Holiday Contest from Micron!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Agg, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. oldbugger

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    No doubt the usual helping many "new" friends sort out technology issues arising from christmas gifts and purchases. It is amazing how many new acquaintances you gather at this time of the year....all good fun though and I quite enjoy helping them.

    By the way...best wishes to all.
     
  2. hollman1981

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    going to be
    - fishing as much as I can
    - sitting in my man cave drinking beer and playing a few games
    - going to see Star Wars movie
    - put a raid 5 in my media centre pc
    - playing piano for my newborn baby girl
     
  3. mjunek

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    Sadly the geekiest thing I'll be doing this holidays is hooking up two sets of headphones to my Surface Pro 3, so that my friend and I can watch movies on the plane.

    Maybe taking a few snaps with a DSLR while I'm in Times Square for New Years eve watching the ball drop, and then downloading the photos.

    One month holiday in USA and Costa Rica kind of sucks for getting up to techie stuff!
    Suckers :D
     
  4. genex0dus

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    Well I already got what I wanted for Christmas this year, the misses let me buy al the components to put together a raspberry Pi Christmas light controller!

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    Works well, only 8 channels this year, might double it next year.

    Uses lightshow Pi most recent build even supports the Pi transmitting Fm radio via GPIO 4 all that is require is a 30cm wire off that port, the Pi never stops amazing me.

    Lightshowpi auto builds the light sequence to MP3, have some classic Christmas songs and a few dub step/techno.

    The whole thing has really peeked my interest in setting up more automation around the home.
     
  5. toopy28

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    Trying to see if a can get a Bluetooth low energy to ttl module working on my MPPT regulator and talking to the app on my phone. If so I can avoid buying a costy $180 manufacturer cable
     
  6. Speculator

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    BEER!!!

    In a word, beer!

    I've got an IPA brewing at the moment in my temperature controlled fermentation chamber (a fridge with a temp controller and a reptile heat lamp), and I've setup my Raspberry Pi to monitor the temps and send me alarms if for some reason it gets out of the desired range. Using IFTTT I've been able send the alarm as an android notification to my phone. It's got web output too, so I can see the temp anywhere I am.
    Next step is to have the temperature graphed (for no reason other than the webpage needs more info) and to get a CO2 sensor so I can monitor how active the beer actually is. Or if the CO2 sensor is too expensive, a webcam so I can see.... well, bloop bloop through the airlock (totally useless, but that's hardly the point now is it)?

    L8r.
     
  7. High1ander

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    Three kids under three, two working parents, no grandparents or child care...

    My dream for the holidays is getting a chance to go the toilet by myself!
     
  8. High1ander

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    Three kids under three, two working parents, no grandparents or child care...

    My dream for the holidays is a day off at home alone to do some gaming, but I'd probably settle for getting a chance to go the toilet by myself!
     
  9. ravencs

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    Bought myself a lil weekend toy. Inspired by some of the motorlogs :).
    (Other car is a work ute crammed with tools and too unsafe to leave places without locking it up).

    Christmas project is to install an ECU are start tuning her to perfection.
    Hopefully a turbo soon as well...

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  10. partybear

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    I am going to use my free time to organize my motherboard, cpu and video card collection. I got some boxes and I have started to label and sort everything. I didn't think it would be very hard but it is taking a very long time haha.


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  11. [-erick-]

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    1.) Marathon Starwars 1-7
    2.) Trying to setup a multi seat pc.
    3.) {in the near future} try to get back to OCing when we are settled in NT.
     
  12. Crash Dummy

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    I got angry at my system in my sig because I was having some POST issues. Turns out one of the 7970's in crossfire had died and the system wasn't booting due to FastBoot being enabled.

    Cue the purchase of a new i7 6700k, MSI Z170 Gaming M5, 4GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2400Mhz RAM and a Powercolour R9 390X 8GB graphics card. I'm too bloody broke to buy a M2 SSD now.

    To top it off. Apart from that dead 7970, everything else works fine. I didn't need to ugprade. :lol:
     
  13. Sgt Bilko

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    What i really really want (Have done since i first seen it):

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    What I'll probably get:

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    My Xmas was spent helping the wife make desserts for about 20 people.......got 4 hours sleep then had an 8 hour long Christmas dinner that lasted until 3am.

    Cheers for the giveaway, mighty nice of you :)
     
  14. aussie-revhead

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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday, I got this from my son:


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    So I have a great toy to play with.

    After many small drops of my phone I finally cracked the screen on my Note 2 .... :upset:

    Im hoping to see star wars soon

    Also:

    Trying to sell my car
    Trying to swap motors in my other car so I can sell it ...
    Scrape up money for concreter to fix our driveway ...
    Tidy clutter in the house

    Last of all, my new case arrived and I have a lovely GTX980 Strix with no home (wont fit in my itx case) so I am going to start collecting parts for a new build:


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    So DDR4 and an SSD would really help get the build underway.

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
  15. 7yphon

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    Get my Hyper-V server running 2016 and Plex server so I can stream all my shows from my house :)
     
  16. pio

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    Properly geeky stuff..

    This holiday season I'm getting up to some properly geeky stuff..

    Project One: Get my recently-acquired Celestron AVX telescope mount wifi-enabled, and then using my slimrom updated Kindle Fire 7 with SkySafari to control that mount and point my telescope from across the yard, and getting the pointed object visible using my low-light security camera and outputting on the TV in the house. Remote focus is going to be the hard part. It's practice for doing public outreach with the local college students in the Spring.

    Project Two: Getting my Pi2 up and running as a possible replacement for my torrent/media server, serving to the Chromecast/FireTV stick/PS3 onto the tv. I may get a second Pi2 to act as a local hub for the astro stuff in Project One..

    Project Three: continue writing up the Masters thesis..

    And in the spare time, getting to enjoy kayaking on the floods we're having around here!
     
  17. cbjaust

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    server

    I would love to replace the old 160GB Seagate spinning boot drive in my server which has just had a drive to AWOL. So I'll also probably have to source a replacement drive for the array as well.
     
  18. T-Bones

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    I'm going to risk leaving the safety of my computer room and experience the great outdoors to mow the lawn :eek:
     
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  19. Cynide

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    Now I was sitting waiting wishing
    That you believed in superstitions
    Then maybe you'd see the signs
    But Lord knows that this world is cruel
    And I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool
    Learning loving somebody don't make them love you

    And foolish me is spending the holidays trying to recover data off a HDD with failed Master Boot Record...
    Listening to tunes at least, to pass the time.
    Sadly no voodoo magic will get me out of this one.

    All the while, searching for new employment for the new year.

    It's the most wonderful time of the year... Isn't it?
    :)
     
  20. MaximusSmurf

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    Holiday projects do include
    Upgraded SSDs so my vSphere has more food
    Rejig an app server to save some spaces
    Use my Docker deployment to win e-peen races
    Install Fallout 4 and give it a whirl
    All of these distractions to get over a girl
     

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