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Thank you! I do have a multimeter, so I’ll... 107,170 Views / 803 Replies  
Thank you!

I do have a multimeter, so I’ll check.

It looks like an ideal spot. I just wanted to be sure I wasn’t clamping to a fuel pump, or something similarly bad.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I do these for free. 2,662 Views / 27 Replies  
I do these for free.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2019 at 11:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Assuming it’s even possible to tell what that... 107,170 Views / 803 Replies  
Assuming it’s even possible to tell what that metal plate I’m clamped to on the lower left is, have I picked a bad place for a negative jumper cable?

https://imgur.com/2eG2aK5.jpg

Right now...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2019 at 03:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was so excited when I my steering wheel first... 107,170 Views / 803 Replies  
I was so excited when I my steering wheel first came with volume buttons.

Never used them. The knob is easier and more precise.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One issue with thread is how thick it would need... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
One issue with thread is how thick it would need to be. It already snapped my monofilament 10# test, and that actually takes a lot of effort... way more than 10 pounds of tug.

A secondary issue is...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Can you talk to it to get it to do stuff? 107,170 Views / 803 Replies  
Can you talk to it to get it to do stuff?
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven’t tried black cotton, but this test used... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
I haven’t tried black cotton, but this test used the thinnest (10#) transparent fishing line I could get my hands on.
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The real deal is happening on Tuesday, so we’re... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
The real deal is happening on Tuesday, so we’re stuck with what Mother Nature gives us. We also wouldn’t be able to swing another attempt until September. Unfortunately, the lake temp falls off a...
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 07:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh... no question. What I thought was odd... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
Oh... no question.

What I thought was odd was they even tried to use the proper lanes in the first place. I only started moving once I had thought they committed to their side.
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll let the judges decide on this one, but I say... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
I’ll let the judges decide on this one, but I say the cop made an odd choice.

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Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 04:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/v0zMq8G.jpg Here’s a frame... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
https://imgur.com/v0zMq8G.jpg

Here’s a frame straight out of the camera, showing the string, failure of my not so great coating of Rain-X, and the massive barrel distortion from the GoPro.
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s just a frame I thought was fun, and it’s... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
That’s just a frame I thought was fun, and it’s been doctored. I’ll put up one which shows the problem when I get home.
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 03:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s a test frame. ... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
Here’s a test frame.

https://imgur.com/ukbquUy.jpg
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Some looked dead longer than I’ve been alive. :) ... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
Some looked dead longer than I’ve been alive. :)

We actually scouted out our beach location, just outside of lovely Gary, Indiana, and tested out a bunch of stuff with the floating phone.

You...
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2019 at 05:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
“Searching the web for too threw” 16,433 Views / 300 Replies  
“Searching the web for too threw”
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2019 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gutted 12 phones. 8 are perfect candidates. ... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
Gutted 12 phones.

8 are perfect candidates.
2 are lesser.
1 requires extra building to work.
1 probably won’t float right no matter what.

1 phone had cockroaches, 2 had spiders. All deceased.
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2019 at 07:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They didn’t have to be. He did it that way... 16,433 Views / 300 Replies  
They didn’t have to be. He did it that way because he hates me.
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2019 at 12:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I kinda feel like Serenity showed something of a... 16,433 Views / 300 Replies  
I kinda feel like Serenity showed something of a grudge against the fans.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s a good question. :) Because I’m not... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
That’s a good question. :)

Because I’m not sure if he considers himself transgender or male.

With the first, then the question works fine. If he considers himself male, there’s nothing to...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 09:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://imgur.com/exXKrDc.jpg INTRUDER... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
https://imgur.com/exXKrDc.jpg


INTRUDER ALERT!

Miniature cow detected in sector 12.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 05:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I’m understanding right, this is actually... 475 Views / 4 Replies  
If I’m understanding right, this is actually super straightforward.

The equation will be for an ellipse.

The minor axis is the diameter of the cylinder.

The major axis is the long side of a...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Far from a math geek, but I’m good at Google. :) ... 475 Views / 4 Replies  
Far from a math geek, but I’m good at Google. :)

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CylindricalSegment.html
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Never happening. Joss holds grudges. 16,433 Views / 300 Replies  
Never happening. Joss holds grudges.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This makes it a little clearer. ... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
This makes it a little clearer.

https://imgur.com/szTkO4y.jpg

Elston used to go through where Elston Court is now.

I got caught on Fullerton, right by the food pin (which is a Popeye’s).
...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 12:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
As an aside, that intersection where I got... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
As an aside, that intersection where I got pinched used to be one of Chicago’s “supercluster****” intersections.

A regular cluster**** intersection is a “six corners”. Three streets making up an...
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 10:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If they’re going to work that angle, my money is... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
If they’re going to work that angle, my money is on “Hitlery McHitlerface Parkway”.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It should use real roads, and then the... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
It should use real roads, and then the high-scores get programmed into the real lights.
Posted by subego, on Aug 10, 2019 at 08:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You saying this just revealed a funny wrinkle. :)... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
You saying this just revealed a funny wrinkle. :)

I’m in total agreement about being low key. I had imagined stripping it to the bare minimum, which is “[X] uses male pronouns”.

The thing is,...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Most of them are lefties, and most of the ones... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
Most of them are lefties, and most of the ones who aren’t realize it’s not the place to rock the boat. By far, the biggest problems I’ve experienced with boat rocking come from senior citizens.

If...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 04:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, yeah. Waze warned me about it, too. I... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
Oh, yeah.

Waze warned me about it, too. I just wasn’t paying attention.

Not that it would matter, but I’ve got the camera proof this light is horribly timed. It should be red before the pack...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 03:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, I was in the ballpark. :) This whole... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
So, I was in the ballpark. :)

This whole scheme with Ring is well on the safe side of “plain view”.

Flying a drone up to your window is more like the second, and I think people would freak over...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 03:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Today’s asshole cam... ... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
Today’s asshole cam...

https://imgur.com/RN5D8l5.jpg

Note the color of the lights, and the speed.

I circled Robocop.
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s an interesting situation. One of our... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
Here’s an interesting situation.

One of our potential crew is FtM. I’ve never met him, but I’ve been told he has a body which very clearly betrays the plumbing he was born with.

How do we deal...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I share this opinion, but like most civil... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
I share this opinion, but like most civil liberties issues, there aren’t nearly enough people who care to do anything about it.

Fixing this needs a constitutional amendment. I put the probability...
Posted by subego, on Aug 9, 2019 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorta... they refused to write software to crack... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
Sorta... they refused to write software to crack it. They didn’t have the password.

I like a good slippery slope argument, though. :)

My understanding is the slope ends where what’s visible...
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2019 at 05:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Because it’s too resource intensive. That’s the... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
Because it’s too resource intensive. That’s the only thing stopping them. There’s no legal barrier.

This is an example of the cost of the resource being lowered, which is inevitable. That they can...
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2019 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have quibbles with this phrasing. The... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
I have quibbles with this phrasing.

The police aren’t surveilling you, they’re surveilling a public way. Which they’ve always been able to do.

There’s no expectation of privacy in public.

I...
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2019 at 01:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What am I missing here? Ring allows the cops... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
What am I missing here?

Ring allows the cops to ask its users for footage.

And Apple will hand over whatever with a warrant.
Posted by subego, on Aug 8, 2019 at 11:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Got a guy with a clipboard ringing our bell, so... 2,091 Views / 41 Replies  
Got a guy with a clipboard ringing our bell, so they’re halfway there.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2019 at 07:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’m honestly shocked the standard at this point... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
I’m honestly shocked the standard at this point is some sort of passive system. Two $3 cameras, and a 28¢ chip to compute the parallax.

Game over, man.
Posted by subego, on Aug 7, 2019 at 12:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was taught to throw it under the seat, which... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
I was taught to throw it under the seat, which always made me nervous because hiding shit as you get pulled over seems like a bad idea. Luckily, I’ve never been pulled over using one.

Because of...
Posted by subego, on Aug 6, 2019 at 01:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After two cancelled appointments (nailing me down... 6,871 Views / 76 Replies  
After two cancelled appointments (nailing me down two weeks in advance is difficult), finally got it Laminared!

https://imgur.com/AREM1PH.jpg


Edit: one of this place’s specialties is...
Posted by subego, on Aug 5, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Unfortunately, the text reduces poorly. At... 5,681 Views / 75 Replies  
Unfortunately, the text reduces poorly. At default resolution on an iPhone X, I can’t read it. Even with reading glasses. I think that’s somewhat due to the red being difficult to focus on. I could...
Posted by subego, on Aug 2, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s been fixed. That was pretty awful. 19,971 Views / 158 Replies  
It’s been fixed. That was pretty awful.
Posted by subego, on Aug 1, 2019 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My lip read on the catcher is “Jeeeeeesus Christ!” 38,903 Views / 371 Replies  
My lip read on the catcher is “Jeeeeeesus Christ!”
Posted by subego, on Jul 31, 2019 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And what’s with the sudden coal rolling? ... 38,903 Views / 371 Replies  
And what’s with the sudden coal rolling?

https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnpleasantTenseAmericancrocodile-size_restricted.gif
Posted by subego, on Jul 31, 2019 at 09:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We pause here to quietly consider the numerous... 5,572 Views / 135 Replies  
We pause here to quietly consider the numerous ways Adobe can suck it.

After Effects wasted about 6 hours of my life being a buggy piece of shit on Saturday, and I’m still cranky about it.
Posted by subego, on Jul 30, 2019 at 05:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Since it’s only the second gen Dots which do... 19,971 Views / 158 Replies  
Since it’s only the second gen Dots which do this, not the third, I have a sneaking suspicion this is a crass attempt to get me to upgrade.
Posted by subego, on Jul 30, 2019 at 02:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnripePiercingAfricanaug... 38,903 Views / 371 Replies  
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/UnripePiercingAfricanaugurbuzzard-size_restricted.gif
Posted by subego, on Jul 30, 2019 at 01:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AshamedBruisedHarrierhaw... 38,903 Views / 371 Replies  
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AshamedBruisedHarrierhawk-size_restricted.gif
Posted by subego, on Jul 29, 2019 at 04:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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