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Only Sith deal in absolutes.

Yes, I realize the irony in that statement lol.

What day is it? That's right! Recap day!

Tandy 1400LT Power Supply is going to get every cap replaced.

An interesting experiment, how drivers on the road react differently to a pedestrian and a pedestrian with a brick.

It may be interesting for those who write use cases for #autonomous cars :)

It's itching me to buy this, just to see if it will respond with an http code 418 as is should!

Quick poll for the audience (please boost for reach)

You see a WiFi Router marketed as: "Dual-Band AC750 Wifi 4-port Gigabit Router with USB device sharing"

Your impression is the device:

How many CRTs do you have in your home? Boost for science.


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Now, had I done my homework, the specs page states this clearly. However, I purchased based upon the title alone, expecting all the ports to be gigabit, as it was 2020 afterall... Who still puts 100mbps chips in their devices?

Asus.. That's who.. Then put gigabit in the title for suckers who only read the title.

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A year or two ago, I purchased an Asus RT-AC51U "Dual-Band AC750 WiFi 4-port Gigabit Router with USB device sharing"

The WAN port is 100mbps
The LAN ports are 100mbps
The Wifi is AC750 (WiFi 5 capable of max of about 433mbps)

I purchased this because their page stated it was a gigabit router, and I planned to upgrade my service to gigabit eventually. Which I recently did. I'm enjoying my 100mbps connection still.

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Quick poll for the audience (please boost for reach)

You see a WiFi Router marketed as: "Dual-Band AC750 Wifi 4-port Gigabit Router with USB device sharing"

Your impression is the device:

For my review of the case, here's what I put in at Newegg. It was $45 shipped, not too bad.

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The Mainboard was in my scrap pile. I can't find my i7 4770, so just tossed in the i5 for now. Using the stock fan for a top intake, with the 1080's rad for exhaust. Cable managed as best possible.

Have a full ATX PSU coming.

Total cost for the build for me was about $100 (just for the case and PSU, as I had everything else laying around)

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Just kinda want to show off my latest build, a cursed home for the 1080TI FTW3 Hybrid that was given to me for Christmas from a friend. Will do VR duty for my Rift S (which I haven't used since I went back to linux on my main rig last year), and maybe steam streaming for non-proton-friendly games.

Mainboard: Dell XPS 8700
CPU: i5 4590
SSD: Hynix 512GB 2.5" SATA SSD
GPU: eVGA 1080TI FTW3 Hybrid
PSU: Lian Li SFX 750W (temporary)
Case: Matrexx 40

My new keyboard is GLORIOUS! barebones, loaded with Outemu blues, and a custom keycap set built from 3 other sets. Types like a dream, sounds amazing. I'm in love!

I got to recap my refrigerator tonight! That was unexpected. GE GSH25SGRB SS. Was just clicking.
No compressor, wasn't cooling.
Main board had two caps going bulgy wulgy. Nichicon 470uf @ 25V.

I didn't have the right caps in stock, so just used what I had on hand (cheapo bulk Chinese caps) - they'll probably last a few weeks until the right ones come in.

It's working again for now, at least :)

Remember the sound of an old slide projector? A chewing gum machine? A coffee mill?

#ConserveTheSound puts together a virtual audio #museum of (almost) lost everyday #sound:

How about we kickoff this comeback with a bit of #RetroHardware ?

Here's a DTX Mobile Terminal

Photo by Jacob Alexander

I have migrated my instance over to Bucket.

The guide missed some things, had some things out of date, and was a bit frustrating, but I got through it.

Too bad I didn't take notes, would have been nice to keep anyone else from the same hiccups.

But now I don't have to worry about my 60GB SSD filling up lol.

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