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Jadagul wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 21:09
Warren wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 20:53
Jadagul wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 20:24 Batteries have gotten a lot better over the past decade. A _lot_ better.
If a thing you carry in your trouser pocket can throw 10+ kilowatts, I'd say so. Cause damn.
It's the high amperage that gets me. That was always a problem with dry cells.
Thing I have is rated at 300 mA continuous (for 12V, I assume), but 1700 mA peak. which I think works out to 3.6 watts continuous and 20 watts peak? But I don't actually understand electronics at all.

(It's not really supposed to start a car from a totally dead battery, but I did manage it. Drained like 2/3 of the battery capacity and took fifteen minutes, though.)
Take another look. You couldn't jump start a golf cart with that.
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Warren wrote: 16 Oct 2020, 01:29
Jadagul wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 21:09
Warren wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 20:53
Jadagul wrote: 15 Oct 2020, 20:24 Batteries have gotten a lot better over the past decade. A _lot_ better.
If a thing you carry in your trouser pocket can throw 10+ kilowatts, I'd say so. Cause damn.
It's the high amperage that gets me. That was always a problem with dry cells.
Thing I have is rated at 300 mA continuous (for 12V, I assume), but 1700 mA peak. which I think works out to 3.6 watts continuous and 20 watts peak? But I don't actually understand electronics at all.

(It's not really supposed to start a car from a totally dead battery, but I did manage it. Drained like 2/3 of the battery capacity and took fifteen minutes, though.)
Take another look. You couldn't jump start a golf cart with that.
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That's what the technician had who helped me. The detachable connectors seems nice.
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Highway wrote: 16 Oct 2020, 08:15 The detachable connectors seems nice.
The wires look way too thin for a kilo-amp. But if you're only going to push that much through them for two seconds, they probably won't melt the insulation.
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Jeez the kids really have ruined everything. Called to get pizza delivered; it's one of those places where everything is some gourmet thing. I called to see if we could get a ham-and-pineapple, nope.

This is the culinary equivalent of a civilization that lives in sky scrapers but no one remembers how to build a shack. A pizza place, that DOESN'T HAVE HAM, ONLY BACON. SMH.
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Technically that would be an Italian-inspired flatbread food product, but yeah no ham is pushing it a bit.

Did they say, 'eh'? They could've meant back-bacon and not understood that in the US we view Canadian bacon as basically ham anyway, and bacon means bacon, not back-bacon.
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Places that don't allow substitutions or customization because the chef is some gourmet artiste are not worth patronizing. But really, refusing to serve you a Hawaiian pizza is just for your own good.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 22 Oct 2020, 21:46 Places that don't allow substitutions or customization because the chef is some gourmet artiste are not worth patronizing. But really, refusing to serve you a Hawaiian pizza is just for your own good.
It's the Masterpiece Cakeshop principle.
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This has started popping up on my Mac. Apparently I am far from the only one to get this. The really annoying thing is that if you click either button the dialog box just comes back five seconds later. So far I am really not loving Catalina.
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JD wrote: 24 Oct 2020, 22:37 This has started popping up on my Mac. Apparently I am far from the only one to get this. The really annoying thing is that if you click either button the dialog box just comes back five seconds later. So far I am really not loving Catalina.

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Amazon's cutting into Apple's overpriced music business and vice versa, so of course they're going to treat each other's apps as malware.

You know, it's almost like the music industry is saying "okay, we give up -- pirate away."
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Warren wrote: 24 Oct 2020, 23:40 You've seen this?
That's the article I linked to, yes.
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