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  1. vaalkai

    Amazon India lightning deals

    You guys dodged a bullet, go check the reviews, especially the 1 star reviews.
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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    :( such a sad state. Wish there was more competition in this area.
  3. vaalkai

    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    I couldnt get the app to see my zelio, i tried different phones, tried diff dns providers, i even tried reconnecting the battery, the damn thing didnt even blink. The 20 seconds press makes it blink for few seconds, but what the hell it is doing beyond blinking is anyone's guess. I started...
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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    Oh, thanks for the inputs. Overnight it has become stable. It stopped charging. Battery is at 13.5 v. So iguess it's ok for now.
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    Looking for a home UPS that is smart

    Guys, slightly off topic,sorry. but sice you all are here, i recently bought a zelio 1100i , have paired it with a new Exide el 150ah battery. The inverter keeps displaying 5 minutes to full charge and it appears to be charging and cutting off every 10 minutes or so based on the cooling fan...
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    PureVPN for $1.32/mo on 5 Years Plan - Is it worth it?

    https://torrentfreak.com/purevpn-explains-how-it-helped-the-fbi-catch-a-cyberstalker-171016/ https://www.hackread.com/hotspot-shield-purevpn-zenmate-leak-ip-address/ They have done a lot of shady stuff in the past that i wouldn't trust them. Read the privacy policy, they log connection details...
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    PureVPN for $1.32/mo on 5 Years Plan - Is it worth it?

    Lot of VPN sites say they dont keep logs, many have proven to be outright lying or dont mind sharing details about you to the authorities. Any one with basic knowledge can rent a server and set up a VPN server, so there are lot of shady providers. If you want the cheapest stuff then you can just...
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    PureVPN for $1.32/mo on 5 Years Plan - Is it worth it?

    I would recommend Mullvad. Any VPN provider who uses OpenVpn should be configurable on the router, provided your router model supports it. Basic routers dont. Mullvad provides both Wireguard and OpenVpn if i remember correctly.
  9. vaalkai

    PureVPN for $1.32/mo on 5 Years Plan - Is it worth it?

    If you are going to use VPN for want of privacy, i would recommend staying away from PureVpn or Nord. If you just want to hide from your ISP then it might be OK. Do a speed test with the services you would use before you commit for 5 years.
  10. vaalkai

    The "Everyday" show-off thread !

    Thank for the info. How is the build quality? Will it last? are the drive trains metal or just cheap plastic? Probably plastic at this price point!
  11. vaalkai

    The "Everyday" show-off thread !

    Looks huge, no customs duty?
  12. vaalkai

    The "Everyday" show-off thread !

    +1 :) please do post the feedback too.
  13. vaalkai

    Budget 10-15K Best camera phone within 15k

    Problem with Note 8 pro is the Mediatek chip, Both the Note 8 Pro and Nokia 8.1 wont support custom ROMs. Is there any phone in this budget better than the Mi Note 7/A3 series ? (With respect to camera and performance)
  14. vaalkai

    Linux Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Defender coming to Linux.

    I wonder who in their right mind will use these two in Linux! Microsoft looking for telemetry from Linux users too?
  15. vaalkai

    Motor Pump for Kent Grand Plus

    There isnt lot of stuff to go wrong in that motor, its usually the diaphragm that gets torn, replacing it with a proper diaphragm will make it as good as new. The other part that can go out is the coil, but that is rare, again if rewound properly it will be as good as new. 1200 seems higher to...
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    Motor Pump for Kent Grand Plus

    You can fix those motors, see if you can get a pump (Diaphragm pump mostly) repair person nearby.
  17. vaalkai

    TCL UHD P8 55” TV

    These things are so fragile for such an expensive item that sometimes i wonder if they will break if you stare at them a little too intently.
  18. vaalkai

    TCL UHD P8 55” TV

    Personally from what i have seen, It is very rare for Tv`s nowadays to last >5 years no matter which brand you buy, or how much you spend on it. Something or the other "WIll" go wrong (mostly the panel or the lighting array) and repairing it ends up costing too much that you will eventually get...
  19. vaalkai

    Laptop as full time PLEX server ?

    What is going to consume content from Plex? if you are not going to transcode, then that laptop is way too overkill for what you are trying to achieve. Simple DLNA sharing requires only a fraction of the horsepower. Why do they say the display cant be changed? May be try to sell it at the forum...
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    All OS How are you repurposing your old tablet / phone?

    That is one expensive clock :D