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Finance guru Dave Ramsey slams 'awful' Gen Zers and millennials who live with their parents: 'They suck. They can't buy a house because they don't work'
  • What if switched jobs, even to a different line of work. DFW, and all of metro Texas is pretty expensive.

    I spent most of my career in Houston. We bought a lot of expensive houses and expensive cars. Honestly I never expected to live this long. I really wish I would have stashed money away to live the life I'm living now.

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    Finance guru Dave Ramsey slams 'awful' Gen Zers and millennials who live with their parents: 'They suck. They can't buy a house because they don't work'
  • I know a karate instructor that just bought a 2br 2ba house for 40k, in Tucumcari new mexico

    There is affordable housing out there, but you really have to search, and you have to be flexible.

    I'm not saying there isn't a shortage or that prices are inflated. The problem needs fixing.

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  • I don't buy TVs but I quized the guy pretty heavily thinking that was an option. He seemed to know what he was talking about about. This was an Onn Roku TV.

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  • Where I first caught wind of this was in the return line at Walmart where a guy was returning a smart TV because he wanted to hook up to his Dish receiver and couldn't without creating an account.

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  • There are some amazing projectors available these days and they don't seem to be crippled by smartification. There are some cool homebuilt projectors that are made of bright light sources and old cell phone screens to, if you want to learn.

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  • Some smart TVs require you to connect them to the Internet before you can even use them with HDMI. It's a changing world. This post has a lot of interesting comments.

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  • Yeah, I think newer panels are probably MIPI DSI but there are cheap controller boards for that too. I don't think I will do this as I really don't have a need.

    A previous, now deleted post sent me down this rabbit hole. I also understand why the OP deleted it. There are a lot of professional unboxers here who get upset with the idea of building anything.

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    The Incognito Mode Myth Has Fully Unraveled
  • I don't trust them, especially after this incognito finding. I use them to encrypt on unencrypted wifi. That's all I trust it for.

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    YouTube: Google has found a way to break Invidious
  • The reason I like Gray Jay is that it is source agnostic, so you can still use YouTube (because that is where the content is now) while also using other sources.

    I would like to see videos posted to ipfs.

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  • I think you will need a power supply for your panel in addition to a driver board like this. This only provides the signals needed to switch the pixels but not the power to drive them. Some of these include backlight drivers but even then I think you would probably need more current for a TV than these provide.

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  • I retired from embedded systems design and design-for-manufacture a decade ago. Reading datasheets was most of the job. This doesn't look too daunting. It's a single interface between two readymade components. I've identified where some issues might come up, and there are probably some that I don't know about yet. Still this seems less like building a circuit around existing ASICs and more like hooking up stereo equipment to me.

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  • Seems like a fun project to me too. It also seems like things have changed since the turn of the century, with regards to interoperability.

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  • How standardized a lcd panels? Could I replace the controller in a smart TV with one of these HDMI to LCD controllers?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/375318342725__

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