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    Generate Fan RPM Signal W/O Fan

    Oh my goodness, you're right! usafltg - you'll want to check out the updated version of my post above. Apologies for the mistake!
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    Generate Fan RPM Signal W/O Fan

    correct--the fixed resistor would take the place of the potentiometer
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    Generate Fan RPM Signal W/O Fan

    The LM555 you can pick from this list: https://www.mouser.com/Semiconductors/Clock-Timer-ICs/Timers-Support-Products/_/N-4k3ax?P=1z0z63x&Keyword=555&FS=True (they all work the same) EDIT: A previous version of this post had bad math. This should be better: For 9000 RPM, you'll need a signal...
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    Missing link to first unread post in thread?

    Goodness, you're right--thanks for pointing that out!
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    Missing link to first unread post in thread?

    Before the forum update, in the Watched Threads page, you could click straight to the first unread post in a thread. I can't find it in the new design. Is it gone?
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    So DDR3 is old enough to show up in this thread? yeesh, I could use some more...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have a 2GB DDR2 stick out of a Dell 745 or 755 or 760 or something. PM if interested. $3 for shipping.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have one! Shipping will cost about $3. PM me if you want it.
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    BitDefender Researchers Discover "Terrifying" Security Vulnerability in Intel CPUs

    I dunno about you, but there are a lot of very nice laptops in the consumer space. Dell, HP, and Lenovo have some rather pretty (and well-made) laptops if you're willing to spend more than $600. Where do you live where people are giving away 2-year-old desktops? Because I could use one--I'm...
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    BitDefender Researchers Discover "Terrifying" Security Vulnerability in Intel CPUs

    Do we have any benchmarks showing the cumulative performance impact of all the mitigations?
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I've got an old Celeron 1Ghz system with some RAM if you want it.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I might, but can't check for a couple days. PM me on Monday and I'll see what I have.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Yeah, you're basically giving away an ITX board and a case, and the case is basically scrap. The mobo could be useful for a low-powered file server or torrent box, though!
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    Windows Update Fixes Previous Patch's Mouse Issues

    Wow. Windows 10 is the gift that just keeps giving. Yeesh. Heh, I'd *love* to see them start back up. Microsoft is giving them plenty of fodder.
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    Marvel Uploads a New Avengers: Endgame Trailer

    That would have been the biggest, awesomest, most hilarious twist. Sure, fans would be apoplectic, but it would be hilarious to see the Avengers look at each other, shrug their shoulders, and say, "uh, I guess we're done here?"
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    Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Reimagined in Unreal Engine 4

    Has anyone ever done an analysis of how fast you'd actually go with nothing but two jet engines and a cockpit? The TWR would be off the charts!
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    The USB Promoter Group Announces USB4 Specification

    Sony's Xperia Z1/3/5 all had magnetic charging (but no data) cables.
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have some 1GB DDR2 sticks available. $5 shipping.
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    Post your "Ghetto Mod" pics

    In his defense, look at what it's mounted to! It's a freakin' ceiling tile! That's gotta be worth something!
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    Guys, the plane didn't break mach 1. Mach number has nothing to do with ground speed.
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    Boeing 787-9 Twin Jet Dreamliner Hits Top Speed of 801 MPH

    The border between the jetstream and the air below isn't a sharp cutoff, so no issues.
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    Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His "Star Wars" Trilogy

    Perhaps I'm misinterpreting, but you implied that Luke's age meant that there would be no ending that would satisfy me. There are plenty of endings that would have satisfied SW fans, even with Luke in his 50's or 60's. SW has a rich history of giving fitting sendoffs to aged characters. Heck...
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    Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His "Star Wars" Trilogy

    Judge him by his age, do you? There are still plenty of ways to give an old (and beloved!) character a fitting sendoff. Heck, even if you make him "too tired/feeble/injured to fight," you can maintain his attitude/outlook/motivation until you kill him off. I can imagine that a sequence with...
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    Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His "Star Wars" Trilogy

    The bolded part above is the problem. It seems like he wanted the movie to be a Rian Johnson movie, not a Star Wars movie. Fans want a Star Wars movie, and the name of the director doesn't matter as much to them. Fans of the franchise like what Luke became in the original trilogy, and that's...
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Heh. Do you have a table saw? Just take a broken uATX mobo and rip it down to 170x170mm! :) (that's actually sort of serious, too--the mounting hole pattern is the same, as is the i/o plate)
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I have some 1GB and 2GB DDR2-5300 I can send
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    Yes, Rian Johnson Is Still Working on His "Star Wars" Trilogy

    My opinion? TFA was ok, I enjoyed it. The first half of Rogue 1 was a mess, but the last half was great. Solo had too much fanservice, but to be honest, I think I enjoyed it more than any of the others. Burn it all down and start over? Not a bad idea. I can appreciate the twist of killing...
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    Obsidian Comments On Fallout 76's Reception

    True, true. A certain portion of the gaming market really like what FNV offered. Companies have to recognize that if they change the formula, they're going to lose some part of those customers, and have to make it up by appealing to other potential customers. At the same time, though...
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    Activision Blizzard Begins Cutting 8 Percent of Its Workforce

    The people losing their jobs aren't just being tossed into the street. From the announcement:
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    The [H]ardForum Perpetual Freebies Thread

    Yeesh, mobos for 4th gen core series are free now? I sure wouldn't mind one, since my main rig is running an i5-3570s.
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    Here Is the Metro Exodus - Artyom's Nightmare Trailer

    Anyone else catch the Wilhelm scream at 1:47?
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    Slack Files for IPO

    We use slack here at work. We have a small team spread across multiple states. For us, the appeal is the speed and ease it offers. There's no infrastructure to set up, no contracts or payments to deal with, no applications to install, etc. It's just a tab in the browser and an app on the...
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    Windows 10's Live Tiles Dead? Windows Lite Will Reportedly Feature a New Start Menu

    You know, the funny thing is that I think I actually have that exact model...
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    Watch Robots and Humans Work Together to Create the 2019 Ford Ranger

    Honest question: does a company uniform result in lower costs, higher productivity, or better quality?
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    Watch Robots and Humans Work Together to Create the 2019 Ford Ranger

    ...and despite the bloated size, that bed (0:45) looks like it holds about as much as my old '94 Civic's trunk.
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    Windows 10's Live Tiles Dead? Windows Lite Will Reportedly Feature a New Start Menu

    FWIW, there are a lot more soccer moms and 8-year-old kids than there are power users and sysadmins. But my understanding is that MS were going for a unified UI across PC/tablet/phone, especially given that stagnation in the PC market and growth in the mobile market. The problem is that 1)...
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    Windows 10's Live Tiles Dead? Windows Lite Will Reportedly Feature a New Start Menu

    You mean like Win 7 before the telemetry patches?
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    Companies Turn to Exoskeletons to Assist Factory Workers

    Ah, that makes more sense, then.
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    Companies Turn to Exoskeletons to Assist Factory Workers

    Here's my question: Why don't they just reorient the car to a better position? At that point in the assembly, they haven't added all the fluids or anything else that's gravity-sensitive. Why not tip the car on its side so it's easier for the workers?
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