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Hawthorne, CA
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April 13, 1984
Hawthorne, CA
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  • @primesuspect said: Wait, are you saying you legitimately didn't know and you were asking if someone else could figure it out? Or did you know and this was a test?
  • @primesuspect said: Is it because your gyroscope is at approximately the 34th parallel and so is tilted at that angle relative to equatorial spin? I think you're right; that would explain nicely why it only reads ~28.5 degrees when I have…
  • I deal with these things called gyroscopes roughly every day and every time I just leave one lying around it always reads pretty much the same thing: ~15 degrees per hour about an axis tilted roughly 34 degrees with respect to the floor. The thing i…
  • I make a living exploiting the things you can do with an Earth that's not flat. The fact of the matter though is that it's not round either; it's lumpy and oblong and has these dense parts and floppy parts and the whole mess is just about as not-fla…
  • I'd suggest trying to find other 1e dragons with 5e stats and identifying scale factors.
  • I had to update for some other system issues but note that this is currently a thing: http://en.fah-addict.net/news/1-drivers/402-warning-do-not-update-your-nvidia-drivers-to-version-375-xx/
  • I enjoyed it more the second time.
  • Here's the usual: http://lifehacker.com/5910788/why-do-i-have-to-keep-resetting-my-router-and-how-can-i-fix-it Option 5 is now a real product that exists: http://www.homedepot.com/p/NetReset-New-Automated-Power-Cycler-for-Modems-and-Routers-NR-10…
  • @Myrmidon said: Really, it boils down to toys - would it be more fun to try a 6P and Fi but basically shut OnePlus out in the cold forever, or would it be more fun to try the OP3T? What would YOU do? I bought @pragtastic's refurbed Nexus…
    in Project Fi Comment by drasnor Dec 2016
  • Needs some RAM.
  • I enjoyed the movie. The early part of the movie where they're trying to blend in on Jeddhu and the locals ambush a platoon of storm troopers with an IED was pretty believable but pretty much every other major engagement left me wondering just who w…
  • Would it be uncouth of me to recommend Knoppix with dd or dd-rescue for drive imaging? These are my go-tos.
    in SSD Dead Comment by drasnor Dec 2016
  • The stiction explanation is wrong to begin with; the reason why you want to freeze things is the same as why you would freeze individual components with freeze spray to try to isolate a failing part. In this case, we're freezing the whole thing. …
    in SSD Dead Comment by drasnor Dec 2016
  • If there's data on the drive you're trying to recover and all more sane methods have failed, there's always the crazy stuff: http://lifehacker.com/5823227/save-dying-video-cards-with-a-quick-bake-in-the-oven http://lifehacker.com/5515337/save-a-fa…
    in SSD Dead Comment by drasnor Dec 2016
  • Achievements aside, I would note that $4285/user is somewhat more than I'd be willing to pay for a single-user gaming PC.
  • Make and model of all your kit?
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Bravely Default Pokemon
  • Related, here's a hard drive failure bathtub curve: Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923-2.html
  • Honestly? I think you can reuse the case and the power supply. You won't want to compromise a modern computer by using DDR3 and your hard drive has passed the 5-year mark and is now a dead drive walking. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are going to be…
  • I found today that OnShape pairs well with SimScale finite element analysis. It can do some fairly basic FEA if you need to quick check something but at present it doesn't have the full selection of boundary constraints and load profiles that I'm us…
  • @NiGHTS said: OT (sorta): I think it's pretty legit that you're basically like "well fuck it, way to expensive to buy it I'll just have someone make it for me. Here take these instructions and create this for me please. Thanks." With the …
  • Here's my first-pass effort: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/fc8577069dbfce0d3e1c8c8d/w/0e2d541078c1b5ab1d6a505b/e/42f60e27cac2102fd9ae73c0 The turntable mounts to the slab with 4x 8mm bolts. The armboard mount is 5" x 8" and recessed 1" to allo…
  • I think the local granite shop can fix me up; they make industrial and laboratory equipment isolation slabs and I think they can build to spec for about $300 or so ($200 for a NIST B-grade slab and $100 or so for jetting and drilling). I might be ab…