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2 of the world's ugliest webcams for $1 and $2 each from Salvo stores.  One's a pig and the other looks like a cross between a minion and a Bubble Bobble monster.  Top resolution of 640x480.

The thought being that I could just pull the guts out and have a couple of nice little inspection cameras.
But the board it's mounted on + components and flimsy soldered in wiring means the thing takes about 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm minimum so not exactly great for tight spaces.
 

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a gigabyte gtx1060 6gb - ocau's loss is my gain at a bargain price, almost brand new

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD-rev-10-11#kf

matches my other components to perfection, so i am now pimped to the max for an older build :

i7-2600k  4.1ghz @1.22v / megahalems / gigabyte z77-d3h / samsung 850 evo 250 / 2x8gb G.Skill ares @ 2133 cl10 / asus xonar d2 + klipsch promedia ultra 2.0 + ath ad700 / Lian Li PC-A17B & corsair hx750i & noctua fans / gigabyte gtx1060 oc 6g / dell u2515h

 

+120 core / +160 vram - boosts to over 2ghz gaming without any voltage tweaks, and maxes out at 72c or so with minimal fan noise, compared to the gtx760 oc it replaced, which was silent enough in 2d, but revved under gaming quite noticeably

only pulls 120w, needing a single 6 pin auxiliary power cable (the 76o0needed 6+8)

 

rise of flight at 1440 fully blinged up is beautiful to behold, and i am having a hoot replaying crysis 2, while dishonored 2 is waiting for its turn

 

i'm really pleased with my buy 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Nice buy Scuffy1, I have a built-in 6GB GTX1060 in my laptop (no plans to OC it, don't want to fry the laptop).

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On 8/28/2018 at 12:59 PM, SpudMuffin said:

New Fridge!

 

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LongClaw! The letter opener, because getting a full sized sword through customs might be tricky ...

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A Luxa2 EnerGBar 90 Watt universal laptop power adaptor from MSY.

I'd been thinking about one for a while, occasionally come across a device without power supply.  I've known Jaycar has them for some time but didn't like the price.
$60 from MSY, hard to resist.  I was actually there to get another desktop PSU as I'd sold my other spare - grabbed a Corsair 550 while I was there.

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2 hours ago, Rybags said:

A Luxa2 EnerGBar 90 Watt universal laptop power adaptor from MSY.

I'd been thinking about one for a while, occasionally come across a device without power supply.  I've known Jaycar has them for some time but didn't like the price.
$60 from MSY, hard to resist.  I was actually there to get another desktop PSU as I'd sold my other spare - grabbed a Corsair 550 while I was there.

im curious what the voltage output is.  the input voltage ranges for each laptop differ from 17.6-21V lowest min/highest max.  so i wonder if each connector drops the EnerGBar's voltage different amounts or it is just within all ranges, eg. 19V.

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I expected it to have a slide switch but there is none.  It just says "Compatible for all laptops with DC 18V - 20V input".

So, unsure how it does it.  Maybe it's got smarts and just raises the voltage until the current draw stops going down (?)
Though I've found that laptops expecting 18.5 generally work fine with adaptors that are 19 and other way 'round.
Essentially you're usually just series feeding a bank of 18650s anyway, and the usual for those from memory is to give them more volts than nominal during charging.

Very annoyingly though (and they're not mentioned on the list of "major brands supported") there's no matching plug for this old Sony Viao that I've got here, though it's so old that it's a P3 with Win 2000 sticker.

(it comes with 10 common plug types)

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Nice score at a Vinnies store - Far Cry Primal - Special Edition for 5 bucks.
Just hope the thing registers OK... though I suppose I could just grab a crack if there's problems.

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16 minutes ago, Rybags said:

Nice score at a Vinnies store - Far Cry Primal - Special Edition for 5 bucks.
Just hope the thing registers OK... though I suppose I could just grab a crack if there's problems.

 

nice one, centurion

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On 9/20/2018 at 3:24 PM, Rybags said:

Nice score at a Vinnies store - Far Cry Primal - Special Edition for 5 bucks.
Just hope the thing registers OK... though I suppose I could just grab a crack if there's problems.

🙂

 

You can't crack that you need to surrender your geek badge 🙂

Joking but it has a default, it's on the disk in a hidden folder as I recall 🙂

 

Cheers

 

 

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 just went all extravagant at K-Mart. bought a turbo oven, fuckwot removalist lost the base of my old one but the new one is same size so I have two tops and two extenders if needed.  I bought a new stick blender, he lost that for me as well, and some new microwaveable containers with lockable lids.

Had serious change out of $100, geez I was a sdplurger  🙂

Cheers

 

 

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Turbo oven?

I got given one of those small almost fat free cookers a little while back, haven't tried it out yet.

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🙂

 

Turbos are good, far better than the useless stove in this place, which thankfully I will not be in much longer.

They are efficient, you can see what is going on without opening a door and the food is always good.

I dunno about the fat-free bit but it is probably the case, sit a whole chook on the trivet and quite a bit of fat is cooked out and into the bottom of the cooker.

Which is the other thing, easy to clean, I hate cleaning ovens 🙂

Give it a try, I doubt you will regret it 🙂

Cheers

 

 

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2 more old games for 2 bucks each - COD4: MW and COD: World at War.

Stopped at the Mint on the way home.
TBH, coin sets are probably the worst investment aside maybe from stamps that you can buy new.
But, couldn't resist the special 50 cent AC/DC coin, $15 for the uncirculated version.  The other one is $130 so gave it a miss.
And the XE Falcon 50 cent, also $15.

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A few 18650 batteries

 

Description Unit price Qty Amount
Sanyo NCR18650GA 3350mAh - 10A x100
Item Number 18650ga
309.92 EUR 1 €309.92 EUR
Subtotal €309.92 EUR
Postage and packaging €9.50 EUR
Tax €67.08 EUR
Total €386.50 EUR
Payment €386.50 EUR

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A Netgear WN3000RP Wifi range extender from a Salvos store for 5 bucks.

After setup it'd either connect to a computer and not have 'net access or have access then just drop off after a few minutes, I thought that was the reason it was donated.
Though trying it on MacOS seemed to reap more stable results for some reason.
I downloaded the firmware update and applied it.  Next thing you know it seems to be behaving as it should.

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Just bought a plan press from fb marketplace, $100. Well used but it's heavy, solid, and in good nick. I bought it for my girlfriend, who collects rocks, shells, insects, and so on, for storage and easy access. She likes being in contact with these things to give her ideas for motifs and textures in her paintings. The thing is huge - just a wee bit smaller than an A0 sheet.  She won't be moving out to Australia for at least a year yet, but I should have a pretty decent set up for her once she gets here. 

 

 

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