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What would you like to see in a house IT setup?

Currently remodeling a domicile, with the sweet and expensive ability to add anything I want within reason. I plan on modernizing the place to bring it into the 21st century because this house deserves it (just a great structure with lots of history and nearing it’s centennial birthday)....

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If you're running ducting into your server/switch cabinet I've thought before that it could be interesting to have an exhaust setup that you can switch between venting the excess heat directly outside (in summer) or back into the main house (in winter).

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You can't fit a full sheet in a dual cab Hilux, Ranger, or DMAX (etc etc) either but these utes sell in vast quantities. To get a dual cab in something not ridiculously large (and not a cab over design) the tray size will inherently be compromised, it seems however that people still go for the extra seats much more than single cabs with more useful tray sizes.

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Unfortunately you're in the minority these days, at least in the eyes of manufacturers. It appears that dual cabs are what sell so they're what get made.

The lack of useful tray sizes in utes is one reason I ended up going for a van for something to put my dirt bike in - unlike most of the utes I was finding within my budget it actually has a load space long enough to fit the bike with room to spare and low enough to roll it in easily.

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except there is no ‘#’ operator in C or C++, so any interesting self-referential pattern breaks down here

# is two layers of ++, so the pattern is there. Whether that was originally intended or coincidence is another matter, but it works well enough that I suspect it was considered when picking names.

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For the last while I've been randomising the dictionary of 3 or 4 character words and running down the list until I find something I like the sound of and is available. If it's a well populated username base I might need to drop back to a list of all permutations of a-z in that length and do the same.

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ZenFone 10, because it's one of the now rare phones where you can still reach the whole screen with one hand.

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Maybe I should try and convince someone to make a slip on thumb extension for use with modern phones

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You don't necessarily have to have ejector seats - WW2 era bombers for example relied on the crew making their way to a hatch to bail out. Despite being a considerably lower chance of survival than modern systems (not helped by various positions having to crawl through narrow spaces to escape and/or find and put on their parachutes due to not having space to wear them during normal operation) the option of bailing out saved a large amount of people.

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Baked beans on toast is my usual go to when I want something quick and minimal effort.

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No login for updates is a welcome change, it'll save me downloading them manually (because screw making another login for something that shouldn't require one).

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I would be reasonably confident in offline games running in 20 years if you bought the cartridges, if you bought the estore versions I would be significantly less confident.

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Technically speaking, no one outside of college demonstration engines are burning hydrogen

Toyota has made various working prototype hydrogen combustion engines, so it's not impossible these could end up in production in the nearish future (they've done a hydrogen version of at least the GR Yaris/Corolla engine, a V6, and a V8).

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Yes. I picked a bunch of coal pieces up at Stockton beach once as a kid and took them home because coal was interesting - I tested burning at least one of those pieces in the wood fire that winter.

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The majority of cars don't have a warning for low oil levels, the sensor for that has historically been the owner checking the dipstick. Oil level sensors are becoming more common now as more models appear with them but are still not ubiquitous even in brand new cars.

The oil warning light in most cars is for low oil pressure, and if that one comes on it's time to pull over immediately and hope you managed to turn the engine off in time to save the bearings.

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For something like the pictured gun you're probably not getting much more in the way of accurate range than just holding a knife, and a knife would be a lot more reliable.

I would also assume that if you can get hold of ammunition to load an improvised gun it's not that much more of a stretch to acquire an actual gun to put said ammo into.

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You don't really have to beat battery energy density to be better for longer range riding, you just have to have a minimum acceptable range and the ability to quickly refuel. For example having to stop every 100km for five minutes is likely going to be more acceptable to the majority than stopping every 200km for an hour.

Of course the real trick is to both figure out how far the minimum distance is for most people and - most importantly - making refuelling widely enough available that people can work on the assumption of just pulling in and filling up.

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There's not really much need for swearing in most comments/posts I come across on lemmy/kbin, so I'm not surprised it's uncommon.

I don't see a problem with bringing out the occasional swear word for particular emphasis or humour, but when someone can't write regular posts/comments without cursing it's pretty likely they're just a kid trying to be edgy on the internet.

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The one on the right is actually just a regular auto (no high/low transfer case) with an unusual control layout. Called the Hurst Lightning Rods it's supposed to imitate drag racing setups of the time with separate levers so you don't mis shift and blow your engine/gearbox.

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I haven't had issues doing hill starts with air handbrakes, basically the same deal really as a regular handbrake just without feedback through the lever.

Never had to try a hill start with a foot handbrake though, I imagine those could make things harder.

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LMFAO at Apple inventing laptops that don’t have weird keyboards

They weren't saying the keyboards themselves were particularly good, they were saying Apple's keyboard placement was a step forward (and it was). This page has a couple of pictures of early laptops - note where the Powerbook keyboard is compared to the others.

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If speed limits are indeed set at the true safe maximum for all vehicles and all conditions then how can you travel safely at said speed limits in your car, which I would wager cannot corner as well or stop as quickly as a top end sports car?

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Indeed, at least for most modern speed limits. That was intended as more of a rhetorical question to lead the person I was replying to towards noticing speed limits are typically set with a wide safety margin, and not actually at the limit of what can be safe in good conditions.

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Say that to start off with then rather than "there's no way to drive safely above the speed limit on a public road", because there clearly are roads where it can be safe to drive above the speed limit.

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