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Lunaria

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Posted on 04-30-18 07:46:14 PM Link | Quote
Actually a complaint I have with modern cars..., they are designed to break rather than built to last. <.<;

Older volvo models like..., they just keep rolling and rolling. (har har)
Tarale
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Posted on 04-30-18 07:52:36 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, it's before a lot of the computer stuff which we're finding is starting to do weird shit in my other car (the one my husband takes to work). And I hear even newer ones are worse with that shit (at least my other car isn't internet connected, for a start).

If you take care of an older car they can be very reliable. However, they are usually not as good with crash safety as some of the newer ones. I think this one should be fine, but some really old cars just… well… they are not designed to absorb the impact of the crash. So then YOU absorb the impact of the crash…
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Posted on 05-03-18 04:45:02 PM Link | Quote
Got a used Lenovo ThinkCentre M82 tower (Pentium G2020, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, no OS installed but Windows 7 Pro license sticker) off of eBay a while back, with the intention of upgrading it using a few other parts I ordered, and parts from my main machine. Said ordered parts were a Core i5-3570 CPU, a new 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD, and a short adapter cable to connect regular 24-pin ATX PSUs to 14-pin Lenovo boards.

The end result of this mixing and matching process (using my existing GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD, 500W PSU) is a IMO decent, little system that'll probably last me and my needs another 5 years or so
Tarale
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Posted on 05-07-18 07:48:28 PM Link | Quote
We bought a pressure cooker! Our slow cooker is good, but it's pretty basic and has recently turned out to be too small for almost everything in a cookbook I bought. It's a 3.5L one and all my recipes want a 4.5 or bigger!

So, we looked into a bigger slow cooker, but decided it might be better to get a multi-cooker or a pressure cooker instead. That way, if I'm lazy or disorganised (which happens SO OFTEN) I can put things on much later in the day and cut the cooking time down significantly… with the same results!

I am a bit anxious about the whole thing though. I don't know how to use a pressure cooker. I need to read all the instructions carefully and then uhhhhhhhhhh… maybe make lamb rogan josh?
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Posted on 05-07-18 07:56:20 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
I am a bit anxious about the whole thing though.

No, no.

You're under pressure.
Tarale
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Posted on 05-07-18 08:46:47 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by Tarale
I am a bit anxious about the whole thing though.

No, no.

You're under pressure.

get out
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Posted on 05-07-18 09:45:19 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
I am a bit anxious about the whole thing though. I don't know how to use a pressure cooker. I need to read all the instructions carefully and then uhhhhhhhhhh… maybe make lamb rogan josh?


Set it and forget it! It really is easy. Throw in some meat, vegetables, seasoning. Let it cook for an hour or whatever is recommended on the front. Then dinner is served. I'm not much of a chef and I've made a few good dishes with the pressure cooking just making it up as I went.
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Posted on 05-08-18 12:08:36 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, I figure it can't be too hard, but there are functions like being able to sear in the pan and stuff that I don't know how to do. It's apparently good for a whole bunch of things.

I'm also just plain not sure how to convert my slow cooker recipes. I'll have to look into that some more. The rogan josh cooked for 6 hours in the slow cooker but I think it's… much much less in the pressure cooker.
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Posted on 05-09-18 06:51:11 PM Link | Quote
I got a portable light tent cube!

Why? To take pictures of things, of course! It certainly beats my previous set up of taping a poster board to a box on the kitchen table.
Tarale
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Posted on 05-12-18 06:06:02 PM Link | Quote
Oh fuck, I'm kind of, like, crazy really in love with the pressure cooker.
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Posted on 05-12-18 06:17:03 PM (last edited by Zero One at 05-13-18 08:56:34 AM) Link | Quote
So, I recently got a sweet-ass amp for cheap from a co-worker; an RX-V1067 for only £100, which is a pretty amazing deal. It's now serving as an incredibly convenient way for me to switch between a bunch of consoles, while only needing one output, so I'm incredibly happy with it!

To go along with it, I also ordered a pair of Klipsch R-15M bookshelf speakers. However, they were supposed to turn up Tuesday. It's now Saturday, and I've had to get into contact with Amazon. They've ordered me another set for free, but they aren't due until the end of the month, so that sucks.

And finally, I'm upgrading my phone to the Pixel 2 XL, which should arrive Monday! It'll be a pretty nice step-up from my LG G3.

EDIT: The speakers have landed! They sound incredible and they look so good! I love that copper.
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Posted on 05-21-18 02:25:45 PM (last edited by xdaniel at 05-21-18 02:30:16 PM) Link | Quote
Got a new-old laptop to tinker with at a flea market on Saturday for 8€! ...and to hopefully also fix in the process.

It's a 14.1" Highscreen Advance III (aka Chicony MP-989, aka Maxdata Artist Eton Pro, aka I-was-sold-under-many-different-labels) with a Mobile Pentium II 300 MHz, originally 64 MB RAM (since upgraded to 256 MB), an ATI Rage LT Pro with 8(?) MB RAM, ESS Maestro-2 ES1968 sound chip, DVD-ROM and floppy modules, plus a neat little display above the keyboard replacing the typical access LEDs and such. Seems like a nice machine for DOS and Windows 9x stuff!

As for the issues it has, tho: original HDD is dead, battery is dead too and causes the system to hang when inserted, and something's wrong with the connection between mainboard and screen. The first issue is currently remedied by a replacement 8 GB HDD which still works, but also isn't in the greatest shape. Might be a candidate for a Compact Flash-to-IDE adapter construct. The battery problem I'm ignoring for now, by just leaving the battery out.

The screen's the big problem, really. By reseating the cables that go between display/power switch board and panel, as well as reseating said board itself on the mainboard, I got the most severe glitching fixed - from wrong colors to just a mess of lines. However, some colors still occasionally go out of whack when flipping the lid open. Since the VGA output is correct and stable, I'm guessing it's an issue with said smaller board, like dirty contacts or cold solder joints.

Oh yeah, I'm also typing this up on this laptop! Running Windows 98, using a D-Link DWL-G650 PCMCIA Wi-fi card, via Firefox 2.0.0.20

Edit~


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Posted on 05-21-18 04:06:40 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by xdaniel
Got a new-old laptop to tinker with at a flea market on Saturday for 8€! ...and to hopefully also fix in the process.

It's a 14.1" Highscreen Advance III (aka Chicony MP-989, aka Maxdata Artist Eton Pro, aka I-was-sold-under-many-different-labels) with a Mobile Pentium II 300 MHz, originally 64 MB RAM (since upgraded to 256 MB), an ATI Rage LT Pro with 8(?) MB RAM, ESS Maestro-2 ES1968 sound chip, DVD-ROM and floppy modules, plus a neat little display above the keyboard replacing the typical access LEDs and such. Seems like a nice machine for DOS and Windows 9x stuff!

As for the issues it has, tho: original HDD is dead, battery is dead too and causes the system to hang when inserted, and something's wrong with the connection between mainboard and screen. The first issue is currently remedied by a replacement 8 GB HDD which still works, but also isn't in the greatest shape. Might be a candidate for a Compact Flash-to-IDE adapter construct. The battery problem I'm ignoring for now, by just leaving the battery out.

The screen's the big problem, really. By reseating the cables that go between display/power switch board and panel, as well as reseating said board itself on the mainboard, I got the most severe glitching fixed - from wrong colors to just a mess of lines. However, some colors still occasionally go out of whack when flipping the lid open. Since the VGA output is correct and stable, I'm guessing it's an issue with said smaller board, like dirty contacts or cold solder joints.

Oh yeah, I'm also typing this up on this laptop! Running Windows 98, using a D-Link DWL-G650 PCMCIA Wi-fi card, via Firefox 2.0.0.20

Edit~





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Posted on 05-22-18 08:02:53 AM Link | Quote

αWe got brie at the grocery store for the first time! It's not bad! (“Président” brand, American-made. I'm not sure how that compares to other kinds.)

Rick
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Posted on 05-22-18 11:52:23 AM Link | Quote
Turned in a couple of CD's I didn't want anymore and picked up Meliora by Ghost yesterday. I've been really getting into them the last couple months or so.
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Posted on 06-13-18 12:45:46 AM Link | Quote
Just got a copy of The Alliance Alive in the mail today (and the launch edition at that!)
It came with some neat things, including a keychain, an artbook, and probably the coolest thing: the entire soundtrack on CD.
This is probably one of the last cool RPGs that's to come out on the 3DS, and so far I'm loving it

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Posted on 06-20-18 11:01:19 AM Link | Quote
Last things I can think of getting are Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids and then a week or so ago a copy of the Dreamcast Collection, for the price that Sonic Adventure DX goes on steam.
Tarale
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Posted on 07-04-18 01:36:37 AM Link | Quote
My mum bought me a little Opinel pocket knife! Now I can cut up fruits and salad vegetables when I'm out, which greatly improves the range of foods I can just take for a packed lunch or a snack with the baby.

Also greatly improves the chance of me slicing my thumb open!

YAY
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Posted on 07-04-18 11:58:47 AM Link | Quote
I ever so slightly regret buying it right now - because unexpected other expenses, yay - but I came across a rather cheap, used, modern(-ish) laptop online a while back: a 13" Dell Latitude E4310, Core i3-370M at 2.4 GHz, integrated Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB DDR3-RAM, 80 GB HDD, etc. for around 90€. Had a dead battery as per its description, has some scratches and one broken bit of plastic, overall still in decent shape, tho.

Just replaced the battery today with a 3rd party one from Amazon which appears to be working fine. And while the HDD is decently quick (7200 rpm) and in good shape SMART-wise, I'll probably still get it an SSD of some kind in a month or two.

I also sold some games I hadn't really played at all, and in turn bought a copy of Pokemon LeafGreen and two GBA wireless adapters at a local game store.
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Posted on 07-05-18 10:50:03 PM Link | Quote
brie is some dope ass cheese

i bought a 2nd dash cam!!! for the rear.

it's stupid how it freaks out about certain USB cables--if it detects a cable that's capable of transmitting data, it immediately goes into external mount mode with no way to exit. i found a power-only cable and have it routed to the front of my car using a 16 ft usb extension cable. it won't charge the battery but it won't drain either--running purely off power which is good enough for me.

safety first dog
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