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Interesting, I might try that on my old Eachine H8! The Eachine Trashcan I bought is a brushless quad flashed with Betaflight, so probably not the target setup for Silverware.

 

I grabbed the X-lite because I wanted something easy to hold. Personally not a fan of the larger transmitters as someone who uses thumbs.

 

In terms of what I'm trying to achieve, I want to learn acro rather than racing. Been looking at some of Mr Steele's videos and would be happy to do a 1/10th of what he can. 🙂

 

 

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i'm a thumbie flyer too

 

if you want to learn acro, silverware is a win !

 

cheapest most capable drones you will ever encounter

 

check out the wiki i linked, and also the rcforums threads; silverxxx (who wrote the original firmware) absconded from the forum last year after starting and continuing some amazing work, and it has reached critical mass with others taking on the continuation and the chines board makers jumping on the trend

 

so much so that it is now possible to buy boards already enable for silverware, from xinte.com, betacore, banggood and even fleabay

 

but much more fun to buy and convert cheap arse toys like the santa drones, and compatible other stuff (check the wiki) that fly like hundred dollar full acro kit

 

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Oh dear, it seems I’ve bought a Spark and a Tello

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There goes all my free time

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nah, it's cute, but it's a pretty basic ornithopter

 

now this i can appreciate, and obviously was somewhat an inspiration

 

i remember building a rubber powered smaller one back in the mid 70's, but the quality of flight reflected my level of expertise at the time

 

 

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On 09/03/2019 at 5:42 PM, Rybags said:

A new Seagate 4 TB external 3.5" from Officeworks for $139.

This thing is infernally slow!  Turns out that many newer drives are using SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) that overlaps tracks and requires multiple rewrites which slows them down.
The plan was to remove it from the case and replace the 3 TB inside my machine but now I've decided to use one I bought about 18 months ago which has barely been touched and sat in the cupboard.
I benched both back to back and the older one which uses Perpendicular recording gets 176/166 r/w vs 138/49 in AS-SSD.

Chances are also that it's probably not the full 7,200 rpm either.

I guess they don't need to advertise it too well for external drives, because they're not usually raided.

Not that many 'new' drivers use SMR.  But at one point a few years ago it was really good GB/$, so I bought a bunch of 8TB ones.  They're designed as archival drives, so they take a while to fill up but once that's done they read fine (in my eperience) - which is basically all I want from something powering a HTPC.

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Just put together one of these yesterday for the kids:

https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=607&area=en

It works quite nicely as a slim case that takes a full size graphics card so I can finally give them a computer they can game on a bit. I'll hid this away behind the desk and wall mount the monitor and give them back the desk space the old HP all in one was taking on their desk.

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20 hours ago, Nich... said:

I guess they don't need to advertise it too well for external drives, because they're not usually raided.

Not that many 'new' drivers use SMR.  But at one point a few years ago it was really good GB/$, so I bought a bunch of 8TB ones.  They're designed as archival drives, so they take a while to fill up but once that's done they read fine (in my eperience) - which is basically all I want from something powering a HTPC.

 

most external hdd are 5400rpm  because it's less heat and power, and they are usually not doing dynamic stuff

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11 hours ago, fliptopia said:

Just put together one of these yesterday for the kids:

https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=607&area=en

It works quite nicely as a slim case that takes a full size graphics card so I can finally give them a computer they can game on a bit. I'll hid this away behind the desk and wall mount the monitor and give them back the desk space the old HP all in one was taking on their desk.

 

that's pretty slick

 

dunno how well it'll cope with dust behind a desk in a kid's room...   mr 16's lanboy 2 which he has rocked now for well over a decade had to finally move from his inadequate desk, but ut is mounted off the floor on an ersatz stand to keep it from breeding dust bunnies like a real rabbit

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47 minutes ago, scruffy1 said:

 

that's pretty slick

 

dunno how well it'll cope with dust behind a desk in a kid's room...   mr 16's lanboy 2 which he has rocked now for well over a decade had to finally move from his inadequate desk, but ut is mounted off the floor on an ersatz stand to keep it from breeding dust bunnies like a real rabbit

 

It's going to be in the family area for the kids (hence my wanting something I can hide. I was thinking maybe cutting a hole in the back of the desk for airflow and mounting it at the back or possibly partially through the back. Then wire a power switch so it surface mounts on the wall under monitor. Hopefully the lack of carpets keeps the dust in check. 

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Was delivered yesterday. Not many white ones around, the factory only produced red ones.


Nice knowing you all...
 

 

 

 

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Cheers, DL'd for later.  Good to see you back here too mate.

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5 hours ago, Rybags said:

Cheers, DL'd for later.  Good to see you back here too mate.

/bro fist

 

 

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🙂

 

My days of Ducatis are well over, last was a Darmah, long time back, nice looking bike there Twinny   🙂

 

It seems no matter how many power boards I have I need more and they do die of course.

 

Found this at KMart the other day, neat idea, cleaned up my area around my computer quite a bit:

 

https://www.kmart.com.au/product/arlec-3-outlet-power-cube-board/2496327

 

Sixteen bucks to resolve some of the cable mess, not bad 🙂

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

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Watched the video last night... that thing looks like a bit of a weapon.  Looking forward to their promised followup.

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Couple of days ago... a Moka pot.

First attempt a bit bitter, I was caught unaware that the process would be so quick (used a portable burner for good heat control).

Second attempt tonight, not too bad.  Using Vittoria packaged coffee that I've had a while for the french press.

Seems to turn out with a bit more "character" than the french press and also seems to require a bit less coffee.

 

Watched a few videos - some good tips seem to be to use hot water to begin with which avoids preheating the coffee grounds too much and to quench the boiler once finished to stop the process.

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3 hours ago, Rybags said:

Couple of days ago... a Moka pot.

First attempt a bit bitter, I was caught unaware that the process would be so quick (used a portable burner for good heat control).

Second attempt tonight, not too bad.  Using Vittoria packaged coffee that I've had a while for the french press.

Seems to turn out with a bit more "character" than the french press and also seems to require a bit less coffee.

 

Watched a few videos - some good tips seem to be to use hot water to begin with which avoids preheating the coffee grounds too much and to quench the boiler once finished to stop the process.

Secret of moka pot is low temp and pour it straight away.

Coffee don't like boiling water a few degrees less than 100c is good and good to not let it stand in the hot moka pot.

Also either stir the brew a little or pour a bit in each cup back and forth till full or one will be stronger than the other.

Am a wogboi grew up making ground coffee , first in a saucepan then when folks bought a one in moka pot.

Mum would send me to get 2kg bags of Vittoria Double Caramel roast, used to grind on demand in a mill with wooden body and a draw.

Which ever way you make it actual coffee is so much better than the hot cordial called instant coffee.

😛

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nice wheels twinny

 

my ancient vtr250 is currently mid-stride major service

 

already got new steering head bearings, sprockets and chain, and a pair of pirelli angel cities

 

still pending - timing chain rebuild

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and re coffee, i am really pleased i bought the lelit espresso machine (another awesome win from ocau)

 

for anyone who loves coffee, can i hugely recommend withams - they will ship at reasonable rates, and their super mocha, and the elephant beans are both delicious - we have lots of local roasters and they are nowhere near as good

 

http://www.withams.com.au/CAFE/coffee

 

even with shipping to many places, it's around $15 per 250gm if you buy a kilo - about the same as local prices for roasts, but it is only roasted the day they ship it, so fresh as it gets, and peaks at ~ 1-2 weeks post the oven, but stores really well frozen

 

the coffee snobs might turn at the idea of freezing beans, but mr witham is pretty circumspect about the likelihood of degrading flavour in the short term, and he's been in the game growing and roasting since - and a nice guy to talk to about his produce; the whole beans keep fine in the fridge if you dole some out from the frozen stash into a vented bag, and let 'em warm up to room temp as the espresso machine heats up

 

🙂

 

 

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Thought I'd give https://www.motortrendondemand.com/

a go - they have an absolute shiteload of car shows including ones such as Roadkill, Roadkill Garage and Engine Masters which used to be free on YT but are now subscriber only and the usual suspect sources are somewhat unreliable and slow to obtain the new episodes.

 

Glad I didn't pick the annual option and just went monthly though the price is somewhat higher overall.  The big disappointment so far is that so many shows have all or part series locked out due to "rights in your region".  And this includes shows that have even been on 7mate like 3 years ago.  And for whatever reason they've also locked out the first 9 series of Wheeler Dealers which started about 15 years ago.  Throw in the somewhat poor exchange rate vs $US and the value for money seems somewhat less than it did half an hour ago.

 

So, I'll see how it goes.  You can do a fortnight trial but it'll probably take me longer to work out if I want to keep it or not.

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Picked up another NUC, SSD, HDD, and some RAM to build a small HTPC for a friend.

 

One of those 'hindsight' things, I guess: different sized 2.5" drives have different heights, and the NUC page isn't really forthcoming on how high a drive it's bay can acomodate.  After wasting about an hour with pliers, I gave up and am running it bay-less.

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I almost jumped at an Intel Compute Stick going for $90 the other day - sort of regret it, saving would have been about $80 vs new.

But I've got the 7" Windoze tablet which barely gets used and is almost functionally equivalent.

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