I like fixing things, and I'd like to get myself a nice socket wrench set that will last a long time. Questions include: 3/8" or 1/2" drive, or maybe both? Which brands are good at not rounding your bolts while not being super expensive? What's the best way to store them? [more inside]
Which hand tools that are made to singly perform the function of a set are worth not just having on hand, but actually replacing the set they attempt to cover for? For a tradesman, for a DIYer, for a weekend warrior, for a fumble-fingered homeowner. (Examples: adjustable wrench, ratcheting dogbone, multi-bit screwdriver) Tell us your favorites! [more inside]
I am thinking about putting in a new outlet with some built in USB chargers where I usually charge my devices. Is this a good idea? Also, I have heard there is a huge difference in quality in these things but I have no idea how to figure out what to get. Anybody have any advice?
My eye is giving me troubles. What's going on here? [more inside]
How many y-socket adapters can you string together into a single light bulb socket? [more inside]
Window mounted air conditioner had a burned-up blade on the plug. New replacement plug gets hot at the same blade. New plug needs to be wiggled or the blades spread to make electrical contact in the socket. What's the problem here? Bad plug, bad socket or air conditioner pulling too much juice for either plug or socket? [more inside]
I've spilled chocolate milk all over my power strip (with surge protector). What to do? [more inside]
I just moved into a new house - it's Victorian, so there's some older technologies and stuff around here. On the wall closest to where I have my television, DVD player, DVR cable box, cable modem, Airport, and Nintendo 64, there is only a 2 pronged socket. Already I'm only using extension cords, but not only am I going to run out of room, it's not grounded. So what is the best way to adapt? Do I get a 2-prong to 3-prong adapter, and if so, can I plug a power strip into it? Do I try and find a 2-prong power strip? Or do I ask the landlord if she can hire someone to change it? Is this expensive/complicated? Thanks!
Where can I find a lamp socket (like this one) but in brass?
Can anybody help me source headphone adapters that won't break all my headphone sockets? [more inside]
What kind of power cord will fit into this old EMG machine? [more inside]
Looking for resources on specific programming topics, with a particular teaching methodology (basically, applied examples and real-world walkthroughs). Some of the topics are C#-specific. Some are more general, but would preferably be taught from a C# (or at least .NET) perspective. [more inside]
Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed? I just bought new earbuds to replace some old ones that I use with my 2nd gen. iPod and there's no sound in the left channel. [more inside]
I'm looking for a JAVA package/class library that would allow me to connect, send and receive data via the telnet and SSH protocol. I would love for the package/library to handle the connecting, handshaking, authentication, etc. I would like the the protocol to be transparent to me, meaning that the way I send data and receive wouldn't change my code if it was SSH or telnet. Any version of the JAVA is fine. I'm trying to develop a different kind of telnet/ssh client and would rather not rewrite code if there is something already out there. I could even get started with just telnet. Thank you for your time and help. Have a great one.
How do you secure a plug so that even if someone yanks on the chord, it doesn't come out of an outlet? It does need to be POSSIBLE to get the plug out sometimes, and it won't work to glue/staple the chord to the wall, because sometimes equipment needs to be moved to another room. [more inside]
Name that plug socket! [more inside]