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[Jul. 24th, 2002|01:15 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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Tattooed man wants his skin auctioned

This was one of those feel-good articles until that "13 years old" part came in

Messageboard drama goes global

Strap on the duckmaster!

Pasta sauce H saves stranded mountaineers

Spraypainted roadkill

Word puzzle on Oddfellowes founder's grave

Car=evil. I'll be running without A/C until I can devise a solution to protect it from heat, shock, and moisture. My solution thus far is as so: butter the board with thermal epoxy to electronically insulate it, sand it flat, mount CPU heatsinks on either side, power fans from a 12 volt line in the car. For shock protection, simply multimeter the maximum input, wire a fuse in-line accordingly. I may torch this board in the process, but it's better than replacing the fucking thing every three months.

[User Picture]From: witchchild
2002-07-24 11:33 am (UTC)
and of course they don't explain HOW the duck keeps you awake...
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[User Picture]From: hannunvaakuna
2002-07-24 11:52 am (UTC)
have you considered taking your car to a real mechanic?
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-07-24 05:54 pm (UTC)
It'd be far over $100, and it would just fail again. If GM refuses to re-engineer the part, I will.
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[User Picture]From: hannunvaakuna
2002-07-25 07:37 am (UTC)
right. keep on doing small temporary fixes that will cost you more in the long run, both in money and in sanity.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-07-25 07:47 am (UTC)
That would be the result if I took it to a mechanic. They'd
10 install another poorly protected part for about $120, that would only succumb to moisture or heat in about three months, then fail.
20 GOTO 10.
This solution will cost me about $15, take 2 hours to install, and most likely never fail again. If there's one thing I know well, it's microcomputer engineering, and this is a simple fix method I've done countless times. It's fun and rewarding to me. I do this for a living, and my design has been approved by four different automotive design professionals, one who has a master's degree in electrical engineering.
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[User Picture]From: recovry
2002-07-24 12:11 pm (UTC)
Thats what I call some hardcore motorskills.
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