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Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

Mon May 13, 2019 11:43 am

1)How about an article on data recovery on the cheap?

For instance, every few months, someone i know, who I have told in the past to backup there data zillions of times, comes crying to me saying my PC/Laptop wont boot.
These are people who I have spent time with, taught them to use free software to back, introduced to google drive/dropbox/one drive, helped get external hard drives for, advised them to have 3 copies of data including one off site, etc...

I got stuck with them and their failed SSD/mechanical drive, and then get stuck trying to recover the partition, diskpart, bootrec, etc....

How about an article using some free/cheap tools to fix that, as well as recover lost photos an what not. Toss in something about the latest free rescue disk/usb.


2)Cheap, easy and secure wifi stuff.
Stuff we can buy and install ourselves to dip our feet into IoT, and still get good results.
Security camera, thermostat., or this main shut off value (although its out of budget)
https://meetflo.com/products/flo-home-water-system/

I'd settle for a water sensor even, like FIBARO Flood Sensor, Water & Temperature Sensor.
https://www.amazon.com/FIBARO-HomeKit-F ... B01MA5FM54
 
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Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

Mon May 13, 2019 9:04 pm

ludi wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:
Well, you better plan on spending some time at BBQ understanding the mechanics and design of the cannon, as it's prime fodder for something like this.

That's a threefer. I suspect a dad is nearby.


Be careful, some here have short fuses and are easily triggered. You could be sitting on a powder keg.
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Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm

Colton,

While you might not be able to encompass everything all at once, if you're doing it several times a year, I'd absolutely love a review on cooling fans.

I've only seen one set really, truly worth its salt in the past few years. It is now a decade old and most of the products are gone or very updated.

https://www.bit-tech.net/reviews/tech/c ... ase-fan/1/

I'd love to see someone work more with this to know fans that move air well, but move it quietly too.
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Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

Wed May 15, 2019 11:22 am

Might be close to starting the poll... Here's what I think I could work with so far:

potato cannon building
Optane experiments
Flash drive/external SSD/microSD testing
real world RX 560 usage
steak preparation methods
OBD2 stuff
cooling fan tests

If you got any other ideas, get them in pretty soon. :)
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Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

Mon May 20, 2019 1:14 pm

This vapor chamber sorta looks separable from the cooling fins... Oh Derp! :P :D I think those are just keepers for the screws. Sure would like one to play with that does not cost a bundle.
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