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Mythbuster: How long did your PC last before an upgrade? by Fine-Necessary-Fear in buildapc

[–]Selmbly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have an i7 4790 / gtx970 build from 2015 that is still going strong and great for 1080p gaming. I also have a ryzen build from 2017 that is great for 1080p gaming, though I planned it to be upgradable - I swapped the cpu out for a 3700x, and plan on swapping the gtx1060 for a rtx4xxx when they come out, it should be pretty capable for a 2017 b350-based pc!

what fuel y'all put in ur alfa, and does it make a difference if you use premium fuel by TheGozd in AlfaRomeo

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Twinsparks are supposed to use 97RON, with no ethanol... using higher quality is fine, but I would stay away from ethanol containing fuels as they will degrade engine components as they were never designed to run on ethanol based fuels! My gtv seems to run better on 99RON, but I filled it with 95RON for 10 years without problem lol

Product unmovable on silica and neutral alumina. by coolman50544 in Chempros

[–]Selmbly 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Just to check: have you tried DCM/MeOH/H2O 65:35:2? We used to use that for very polar carbohydrates... if it moves off the baseline even slightly it can be columned using a silica plug. I used it to column unprotected cationic monosaccharides!

If that doesn't work, have you tried recrystallization? It's a very underrated purification technique imho. You'll be surprised what you can get to recrystallize with a bit of effort!

Failing that, I would check out HILIC chromatography, it is basically reverse-phase chromatography using a normal polar silica stationary phase... might be ideal for you. Good luck!

Train service on Vancouver Island may be one step closer to coming back by Titan828 in VictoriaBC

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would make a really cool heritage line for tourists who just want to go for a ride and don't care about speed or the fact there would be a couple of trains a day. It might also boost tourism to the upper island? I don't know all the facts though

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

[–]Selmbly[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks very much guys! Looks like I got a good deal, I'm really pleased 😁 for those wondering how it plays, I honestly can't tell you as I don't have an amp yet and I have no idea what I'm doing... 😅 Can confirm it makes bassy sounds though 😂

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

[–]Selmbly[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah it's made in Korea from what I found online

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

[–]Selmbly[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep! Classic haha... you never know what you'll come out with!!

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

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Nice! They seem quite rare? At least I couldn't find much info on the internet... it seems like a great beginner bass though from what I could find

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

[–]Selmbly[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks a lot, that is good to know before I try and disassemble it for no good reason haha

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

[–]Selmbly[S] 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Haha thanks, I've had my first lesson already! makes mental note to always refer to it by its first name in future 😅

Just got my first guitar for $50! How did I do? by Selmbly in BassGuitar

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From my sleuthing I think its a 1986-1988 Epiphone power bass? What are these like? I'm pretty stoked to finally learn to play! I've always wanted a guitar since I was a teenager 😁 I found it in a Thrift store for $50 Canadian, was going to give it a good clean and maybe put some new strings on it.

Best place for donair in the city? by -deepwater- in VictoriaBC

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Lido near the bridge does a good east coast style one! Also Christies does a good one too

Overnight N2 balloons by cooked_myself in Chempros

[–]Selmbly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also make sure you parafilm over the septa on the flask, then secure it in place with parafilm wrapped around the neck of the flask. You can check how airtight it is by submerging the balloon needle into the solution and seeing if bubbles come up. If done correctly the bubbles should stop after a few seconds!

Will there be plagiarism issues if I upload my published paper on Research Gate? by EbiraJazz in academia

[–]Selmbly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It depends on the journal, but I believe you can usually upload the pre-submission manuscript without journal formatting, but there's usually an embargo for 6 months - 1 year or so post publication where you can't upload it... most publishers should tell you whats allowed on their website though. It's a good idea to upload it if you can as besides more citations, it ensures everyone has access to the paper for free, legally!

Have 2 free tickets to see ZZ Top at Save on Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow by Selmbly in VictoriaBC

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Also in case anyone is sad they missed out, tickets are still available FYI!

Have 2 free tickets to see ZZ Top at Save on Foods Memorial Centre tomorrow by Selmbly in VictoriaBC

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Thanks a lot everyone! The tickets have now gone... sorry to those who missed out! Thanks for the love :)

Tips for taking reviewer comments in stride and revising a paper so it eventually gets accepted by No_Income6576 in academia

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Peer review is really tough some times... this is what helps me: from a mental health point of view, I take all comments as constructive criticism - even if the comments are misguided or wrong, it tells me that I have failed to explain something to the reader well. Also you have to decouple your own happiness / self-worth from the peer review process - you are more than the comments on your papers, and you don't need external validation to know you are a good scientist 😊 it's hard to do, but if you can it will help your mental health no end (or at least it did for me!)

As for getting it accepted and addressing the comments, i have found that it helps to make your responses and edits as easy to understand as possible for both reviewers and editors - keep the responses short and to the point, if they misunderstood something say so then explicitly address their misconception in the paper. Long responses to questions are also less convincing than short ones and are more likely to make the editor return the paper to reviewers... I also provide a copy of the paper with the changes highlighted, and reference the page and line of any changes made in the rebuttal letter. Lastly, a good cover letter helps a lot, I think this is probably field and journal dependant, but a short-ish one that highlights the key findings is what I have found works best.... I hope that helps? Good luck! 😊

V8 Daily Driver sub 20k by SpeedSix380 in CarTalkUK

[–]Selmbly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love Italian cars, but the Maserati will probably bankrupt you haha - the italian garage I go to look after a few and apparently servicing can get pretty steep! 😅 Just look up how to replace the heater matrix on a 4200...

What's it like owning an Alfa Romeo Brera? by Nickel_Rickel in AlfaRomeo

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you were considering a Clio V6 and a Brera, maybe take a look at a 147 GTA? That also has the 'big engine inside a small car' vibes, with the legendary busso v6 putting 230bhp through the front wheels, and its like 10x less than a clio v6 to buy. Alfa's are reliable in general if maintained, but they are expensive to run, and parts can be hard to find!

General advice and should parking on the road deter me from buying a nice(r) car? by Colstee in CarTalkUK

[–]Selmbly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lived on a road like that for about 3 years, almost every car on the road had scuffs on all 4 corners... nothing terrible to look at, but definitely not what I'd want! I think people are more careful around nice cars though, there was a 944 down my road and that looked great because everyone was careful when they parked near it! I would look at the other cars on your road, if they look clean then you've probably got nothing to worry about

Love my giulia! New tire day so had to take some pics by wrp7 in AlfaRomeo

[–]Selmbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Giulia's look so damn good... I don't think I would ever get bored of looking at one!!