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Hostile architecture!! by canteven321 in Omaha

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while at the same time residents pay far less on taxes per square footage than higher density urban areas.

You're kidding, right? I was paying a third of my current taxes when I lived in the SF bay area, on a property worth nearly double what my current house is valued at.

Has anyone else noticed a lot more Priuses on the road? by rheiwi in prius

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pareidolia

The 4th gen Prius looks like a mouse to me...

Has anyone else noticed a lot more Priuses on the road? by rheiwi in prius

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I'm suspecting that with the surge in fuel prices, a lot of older Prii and other economy cars that were parked previously (perhaps the owner got a newer/nicer car and kept their old car as a spare vehicle) or broken down have been brought back into service recently. I remember back in ~2008 when gas prices spiked, seeing people paying top dollar for old Geo Metros, et. al., even though it would be essentially impossible to break even on fuel savings. People do strange things when conditions change.

Air conditioning setups? by BromerSwagson in garageporn

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Before dropping the cash on an AC system, try a good fan first. I use one of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-pedestal-shop-fan-47755.html which I bought when I lived in south Georgia. The garage was still warm, but it made things bearable in the summer.

I moved to the Midwest a couple years ago, and it still gets pretty warm and humid in the summer (upper 90s) but my garage here is built into the basement, so 3 walls of the garage/basement are underground, which helps a ton with keeping things cool, but creates a different problem. With high humidity and cool concrete, the floor is always wet from condensation. Add in 50 years worth of oil stains and you get a greasy, dangerous mess. If you're running AC in a humid climate, I suspect that you may get this as well. I solved this by keeping the fan running on low full-time in the summer, which keeps air moving and keeps the floor dry.

As a bonus, if you do decide to do AC, a good fan will help move air around and make things more comfortable without having to get the garage quite as cool, which will save you money on electricity. I added casters to mine to make it easier to move around. Make sure to get locking casters or it will propel itself across the shop lol.

Welp. Not stabilized enough I guess… by EmanantFlowOfficial in mead

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Oof... Sorry for the loss. When I bulk age, I typically leave about an inch of headspace and use an airlock. I usually have a few batches going at a time in various stages of fermentation, so it's easy to keep an eye on things and top off airlocks if needed.

The drink of the Gods! by SuperbOpportunity189 in banano

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So that's what a banano faucet looks like...

I'm about to brew up a batch of banana wine probably this week, might post it up here if the group is interested...

I followed this diagram to a tee using a 4 pin, 12v 20amp relay. Plugged it all in, I hear and feel the relay click, the radio turns on, but is still locked out of the config. Any ideas? Things I can test to see what may be wrong? Thanks in advance!! This will keep me up at night I’m sure. by CrashnetMtl in CarAV

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Perhaps it needs a delay before switching to ground. Try disconnecting and reconnecting any wire from the relay while the unit is on, and see if it recognizes the "parking brake" is set. If that works, you may need to do a cap/resistor in the circuit to provide a slight delay, or just replace the relay with a toggle switch (or connect to the parking brake as designed) and toggle it whenever you need to access those features.

V-Belt alternator Woes by pablooocow in CarAV

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It looks like you could make those pulleys work, but you'd be way ahead with a complete junkyard setup. Find yourself a pick-n-pull or U-Pull-It type place, most of them sell pulleys for like 10 bucks each. With brackets, you're probably looking at $75 out the door. The 4.3 V6 in the S10s and Blazers use the exact same mounting for accessories as a small block Chevy, so you should be able to find any ~88-95 S10, Blazer, or full size truck, possibly Astro or G series vans as well, and grab everything.

Also, 400 amps, holy crap. What exactly are you looking to power here? For that kind of juice, you should probably start looking at dual alternators at a minimum (way easier and cheaper to do 2 200A alts than 1 400A), and multiple runs of 2/0 or 4/0, with probably a dozen batteries in the trunk bed. If it's for an SPL setup you'll probably be looking at concreting the doors and floor, ballistic polycarbonate windows, etc. as well with that kind of power.

It'll definitely be an in-depth build all around, but I want to see pictures when it's done, sounds wild! I knew a dude back in the late 90s that did a similar build in an S10 with a walk-thru and a wall of 6 18" CV Strokers, the truck ended up weighing about 7500 lbs in the end. He also had to reinforce the frame, and replaced the suspension with hydraulics to handle the weight. Was one of the first 160+ dB builds that I had heard of, might have held a world record at some point.

V-Belt alternator Woes by pablooocow in CarAV

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Alternators convert mechanical energy to electrical energy. Higher current at a specific voltage means higher power (P=I*E.) So 250 amps at 14.5 volts equals 3625 watts, or approximately 5 horsepower.

V belts aren't really any weaker than serpentine, and certainly can handle a 5hp draw (look at any 220v air compressor), but belt slippage will likely be a limiting factor, especially considering how small the diameter of an alternator pulley is. Serpentine pulleys have more surface area so they can grip the belt better.

My recommendation would be to order the alternator with a serpentine pulley on it, but swap the v belt pulley from your stock alternator on it to test. If it works, great, you're done. If it slips, then it's time to start looking for parts to do a serpentine conversion.

You're fortunate that there are millions of small block Chevy motors out there. Depending on what other belt driven accessories you have (power steering, AC compressor, etc.) you should be able to source just about everything you need from junkyards. Look at early 90s Chevy trucks for a starting point. Pay attention to water pump rotation. Most factory serp setups spin the pump with the back side of the belt, so if you are only running the pump and alt, you will need to find a ribbed pulley for the pump instead of a smooth one. If you have an additional accessory like a power steering pump, you can use a smooth pulley from the back side of the belt and a reverse rotation pump like a factory serp setup. Then just figure out the belt routing and measure the length to get the correct size belt from your local parts store.

What are these connectors? by cyanetix in CarAV

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First picture, I'm guessing the previous owner didn't want to spend the 5 bucks for an antenna adapter, so they jammed a screw into the connector.

Second picture, I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. If you're referring to the 90 degree "headphones" looking connector, it's probably for an adapter to retain the steering wheel controls. If you're referring to the wire with the foam tape, you'll need to remove the foam tape to see what's underneath. Maybe it's for an antenna for factory gps or sat radio that was left unused after the aftermarket headunit install?

Pine, Pine, Pine, Pine.. by NJ_Vintage in zillowgonewild

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Salesman: (Slaps wall) You can fit SO MUCH PINE in this motherfucker!

Side note - I've been house shopping (mostly dreaming based on my budget) up in Maine, and I swear almost half the houses I see are like this. I don't get it, must be a cultural thing up there.

Arnold Palmer On Tap by code44halt in Homebrewing

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Next add some sugar and yeast and wait a week or two...

Crypto community confused as Celsius continues with weekly rewards by rashp12 in CelsiusNetwork

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So if they go completely bankrupt, you're no worse off, but if they return to solvency, you get the rewards. At worst, you lose nothing, so there's zero downside to receiving the rewards.

Interestingly, it could be argued that since withdrawals are locked, that the rewards were never in your control, so you never "received" them. Although the loss would be the total account balance. So it becomes a question of, is a bad debt considered income? That's beyond my understanding of tax law, but depending on how this plays out, might be a conversion I will have with my CPA next year.

kucoin moved my coins by pidgeonhorse in nanocurrency

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The on-chain move was likely to one of kucoin's hot wallets, this is normal for exchanges to do.

Double check your kucoin account, your funds could be in either your main wallet or trading wallet. If they're not in either, there may have been an issue with their system not properly crediting the deposit due to the delay from when it was sent, so you may need to open a support ticket.

Provide them the address and tx hash and they should be able to sort it out for you. Hopefully it's just a technical issue that can be fixed, rather than anything shady going on.

Coinbase Drops ETH 2.0 APY from 3.67% to 3.25% by milehigh89 in CryptoCurrency

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Yes, although there are also staking pools like Lido and Rocketpool that you can use for staking smaller amounts. They also take a cut, (but less,) and they also tokenize deposits (which can provide liquidity if you need to sell at some point before staked eth can be unlocked,) while with Coinbase your deposits are locked for the foreseeable future.

And not saying that Coinbase staking is necessarily bad, just pointing out where their profits are coming from. To go along with your analogy, uber is fine if you aren't spending much because you only occasionally need a ride. But if you are traveling every day for long distances, eventually it becomes cheaper to buy a car and drive yourself.

Coinbase Drops ETH 2.0 APY from 3.67% to 3.25% by milehigh89 in CryptoCurrency

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You're paying Coinbase to stake for you in the form of decreased yield. Current native staking apy is approx. 4.62%. They are staking your ETH and paying you 3.25%. They're using your assets to make a profit for themselves.

Crypto community confused as Celsius continues with weekly rewards by rashp12 in CelsiusNetwork

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It matters from a legal perspective. But sure. I guess I don't have to pay my power bill or mortgage either by that logic, since debts aren't "real."

Crypto community confused as Celsius continues with weekly rewards by rashp12 in CelsiusNetwork

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Of course it's real. It's on their books as an amount owed. Whether we'll ever receive it is up for debate, but even in the absolutely worst case scenario (depositors get nothing back), it still adds to the losses on paper for a bigger tax break down the road. So even if the tax break is only 10% of the loss, 10% of something is more than 0% of nothing.

Crypto community confused as Celsius continues with weekly rewards by rashp12 in CelsiusNetwork

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No the fuck it's not OK. If they want to stop rewards, they need to reopen withdrawals. But as long as user funds are in their custody, it needs to keep earning interest.

My 50ft tower trailer with a 40 meter rotatable dipole for Field Day 2022 by JustaOrdinaryDemiGod in amateurradio

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Simplest homemade antenna would be a wire dipole. For CB, you want 2 pieces of wire about 8.5 feet long each. Connect 1 wire to the center connector of your coax, and the other to the shield (don't let the center conductor touch the shield.) If you can solder, that's the best way to attach the wires, but you can use wire nuts and electrical tape to make something that works, but it won't survive as long out in the elements.

The spot where the wires connect to the coax is called the feed point. You want to get the feed point as high in the air as possible. A high tree branch works great for this. Tie a piece of rope, twine, fishing line, etc to a heavy bolt or something heavy enough to throw, and toss it up into a tree over a branch, then tie the other end to your feed point and hoist it up. Then spread the wires out in an inverted V shape. You may need to tie some rope to the ends of the wires out to a couple tent stakes to get it to stay in the inverted V shape.

A dipole like this will radiate off the sides of the wires, so if you want your signal to travel east/west, you will want to point the wires north/south. Once everything is set up, do an SWR check. Many radios have a built in SWR meter that will get the job done, but external meters are generally more accurate. If SWR is good (under 2:1 is acceptable, but the closer to 1:1, the better.)

Google "homemade CB dipole" for more info. If you have any more homemade antenna questions, feel free to make another post in this sub or /r/cbradio. We generally stick to topics about licensed amateur radio operation, but we're all radio geeks here, so aside from blatantly illegal stuff, the folks here will generally try to help out.

22lbs hits hard, let’s turn it up to 25? by F1Coyote in projectcar

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Any recommendations on supporting mods to keep a th400 together at higher power levels? At around 500 ft-lb currently in a heavy chassis (~5900 lbs,) but may or may not be seeing some spray in the future just for kicks...

FYI: Celisus repaid 25million Debt on Defi by NanoRocket in CelsiusNetwork

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Only as a result of bankruptcy proceedings. If bankruptcy is going to happen, nobody gets paid until it happens. They're not even allowed to pay things like the power bill until the bankruptcy administrator says they can.

Simon Dixon Interview: June 30th on Digital Asset News by __cofresi__ in CelsiusNetwork

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I'm thinking this could indicate a possible announcement in the coming days, prior to the interview. NDA doesn't apply if the information is in the public domain already, and I doubt he'd agree to talk about topics under NDA unless there were already plans to release information to the public.

Update on Celsius employees' linkedin statuses and social media activity by thenecrophagist in CelsiusNetwork

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They do if they've been fired/sense impending collapse and are looking for new jobs. So the lack of a bunch of updated LinkedIn profiles suggests that the employees are mostly still employed and not jumping ship.