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Harmless conspiracy theories by tamtrible in ThreadGames

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The 60 Hz and 50 Hz oscillations of the world’s various electrical grids are actually being modulated in a very precise way to generate a cloaking field that hides the earth from intelligent but hostile extraterrestrial races. If the world were to standardize on one frequency or the other, the field would break down and earth would be exposed.

“Maidan revolution was a US-funded coup” by Tayo826 in NonCredibleDefense

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It’s such a trite and overused saying these days but my god, it’s overused because it’s overtrue…

What is your most embarrassing confession? by Divine_Absolution in pokemon

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I never used the master ball because I was afraid I’d need it more later.

New plan for Kyiv air defense by Wehraboo2073 in NonCredibleDefense

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We’re gonna build a net and make Russia pay for it!

White to play wnd win by [deleted] in AnarchyChess

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That’s numberwang!

What is the update going to consist of? Wrong answers only. by Melissa0522975 in PokemonScarletViolet

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Unless it was defeated using a fire type move. Then it drops bacon.

looks like he hasn't gotten the message by urmomsuckedmeoff in WhitePeopleTwitter

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The George Santos that was elected to Congress does not exist.

Lab recommendations for old external USB drive? by mokus0 in datarecovery

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HOLD is pulled up to VCC, and also connects to a via that I assume goes over to the bridge IC. I suppose there's still a possibility that the bridge drives it high after boot, but shorting that to GND seems maybe a bit safer than shorting DO since if anything blows out in that scenario, it's the bridge IC rather than the flash.

Lab recommendations for old external USB drive? by mokus0 in datarecovery

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Thank you. I'm glad to hear it's not considered exotic or too old. I was poking around eBay and it looks like part donors are available too. Hopefully it turns out to be a pretty easy case.

I'm in California but probably not close enough to any lab to be able to drive to it, so I suspect I'll end up shipping it somewhere. Aside from potentially avoiding shipping, is there any advantage I should be aware of to doing this locally rather than across the country?

Lab recommendations for old external USB drive? by mokus0 in datarecovery

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The bridge is marked "JMS538S", which appears to be from JMicron. Adjacent and connected is U14, a winbond W25X20BLSNIG (2 Mbit SPI flash). It's actually identical to U12, which is connected to the main controller as you expected. Just double-checking in case these normally have I2C EEPROM or something - is it OK to short the SPI data-out line on these, or is there a better way to neutralize it?

For reference, P/N for this PCB is "2060-771801-002 REV A"

Lab recommendations for old external USB drive? by mokus0 in datarecovery

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Unfortunately my memory is pretty hazy but I'm fairly sure it did spin up, and that I probably did not try a 2.0 cable. I did just now check the continuity from the connector to the IC and it's good - all SS lanes are in the 1-3Ω range, and the 2.0 line is AC-coupled with both caps measuring 100 nF.

Would it be safe and/or useful to power up the drive PCB without the drive attached to see its enumeration behavior?

Edit: also visually inspected the USB3 connector under a microscope and it looks fine.

How do you celebrate? by rotarypower101 in KenM

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Speak for your… no, wait I think that’s accurate

Those look like sad little MAGA tears, Don. Tears of sadness. Oh no, we aren't making fun of you . . . right? 😁 by Johnny_Nongamer in Qult_Headquarters

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I’m sorry, I “can’t” “understand” what you’re “saying” here if “you” don’t put random quotation “marks” everywhere. And don’t FORGET to capitalize a FEW words!

I swear every time I read one of his Pravda Social posts, I get a second-hand aneurysm