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Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 07-19-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By dmill89
Re: PCs aren't extinct! (version 2.0)

It might not go away completely but like the flu it will get to a point where it is "normal" and people "learn to live with it" (if it hasn't gotten there already). Not long ago we lived with...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-26-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,143
Posted By dmill89
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

Agreed, nothing Microsoft has come out with in the last decade or so has actually been a significant improvement over the previous version/product
and in many cases has been worse than what...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,143
Posted By dmill89
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

I understand not supporting truly old hardware (I certainly don't expect them to still support the core2duo/quad era stuff, and could even understand not supporting the first couple generations of...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,143
Posted By dmill89
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

Yep, of all the PCs I have, only my work laptop (a 1 year old HP Z-Book Studio G5 (https://www.badcaps.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1013230&postcount=817)) meets the requirements, though given that the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 06-25-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,143
Posted By dmill89
Re: The "leaked" Windows 11

Unless things change significantly between now and release (or after release if they don't get the adoption rate they want), it looks like Windows 11 is only going to be for new or relatively new...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-16-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By dmill89
Re: "Smart" light switches and correct wiring...

That is standard if the circuit runs through the switch box (since the neutrals still have to go the the fixture after the switch, I assume by nutted together you mean neutral wire coming into and...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By dmill89
Re: "Smart" light switches and correct wiring...

Correct, a neutral in a switch box wasn't required until the 2011 revision of the NEC (national electric code), so it is common for "end of circuit" switches (switches where "hot" power runs into the...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By dmill89
Re: Milwaukee Battery Charger M18/M12 Dual battery charger Dead no light during charg

So far I haven't had any issues, though my oldest battery is only around 4 years old. I haven't really had any issues with any of the Li-Ion powered tools I have. In addition to Makita, I have some...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-12-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By dmill89
Re: Milwaukee Battery Charger M18/M12 Dual battery charger Dead no light during charg

They both have the output caps, they are just hidden by the battery slot on one side due to the angle of the picture. The only thing "shared" between the 2 sides is the input filtering.
...
Forum: Troubleshooting Game Consoles & Other Weird Devices 06-11-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,858
Posted By dmill89
Re: Motorcycle CDI ignition unit

Yep, the CX line was interesting with a longitudinal V-twin and shaft drive, kind of like a Honda version of a Moto-Guzzi, except water-cooled and reliable (at least by the standards of the time). My...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-07-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By dmill89
Re: Milwaukee Battery Charger M18/M12 Dual battery charger Dead no light during charg

Even "premium" tool brands have different "grades" of tools and chargers, I don't have any Milwaukee cordless stuff (only corded), so I can't comment on if some of their chargers are better built...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-06-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By dmill89
Re: Milwaukee Battery Charger M18/M12 Dual battery charger Dead no light during charg

Ryobi and Milwaukee are both made by TTI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techtronic_Industries)(with Milwaukee (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_Electric_Tool) being wholly owned and Ryobi...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 06-02-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By dmill89
Re: AC to Ground?

Yes, unless as stj stated the circuit has GFCI protection, however you will potentially make the entire ground circuit in the building "live" in the process (although current limited by the device,...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-16-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 183,901
Posted By dmill89
Re: The ghetto mod thread

It doesn't looks too bad, but the "ghetto" mount does kind of block the top of the speedo (of course right between 60 and 80 mph, about the most common highway speeds) and tach a little from the...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 05-15-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 183,901
Posted By dmill89
Re: The ghetto mod thread

I ordered a GPS mount (https://www.migsel.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=14)for my motorcycle (https://bmwwiki.org/models/bmw-r1150rt.html), but it is shipping from Belgium and thus will...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 03-29-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 863,869
Posted By dmill89
Re: best cheap/free scores 1.1

There are a few newer UPSs out that use lithium batteries but the vast majority (and anything over a couple years old) use lead-acid since it is (comparatively) cheap and size/weight generally aren't...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 03-08-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 948
Posted By dmill89
Re: Question on AC grounding - found an old device that has me confused

More like pre-1970s, grounding started to appear in the 1960s but didn't become universal in the US until the early 1970s.

Grounding of receptacles first appeared in the 1962 NEC (National...
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 02-27-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By dmill89
Re: Drilled motherboards

^This, businesses recycling their own equipment generally don't care what happens to it once the HDD/SSD is removed/wiped so they generally aren't the ones requiring stuff to be destroyed. However...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-14-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,498
Posted By dmill89
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

Import fees and taxes are likely the reason the price is higher to begin with. One of the big differences is that most European countries have VAT and add that to the list price. Where as in the US...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-12-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,498
Posted By dmill89
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

While the hardware itself isn't going to gain value (in most cases), if you put value on your time a newer/faster system can pay for itself quickly.


For example when my company first started...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 02-09-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,498
Posted By dmill89
Re: <taps> So long, Pentium III, Athlon XP, and older...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)
Forum: General Electronics Technical Discussion 01-30-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By dmill89
Re: Nicd battery Ah calculation

The problem is that for not much more (or possible less depending on what cells you use) than the cost of rebuilding the battery with "quality" cells you could just buy a newer more powerful tool...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-26-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 308,414
Posted By dmill89
Re: Post your system.......

The HP Pavilion dv7-7030us has a SATA-II controller (per-CNET's specs on this model), however SATA-III is backwards compatible with SATA-II (and SATA-I), so a SATA-III drive will work, but you will...
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-12-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,897
Posted By dmill89
Re: The 2021 Operating System Thread

It runs ok on a 10k rpm Velociraptor (though just ok, not exactly "snappy") , but yes a "standard" 7,200 rpm drive is very slow and a 5,400 rpm drive borderline unusable.
Forum: General Computer & Tech Discussion 01-05-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 855
Views: 308,414
Posted By dmill89
Re: Post your system.......

Admittedly outside of the enterprise world this can be a little difficult (at least legitimately) since it is generally only sold as a volume license (I believe 5 is the minimum unless they changed...
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