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Teardown of Maxtor M3 4TB

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I am actively on lookout for cheapest 2.5” drives for my backups and it seems that cheapest way to get 2.5” sata drives is to buy external drives and loot the hard disk from it. Sadly some manufacturers don’t use sata drives in their external drives, so one has to be careful which drive to buy. An easy way to get a good look on the current disk prices in to check diskprices.

A small fix for TI83+ not booting / screen not working

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My ti-83+ would not boot, solved with a little bit of solder
My Trusty Texas instruments TI-83+ could not boot, so I decided to trace the connectors on the pcb, found that one connector between the lcd-board and the motherboard had been interrupted. I rerouted it with a jump-wire and now TI-83+ seems to boot fine :) A jumper connecting over broken trace

A small fix for MacBookPro11,x Linux powesave interrupt problems

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I found a fix for a powersave problem I have been having with 2015 15 MBP
I have been living with a 2015 15” retina mbp and using GNU/Linux(Linux Mint 17 atm) in it for few years. The hardware is pretty nice, but drivers and powersaving has been pretty shaky. My average battery life has been around 2 hours. People using OS X usually report battery lifes of about 8 hours with this configuration. So there is something fishy going on with the power saving in Linux.

A New Space Age has Dawned

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SpaceX has succesfully re-launched and re-landed it's reusable rocket. Why is this important?
Today, March 31st 2017, SpaceX has successfully re-launched and re-landed it’s reusable first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. Why is this such an important occasion for the humankind? SpaceX can now launch mass to orbit with even steeper discounts. It seems that about 3⁄4 of the costs associated with a falcon 9 launch are due to the first stage, reusing it will probably bring huge reductions in cost. SpaceX is already a cheap provider, but this could open doors for completely new areas of space exploration and exploitation.

Hello World

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The first blogpost, motivations behind this endeavour
Here it is, my very own site <3 Why build a personal site in the age of social media? In 2016 I decided to quit Facebook, and while it feels really good, I sometimes long for a platform with which to use in order to store and forward knowledge I have aqcuired, or maybe to muse about philosophy or ethics. And here it is. Welcome aboard for the ride!