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submitted 4 hours ago* (last edited 4 hours ago) by lemmy_nightmare@sh.itjust.works to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

(Couldn’t find the most appropriate lemmy community to post due to lack of activity.)

Hey guys & gals!! I need help choosing the appropriate paste for my laptop.

Model: MSI-GP66 Leopard 11UH

Current max temps (Skyrim AE with mods and ENB) GPU: 95 C CPU: 96 C

I’ve read good things about PTM 79XX thermal pads, however there are also reports of pad size not meeting certain laptop manufacturers’ heatsink space leading to poor contact and increased heating.

Therefore I would like specific suggestions for this model. Thank you all.

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What are your unconventional kitchen tools/utensils you were skeptical of at first but feel you can’t live without?

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submitted 8 hours ago* (last edited 8 hours ago) by Extrasvhx9he@lemmy.today to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

So I found a griddle that was in pretty bad shape seasoning wise so I stripped it and noticed a small shiny area which worried me about lead. I ordered some lead tests that stated they were for metal (no specifics) and after doing the tests it came back positive. But this got me wondering if iron reacts with sodium rhodizonate, the main ingredient in these lead tests, to give false positives and load and behold it does. I confirmed this with another cast iron cookware that I know 100% never touched lead. So my question is how the hell do I test this? Everyone keeps recommending the same sodium rhodizonate lead test swabs just with different brand names.

Tldr: After stripping a griddle and finding a shiny spot, I tested it for lead and it came back positive, leading to concerns about the reaction between iron and sodium rhodizonate. The question is how to accurately test for lead contamination in the griddle without potential false positives from the test method recommended by others?

Edit: wanted to add some more info. I did experiment with the test themselves to see how reliable they were and they passed it so I don't suspect its the test themselves but the chemical reaction between iron and the sodium rhodizonate

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Next to the house where I live there was an empty lot, where now they're building a house or something, they've been working since last year. At first, I didn't payed too much attention, but then they started hammering the walls. For what I understand, when building a house you need to make your own walls and don't use your neighbors. I told their boss about it and he told me:

"We aren't nailing the wall, we are nailing the bricks."

And they continued, I told them again, and they continued. I then decided that it was useless and decided to call the house owners, they told me to let it be. So I ignored them, maybe I was wrong, maybe is okay to use the next house walls to support yours. That was more or so a year ago, since then until now they continued hammering over and over again.

Anyway, during Holly days (last year Christmas) that group stopped working, and during new year some new people started working there and continued the hammering. It was (is) a torture specially since I work from home and I'm sick so I have to spend many time at home, but I decided I'll deal with it, after all the house owners told me it was ok, and eventually they finally built a wall and I thought whenever they are hammering, is their wall, so I was OK with that.

As I said, I spend a lot of time home, a couple weeks ago I listen the door opening, when I went to check there was no one. I thought it was just the wind or something and continued my day as usual. That night when getting ready to go out, I couldn't find my shoes. Since covid, I always leave my shoes near the door, so it makes no sense to be anywhere else, I looked everywhere, but I never found them.

The neighborhood have a private security (which honestly I don't pay since is expensive), I asked the guard if he knows who own the place, maybe talking to the boss/owner will have some results. The guard asked me what happened and I told him, he then said he would talk to the owner and tell he's boss (the guard boss) about it since it was dangerous for the whole neighborhood.

Next day the boss (of the construction workers) rang my bell, he had an angry looking and asked me if I have a problem with them using the house entry to park their bikes. I told him no, my problem was that they were throwing all the debris and trash on the entrance (they even put some giant rock they dug out on my walkway. He told me not to worry, that they'll take them. That was before Easter.

The next day there was some beer cans and empty soda bottles all around the entrance. Last week they finally moves away some of the rocks.

Some days ago, I heard noise on the ceiling. I hit the ceiling with the stick of a mop and ask if someone was there, one of them answer me not to worry, that a tool fall on the ceiling , I then told him to not get on the ceiling.

Today, I heard some noise near the windows, I went to see and they were throwing wet concrete or cement all around the yard and to the windows.

Honestly I don't know what to do. I can't go anywhere else and the owners of the house just tell me to be careful since the country is dangerous (I'm not in the US) the guard also told me something similar.

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submitted 12 hours ago* (last edited 12 hours ago) by tetris11@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I've started reading Jumper by NameDoesNotMatter. I would like to formally apologise about all the harsh things I've ever spoken about that film.

Fine, the cast is unlikeable and the action scenes are just fisticuffs in the air, but my god, in comparison to the teenage dreck that is the book, it's a masterpiece. At least they tried to build a credible back story for the main character.

In the book, he literally thinks everyone is out to sexually assault him (and somehow they seem to), he solves his problems by throwing money at it, instead of any actual creativity, and the author desperately tries to portray him as a mature-for-his-age adult, despite the fact that his first reaction to anything is crying followed by petty revenge.

I'm just flicking through the pages, pausing at any plot bits, and then flicking on.

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submitted 15 hours ago by jeze@leminal.space to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I feel perpetually sleepy.

I have a hard time napping during the day- scratch that I can't nap during the day. My anxiety makes it impossible. However the second I crack open a book I feel like I'm going to pass out. It's very strange.

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submitted 13 hours ago by Corno@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
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submitted 18 hours ago by red_pigeon@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Wondering if anyone has experimented with using controllers (PS/xbox/other) to do anything other than gaming ?

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submitted 19 hours ago by VanHalbgott@lemmus.org to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml
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submitted 22 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago) by Shampoo_Bottle@lemmy.ca to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Loblaws recently installed 7 foot high Plexiglass barriers that funnel people out of the stores. They claim it will stop theft and make people safer.

Many people have voiced concerns about these barriers possibly being a fire hazard, in the sense that they might create a bad bottle neck in the event of an evacuation. Many people panic during an emergency. However, I have also seen many people stating that it's not technically against the fire code.

In your opinion, is this a hazard? Do you think it's fine, or do you think that this could be one of those situations that ends up causing new regulations to be added after casualties happen? Do you think that people are too worried, or do you think that these concerns are valid?

https://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2024/04/ontario-barriers-exit-loblaws-store/

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I swear, ~~every time~~ most of the time I see someone being particularly rude, ignorant, and inappropriate on a post (usually political in origin, or they swing it to being political) I click on their profile and see it has been created that same day.

They are only there to sow discord. Only to piss people off. Idk if we can just report them (for what?) but I'd like to try exposing them before responding and interacting..

I am guilty of gobbling up the bait. I've started looking at profiles of people that piss me off exceptionally and noticed they're burner bot loser accounts.

I guess i just want to say I've noticed it!

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Is there a userscript or something? The view image Firefox extension doesn't seem to do shit.

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submitted 1 day ago by Cameri@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Hey guys, what are your thoughts on the existence of extraterrestrial life and the potential involvement of governments in concealing or studying such entities.

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submitted 1 day ago by Quintus@lemmy.ml to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

Not to brag but I'm a pretty confident person in my social circle. I'm funny, make people laugh etc. etc.

Basically, I am adored by everybody.

But there is something that I noticed about myself lately. Regularly people come up to me to chat and sometimes they compliment me. Now, complimenting isn't a bad thing, obviously. But I just don't feel anything when I receive them.

However I enjoy it when people talk good things about me when I'm not present. I, again, don't feel anything when people talk shit about me when I'm not present. BUT I really enjoy it when people straight up come at me and say something bad at me. My mood increases and I spend the rest of my day happier.

Is this some kind of a defense/coping mechanism that I have unintentionally developed? I don't see anything bad about this.

It's also worthy to say that I spent the majority of my life isolated up until a few years ago. No compliments at all but nobody to say bad things either. Is this why I fail to appreciate compliments?

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I was not a podcast guy at all, but I stumbled upon Andrew Huberman a few months ago and wow, what an amazing source of information and it has helped me a lot while making conmutes and training sessions a lot less wasteful.

The thing is that, now that I basically have consumed all their catalogue, I feel the need for more.

I am very interested in science, backed-up self-improvement, open source stuff, and... Maybe, if it's really well done I could enjoy some politics.

I mostly like to get informed and to grow. I have other sources for entertainment.

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submitted 2 days ago by OhmsLawn@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

The seats are assigned. People have been standing in line for 15 minutes now. Why on earth would anyone want to stand there, when they could just sit and wait until the line clears?

I understand wanting to get off a plane ASAP, but boarding? You just end up sitting on the plane, waiting for everyone else to get on.

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submitted 2 days ago by Hegar@kbin.social to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

I love all the ritualized behaviour, secret meanings and unexpected taboos - standing up when someone of higher status stands, elaborate rules for serving and eating, tapping the table to thank the server, never refuse a toast from a superior, stuff like that.

Whether it's about meals or anything else, I'd love to hear about any uncommon politeness standard or similar social behaviour that goes on in your location, culture or restaurant!

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It's the one thing when I'm configuring things that makes me wince because I know it will give me the business, and I know it shouldn't, but it does, every time. I have no real idea what I'm doing, what it is, how it works, so of course I'm blindly following instructions like a monkey at a typewriter.

Please guide me into enlightenment.

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submitted 3 days ago by Meuzzin@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml

How can we secure a solar eclipse induced apocalypse next time? More virgin sacrifices? Less? Virgins are quite abundant these days. We could go either way...

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