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    I'm the other way around, I'd hate to risk...

    I'm the other way around, I'd hate to risk shorting stuff with conducting grease; bulb grease is actually a dielectric (silicone grease).
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    They save a few pennies and take a big risk. For...

    They save a few pennies and take a big risk. For now I have tightened the connectors and added a little silicone oil to discourage further oxidation.
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    Electrical connections

    When will someone figure out a good electrical connection, not just for power supplies but in general. My microwave is full of burnt spade connectors and it comes back to life if I tighten them so...
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    I hope the future is not one of overwhelming...

    I hope the future is not one of overwhelming spam.

    Even so, it did make me think of a way to redesign connectors... with internal equalizer plates.
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    Isn't a better solution to join the pins inside...

    Isn't a better solution to join the pins inside the 6 pin connector; then one can still have just 4 wires if one wants but all 6 pins will share the load. This might also help if the wires are...
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    Maybe by mining the moon for helium-3 to run...

    Maybe by mining the moon for helium-3 to run nuclear fusion reactors.

    But we have drifted a little off topic here...
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    I strangely don't like high resolution movies ...

    I strangely don't like high resolution movies

    * DVD: Things look more perfect than the real world

    * HD: I can see the imperfections and the actors look like adults playacting

    I like my...
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    You are right, my bad I should have written...

    You are right, my bad

    I should have written "Maximum amps for chassis wiring"
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    https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm see...

    https://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

    see "Maximum amps for power transmission"

    I think PC power supplies run a lot higher.
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    My concern is GPUs; I see them going in the...

    My concern is GPUs; I see them going in the opposite direction.

    One thing that gets to me is all the energy expended on mining; makes my 2W wasted seem trivial.
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    The future may be one of very low power CPU...

    The future may be one of very low power CPU chips; one can run Windows 10 on an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4
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    All it takes is one error and you turn it off...

    All it takes is one error and you turn it off before the computer is finished shutting down and I tend to use the computer at all sorts of times so don't want to be booting it over and over. I also...
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    If I really wanted to save I would need to...

    If I really wanted to save I would need to replace my WiFi units (which consume way more than 2W) with ethernet cables and also unplug the monitor.

    One thing I used to use was a master switch...
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    I must confess that with the Almond 3 units I was...

    I must confess that with the Almond 3 units I was looking at the wrong capacitors, and the company pointed me in the right direction; I would not have been able to figure out that one myself.

    The...
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    I have some Almond 3 Wi-Fi units, they were...

    I have some Almond 3 Wi-Fi units, they were dropping like flies; turned out to be a tiny capacitor at fault costing only pennies. Once replaced the units are robust and should last a good long time....
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    I keep a stock of lead solder for all my repairs,...

    I keep a stock of lead solder for all my repairs, the lower temperature alone makes work easier. I believe that the medical and aerospace industry is allowed to keep using leaded solder; part of the...
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    An urban legend has it that Henry Ford had people...

    An urban legend has it that Henry Ford had people go round the country to junk yards to find out what was not wearing out and so where money could be saved; seems it was the kingpins.
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    I think my PC goes down to 2W in sleep mode.

    I think my PC goes down to 2W in sleep mode.
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    I like sleep exactly so the computer is up and...

    I like sleep exactly so the computer is up and running in a flash and I don't have to wait.
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    Much to his credit.

    Much to his credit.
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    What is the issue with sleep modes for modern...

    What is the issue with sleep modes for modern computers? could that not motivate purchasing a new supply?
  22. I wonder if in-cable capacitors would help with...

    I wonder if in-cable capacitors would help with that.
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    It looks spotless, not a sign of dust.

    It looks spotless, not a sign of dust.
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    Didn't expect the circuit board to be so much...

    Didn't expect the circuit board to be so much smaller than the case; obviously I'm not used to modern supplies.
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    It is indeed truly amazing that my 10 year old PC...

    It is indeed truly amazing that my 10 year old PC is not only working but it is fast enough to be my primary machine; this motivates the want for thermal paste that will last decades.
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