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Benjamin “Feral” Selinger
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Such an epic fusion. Love this guy.
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Is it more vain to use the word God as a swear word or to use the word God as a way to make yourself seem righteous while you impose your will onto everyone else?

I value freedom above righteousness. Morality is only valuable when it is authentic, and a truly virtuous creature can seem downright terrifying to the puritan mind.
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Hey guys. We've got some serious electrical gremlins in our 93 that just can't figure out. Doesn't help that we don't have one that runs properly that we can use for reference.

Perhaps someone can tell me wtf is going on here. Long story very short, we're tracing wires and trying to figure out why the TFI does all sorts of crazy shit like try to crank the car over when you disconnect the TFI harness.
Started looking at grounds and found that pin 16 (TFI ign grnd) at the ECU is showing 5V. Cut the wire to make sure that 5v was coming from the ECU, and not from another 5V reference shorting out to it. Same with TPS. Ground wire is ground, 5V reference is 5V, but the signal is showing 8-9V on the ECU side. Again, cut the green wire to make sure it's not coming from the sensor somehow, and once again, that voltage is coming from the ECU.
Tested on 2 ECU's, same result.

History: PO tried to tackle electrical. Did not win. Sold the car for cheap because he couldn't ever get it to run right. When we got it, it made heaps of power but died every 15 minutes. 15 minute cool down and she's ready to fly again. Typical TFI overheat symptom, but tested 5 TFI's and during testing, found all these other electrical oddities.

Anyone got any ideas on why we're getting voltage out of the ECU sensor grounds?
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I disconnected all the sensors from the harness during testing. Same issue.
I've been over the TFI models a few times. Definitely looking at the correct pinout. Either way, EVERY pin on the TFI connector is recieving either 12 or 5V. There is no ground path because the ground (being served up by the ECU) is actually 5V like most of the other sensors. Gotta figure out why the ECU grounds are all 5V. Doesn't make sense to me. Electrical normally doesn't elude me this long. Sorta losing my mind here ;P.
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"I identify as a gender fluid attack helicopter and my pronouns are brrrt/wroooom"
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And once again, give it a year or two and no one, including the original team, will be able to reproduce the results, thus confirming yet another firmware upgrade.
 
The last time physicists observed something that didn't conform to theory, they discovered quantum physics. I wonder if this is the start of something as big.

The proton's charge radius shouldn't change, and yet it appears to.
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Every time I read something like this, and then 6 months later no one can replicate the results, everyone insists that the original experiment must have been flawed.
WRONG! We have just received a firmware update.
 
A Japanese team say they have found evidence to confirm the existence of the tetraneutron, a particle deemed theoretically impossible.
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Dell server problems fixed (maybe).
Picked up 2 Dell r710 servers for a client. Firmwares were all massively out of date, but one server inparticular, was shipped with the original first release of all firmware (never updated). Updating it turned into a nightmare.
Long short, every official method of updating the firmware and LCC failed, usually because the update software (be it Dell SUU, USC, etc) insisted that 1. There were no applicable updates available on ftp.dell.com, or 2. When I downloaded the updates manually, they refused to be applied, again because they figured they were not applicable to this system. I'm pretty confident this is simply because Dell lost track of firmware version numbers or something, so all newer releases of all update/management utilities, failed to recognize the system due to the firmware being too old. FUUUU.

FINALLY, after trying everything else, I believe I found a solution.
I booted up the server using Dells bootable Linux system admin disc (don't recall what it's called). It does contain several update utilities, but they all failed as well.
What ended up working was to use this environment to run the ESM Firmware 2.85 update binary ESM_Firmware_J7YYK_LN32_2.85_A00.BIN
HOLY FUCK! This updates the LCC and UEFI USC to a high enough version that Platform Update utility inside UEFI USC finally works! WAAAAAAATHEFAAACKK!!!

Yea... So anyhow, if you've got a Dell server where Platform Update from USC doesn't work because it doesn't recognize your system (and just states thats no updates are available), download the ESM Firmware update applicable to your system (latest possible), apply it through iDRAC webui, reboot to USC and Platform Update should now work.

Also, of course, Dell support could not help me. Took me several calls to trick someone into trying to help, as this was a used system no longer under support, but even then they were stumped and wanted to just send me a new mainboard. Fuckars.
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Good find! Those firmware updates can be a nightmare.
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Updated review as things have changed. Several employees here really suck. Ask for a part, they tell you the part doesn't exist and never has, even if I'm holding one in my hand. One guy just laughs at you for asking for parts that he doesn't know about. But, they've hired a few decent people now, and the manager and asst. manager know their stuff and are usually pretty helpful. Since I started refusing to deal with some of their employees, and only deal with the people who know what they're doing, all of a sudden their inventory just expands by about 1000% and parts can be ordered in same day instead of several months. Experience here depends entirely on who you talk to.
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Phone system and IT infrastructure is atrocious. 4/5 calls get directed to the wrong department if you talk to the operator. Thankfully, their voice recognition is working better now, and you can just talk your way to where you need to be. Unfortunately, while the phone system routes me correctly, I've never had someone pick up the phone, or return my calls when I leave a message. I've also had multiple issues with scheduling. They forget to call me to notify me of an appointment that's been made, or they notify me but when I show up, they forgot to book my appointment so I just wasted a trip and plugged their insanely expensive parking meters for several hours ($30). On the medical side however, their facilities are generally well equipped and clean, and the medical staff are fairly knowledgeable (compared to other labs I've been to).
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Excellent customer service, good prices. Spent all day calling around to every spring/4x4 shop in the area trying to find some u-bolts. Nothing special, but no one had anything. Called these guys at 0800, showed up, they took 5 minutes to make the u-bolts and I was on my way for $40 for a set of 4.
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