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Crap I did it again. I didn't pay attention to where G+ was posting again. Google+ should NOT NOT NOT post my reshares to the last place I posted previously NO MATTER WHAT!
There IS NO TIME I have EVER wanted that for a reshare EVER!

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Hahaha you should be more careful better XP
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Just saw a post from pc gaming about a broken 'bulb' power light. I had to laugh since the current limit resistor was broken and it's definitely a 56 ohm resistor 1/2 watt. Must be fiercely bright. But the resistor lead was broken, and for about 5 cents he could replace that resistor. However he was asking about where to get the entire assembly so he could plug it into the motherboard where it would normally go though apparently this one is directly wired to the power supply ?
People are answering him right and left with barely helpful knowledge but no actual source for the module itself.
But I COULDN"T POST a reply to help him out from the ones who seemed to have no knowledge of actual computer innards at all. And I'm not about to join a pc gamer group to help him save a few dollars and hassle in trying to find one of these. I'm not a gamer but that group apparently isn't made of hardcore gamers who would build their own systems either.
If G+ is going to show me posts like this, they should allow me to post. If I can't, then I don't particularly want to see it,
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+Mince Walsh  I'm pretty sure that is the purpose of those pages. they post innocent looking stuff that links to websites that generate click revenue. google monetizes everything, its doubtful that g+ is an exception. stop being naive.
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Here is a project I started because I wanted to see the +Banggood Sales TFT with Arduino Uno work with the X.Y.Z. analog output motion sensor. However with the TFT attached I only have one analog pin that is not connected to anything. So I had to multiplex the input three ways (4 but I didn't use the 4th one). I may need to implement a delay for the A-D converter read to get more accurate responses from the motion sensor. The mess I threw together to test with is on the left, and the multiplexor is on the second image. I heavily used two examples to write the code and added in the multiplexor controls that gathered the information. Here is the code, raw, not completely great but it demonstrates the use of a multiplexor to get more analog inputs. Here is the code:

#include <Adafruit_GFX.h> // Core graphics library
#include <Adafruit_TFTLCD.h> // Hardware-specific library

// The control pins for the LCD can be assigned to any digital or
// analog pins...but we'll use the analog pins as this allows us to
// double up the pins with the touch screen (see the TFT paint example).
#define LCD_CS A3 // Chip Select goes to Analog 3
#define LCD_CD A2 // Command/Data goes to Analog 2
#define LCD_WR A1 // LCD Write goes to Analog 1
#define LCD_RD A0 // LCD Read goes to Analog 0

#define LCD_RESET A4 // Can alternately just connect to Arduino's reset pin

// When using the BREAKOUT BOARD only, use these 8 data lines to the LCD:
// For the Arduino Uno, Duemilanove, Diecimila, etc.:
// D0 connects to digital pin 8 (Notice these are
// D1 connects to digital pin 9 NOT in order!)
// D2 connects to digital pin 2
// D3 connects to digital pin 3
// D4 connects to digital pin 4
// D5 connects to digital pin 5
// D6 connects to digital pin 6
// D7 connects to digital pin 7
// For the Arduino Mega, use digital pins 22 through 29
// (on the 2-row header at the end of the board).

// Assign human-readable names to some common 16-bit color values:
#define BLACK 0x0000
#define BLUE 0x001F
#define RED 0xF800
#define GREEN 0x07E0
#define CYAN 0x07FF
#define MAGENTA 0xF81F
#define YELLOW 0xFFE0
#define WHITE 0xFFFF

// If using the shield, all control and data lines are fixed, and
// a simpler declaration can optionally be used:
// Adafruit_TFTLCD tft;

int MUXlsb = 10;
int MUXmsb = 11;
float X_Value = 0;
float Y_Value = 0;
float Z_Value = 0;
void setup(void) {
Serial.println(F("TFT LCD test"));

Serial.println(F("Using Adafruit 2.8\" TFT Arduino Shield Pinout"));
Serial.println(F("Using Adafruit 2.8\" TFT Breakout Board Pinout"));

pinMode(MUXlsb, OUTPUT);
pinMode(MUXmsb, OUTPUT);


uint16_t identifier = tft.readID();

if(identifier == 0x9325) {
Serial.println(F("Found ILI9325 LCD driver"));
} else if(identifier == 0x9328) {
Serial.println(F("Found ILI9328 LCD driver"));
} else if(identifier == 0x7575) {
Serial.println(F("Found HX8347G LCD driver"));
} else if(identifier == 0x9341) {
Serial.println(F("Found ILI9341 LCD driver"));
} else if(identifier == 0x8357) {
Serial.println(F("Found HX8357D LCD driver"));
} else {
Serial.print(F("Unknown LCD driver chip: "));
Serial.println(identifier, HEX);
Serial.println(F("If using the Adafruit 2.8\" TFT Arduino shield, the line:"));
Serial.println(F(" #define USE_ADAFRUIT_SHIELD_PINOUT"));
Serial.println(F("should appear in the library header (Adafruit_TFT.h)."));
Serial.println(F("If using the breakout board, it should NOT be #defined!"));
Serial.println(F("Also if using the breakout, double-check that all wiring"));
Serial.println(F("matches the tutorial."));



tft.setCursor(0, 30);
tft.setCursor(0, 80);
tft.setCursor(0, 130);

Serial.println(F("This is a test of the rotation capabilities of the TFT library!"));
Serial.println(F("Press <SEND> (or type a character) to advance"));

void loop(void) {
digitalWrite(MUXlsb, HIGH);
digitalWrite(MUXmsb, LOW);
int sensorValue1 = analogRead(A5);
X_Value = sensorValue1 * (5.0 / 1023.0);

digitalWrite(MUXlsb, LOW);
digitalWrite(MUXmsb, HIGH);
int sensorValue2 = analogRead(A5);
Y_Value = sensorValue2 * (5.0 / 1023.0);

digitalWrite(MUXlsb, HIGH);
digitalWrite(MUXmsb, HIGH);
int sensorValue3 = analogRead(A5);
Z_Value = sensorValue3 * (5.0 / 1023.0);


void Update() {

tft.setTextColor(YELLOW, BLACK);
tft.setCursor(0, 60);
tft.print(X_Value, 2);

tft.setCursor(0, 110);

tft.setCursor(0, 160);

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BTW, I won the sensor module from +SeeedStudio in a trivia contest a while ago. This was a simple project to me because of all the wonderful examples with the arduino ide and the +Adafruit Industries  libraries. The software would have been exponentially more complicated had those not been available.
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Basic electronics. This is an exceptional tutorial on the basics of semiconductor theory.
Semiconductors form the heart of modern electronics. Learn about semiconductors, silicon, doping, diodes and other fascinating technologies.
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Theory: a particular model or description (in this case electron flow and semiconductor theory) that has yet to be superseded by a future more accurate model or description.
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This is my great-nephew so this one hits home. Donations and Reshares would be greatly appreciated. 
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I removed it from that community anyway so no biggie. 
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Oh holy crap. I just saw this on a client's computer. They paid, too. Shame, otherwise their laptop is immaculate malware wise. Just disabled. Restore back, run bootable antivirus and finds nothing. This file was on her desktop and set as their background.
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+Asiff Uare that is one of the old ones and is not like the browser based stuff we see now. For that one you hold power button until off. Boot to Kaspersky rescue cd. Open terminal and type winunlocker. Update and scan from disk. Reboot and your done.
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Not worried, counting on it.
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How's this for a really dark story. A wraparound armor that takes over the body via needle type electrodes to give motive force to it for deployment in a ground war. When one body gets used up it grabs the nearest enemy by the throat and reverses the wrap, inserts the needles and continues on. The armor itself have only sufficient motive force to perform the wrap around process and the human inside provides the main power until it's it discarded for the next body.
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Walter? Chekov? Besser? (He was great as Besser!). One of my favorite original series characters.
Bruce Campbell. I often wonder why he never got any A-grade roles.
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Wow, so that's my default. I never noticed that before.
BTW the porn really stinks, I found better stuff laying on the tables at the computer shows back in the days of 386's and super powered graphics with 64 megs of ram.
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And "hard" drives
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Do share if you agree.

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+Mince Walsh​ Sorry for the long winded rebuttal yesterday. I came home pretty grouchy. I should be one to talk. Did the same thing once, I accidentally trashed talked a politician right inside a very conservative family members post in fact. Due in part to the terrible design of Facebooks mobile app. 
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Have we shot the PCN recruiter yet?
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It also needs something to mark out the most recent posts in any category. I don't need flashing lights, but sometimes new responses get lost in the shuffle, unless I use the emails that G+ sends to my gmail.

My two biggest complaints about any Google product are that missing G+ feature and the lack of being able to subscribe to a play list in youtube.
Just to get the Twit shows I want to watch on youtube, I have to subscribe for multiple channels. It makes my subscription list huge.
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Troubleshooter. Work as computer technician and support. I build and install systems.
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