#qi-hardware IRC log for Tuesday, 2014-12-30

wpwrakhmm, mystery cable of the day: http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-536324857-cable-usb-macho-a-usb-macho-con-alimentacion-usb-_JM12:42
wpwrakmale to male, plus male for power. all full-size USB A. what good could possibly come out of this ?12:43
whitequarksounds great! thanks for the offerlol12:44
wpwrak3 x male. that's already more "gay parade" than just "macho" :)12:45
wpwrak(btw, "macho" just means "male" in spanish. not necessarily with the emphasis "macho" implies when used in other languages.)12:46
whitequarkyes, sure, I understand12:46
whitequarkit's amusing still12:46
wpwrakand i wonder if this falls more in the category "impressive" or "desperate": http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-534820404-cable-usb-cargador-datos-multiple-nokia-c6-01-c7-e5-e8-e50-_JM12:50
kyakthis could be a usb-usb data transfer cable. But it's not clear what the third macho is doing here :)12:51
wpwrakusb-usb data transfer - like when one (or both) of the full-size hosts happens to be OTG ?12:53
wpwrakhhmm, how did that make it to argentina ? impressive. http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-534787385-cable-de-alimentacion-usb-a-5v-sparkfun-hydra-18m-_JM12:55
kyakwpwrak: yep, that's correct12:56
wpwrakhmm yes, that makes sense then ... until you get the 3rd male to provide power :)13:12
kyakah, right.. it could be a cable from external hdd enclosure13:18
kyakwith the third macho exactly used for power13:18
wpwrakbut if it's hd, the plug should be some sort of B and not A ...13:22
kyaki have sata-usb box, which has female connector. So it comes with macho-macho cable to connect to PC13:28
kyakit has external power, however13:28
kyakregular 5V adapter :)13:29
kyakhow are female connectors called in spanish? "hembra"? :)13:31
kyakin russian, it's like "mother" and "father"13:32
viricin peninsular spanish, I think so13:32
viricwpwrak: time to hear the music hit "Tócame el windows"13:34
wpwrakoh, that exists ...13:35
wpwrakkyak: (hembra) yup13:36
viricwpwrak: the guy of Tócame el windows is from my town. Very fun :) He sings in Spanish because he chose that target for fun :)13:38
wpwrak"disco duro ... sexo duro" ... ah, that wouldn't work in argentina. here it's called "disco rigido". "sexo rigido" doesn't sound like so much fun13:39
wpwrakviric: i applaud the effort he's making to be understood ;-)13:40
viriche also did "mi abuela es dj"13:43
viricthe woman is very popular in the town; I spoke with her this christmas :)13:45
wpwrak... at the xmas rave :)13:52
nicksydneynothing exciting but still funky http://hackaday.io/project/3696-matrix-clock-v10 :)13:54
viricexactly ;)14:08
viricwpwrak: we have a parody of the spanish america in a fun radio program14:09
viricwpwrak: check it https://soundcloud.com/meg2440/1211radio-latina-internacional14:10
wpwrakdo they really speak like this in the north ? there seems to be an awful lot of english mixed into the spanish.14:45
viricit's a parody; I don't think its representative of any region in particular14:46
viricabout the firefox test14:59
viricfirefox 32-bit build fails ’ the test works14:59
viriconce the 32-bit works ’ the test fails15:00
viricresult: a channel with broken 32-bit firefox that doesn't update to one that works because the test fails15:00
viricThe test failure: error: timed out waiting for the VM to connect15:01
viricwrong channel.15:11
qi-bot[commit] Werner Almesberger: components/memcard8.lib (MEMCARD8-SHIELD3-SW1): add variant with single-contact switch (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/kicad-libs/e6f399116:13
qi-bot[commit] Werner Almesberger: modules/memcard8-molex-1050270001.fpd: minimalistic memory card holder (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/kicad-libs/87650f716:13
DocScrutinizer05((<wpwrak> usb-usb data transfer)) you ever actually tested it? maybe it's a nifty innovative use of USB?17:40
DocScrutinizer05but SEVENTY DOLLAR?17:40
wpwrakpesos :) about 1:8.6 nominally, in terms of prices more like 1:2017:48
wpwrakand no, i didn't try USB A to USB A. that can not lead to anything good :)17:49
DocScrutinizer05who knows, maybe that's USB517:53
DocScrutinizer05PHY should work, afaik17:54
DocScrutinizer05protocol, not so much17:54
DocScrutinizer05maybe it's simply for reverse-powering a USB-A device from another one17:55
DocScrutinizer05and don't forget there are also USB-A-F/F adapter17:55
DocScrutinizer05and even micro-USB-AB-M -> USB-A-F cables17:57
DocScrutinizer05which actually would turn a OTG device into a USB-A17:57
DocScrutinizer05but nfc why they need an extra power whip Y end for that usecase. Charging?17:58
wpwrakdamage augmentation ? ;-)17:59
DocScrutinizer05prolly, yeah17:59
DocScrutinizer05whitequark: honestly, get out of there as long as you still may18:09
DocScrutinizer05having a brain is obviously a crime where you live18:11
whitequarkoh, right, you opened recent news18:13
ysionneauwhat's the recent news that starts this conversation ?18:13
whitequarknavalny, the opposition leader, got 3 years probation, and his brother, basically not involved at all, got 3.5 years of labor18:15
whitequarknavalny's last word was also immediately added to the list of extremist material18:15
ysionneauah I've just seen he is being arrested because he broke "house arrest" to join a protest18:16
whitequarkthis is a farce18:16
whitequarkthere is not even a complete verdict. you simply cannot arrest a person without one18:17
whitequarknot to mention the whole case is so completely fabricated, you need to be a blind idiot to not see it18:17
ysionneauand I guess all controled media only share bullshit news or just relate the story in a 'putin positive' fashion18:18
qi-bot[commit] Werner Almesberger: components/kl16-32.lib: Kinetis KL16 (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/kicad-libs/e98f0d421:20
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