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I'm a poor prole that wants to into electronics. Are there any reviews of chink electronics equipment?

I just realized I was kinda ambiguous. I want a soldering iron, cheap microcontroller, cheap breadboard, etc etc

True, but I want the cheapest ones that work.

Lucky that Shenzen is an electronics Mecca I guess.

I wonder what a decent Arduino clone is. The trouble with Arduino clones is that you'll have less peer support when shit breaks.

@JHWH Who?

It's that satirical electronics guy?

Okay, thanks.

@JHWH There's ads on his videos, worst channel.

>tfw can't root phone and can't into adaway

@0utsider I bought a 16gb for $4 in current year.

It also looked like a kids toy with the lid on, so I made it my secret LUKS drive.

@Tendril Just to store secrets in, in case I ever get any that important.

Does our mascot have a name?


Fuck, there's a name collision when I search for pictures.

Does Mitu have some r34? I was morbidly curious and now I'm left hanging

Do chink phones have unlocked bootloaders?

Where would my cheap shit come from then?

@tulio (túlio) obviously integrated circuits aren't, but the components get assembled onto the circuit board by hand. If you wanna learn more, see the first chapter of "The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware" by Andrew "bunnie" Huang.

Do you think there could ever be something like Shenzen in a semi-free country? I'd love to live close to someplace where all the components and electronics books are cheap af, but I don't wanna give up muh freedoms in order to do so.

@tulio (túlio) Not sure, but just look at a Foxconn assembly line and see how much is done by hand. There's over 500 people in those lines.

Seriously tho, read the book I mentioned. It's well written and interesting af.

Hmm… maybe.


I dunno if I'd use Chinese solder without a proper fume Hood.

Yeah, basically.

Is lead free solder still shit?

Yes, but you could also just arbitrage on Craigslist.

And good luck keeping a good rating while reselling chink shit.

@0utsider I'd need a more detailed understanding of iphone chargers, because iirc it's more than just sending 5v through a wire.

Yeah, something like that. Not every charger does that though, in which case the current is limited. I suggest you see if there's an easy way to check. Then, order from a site like aliexpress that has good customer service.

@0utsider This may or may not be up to date. https://learn.adafruit.com/minty-boost

@bap Audacity, and I suspect every existing DAW, has a noise remover filter,

@0utsider I suspect that port will collect dirt in your pocket.

I wish there was a site that was basically an encyclopedia of schematics.

@0utsider Is that fast charging or slow charging though?

@0utsider Are you gonna test that smartphone for us?

@0utsider The poorfag smartphone.

@0utsider Do those have unlocked bootloaders?

Wear the memes, taste the memes!

Is there an /ohm/ board anywhere?

(for circuitry, and shit)

Isn't there a lot of stuff that would hypothetically belong in /ohm/ and not /diy/ though?


(I think I still might try to make an /ohm/ board though, cause fuck you)

Why x86? Isn't arm better for that kind of form factor?

Is electronics and circuitry the ultimate chink hobby?

@onoderaSecurity I'm too poor to buy games.

@0utsider What's on the other end? iPhone plug?

@0utsider Turn down the white balance man.

@0utsider Pls… stahp!

>King of budget Android

@0utsider Install CyanogenMod.

@transience I said that because I forget what the new fork is called.

@0utsider Neither does Android unless you try installing cracked apks on a phone that hasn't gotten updates in years.


Chink shit is cheaper, but I have a lot of Amazon gift card credit I wouldn't otherwise spend. Can I get chink electronics equipment from Amazon?

If it isn't, would just throwing a resistor in there make it fine?

2017-03-25 16:12:09 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Tbf, how would *you* peacefully put down a whale? Sounds like something only a zoologist would know how to do to me, and I kinda doubt there's a guide on the internet for this?

Lol. And what about the audio? How are you supposed to get that through ~~VGA~~ VAG?

Also, I bet it requires a battery or something? Digital to VGA would require some encoding, so some power would be required, and there is no power over HDMI afaik.

I call bullshit, but whatever, I should actually look this shit up.

Huh, I see stuff saying HDMI can deliver power, but in the opposite direction than would be required of a peripheral.



I can mention people with numbers, because of nerd voodoo magick. 😛

You mentioned yourself?

2017-03-25 18:43:16 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Wow, talk about terrible failure modes.

What did AliExpress do to annoy Japan, I wonder. 🤔


@JHWH you should just buy an original one and wire it up yourself tbh

This look all right?


I wonder if some prices will go down if you use an Asian VPN. <:thonk:288060975775612929>

I just spent every cent of my gift card credit on stuff, and not a cent more. For some reason this makes me feel clever.

Who wants my old soldering iron?

I'm getting a proper soldering station in 4 days. \o/

Good, glad I didn't get chinked.

Well, maybe I did, but at least it wouldn't be as preventable.

I'm not too worried about longevity at that price. Or do you mean the longevity of the tips?

Yeah, not too worried. If it just lasted for a year that would be enough for me.

Also, I decided to get a desk magnifying glass with a lamp, because I'm nearsighted and I don't what be as close to that shit as I tend to get when soldering.

inb4 @Tribit or @Windatica say something something <#189467888657235970>

Umm... wut? 0_o

Tomorrow's their birthday right?

Yeah, but then there's that sweat customer service tho

Wait, who's side are these new regulations on?

Fuck, is chink shit going to become illegal imports now?

I was gonna suggest one of these, but the price went up because reasons. I think a /g/ thread increased demand. https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Reader-Pocket-Silver-PRS-300SC/dp/B002MSNS4S

2017-03-27 20:41:18 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Hmm, I know a South Korean. Should I ask wtf is going on?

Because they're resold really cheap.

And they're perfect for epubs.

2017-03-27 20:54:31 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

God I wish that was me…

2017-03-27 20:55:12 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Not with the head, but being in a place to say that…

@0utsider Cuz I already have a kindle as a gift.

Could it be possible MisterTao is shutting down for some other reason and saving face?

2017-03-27 21:01:28 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Inherit it.

2017-03-27 21:04:12 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

So now he's the "I could do it, so if you can't you have no one to blame but yourself" kinda guy?

Is this an ego thing, or do people actually want these?

2017-03-27 21:09:42 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Oh, fuck that guy!

2017-03-27 21:10:00 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

He'll get the wall after the revolution for sure.

Isn't Sony Korean though?


Huh, that's midnight in my timezone.

Should I invest in authentic Hakko tips for my chink soldering iron, or should chink tips work fine?

Is there a good guide for getting cheap things from China without going too cheap?

Or is it basically just having common sense and an approximation of what manufacturing quality parts would cost?

Anyone here buy chink breadboards? Where to buy ones not made of Chinisium?

Is there any r34 of the Xiaomi mascot? Asking for a friend.

Any links? Google shows me nothing.

Though, I'm guessing there's more with Chinese titles.

Is there such a thing as a quality chink macbook charger? I don't even own a macbook, just curious.

Are there any knockoffs with a brand on them?

@Jignx Could you give me a pic of the pcb, and I'll try to tell if there's anything wrong with it?

A picture of the printed circuit board. Show me the cicuits! :D

@Stoopeedo Do you want skin cancer? Because that's how you get skin cancer.

2017-04-24 18:03:23 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@kaetaa Would you be willing to do a firewall experiment for me?

2017-04-26 14:32:13 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@kaetaa Sorry, I didn't notice for a while since you didn't mention me. I was wondering if you could try this and let me know if it works. https://www.torproject.org/images/PT/2016-07-how-to-use-PT.png

@Shrimpf Have you tried… cleaning the fan?

The vents too?

What's the model?

2017-04-27 01:15:35 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Nice one.

2017-04-27 01:16:07 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

A communist country is a communist country, you can't say it's only half!

2017-04-27 03:17:29 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

But as a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs, there's not much wiggle room. Like it or hate it, they're a communist country the same way NK is a democratic republic, and deserve to be called out on it.

2017-04-27 03:55:11 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Mao would be rolling in his grave. Too bad he was so incompetent as chairman that he thought killing all the birds would improve the famine situation instead of making it much much worse.

2017-04-27 03:57:00 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I actually don't know much about Mao, that's just something that stuck out for me.

Are there cheap binary watches? All the ones I find are priced by sellers that assume I'm some rich kid from silicon valley or something.

@s3bbe Link?

…have the chinks gone too far this time?


Should I buy a chink dance pad to play stepmania?

If there's any electronics hobbyists here, here's some really fine tip multimeter probes for less than 4 USD. https://m.ebay.com/itm/272855226490

What's a good cheap tablet for reading textbooks on? I'm afraid I'll have a hard time if I get the cheapest one.

@Comfy#1404 Thanks. I was really hoping for something sub-100 USD though. I guess chinks can't make miracles.





Would you buy Soylent from AliExpress?

2017-12-18 00:40:25 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

Should the US end the loophole that Chinese businesses use to cheaply ship products to the US? Doesn't it contradict the free-market principles that the US is founded upon? This happens at the expense of not only industries in other countries seeking US business, but also the United States Postal Services, which must shell out millions of dollars out of their budget every year as long as this loophole stays in place.

2017-12-18 00:42:23 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

@Pawp Tell me more. <:wholesomethonk:373550351082848267>

2017-12-18 00:43:17 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

All right.

2017-12-18 00:43:40 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

BTW I'm a hipster communist.

2017-12-18 00:43:43 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  


2017-12-18 00:45:23 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

I'm not gonna argue about commemism right now, but if that's what you want feel free to DM me and I'll get back to you.

2017-12-18 00:46:56 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

@Pawp Send me a DM dude, about to eat dinner.

2017-12-18 03:37:37 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Is there something like this, but chink? https://youtu.be/Zlk-jE8vjDc

Is this the theme of the next thread? https://youtu.be/hfBiYqg1pGs

2017-12-22 05:06:36 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Just curious, is there anyone here from Shenzen?

2017-12-22 05:12:44 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

He's not in the Discord though is he?

2017-12-22 10:31:17 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  


2017-12-22 10:32:47 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

>tfw want to go to China for permanent access to cheap electronics but muh freedoms

2017-12-28 11:11:20 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Can anyone invite me to some English speaking groups on WeChat, with Chinese people in it?

2017-12-28 23:24:46 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Did Wang Yu ever go back to being a lawyer?

2017-12-30 22:37:57 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@transience Nah, she went back to doing law.

tfw you are afraid of Chinese competition so you lobby your government to discourage use of their products over imaginary national security concerns, which is just what many US companies complain about Chinese companies doing

@Matthew the thing is though, at Cisco's suggestion, there has already been an 18 month investigation of this particular company, and no malpractice was found. The NSA has already hacked them once, so they should know. RTFA.

And wut, is US hardware more trustworthy somehow?

Open source hardware is the only way fam, nationality has nothing to do with it.

2018-01-24 15:26:54 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I had a book scanner set up, but I accidentally broke the book holding glass. It probably shouldn't cost more than 20 USD to replace, but I'm a broke college student. If anyone wants to pay for it, I'll scan this and share it with the channel.


2018-01-24 16:29:39 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Deleted User
>implying I have enough time to do my own homework

So how about those tariffs? Will it affect my access to chinkshit?

2018-04-01 19:14:59 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Remember the good old days when we thought technology would liberate people?

2018-04-05 16:32:36 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I for one welcome our new Chinese overlords. https://youtu.be/EvXROXiIpvQ

2018-04-05 16:33:44 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

No but seriously I'm scared AF about this Chinese dystopia we might be about to live in.

2018-04-05 17:03:15 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

More likely though, I'm afraid the US will try to do superpower things after it's not a superpower anymore, and that it will have consequences.

2018-05-30 02:39:16 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  


I wish there was an electrical engineer that reviewed chink shit on YouTube…

2018-05-31 05:27:01 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

tfw being an American in present day, present time

2018-05-31 05:31:46 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

This won't stop them. Their big ass domestic market is enough.

tfw searching for broken electronics on Craigslist is hard because everyone says their stuff ain't broken

inb4 I get sniped by @AstroJannah

@Rorset😔🤙🥀𝔊𝔅ℭ 𝐸𝑇𝐸𝑅𝑁𝐴𝐿💔
>It doesn’t affect us
>Only large companies
Aren't AliExpress and Gearbest large companies?

Context: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44498484

@Lefteris fair enough, but what about the shipping company? Will costs be passed from the shipper, to the distributer, to the buyer?

We'll just have to wait and see I guess.

Well, you might be lucky if you have contacts in China I guess, you might now have the opportunity to create a chink shit cartel.

Because of the access it gives you to even cheaper chink shit?

You know, before you mark it up.

They prolly won't check packages unless they look suspicious.

@Goz3rr oh? Which cuckistan tax? I thought you got around that by saying it's a gift.


Though tbf, Chinese shipping to the US is kinda ridiculous tbh, not that I'm complaining.

tfw my fellow Americans are subsidizing my chink shit purchases. <:alismirk:230784726615588865>

2018-06-18 07:55:10 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I've decided I wanna get a Chinese friend to learn more about what's going in inside the country socially, politically, and economically. Is interpals.com a good place to look?

2018-06-19 00:08:38 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@transience Maybe the heavier media censorship of the Chinese government is part of it?

2018-06-19 00:13:52 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

The ideology is different, but it seems like China basically has Mao 2: Electric Boogaloo, with the removal of term limits and all.

2018-07-01 15:21:57 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Are there any English news/politics blogs that aren't afraid to tell it how it is in China?

2018-07-01 15:28:52 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

The only blog I know like that is the HRIC (Human Rights In China?) daily brief. http://hric-newsbrief.blogspot.com/?m=1

2018-07-03 01:06:19 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Thoughts on China's belt and road project?

2018-07-03 01:18:58 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Yeah but what about that debt trap diplomacy?

2018-07-03 01:21:09 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

China finally learned from the IMF I guess. But that doesn't make it any less unsettling.

2018-07-03 01:21:54 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

But China presents as some warsaw-pact-tier shit.

2018-07-03 01:26:20 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I dunno. I guess I just kinda assume the worst bcuz China. But even if it's benevolent, I expect at least a free press to take a hit in the countries involved because why piss off the country that's stimulating your economy? It's in their interest right now to do everything to avoid pissing off Chinese Winnie the Poo and I'm worried what kind of effects that will have.

2018-07-03 01:27:48 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I hope at least some of the countries involved will try to develop some economic independence instead of sitting on their laurels.

2018-07-03 01:33:53 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Maybe. Who knows, maybe some of the beneficiaries are playing 3d chess.

2018-07-03 01:56:52 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I'm sure China would have an economic boon, only the workers will be fucked. Which is to say most everyone. I guess political stability could still be a challenge though.

Anyone want to play Go?


@Sdeck37 But I like prefer to play noobs. 😅

2018-07-11 03:43:14 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Why aren't there Tor exit nodes in China? China has so many people, so i was kinda surprised.

2018-08-01 18:27:48 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

What does China's treatment of Hong Kong say about the future of China's relationship with its trading partners?

2018-08-10 05:16:47 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Can I anonymously get a VPS in mainland China?

2018-08-10 05:18:41 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Also, if I go to China on April 15th and hold a vigil, what would happen to me?

2018-08-10 07:17:14 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Millwood you know, holding a candle with both hands, walking slowly, or something.

2018-08-10 17:10:17 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Btw why was the Hong Kong separatist party banned? :/

2018-08-10 18:02:10 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Hong Kong is supposed to be autonomous until 2049 though, that was the deal they made with Britain.

2018-08-10 19:37:57 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I think we already have enough trouble dealing with ourselves…

2018-08-11 01:05:23 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Do you think the CSSA should be banned from universities outside China?

2018-08-12 08:32:01 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

tfw chinkland has sent a million Uyghurs to camps but I'm just worried about my access to chink shit

2018-08-12 08:42:56 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Tribit Funny thing, Australia was just about to pass a bill banning organs from China at some point. The person that authored it thought it'd be a slam dunk. There was a petition supporting a ban with 1.5 million signatures. But after a letter from the Chinese consulate that was sent to every MP, not a single MP from the three major parties voted in favor of the ban. Not one!

2018-08-12 08:44:18 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Cactus the greens authored it. Or as least A green did.

2018-08-12 08:47:26 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Tips for not being an idiot when trying to befriend Chinese people in the US?

2018-08-12 09:19:16 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@JHWH I think you misread, I said not being an idiot.

2018-08-12 09:21:30 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I want to ask that other stuff eventually, but I know you need to break the ice first.

2018-08-12 09:22:15 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

And that if they still have close family in China I'd probably abort.

2018-08-12 09:23:59 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@bentech did he have opinions about the umbrella movement?

2018-08-12 09:39:26 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Here's a get-rich-quick scheme that might work.

1. Move to a US state where employees are protected from discrimination based on their political affiliations and activities.
2. Apply to a job you're qualified for to a Chinese employer wearing clothes supporting Taiwan, Tibet, etc. They probably don't know about political discrimination laws.
3. After they don't hire you, sue for discrimination.

2018-08-12 09:48:03 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Mandarin is hard though. Can I just half ass it and memorize some phases?

2018-08-12 09:48:19 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I couldn't even learn Spanish fml

2018-08-12 09:49:54 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I'll try to excel in good phonology instead.

2018-08-12 09:55:57 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Wouldn't that be bad?

2018-08-12 10:00:53 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

@bentech Kinda, I'm a noob.

2018-08-13 04:06:02 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  

Do people think that way unironically?

2018-08-13 04:07:01 UTC [/csg/ #off-topic]  


2018-08-13 16:43:55 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

You know how http://watchingamerica.com/ aggregates news all around the world (but outside America) about America and translates articles? I think a similar thing would be cool for China, translated to English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

2018-08-13 16:44:30 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

If anyone wants to do the hard part (translating), I could take care of everything else.

2018-08-13 17:09:15 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Tribit Why not? We could always host it in not-China.

2018-08-13 17:10:11 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

I thought they already knew how to VPN…

2018-08-13 17:10:32 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

And there's millions of Chinese not in China.

2018-08-14 00:20:51 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

Anyone here in mainland China and willing to test a censorship circumvention technique for me? The software isn't made for this purpose, so I don't think there's much risk.

2018-08-14 00:25:24 UTC [/csg/ #shit-about-asia]  

@Tribit I figured they might not mind if they already came to Discord, and entered a server called "Chink Shit General".

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