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So, /diy/, welcome to the Blacksmithing thread to end all threads. Over a series of posts, I'm going to explain everything a beginner will need to know, and where to find anything else you may need to know.
This is just the intro post, a title page if you will. The first post will cover "google-fu", the second, anvils, the third, tools, and the fourth a basic forge.
I understand that there are many of us on here who have different schools of thought on Blacksmithing, however in this thread I hope to cover as many as I possibly can, from junk-smithing to using the correct steel for the correct job.
I welcome constructive criticism, but I would ask any mods or janitors lurking about to remove any shitposting.
Busted Central Air Conditioner
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The AC at my house stopped working a day or two ago. I noticed that the big-ass fan on the AC unit outside wasn't spinning, yet cold (or cold-ish... it's hard to tell) air was still seeping out of the vents (since then I turned it off because I heard something could be damaged it I let it run like that). I did some googling and found a bunch of videos claiming that I should replace a dual run capacitor, so I popped open the side panel to get a look. Sure enough, the cap is all inflated looking, so I checked the capacitance/voltage and ordered a replacement. How likely is it that replacing that will actually fix my problem? What else could it be, or is it pretty much guaranteed that if that cap looks like it's busted then that's my only issue?
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ok so i really need some solid advice on how to get good promotion for my music. i have a lot of music, i do my own production, i compose my own stuff, record, engineer, the whole nine yards. only thing that is missing is some promotion, i live in a small town in south texas so it is really hard to build a fan base and all of that. i need to get my music out there, i need people to at least hear it at least once so they can decide if they like my work or not. so what are some steps i can do to achieve this?
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Hi, /diy/. First time poster here. I have two dogs. You can probably already see where this is going... We have carpeted flooring in our apartment and it's saturated with dog pee. As soon as you walk into the door, you get punched in the throat by the smell. I have tried everything google recommends, including vinegar, water and baking soda but none seems to work. Any tips or tricks to get this shit out short of replacing the carpet?
Pic related, one of the culprits.
"rooting" Android OS
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I'm posting this here as a long shot.
I've got an Android powered device, and I want to root it. However, there are no "roots" or "root hacks" available for it. Sucks.
So this got me wondering what specific changes are being made to the OS in order to be able to "su" or "sudo"?
I've been all over xda-developers, and xda-university, trying to figure this out, to no avail. There are plenty of explanations to the benefits of rooting, what the effects of rooting are, and many many "roots" for specific devices, but very little explanation of where these actually come from and how they're made.
So I'm not asking for a workable exploit for a particular device, I'm trying to figure out how to get root on Android OS.
If any /diy/kes know the direction to point me in, please tell me. I'm getting more and more into Linux, so I feel like I'd be pretty familiar with Android's inner machinations. Whether there's a website or a bagillion dollar book with a gazzilion pages, I'm just pretty desperate to know how to root Android powered devices from scratch.