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  1. @~thehung

    Anyone know much about power conditioners?

    internally, its probably using much lower DC voltages at much higher currents. at 80W, it could draw over 6A at 12V, for instance, although i suppose its probable that under any normal condition it would never come close to that ??? its probably transformerless power supply with a fuse that will tell you the safe maximum.
  2. @~thehung

    Anyone know much about power conditioners?

    if the TV has one of those three-pronged female power inputs, is there any reason to think it might already have this kind of filtering? if the TV is at least earthed, do you foresee any problems lifting it via the chassis mounted option above? could the 6A rating on the IEC thingo be an issue?
  3. @~thehung

    What a joke

    i think the concept youre after there is just garden variety Galilean relativity. but i suppose there's room for both, since from certain vantage points it could be argued that your lurches toward the far right have lowered the tone of this forum :P
  4. @~thehung

    Then to now

    love you Cheeky! :P :P :P :P
  5. @~thehung

    Anyone know much about power conditioners?

    yeah, so maybe you can open it up, and see if you can buy something with a little more grunt that will fit in its place ... or solder in larger cap or something like that... why so silence re the circuit? you may have an outlet in an adjacent room that is on a different 10A circuit. its potentially a quick test, if this problem is predictably repeatable. also, probably won't make any difference at all, but is there any setting on the TV that might lower the power draw, for example lowering the back light?
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    Anyone know much about power conditioners?

    yeah, but what happens if its on another circuit? wouldnt you be replacing the thing that is shit?
  7. @~thehung

    Use by dates

    i was under the impression that Julian dates were common on australian eggs? as for files, yeah, been prefixing them with YYYYMMDD for years when i may not be able to trust metadata dates down the road.
  8. @~thehung

    What a joke

    i saw it as a warning too. the question is, who was the message for, and who does it serve best? was the aim merely to preach to the converted, or actually dent the cynicism of those who expect the detainees to be thankful they have it so good, and who are prone to tune out the moment they are handed any excuse to doubt the objectivity of the speaker?
  9. @~thehung

    An interesting thought...

    Although the "Atoms for Peace" campaign was formally launched in 1957, corporate America began to promote peaceful uses of atomic energy as early as the first few months after Hiroshima. A Is For Atom, an artifact of this effort, takes this highly loaded and threatening issue straight to the public in an attempt to "humanize" the figure of the atom. A Is For Atom speaks of five atomic "giants" which "man has released from within the atom's heart": the warrior and destroyer, the farmer, the healer, the engineer and the research worker. Each is pictured as a majestic, shimmering outline figure towering over the earth. "But all are within man's power subject to his command," says the narrator reassuringly, and our future depends "on man's wisdom, on his firmness in the use of that power." General Electric, a long-time manufacturer of electric appliances, power generation plants, and nuclear weapon components, is staking a claim here, asserting their interest in managing and exploiting this new and bewildering technology. Its pitch: this is powerful, frightening, near-apocalyptic technology, but managed with firmness, it can be profitable and promising. This "Trust us with the control of technology, and we'll give you progress without end" pitch resembles what we've seen in films like General Motors' To New Horizons... But the automobile, of course, wasn't a weapon of mass destruction.
  10. @~thehung

    What a joke

    meh, i dont think this guy is helping with alarmist hyperbole tacked onto his closing comments. suggesting the next step is 'putting them on box cars' or tricking them into taking a shower unfortunately all but erodes the gravity of his previous points.
  11. @~thehung

    Anyone know much about power conditioners?

    i assume the kettle or something are on the same circuit. maybe you could run an extension to another circuit and see if symptoms persist. probably not a permanent solution, but i know i would want to know! is it an LCD TV? maybe you could replace the power supply yourself?
  12. @~thehung

    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    now theres a point. my smallest burner will sometimes go out, and the lowest stable setting is hard to eyeball and probably still varies a lot over a long period. difficult to get anything low and slow down to an exact science. also, now youve got me wondering if the lowest setting on an induction plate (or some of them at least) would be gentle enough to eliminate the need for a bain marie... time to dust off my portable induction plate.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    it depends what kind of cooking you do i guess? induction is great, and surprisingly responsive if the first time you use one you have fresh memories of electric hot plates in mind, but i am not sure i would ever want to give up the fine control of being able to alter the distance and angle of pan to flame.
  14. @~thehung

    What a joke

    its a bit more nuanced than that eveln Euphemisms, Concentration Camps And The Japanese Internment, (Opinion, NPR, 2012) The OED defines a concentration camp as, "a camp where non-combatants of a district are accommodated, such as those instituted by Lord Kitchener during the Boer War (1899–1902); one for the internment of political prisoners, foreign nationals, etc., esp. as organized by the Nazi regime in Germany before and during the war of 1939–45." Nazis put Jews, and millions of non-Jews, into about 20,000 camps during the war. According to the Holocaust Museum, these camps ranged from forced-labor camps where internees worked as slave labor, transit camps that served as holding pins before sending people off to Auschwitz and other places, and extermination camps, or death camps, built primarily for mass murder. Today, we often identify the phrase "concentration camp" with the latter, though the museum itself has a broader definition, and one that may be clearer than either of the dictionary ones. The museum says: "The term concentration camp refers to a camp in which people are detained or confined, usually under harsh conditions and without regard to legal norms of arrest and imprisonment that are acceptable in a constitutional democracy." not that AOC wasnt being misleading and provocative based on how the term is most often understood today, but the above definition applies.
  15. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    + over that short distance, dont forget about the benefit of a perfect start. theres supposedly 40 ms between 1st and 2nd, which is possibly within the standard error for typical reaction times of around 190ms.
  16. @~thehung

    how crap is this government ?

    exactly. and even then, i only monitor a handful of accounts by cherry picking from them as an RSS feed. https://twitrss.me/
  17. @~thehung

    VPN - Is fingerprinting a concern?

    just checking if i understand. you are talking about connecting 24/7 through some box with VPN credentials plus, an occasional second instance using the same VPN provider but established over the existing VPN connection via a software client?
  18. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    well, really clutching at straws here..... but maybe an insulator that doesnt heat up could be good at funnelling heat away from the CPU for further extraction while not re-radiating much heat itself?
  19. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    same. i cant remember why i stopped.
  20. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    "upcoming". so you mean you havent seen the movie or the show?
  21. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    jesus Chrisg, youre somehow retrospectively making things worse! aussie Huffington Post 2017: Hummus: We Taste Tested Six Brands From The Supermarket 1. Obela smooth classic hommus Judge 3: So this is our first one. How we do think this one looks? Judge 2: It looks nice and creamy. It smells very fresh. Judge 3: It looks really smooth. It has an okay colour. ButI can't get him. [<---- WTF ?] See? It was hard to pick up. It was hard to get on my cracker. It smells good. I think I know what this one is. J2: I really enjoyed that. Creamy and fresh. Not too oily but not that gritty texture. Very mild flavour in a good way. J1: Not too garlicky. "You can really could eat a lot of this one I reckon. You could sit there and scoop and scoop and scoop.
  22. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    How iss it a word?
  23. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    what you talking bout Willis? half the point of using a VPN over public WiFi is to prevent unencrypted local traffic. but of course, if youve got a government installed not-a-back-door™ backdoor on your phone, that may be a different story. that article is a total mess, which is totally typical when it comes to tech. its conflating a bunch of things. backdoors aside, one wouldve assumed all public hotspots were leaky sieves of metadata at least long before the last Assistance and Access amendment.
  24. @~thehung

    Has editing died ?

    what we have here is a grammatical version of the parsley stuck in someone's teeth dilemma. is it ultimately more respectful to speak up or to feign ignorance? choosing wrongly can mean you end up causing offence. as such, i am sometimes less likely to correct someone the more i like/respect them. which is why i have grit my teeth and suffered in silence over this "per say" bullshit of yours for fricken years eveln . that, and for all the reasons put forth by Stephen Fry in your linked video. unless the person has a specific interest or cause to care, most of the time, it just doesnt matter. but if Kimmo hadnt jumped on it, in this moment of perfect opportunity for good-natured humour, i certainly would have. so there!
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