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Dilbert_X
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Assembled and got working a speed control/soft start unit kit.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/240v-10a-moto … t/p/KC5526

Isn't compatible with the motor I planned to use it with.
Still pretty stoked I managed to solder all this together, and fit it in the box.

https://i.imgur.com/WqUZwxe.jpg
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unnamednewbie13
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On the tail end of deciding to build a new PC due to my current one's age, but not, problems came home to roost in a veritable minefield of issues.

Windows 10 update issues since August came home to roost in the form of driver conflicts unearthed while I was puzzling out the source of an audio pop. I love how most of the support logs I've read on the matter tell you to fix a windows update issue by running windows update, or to grab the correct drivers from the manufacturer's website when support was discontinued long ago and the leftovers are no longer correct doomed to rejection or to cause even more problems.

Spent two days troubleshooting before running a 100% reset and reinstalling applications and restoring documents. Two USB items cannot be found on the motherboard's disc, website, or through proper update channels. But at least I'm no longer getting intermittent kmode, etc. bluescreens on startup.

I'll try overclocking back to the stable temps I had before and hope for the best, but I'm definitely going to build new. Caught up on some reading.

fwp
uziq
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windows: it just doesn't work!
Dilbert_X
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Maybe I won't try to 'upgrade' my PC to 10 and just buy a new machine.
I need something better optimised for large mesh models and the latest version of Solidworks.
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unnamednewbie13
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@uziq: Massive love/hate relationship with Windows among pc users. Part of the mess is admittedly the shared responsibility of all the disparate pieces of hardware trying to get along with one another.

To be fair there's been several new operating systems since I last built. I think XP was this thing's original, though I have run a full install of 7 since. I'm not sure I should complain that much about dragging the Z68 platform kicking and screaming into the 2020s.


@dilbert: If you do upgrade your OS, make sure you can roll back to a previous installation. Follow one of the many guides to "de-adify" the thing.
SuperJail Warden
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Maybe I won't try to 'upgrade' my PC to 10 and just buy a new machine.
I need something better optimised for large mesh models and the latest version of Solidworks.
I highly suggest you just storage the old one for a nostalgia trip in 20ish years. I just yanked my Win 7 SSD and put it in an old PC. The Microsoft Update SS won't find it in the attic.

Newbie wrote:

Windows 10 update issues since August came home to roost in the form of driver conflicts unearthed while I was puzzling out the source of an audio pop.
I am sorry you are having issues. I wouldn't wish them on anyone. I am relieved to find out that I am not the only one getting Win 10 update issues around here though. I worried that my constant Windows 10 complaints were coming off as the rambling of a madman.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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I do get a nice endorphin rush every time I fire up the the XP box. I wish I'd kept my fold-open Dell, that was solid as a brick.
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unnamednewbie13
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

I am sorry you are having issues. I wouldn't wish them on anyone. I am relieved to find out that I am not the only one getting Win 10 update issues around here though. I worried that my constant Windows 10 complaints were coming off as the rambling of a madman.
Oh believe me, we aren't alone. Lots of people get shivved by Windows Updates.. I was lucky for a very long time considering the PC's age, and I might even iron out the two remaining USB issues later on.

But I do want a newer platform. Maybe I'll buy a 16" MCB later in 2020 as well.

Sometimes the "right to repair" can feel like a burden.

I just wish MS and hardware manufacturers had better lines of communication about hardware detection and appropriate drivers. I couldn't (fully) imagine what a pain in the butt it would be to rehab some of my oldest PCs. Would have better luck finding parts for one of dilbert's '66 classic autos.
SuperJail Warden
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So the soldier friend I cucked is outside and I am in danger.
uziq
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make sure he doesn't see your posts in the thread about iran.
SuperJail Warden
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Everything is fine now and I will explain. I am not going to go through the cuckold story because it isn't my finest hour. Instead I will tell you about the bread and jelly situation just now which is also not my finest hour.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91ibjd6JSLL._SY606_.jpg
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41mHGfEASmL._SR600%2C315_PIWhiteStrip%2CBottomLeft%2C0%2C35_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
So I went to buy bread and jelly from the nearby grocery store. Before that I went to the Chinese place across the street to order some dumplings. I ordered the dumplings and said I will come back for them in a few. I went and bought my groceries: a loaf of bread and a jar of jelly.

My city has a plastic bag ban now and I forgot to take a reusable bag. The store did not have any reusable bags so I had to carry my stuff out by hand. When I got outside I noticed the soldier friend/enemy who wants to kill me was outside barber shop two stores down from the Chinese place. He had a kid with his wife and I think they are taking the kid to get a haircut. Anyway he is smoking a cigarette. I didn't have anything to hide behind so I took the nearest thing to cover my face: a loaf of bread and jar of jelly and then ran across the street to the Chinese spot before he could see me.

I basically looked like this just using bread and jelly instead of a folder.
https://i.imgur.com/gmofjJe.jpg
I got to the Chinese place and hid in the corner. The soldier was still outside smoking. He didn't see! When my food was done I grabbed it and YOLO'd out of the door wearing my bread mask and nearly running. I must have looked like a crazy person.

I didn't look behind me until I safely got home.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,617|5175|Oxferd
Maybe you should grow your hair out so he doesn't recognize you
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Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,966|3796|London, England
Or do a face swap with john Travolta or nicholas cage
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
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Maybe I should grow a beard.

I checked the girl's Facebook page and I don't think she is enjoying being a mother. No pictures of her kid. All of her post are shared Facebook memes. Her profile picture is new and her looking sad.

That's a red flag. You have to be careful with girls and kids nowadays. Too many millennial women kill and neglect their children.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,617|5175|Oxferd
Google showed me the weather for Oxford, UK not Oxford, Ohio.
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unnamednewbie13
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I think "Amazon can't properly ship books anymore" (via reddit) sums up the other aspect of ordering from amazon, aside from the sloppy wishlist interface, that I find intensively aggravating. That post is five years old but still applies.

From amazon, and not a third party shop:

Order a book, arrives damaged. Report as damaged, get a damaged replacement in the mail. In one case I had three damaged copies of the same book before I decided it wasn't worth my time. I wonder how far I could have taken it, but didn't want my account flagged as problematic in the case something more expensive needed replaced or whatever.

These days you can pretty much expect dinged corners, cover delamination, or some amount of (ugh) wrinkly, damaged paper. The closest indoor amazon locker is not that close, and is inaccessible to non college students. It's a pity there's no UPS locations in the selection.

If I could, I'd pay extra for better packing, or let them take their sweet time in shipping.

Think I'm going back to purely in-store pickup from B&N.
Dilbert_X
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I haven't bought anything from Amazon for five years, really trying not to, also a lot of stuff doesn't ship to Australia because they're trying to rape us on price through Amazon Australia.
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Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
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I only have one more week of holidays left, and they recalled me last week for a week.
uziq
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i've just been on a four-day stag do and now i am destroyed. i didn't book adequate time off work. fml.
SuperJail Warden
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So what did you consume?
uziq
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it was a group of 26 who all put in about $200 each to a mutual pot, which covered all the drinks all weekend. the pot is now empty.

drinking nonstop for a whole weekend.
three fairly bad meals, e.g. 'gourmet' burgers and fries with little nutrition.
fairly nonstop titration of coke to balance out the inebriation and maintain a good level.
MDMA on the last evening.
this was interspersed with a 10am paintballing trip, in deep january, apparently taking place in a bog.

we also had to evacuate our rented townhouse because one of my friends had smuggled out a huge red smoke grenade from said paintballing and threw it in the passed-out stag's bed at 4am in the morning. entire floor of the building filled up with acrid red smoke, all the bedding and lots of the clothing were stained pink. couldn't get rid of it, it just hung around like mustard gas.

wedding is in 2 weeks so i imagine it'll be the same deal again very soon.

Last edited by uziq (2020-01-14 05:14:06)

SuperJail Warden
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The alcohol is probably the thing that did the most damage. I suggest you substitute it for marijuana vape in the future.
uziq
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that's the first time i've done something like that in 4-5 months. i was dreading drinking for 3-4 days more than anything else, yes. it makes me tired and depressed. plus i hate ending every night in a sozzled state, eating greasy grips to try and soak up the booze. it felt like a gruelling endurance marathon. not something i'd do by choice if it wasn't a dear best friend's stag.

one guy was smoking weed the entire weekend. there's always one. i can't think of a less-suitable drug for 3-4 days of being out and about, at bars and being social.

Last edited by uziq (2020-01-14 06:35:27)

SuperJail Warden
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Marijuana mitigates the negative feelings from alcohol and helps with hangovers. Marijuana vapes are so discreet that they can be used while out partying. No smell and the smoke doesn't hang around. I was vaping marijuana while at the rave. No one noticed or said anything and the fog machine eventually turned the place into some sort of place that is all foggy.

I haven't been to a bar in ages. I rather be doing anything else with a vape than drink at a bar.
KEN-JENNINGS
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"I was vaping marijuana while at the rave."

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