage wires mixed with High Voltage is a disaster.


Edited by codecreeper, 13 December 2014 - 11:06 AM.

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