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Old 09-07-13, 07:41 PM
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Ah well, sometimes the obvious escapes one. I've had it happen countless times,
most crucially in university exams
My god I hate that feeling when I get the test paper back and realise how in stupid I was a couple of days before -.-

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Old 09-07-13, 07:55 PM
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My god I hate that feeling when I get the test paper back and realise how in stupid I was a couple of days before -.-
Funniest exam I ever wrote was in Thermodynamics. For some reason they had
decided to make it unusually difficult (you get lots of old tests you can solve for
preparation, those were quite a bit easier, and not because I had the answers ).

Now, that in and of itself isn't really all that bad since the grading scale is only
determined after all the exams have been corrected and the minimum you have
to reach in order to pass is mostly determined by how well/badly the other students
did.

So there I am, quickly realizing that I'm completely and utterly screwed, and
all I can do is start to grin like hell at the absurdity of my situation. I look up
from my table with a huge grin on my face and look straight at the guy right
next to me. He's not taking things so well and is close to crying (seriously, his
eyes are tearing up). Upon seeing my huge grin his face suddenly flushes
with red and he looks like he's about to puke (as in: he's actually convulsing
slightly). This in turn amuses me so greatly that I almost laugh out loud in the
midst of a room full of students writing their exams.

Looking around I then realize that most other students also have similarly
desperate looks on their faces, which makes me quite hopeful that not all is lost.
Many of them could easily get worse results than I will, which is all I really need.

It's funny how other peoples misfortunes can make oneself feel much better
if your own situation is a bit less than good...
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Old 11-09-13, 05:30 PM
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anyone tried some work with lacing? this is my final work (I will try to replace the two cable ties with lacing once I get around figuring it out how to do it ).

Link to Rig Gallery which will show more lacing work once I upload more pics --> maniac's OC"3"D Rig Gallery
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Old 11-09-13, 05:34 PM
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Well, this is good timing, just as I have finally caught up with all my notifications, emails
etc.


I'll get back to you on that thing as soon as I'm able.
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Old 11-09-13, 05:37 PM
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Mmmm well I know what I'm doing this weekend! I've never been happy with the way the cables sag in my rig this is the answer I think.
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Old 11-09-13, 05:39 PM
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Mmmm well I know what I'm doing this weekend! I've never been happy with the way the cables sag in my rig this is the answer I think.
Huehuehue, our cult is growing...

Seriously though, it really is very practical if done right. But it does take more time
compared to zip ties and similar wizardry (worth it IMO though ).
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Old 05-10-13, 09:28 PM
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Whipping Technique

So, a small update. maniac asked me a while ago how I did the knots on the double
wire in ZEUS. I would have really liked to do a vid on this as well, but at the moment
time just doesn't permit that, so here it is in picture form. I hope it is somewhat
understandable nonetheless, otherwise feel free to ask for clarifications.

I didn't actually know what this knot was called until I did some digging and found
out that it's a sort of whipping knot, to be specific the common whipping if I have
understood things correctly.

It's not very complicated but not necessarily obvious just from looking at it.

Also, it's the same knot I'm using to make the sleeving ends on HELIOS' wires:



You can find a tutorial for a variation of this knot here. However, since I only found
that website after already having taken my pics I thought I might as well upload
them anyway.

So, here we go:

A loop...
(click image for full res)


...and around the bundle which you wish to lace, over the original loop.
(click image for full res)


Press down where the two ends cross and hold tight.
(click image for full res)


Then wind the red end around the bundle as many times as you deem
necessary. I usually do at least a dozen loops.
(click image for full res)


Thread the end which you have been looping around the bundle through
the loop from step one on the side towards which you were looping (it sounds
a lot more convoluted than it actually is, just put the end, now yellow, through
the original loop).
(click image for full res)


Pull on the other end...
(click image for full res)


...and tighten the original loop until it slips under all those loops
you did around the bundle. Then pull on both ends and tighten things down,
(click image for full res)


which should give you this result. Cut off the ends as close to the package
as possible and you have a clean looking knot.
(click image for full res)


I hope this is somewhat understandable together with the additional websites,
otherwise don't hesitate to ask for clarifications.

It's really not a very complex knot, just a non-obvious one IME.


Happy lacing,
-aw
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Old 13-10-13, 07:54 AM
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Yesterday I got around to replace the two cable ties I had on the pci power cables with mathching lacing, here are the results....





TBH its pretty easy once you understand what you have to do :P

Props to alpenwasser
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Old 13-10-13, 10:10 AM
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Woohoo, kewl!
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Old 13-10-13, 10:12 AM
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That is awesome, when i first watched he video this morning i didn't understand what it was for but i think i might try it once i get braided extensions.
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