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So. I like dumpster diving and Staples is my dumpster waifu (Got two store model Kindles today). I'd like to expand my range to other Staples, however, the one I go to is the only one without a Masterlock, and there's so many possibilities at all these other Staples and other stores for that matter.
Now this can't be too hard to get past I figure. It's just a regular lock stopping me. I've read about bump keys before, but what would be the best course of action to get in here? Should I go with bump keys or would a proper picking set be advised? I don't want to break the lock, just get in. Any tutorials or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hello /diy/. Really could use some help. Not sure if appropriate here or over on /g/, but since it is a DIY build I'll post it here.
Any feedback on this build? I havn't built a PC in such a long time. I'm mostly worried about getting a quality modular PSU that has cables long enough to fit my full tower. I already have the tower, so that is out of the question.
My other area of concern is a quality mobo that will work and supports overclocking as well as the cooling aspect. Currently never gone into liquid cooling before, but I think it will be necessary. Ceiling is $2000 usd.
Some background on the build: This will be for a combination of engineering programs (FEA, CAD, etc), rendering programs (digital arts stuff), as well as gaming. My programs use hyperthreading, so I am set on the processor. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys.
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/diy/, what's that one dream project you fear you will never have the time/energy/money to see to its completion?
Mine is pic related. Classic Beetles have always been my favorite car, and I would absolutely love the opportunity to find an old dilapidated one, fix it up to even better than factory originals, and drive that sucker for the rest of my days. Alas, I'm still a poor college student, and by the time I get to the point in my life where I have the time and money I fear old Beetles will be extremely rare.
So, what has captured your desires?
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For a project, I need some Helmholtz coils. However, a pair of them are rather insanely priced, and way out of my budget, so I figured I'd make my own. It seems simple enough from the diagrams I've found online: just some copper wire wound around two cylinders of equal radius. But I have a few questions on the construction part.
1) What kind of wire should I use? I assume copper, but are there different kinds? I read somewhere that enamel copper wiring would be good. Any thoughts on that?
2) Where could I purchase hoops that could hold the wiring in place? Pic related. I'm not sure where to even begin looking.
3) When I'm wrapping the wire around the hoops, can they overlap, or does it need to be one layer? Overlap as in spreading out via the radius of the hoop.
Thanks for your help.
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As soon as tomorrow, I will come into possession of 5 old computers, much like the ones in the pic. I'm relatively new to electronics and computers, but I figured i can take them apart for parts and to learn some more. I was wondering if anybody can offer a simple list of things I should look for when I'm looking through them.
I already know I want to take the fans out, the motors for the CD drives and the hard drives. Is there anything else that's worth taking? Maybe take the circuits apart, and scavenge the ICs, diodes, resistors and capacitors and such.
Also, would I be able to do anything with the old towers, or sell them for scrap or simply toss them?
Any help is much appreciated.
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So, I'm a semi-poor uni student in the third year of uni. After more than two years of living independently, I realized that I don't have any sort of first aid or medical kit apart from basic painkillers and a box of bandaids. I realized this after I got a small second-degree burn on one of my fingers while cooking last week.
So I want to make a good medical kit from scratch, and have it stocked well and provide for any event short of actually immediately needing a doctor. It doesn't have to be crazy or portable like one of those bug-out bags kits, it just has to be good. I'm putting those pre-made first aid kits out of the question since they seem to be $30 for shitty gauze, a bandage, three individually-wrapped painkillers, a 5ml bottle of disinfectant cream, and a fancy-ass bag with a logo. None of that bullshit. This is going to be over-the-counter stuff, though.
So my current planned list is as such:
>Tylenol, Advil (for pain, inflammation)
>Gauze pads, ranging from 5cmx5cm to 15cmx15cm, 5 of each type
>Bandages/dressings, to hold gauze in place or help support a sprained joint
>Band-aids, ranging from small to relatively large, as well as butterfly bandages
>Disinfectant cream, for cuts and scrapes (what type, though?)
>Burn cream (again, I don't know what type is best)
>Medical tape (that shit is so goddamned handy)
>Tweezers, Scissors, thermometer
>cotton swabs, q-tips
I'm not really sure what brands of products to get (particularly in creams) because my parents were a bit, well, "natural" and just used their snake oil treatments, so I didn't learn jack shit about taking care of myself medically using actually effective treatments. It's a miracle I'm healthy and in one piece.
Price is important, but not really. I'm willing to save up and not skimp on things, so long as it's worth it. Still, no sense in wasting money.