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I'm setting up an automated temperature control system for brewing beer. My computer is only going to be communicating with heating and cooling elements using on/off control (no ability to set the elements to operate at 50% power, say). I'm hoping there's a better way to control this system than just having a hysteresis range. [more inside]
My hotel in Chicago claimed that my no-longer-functioning room key was "Demagnetized" by being placed next to a credit card. I did not believe it. Do any of you believe it?
What can I do with a tablet? [more inside]
I need to buy a 9mm GT2 Open ended Timing belt near Ottawa Ontario as the question says. [more inside]
I'm looking to create a shared playlist which multiple people can add to and which works across different streaming services (Spotify and Google Play for sure - maybe others if possible) [more inside]
My 2012 MacBook Air 11.6" is coming up its dreaded seven year obsolescence. Which Mac laptop is a good replacement? [more inside]
I just want to see the time I set for an appointment, no matter where I am. [more inside]
With the recent news about the WhatsApp hack, I began wondering how I would check/identify if anything was installed on my iPhone without my knowledge/permission. What are the tools/processes to check everything that's installed on your iPhone?
Hi all, I'm looking for a copy of a book I used to own and lost. It was a book about The Macintosh and Apple as a company. I remember it had a section about sneaking into MacWorld. It was printed in a kind of two-tone orange and purple style and had a soft cover. [more inside]
I am naming a semi-serious award and I need help brainstorming names that exemplify systematic testing procedures. [more inside]
Are there any small electronics that are dangerous to dismantle or try to repair? What should I avoid entirely, what should I be careful around, how can I mitigate the danger. [more inside]
I’m tasked with buying a new PA system for a band. I’ve been a working musician for most of my life and have worked with all kinds of sound systems. But I haven’t worked with the new hotness of linear array-style portable PA systems. They seem to have proliferated and I am encountering quite different views of how they work for a *bar-playing rock/country band* situation. If you’ve got experience with this or have been hearing bands work with these systems I’d love some opinions. Details .... [more inside]
I haven't played video games since I was a teenager. The games and controls were simple. Super Nintendo, left to right screen layout and a handful of buttons. The games weren't as primitive as Space Invaders, but not as sophisticated as modern games. I want to start gaming again. Where do I start? [more inside]
See this triangle? See how one of the corners is removed? Imagine the other two are removed as well. You're left with a hexagon with three sides of length x, and three sides of length 2x. What's the easiest way to make this in Inkscape so I can rotate / resize / tessellate?
Why is a .wav file playing normally on my computer, but slow and distorted on my Android phone? [more inside]
Please help me destink the foam padding on my stupidly expensive headphones. [more inside]
I own the 700c GeoOrbital wheel. I'd like to downsize the power cable of my charger. The cord that plugs into the converter brick is 6ft. I'd prefer one that's 1 or 2 feet long. How can I safely buy a shorter replacement? [more inside]
I used to employ the RSS-to-email option to give people an easy way to tag tumblr/wordpress posts and convert them into mailings without entering the Mailchimp interface. This doesn't work for people who are facebook or instagram-centric. I have yet to check out Email Beamer and Tinyletter, but I'm wondering if there's any way to more seamlessly integrate a mailing list with facebook somehow, such that post content can be ingested and distributed via email.
Traveling up in an elevator from the ground floor, I noticed something interesting in only one of the 4 ceiling corners, by the lights. A little before I reached my floor, I snapped a picture of it with my phone, wanting to zoom in later to figure out what it might be. [more inside]
Inspired by an episode of star trek [more inside]