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that. is. hilarious. and AWESOME at the same time LOL

 

my and wifey are currently looking for a new appartment for rent and part of it is discussing how id be able to fit my upcoming BEAST desktop as well as my workout equipment (i do workouts at home since pandemic start) without it bothering her too much. now THATS a solution she couldnt refuse to accept 😄 

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As a self confessed prepper I love it...

 

as a hardware modder I love it...

 

as a game player....yeah not for me :classic_wink:

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Now all we need are energy-efficient laptops :classic_laugh:

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14 hours ago, serpro69 said:

Now all we need are energy-efficient laptops :classic_laugh:

ooor legs of steel and the stamina of a marathon runner 😁

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Brilliant, all we need is an extended family edition - a couple of people pedalling hard in concert should be able to power a high-end rig.

But more seriously, in this day and age it's not such a bad idea to generate power from exercise bikes etc.

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I use my stationary bike with a desktop surface instead of handle bars and stream to the laptop from my main pc. 

 

Perfect for ace combat or really any offline title. Ups the ante for the last mission when you have to fly underground while pedaling. Obviously fps is out but there are many genres. 

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I came across a nice guide on how to build your own household bicycle generator:

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2022/03/how-to-build-bike-generator.html

 

There are also a lot of other cool DIY projects worth a look on that website. And better still, if you click on the icon at top right you learn that even the website itself runs on a  fully solar powered server:

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/power.html

 

So if the website is unavailable, you can reasonably guess that the weather has been cloudy of late in Barcelona :classic_laugh:

 

There is also a lot of interesting info on that page. E.g. their up time plummeted after they upgraded to a new Linux kernel which increased the average power usage of the server by 0.3 Watts  (from 1.2 to 1.5 W).  ...And solar panels are bloody expensive too; guess I'm just gonna have to start pedalling faster! :classic_ohmy:

 

 

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Wow, that's really amazing website. I can see why @Eban would like as well :D

 

Thanks for sharing @Ishayin !

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Serenity                    -> Dell Precision 7560
Millenium Falcon    -> Dell Precision 5530
Axiom                        -> Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (work)
Moldy Crow             -> Dell XPS 15 9550

Spoiler

Millenium Falcon: Dell Precision 5530
    i9-8950HK CPU
    2x16 GB DDR4 2,666 MHz
    1 TB SSD
    NVIDIA Quadro P2000
    UHD 3840 x 2160
    Ubuntu 20.04 / Windows 10 LTSC

Axiom: Lenovo ThinkPad P52
    i7-8850H
    2x32 GB DDR4
    1 TB SSD
    NVIDIA Quadro P2000
    UHD 3840x2160
    Windows 10 Pro

 

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5 hours ago, ryan said:

 

 

Wow...I didn't know there were such things! Nice one @ryan

 

I like my bicycle...I ride it most days to work (in good weather)

One of those pod bikes would be great for rainy days.

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