Use this thread to discuss the intricacies and fun in exploring hardware and software that simply doesn't want you to do so, whether by purpose or just through sheer bad design.
The focus is usually videogame hardware and software, but anything else that fits the criteria is more than welcome.
Anyone have experience with modding a GBA SP? Any links to resources for SID chip mods?
Didn't see any!
Post and rate. No hate.
There's one but OP fucked up on the thread name and putted it as his name.
>american friend telling me about his new chip debit card
>he's surprised when I tell him I've had one of those for close to a decade
Why is the US so far behind when it comes to card technology?
I mean do you guys even have NFC cards yet? Nowadays you can just tap your bank card and have it pay instantly. While NFC phone payments are neat, you guys sure shit the fan when it comes to debit/credit cards.
>tfw you fell for the Linux meme and deleted your windows partition just so you could use Linux exclusively
>tfw after a few mounths you realize that Linux is shit and you can't go back
who /regretinstallinglinux/ here?
So Tesla unveiled a new line of product - a battery that can power your home :
Basically you'll still be connected to your electric company's power, but Tesla's battery will be on during the peak electrical use, which will save you a bit of money every year.
They say if you have solar panels, then you could go completely off the grid, with solar panels +their battery.
They're priced right now at $3,000 to $3,500, and the prices are expected to be reduced dramatically on top of that...
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>My only question is this - How long will it take for us to get our money back, by dumping $3500 for one if these?
Its not about the price. Its about detaching yourself from the gubments resource pool.
If this entire country ran off of electric cars we wouldnt need to fight stupid wars for oil and other resources.
I hate the design. This is a battery to go in my garage, not some art installation. Give me an ugly black box that I can put in a rack and maintain easily, not some Apple-looking garbage where I can't see any mounting hardware or any way to get it open for maintenance.
It also looks like some sci-fi coffin, so the sleek design isn't even appealing.
>messing around with my phone
>keep getting notifications that my location is being searched
>it's google play services
>it has acces to my location, the ability to directly call or text someone, my "car speed" and a bunch of other shit
jesus fuck, how can I make my phone not botnet?
sure, but "google app" and "google play services", the shit that controls half the services my phone offers have locked in permissions that can control basically everything, even record audio and take pictures.
Like what the fuck
Anyone still use abandonware?
So what's the deal with overheating and the new MacBook Pro? I'd like to grab one and run OS X natively again, but don't want to pay the apple tax just to have it thermal throttle itself down to netbook levels whenever I do more than shitpost on /g/.
the new one is "fanless", a 5w tdp apparently still doesnt warrant cooling, despite chipsets (about 5-7w) having cooling since forever
Its like, what the hell were they thinking?
the pro gets hot, but thats because its a fucking 47w processor in the thin as fuck laptop, shitty cheap laptops barely survive running cool with their 35w processors and theyre thick as fuck (loltoshiba) the airs run cool but theyre aenemic as fuck. so yea, pro and air are both valid choices, but the new one is paying more than an air to get less battery, get less ports, and a significantly...
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Hey /g/eeks, socia/lit/e here wanting to host a small e-reader thread.
Physical books are wonderful, but they're also a bitch to store and don't hold their value very well. I've been getting into digital books, but I really don't like sitting down at my desktop and staring into a lightbulb for hours at a time. So I've been looking into e-readers, specifically the Kobo Aura and the Kindle Paperwhite. I like the idea of reobtaining my personal library in digital form and sticking it all onto a frontlit slate that I can use for a week or two without charging.
A tablet's also an option. I actually started thinking about this after hearing about the 4/20 Kindle Fire HD 7 sale. A friend got one for $60 with that drone shipping thing and I kind of regret not jumping on that. But I know that tablets have shit battery life, and then I'll have the "staring into a lightbulb" issue again. But it could be a better investment than a single-purpose piece of tech that is still making large leaps in usability. I've even been thinking about throwing out my desktop altogether and buying a Surface 2 to kill two birds with one stone if I go down that path, though by the time I scrape together that much money I could probably get a Surface 3.
I guess what I want is for people to talk about their e-readers and tablets, what's shit, what works really well for them, thoughts about the industry, etc. They're a piece of technology that I really don't hear much about these days, even though they seem to be getting better every year.
What are you all majoring in? Software Engineering? CS?
>Removable batteries disappearing
>SD slots disappearing
>Glass shatterbacks becoming more common
What the fuck am I supposed to do, /g/?
Is the LG G4 good?
Reviews aren't out yet. It will depend on the battery life and the screen characteristics. Removable battery is kinda pointless, you know you're never gonna swap it on the go. SD ok, that's a valid point.
Friendly reminder that if you're not an electrical or computer engineer, you're not qualified to use this board and need to gtfo. Don't let the door hit you in the ass.
I'm a porn hoarder addict, pls no bully.
How can I make this shit smaller? It's 4.6TB of 1080p and 4k porn
Daily reminder that the only thing AMD cpus are better at than Intel's is being a space heater
I just got an offer for a SysAdmin position for 90k.
How can I negotiate more?
Salary.com says 3 to 5 years experience is 91k for national average. I have about 7 to 8 years experience.