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  Reply # 1237400 13-Feb-2015 15:00
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So if my TV has dead pixels, does that mean that wind power could have blown them off the panel?
I'd rather stay away from solar. Burn-in could be a real issue.

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  Reply # 1237402 13-Feb-2015 15:05
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kiwitrc: 

That's a bloody worry. Is it possible to get a power switching device (Monster probably make one) that could in effect "packet switch" your power as it comes into the house to stop the wet power getting to the dry devices?


I wouldn't trust Monster.  But I'm sure AudioQuest has you covered while also improving the fidelity of your power.


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  Reply # 1237403 13-Feb-2015 15:13
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I'd love to add more to this discussion but I have to go and vacuum all the Aussie coal dust out of the power points... I knew I should've left the jug plugged in.

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  Reply # 1237407 13-Feb-2015 15:19
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fahrenheit: So if my TV has dead pixels, does that mean that wind power could have blown them off the panel?
I'd rather stay away from solar. Burn-in could be a real issue.


No, dead pixels are from wet electricity also - they died because they struggled to operate in such wet conditions...because they're trapped in their own little pixel holder, when the electricity floods in to light them up, they essentially have to swim for their lives. After a while, and depending upon their stamina, they eventually tire, and drown. Clearly in this scenario, the wetter electricity in NZ makes them drown more quickly, and in some cases, some pixels cannot survive with ANY wet electricity, so they drown literally as soon as the TV is turned on. 

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  Reply # 1237410 13-Feb-2015 15:26
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Its obviously Friday.

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  Reply # 1237464 13-Feb-2015 16:21
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Completely and utterly off topic but may I present to you the $10,000 directional Ethernet cable.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/



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  Reply # 1237520 13-Feb-2015 18:06
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Just thought I would mention this but not so long ago, dirty power was a real problem for PCs, especially sags which would lead to a power spike which has resulted in many a hard drive crash.  PCs are very sensitive to differences in power, laptops not so much because they use a different mechanism.





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  Reply # 1237524 13-Feb-2015 18:19
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Also off topic... but I was in DSE exchanging a faulty product just out of warranty. I overheard a girl selling an American couple a transformer so their 110V hair drier would work on 240V. I pointed out to the guy I was talking to that if they used it it would overheat or explode (exaggerating) since it was rated 0.25A and they were plugging a 10A load into it.

He thanked me, made sure it wasn't sold to the couple, and did my exchange happily :)




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  Reply # 1237525 13-Feb-2015 18:30
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fahrenheit: So if my TV has dead pixels, does that mean that wind power could have blown them off the panel?
I'd rather stay away from solar. Burn-in could be a real issue.


Its orbital speed, circa 24000 miles per day. ISS does not have this issue due t its slow 17000mph. NB, allow for the altitude effect x 0000.15443250, plus the number you last thought of

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  Reply # 1237526 13-Feb-2015 18:32
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fahrenheit: So if my TV has dead pixels, does that mean that wind power could have blown them off the panel?
I'd rather stay away from solar. Burn-in could be a real issue.


No, dead pixels are from wet electricity also - they died because they struggled to operate in such wet conditions...because they're trapped in their own little pixel holder, when the electricity floods in to light them up, they essentially have to swim for their lives. After a while, and depending upon their stamina, they eventually tire, and drown. Clearly in this scenario, the wetter electricity in NZ makes them drown more quickly, and in some cases, some pixels cannot survive with ANY wet electricity, so they drown literally as soon as the TV is turned on. 


Did you not upgrade to Pixel Holder 2.0?

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  Reply # 1237527 13-Feb-2015 18:34
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sbiddle: Completely and utterly off topic but may I present to you the $10,000 directional Ethernet cable.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/




You actually get 12 metres for that, phew. Id never pay $12000 per metre

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  Reply # 1237528 13-Feb-2015 18:36
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kiwitrc: Its obviously Friday.


The fur teenth.


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  Reply # 1237538 13-Feb-2015 18:56
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sbiddle: Completely and utterly off topic but may I present to you the $10,000 directional Ethernet cable.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/




Saw that on twitter the other day and laughed my a**e off... morons.



In other news, I'm back now... It's really hard to get coal dust out of extension cords. yell

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  Reply # 1237556 13-Feb-2015 19:19
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blakamin:
sbiddle: Completely and utterly off topic but may I present to you the $10,000 directional Ethernet cable.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/




Saw that on twitter the other day and laughed my a**e off... morons.



In other news, I'm back now... It's really hard to get coal dust out of extension cords. yell


There is also the review comparing the difference in audio quality from a NAS using different brands of HDDs!

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  Reply # 1237559 13-Feb-2015 19:23
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sbiddle:
blakamin:
sbiddle: Completely and utterly off topic but may I present to you the $10,000 directional Ethernet cable.

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2015/02/to-the-audiophile-this-10000-ethernet-cable-apparently-makes-sense/




Saw that on twitter the other day and laughed my a**e off... morons.



In other news, I'm back now... It's really hard to get coal dust out of extension cords. yell


There is also the review comparing the difference in audio quality from a NAS using different brands of HDDs!




I've always found WD to sound heaps better than Seagate... especially when they're clicking.
More bass. 

Morons.

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