Search results

  1. C

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Well, some of the electronics still needs to be powered even with the ignition turned off. Otherwise no car could be remotely locked/unlocked... I guess half the people writing "how to charge a car battery" have just heard or read that an external charger can kill the electronics and simply...
  2. C

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    This might be an extremely dumb question, but... So I'm looking into replacing or charging my car battery. And every single website covering charging the battery points out that the battery should be electrically disconnected from the car when charged with an external charger. Now I get that...
  3. C

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    During Intel Burn Test, my 7700K with all cores running at 4.8 GHz goes up to 60 ?C. And that's after replacing the TIM with liquid metal. With the standard interface it was a lot toastier, even at default clocks. It feels like the standard TIM is just barely good enough to keep the CPU from...
  4. C

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    It would be funny if it wasn't so true.
  5. C

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    And putting warning labels on absolutely everything sounds very american to me :P For example the bus that we took from the rental car center to Houston airport had big yellow warning signs covering the vertical handlebars, telling me that I need to be careful not to bash my head in, as well as...
  6. C

    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    I'm always a bit wary with discounts and special offers and wouldn't be too surprised if the shops sometimes just try to scam you into buying something you normally wouldn't, and then at checkout they conveniently "forget" to actually add the discount in the hope that enough people will not...
  7. C

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    The 960 Evo is indeed very nice. I use one for the OS and another one for games. Compared to the old 840 loading times have decreased drastically in several games.
  8. C

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    "Whatever, I'm just a tourist".
  9. C

    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    The text states that it was a difficult job, but no further explanation for that is given. Where was it installed? In which way is it working together with the battery? Which of the two resources is used primarily? What kind of software hackery was necessary to convince the car to accept the new...
  10. C

    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    During a recent trip we parked uphill behind am RV. When we returned to the car we found the driver of the RV dumping some jerry cans full of water between his RV and our car. Since he was further up the hill than us, he created a small sea around our car which we had to walk through to get to...
  11. C

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Let me rephrase: how is "driving until your tire blows out" considered safe? Maybe this state of affairs seems "normal", but for reference: When I visit my parents I have to drive 100 miles of Swiss and German Autobahn, and maybe in 1 in 10 occasions there might be a single broken down car...
  12. C

    Idiots + cars = LOL

    And yet there are a lot of signs in that environment. Maybe that's the problem?
  13. C

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Recently I did a road trip spanning across Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. One thing I noticed was the huge number of broken down cars on interstates. Sometimes there was a car with a flat tire every single mile, and not just "normal flat" but...
  14. C

    Carbage

    The car has no windshield and he has no helmet? That's going to end well...
  15. C

    The 'I don't like Tesla' Thread

    Sadly, the "article" does not contain any additional information about how they actually did it. It just put more words around the fact that was already apparent from the name of the link.
  16. C

    The "Things that annoy me" thread

    Maybe all password-related positions are filled with the most backwards people possible? Across all companies? In a world wide trolling attempt? Or their password limitations come from the underlying programming language/database/system that cannot handle certain special characters, spaces or...
  17. C

    Post Your Watches

    I bought the exact same watch (AGX041) so that my two proper watches can feel smug and superior (just joking). And I was wearing it during some exercise. Apparently it's not even sweat-proof. Because afterwards it started filling up with lots and lots of water drops on the glas and the...
  18. C

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Then Amazon has it the wrong way round. PURX drives have been introduced in spring 2014, while PURZ drives were only released in summer 2017. The reason I'm looking at surveillance disks is because they are cheaper than proper NAS drives and should be capable of 24/7 usage just as well. Before...
  19. C

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Yeah windows update sometimes tends to break random stuff... and it gets really funny when you have to block an update that's required for other updates, meaning you can't get those either. But my bitching for today is not over yet. One of the four disks in my NAS is dying (again, but this time...
  20. C

    Random thoughts.... [Tech Edition]

    Linux can be annoying... So I have this "number cruncher" machine that is occasionally being used to convert BluRays to .mkv. It uses Ubuntu 17.04 and has been set up to run VNC server as a service so that I can log in from my windows machine. That has been working fine. Until Ubuntu 17.10...
Top