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replacing speaker with 1/4" jack chrissychris 16/12/20(Tue)01:04 No. 22414 ID: cc91cb [Reply]

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Alrighty, I am looking for some help.

For the sake of experimentation and fun, I'd like to replace the speaker of a shitty kids toy (very similar to the one in the pic) with a 1/4" audio jack so it can play through a larger amp, possibly even through guitar effect pedals.

I've already tried this twice. Taken apart the toy, soldered in a 1/4" jack, and plugged it in. Both times I ended up with a reallyyyy spotty and quiet sound. At first I thought it may be a bad soldering job, but now I feel like it could be due to the low power of the toy, it takes 3 AA batteries.

So what's the deal here? Any ideas what could be wrong?

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chrissychris 16/12/21(Wed)08:32 No. 22419 ID: 3fc49a

Lol stupid question. I got this. Thanks!

Anonymous 16/12/21(Wed)23:42 No. 22420 ID: 5a53ee

I figured it probably had a voltage difference, not really amperage. Measure it with a multimeter, if it's less than .3V or more than 2V then you need to adjust the voltage to match the line level input you're using.

You can see a simple circuit for connecting a speaker level output, used by PAs and other amps, to line level input here:

But ultimately since you're talking about a nonstandard speaker output you need to measure the output to figure out what its putting out so you can adapt it to the line input standard.

Anonymous 17/01/04(Wed)03:14 No. 22428 ID: 1187da

Can you make the device to produce a constant tone so you can take multimeter readings?

If so, then please provide the voltage across the internal speaker and its current on maximum volume. Use true RMS setting for these measurements. You may substitute the current reading if the speaker has its ohms marked, then you may report that instead.

Also, are you planning to interface this with a guitar preamp? In that case the output impedance should be matched to that of a pick-up, rather than line level.

torrents Anonymous 17/01/01(Sun)05:04 No. 22427 ID: 960c57 [Reply]

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Looking for a more recent list of torrent sites. The list I have now , all the sites are dead or five years old. Gonna need a newer list.

AdvOR Help Anonymous 16/12/26(Mon)06:25 No. 22426 ID: 7108c2 [Reply]

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I cannot get AdvOR working on skype anymore. Was something changed that microsoft did in the past year to make it stop functioning 100% or have I made an error in using it?

助けて! Anonymous 16/12/23(Fri)08:11 No. 22423 ID: 2111b2 [Reply]

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some retards have been mocking and doxxing a couple of friends of mine in another chan
what am i supposed to do? track them? give them a piece of my mind? find someone that can teach them a lesson?
i wanna help my friends, and they dont know what to do anymore
neither do i
each time they post they reveal more and more info about them, im clueless about this whole thing, and we want them to stop
now what? admins, mods and jannies dont seem to give a fuck about the issue
i even mailed them, and got no response

Anonymous 16/12/23(Fri)08:19 No. 22424 ID: 75c683

Do you know who is doing the DOXing?
I mean, do you have any pertinent information about them? Call the police or something.

Anonymous 16/12/24(Sat)08:40 No. 22425 ID: 2111b2

my friend has a suspicion, some retarded guy that knows her and her group has been acting like a douche
not so long ago, he sent her a dickpic out of nowhere, what made her go nuts and started to spread info about this whole issue
i suppose that this idiot is butthurt and doing this kind of thing, dunno if its op but he said in that thread that he knew her
maybe we can take legal action, who knows

Hack Star brighr 16/12/10(Sat)15:00 No. 22271 ID: 6a4e90 [Reply]

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I want to hack gmail and facebook acount. How would i do so? Thanks

Anonymous 16/12/12(Mon)21:38 No. 22272 ID: 5d03b7

Move to the USSR, seriously.

In Soviet Russia you hack the internet.
In the USA the internet hacks you.

Anonymous 16/12/13(Tue)01:27 No. 22273 ID: 5a53ee

The 25 most common passwords
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Anonymous 16/10/22(Sat)17:58 No. 22248 ID: 13398d [Reply]

Hello /halp/

I have a bit of an interesting predicament:

I bought an ASUS T100TA from my friend. I reset everything on it, made a new local user account (read: not attached to micro$oft networks) then put it down. A few weeks later I go to boot into it, and have now forgotten my password.

I have no installation media for it, and thus no recovery disk. It is not tied to a Microsoft Live account, so I cannot reset the password that way either. I went to go boot into safe mode as a last ditch attempt to just hard reset the whole thing, but whomever the prior owner was (probably not my friend, he says he has no idea what it is but I suspect he had some shit on here he wants NOBODY to see) had the drive encrypted with BitLocker, so it requests a BitLocker drive encryption key.

What the fuck do I do to regain access? Beat my friend over the head with it until he complies?

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Anonymous 16/10/28(Fri)01:59 No. 22259 ID: 5a53ee

I thought the Digital River links had all be purged in the wake of Windows 10 and Microsfot's YOU MUST BE ON WINDOWS 10 WHY AREN'T YOU ON WINDOWS 10 FUCK YOU GET ON WINDOWS 10 push.

Ja&!i7szU0EFtc 16/11/26(Sat)22:59 No. 22269 ID: 736c37

What is nix?

Anonymous 16/11/28(Mon)09:16 No. 22270 ID: 3836d0

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any and all flavors of unix.

Anonymous 16/10/26(Wed)05:47 No. 22253 ID: 5961c4 [Reply]

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Are these sorts of ligth sets always straight parallel wired?

Asking because I assumed series connection and wanted to put two sets in series to work on 230 V, but if the bulbs are 120 V, that doesn't work.

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Anonymous 16/11/05(Sat)00:53 No. 22264 ID: aae91a



For future reference: "Noma" bubble lights.

Btw. The series wired sets usually used the kind of bulbs that had that internal shunt thing that would add hot filament's worth of resistance and bypass the broken filament.

Anonymous 16/11/05(Sat)01:14 No. 22265 ID: aae91a

Oh the seller told the set uses 110 V bulbs.

Anonymous 16/11/10(Thu)01:35 No. 22266 ID: 5a53ee

>The series wired sets usually used the kind of bulbs that had that internal shunt thing that would add hot filament's worth of resistance and bypass the broken filament.
Maybe some did, but my gut reaction is that the cheapest sets don't include any such frills, because I was the redheaded stepchild tasked with putting together working sets of Christmas lights every goddamn year when I was growing up, and those things sure as hell didn't include anything of the sort.

Lately I've been periodically involved with Christmas decorations (more correctly involved when problems arise) and these newer strings are similarly wired in series without any filament. But my workplace is known for buying the cheapest item so they may have found their sets at garage sales for all I know.

Flash Player Direct Downloads Flashman 16/10/13(Thu)21:57 No. 22236 ID: 6d9933 [Reply]

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Adobe pulled the old direct downloads page (the one ending in distribution3.html) but I pulled these links out from the Google Cache: https://pste.eu/p/nEf.html

Be sure to view-source, copy, and paste this around in case Adobe takes down that link.

Yeah I could have just Pastebinned it but I prefer clickable links.

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Anonymous 16/10/22(Sat)02:53 No. 22247 ID: a870df

To be fair, those are executable downloads, not MSI downloads. The MSI downloads contained no extra added bullshit whatsoever. Most of the executables do, and Adobe regularly plays games with which executables do and don't contain extra bullshit.

Anonymous 16/11/02(Wed)07:28 No. 22260 ID: ffebf3


the way in >>22245 to get the direct links is to the standalone flash executables (the full version, not the download, not the version bundled with mcafee)
again, bottom of the page, where it says "still having problems?" (aka last resort). has activex, npapi, and ppapi, always the latest version.

I've used it for years, and it's clean (I wish adobe would link it on their download page instead of the crapware, I'm glad at least they do include the links to the clean download somewhere on their site, even if it's buried)

Anonymous 16/11/02(Wed)07:29 No. 22261 ID: ffebf3

that should read "not the downloader"

MAC address spoofing Ceruleancerise 16/10/14(Fri)01:10 No. 22237 ID: a7bdc2 [Reply]

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Hey /halp/
Im looking for a wi-fi extender/router/hotspot that can spoof its MAC Address to connect to a network, and my devices which cant be spoofed connect to that instead.
Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Anonymous 16/10/17(Mon)01:07 No. 22242 ID: 98214d

You mean jail-breaking.

Ceruleancerise 16/10/17(Mon)02:39 No. 22243 ID: a7bdc2

im already jailbroken

Anonymous 16/10/17(Mon)02:56 No. 22244 ID: 63fd5e

If you choose a deliberately hobbled device, then sure, it can't be changed. But then you shouldn't be choosing deliberately hobbled devices.

Anonymous 16/10/10(Mon)08:23 No. 22232 ID: d20761 [Reply]

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So, I was wondering: if my computer is unplugged while it was turned on and updating can the surge from unplugging it damage the CPU? Like, the computer turns on now and I've reinstalled windows but it seems like it is running different.

CPU: i7 @3.8 GHz
RAM: 32 GB
GPU: GTX 970

Anonymous 16/10/10(Mon)11:52 No. 22233 ID: 8efdb5

A surge is a sudden rise in voltage. By unplugging the system you are causing a sudden drop in voltage. It's the complete opposite action.

By reinstalling, did you format and reinstall or did you just install on top of the existing OS? If you didn't format, did you at least run a chkdsk to verify the disk didn't get corrupted by being in the middle of writing data to disk when you shut it off?

Anonymous 16/10/10(Mon)21:19 No. 22234 ID: d20761

Thank you for letting me know.
I don't remember doing either of those things. Is formatting is really needed or can I just get away with running chkdik?

Either way, thank you. You've helped relieve a lot of stress.

Anonymous 16/10/11(Tue)07:05 No. 22235 ID: 8efdb5

You can try running chkdsk and then reinstall, although if you're still having issues you may need to back up all the data you care about and format.

BTW, suddenly disconnecting power won't do any hardware damage, it just may corrupt the fuck out of your HD and/or OS installation.

Reinstalling without formatting typically leaves part of the existing OS behind, which is why you may have to give in.

Unless of course the problem is just in your head. For example when I'm using someone's system that's substantially slower than mine I often wonder if something is wrong with it, when its just slower.

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