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chansuke

Member Since: May 18, 2009

Country: United States

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Bio

Born in Amarillo, I spent most of my life in LA before moving back to Texas, this time the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Graduate high school in ‘08 and im too poor to afford college.

Role

Consumer of space, oxygen, and foodstuffs.

Organizations

Texas Four Wheel Drive - DFW Chapter

Spoken Languages

English and Pidgen Spanish.

Programming Languages

HTML, C++, minimal python and Java

Associations

Uhm….see organizations?

Universities

James Martin High School, Flooders, TCC

Expertise

Vehicles, Guns, Paintball, Computers, Random other tidbits.

Interests

Off-Roading, Mechanic work, Anything with computers, designing random bits.

  • These have a very low output rating for such a thing. Please do the smart thing and by the more expensive batteries if youre building a vape setup, so that it doesnt blow up in your face.

  • Wow, is that all it takes to be a die hard? ;D

  • The DIY Stencil kit is a pretty cool idea.

  • Toyotas cars, for the most part arent meant to be sports cars. The Scion tC and FR-S are sportier, and the FR-S is even rear wheel drive. For a sporty Toyota get a Lexus.

  • I would really doubt that. I use a Savox 1256TG on my Axial SCX10. That outputs ‘only’ 277oz/in of torque and I have ripped the stock Axial mounts to pieces in a hard steering bind. These little beams simply do not look strong enough for that. On go-fast RC cars like my Slash, I have hit hard enough to dislodge bullet connectors and servo tape, these would snap. Granted, im hard on my stuff, but still.

    Id assume this mount is for light duty stuff, looks like itd work admirably for that.

  • Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to be born with a complete knowledge of C or Assembly. What do non noob people use? AVRs programmed in assembly? Lots of logic gates? Straight up transistors?

    How bout you get up off your high horse and understand that more people taking a functional interest in electronics is a good thing. Taking some of the intimidation factor out is a good thing. This program is even better since you can flip into code view and actually see whats going on under the hood.

  • Turns out that watching people work isnt all that awesome. Sparkfun would be a cool place to work, but its not The Office. Just lots of people at desks and workstations cranking things out. Anytime I want to see something like that, I just kind of turn my head from side to side, and there it is!

    Not to mention the obvious privacy concerns.

  • Hey, you remember how 7-8 years ago all cool techy sites had streaming webcams everywhere? And now they dont?

    Theres a reason for that.

  • I worked at Frys Electronics up until recently. They do carry the ossep line. While im not saying dont go for it, the buyers at Frys are a little less than pleasant and sometimes can be resistant to niche products.

    I now work at Hobbytown, and what most people dont realize is that Hobbytown is a franchise chain, so the owners keep up with their own stuff. It might be worth checking into that, hobbytown doesnt mind niche stuff, they just wont keep a huge amount on hand.

  • Eh, youll get over it, but hopefully the next time you try to shut someone down like that, youll remember this convo. And I know of some other people who would have been much sharper in their reply.

    I wasnt deliberately trying to hurt your feelings, but judging from your attitude you would have written off anything else. Judging from your response below (the upvoted one), you still didnt quite get it…

    And that wasnt a tautological argument, it makes perfect sense from a business standpoint: Windows is the dominating OS. You, as a business person want your product exposed to the most people. You therefore develop for windows. Since windows is the easiest OS to buy products for, people keep buying windows. Repeat cycle. PCs also have a much lower ‘buy in’ than macs.

    And while linux can run on any system, unless you like not having wireless drivers, graphics drivers, or any other ‘quirks’, youre better off configuring a PC based around what you want to do with linux.

    I know there are other OSs, just as I know there are other fuels besides gasoline, my favorite being Nitromethane (also a huge car nerd). And they all have there places. But Linux (unless something seriously changes) WILL NOT supplant windows as the king of the desktops. But it runs just fine on embedded systems and servers, where the end user doesnt have to set anything up.

    Macs will have to get MUCH cheaper, and the software will have to get more plentiful and cheaper as well to gain a serious amount of ground. A standard two computer setup for Macs (Laptop and desktop) can easily run about (or over) $4k. I spent $4k on my Suzuki Samurai…

    “and not give anyone room to fail except yourself, OR you can do something worthwhile.” Im not sure what that means…you were given room to fail gracefully. But nope, you had to pitch attitude, so if you wanna go the distance that way, thats fine. And I do lots of worthwhile things.

    I like to think that by trying to change your attitude now, while youre young, can help someone in the future who gets saddled with the job of teaching you.