Alex Beller
alexbeller
2/2/15
1:39 PM
1

Does anybody have experience purchasing from StackSocial? I usually trust LH's recommendations, but I can't find one positive review online.

1/30/15
12:03 PM
2

I bet those who bought the Illumi that gawker recommended a few weeks ago at $80 feel stupid. (Well, at least one of us.)

1/29/15
7:39 PM
1

Thankfully I have to create a stack social account to buy this... Quick someone talk me out of it!

1/28/15
9:02 PM
1

These are excellent for "Go Bags". Excellent for survival bag or having in house/car for natural disasters, etc... Can be used to power lots of things like GPS, phones, and be able to charge the main pack even if slow. I like it. What size is yours?

1/28/15
8:08 AM
2

I have one of these. I like it. My only complaint: took mine 4 days to fully charge via solar. Reading around that seems to be about the average for this huge battery pack. So don't expect to get the benefit of solar right away.

1/26/15
12:55 PM
1

I bought a set of these the last time they went cheap like this. Good performance so far, however the USB port used for charging has started to rust. It has no cover and I can only conclude that sweat got into it. Sometimes I have to fiddle with it to get it charging. And StackSocial's emails are very annoying.

1/26/15
10:46 AM
2

From what I understand, RP is a small computer (that can easely run linux) while the arduino is a full on micro-controller. I might be wrong.

1/26/15
9:24 AM
1

I still have a Raspberry Pi on my desk collecting dust, mocking me for never figuring out a good project for it yet.

1/18/15
3:19 PM
1

Almost certainly, especially if the average price is, like, $7. I have no idea, I haven't looked at the price yet because it's missing a very important element: there's beginner and advanced Ruby, but where the hell is intermediate?! I've got a decent foundation in PHP, Python would be almost entirely new, but I know Read more

1/18/15
12:13 PM
1

Is there any utility to this if my current ability to code is literally zero? I think I learned some BASIC when I was 10, but that's it. I'm interested, but it would literally need to take me from zero.

12/2/14
9:46 AM
2

I got one of these last time they were on sale. It's a nice little toy, easy to use. The instructions have a small error that is easily correctable with experimentation (the instructions for setting roll and spin are the same, but in reality there are different switches for each parameter). The controller takes AA Read more

11/25/14
12:48 PM
3

yeah, i understand why Apple does it - because people continue to buy it - but it's just super annoying. I think I may have fifteen micro USB's around my house. Altogether they aren't as expensive as one of these things

11/25/14
10:16 AM
4

Just purchased one, FYI it says the delivery will take 3-4 weeks so I assume someone is walking it to my house from China

11/25/14
9:50 AM
4

Ugh...being a husband of an ardent Apple follower with two ipads and an iphone, I think the main problem is that this originally is a $40 cable! $40! My laptop charger was $80 and the stupid usb to outlet adapter is $20 for a small piece of plastic. The proprietary bullshit Apple had at such a premium price drives me Read more

11/25/14
8:32 AM
2

For those not in the Apple ecosystem, bemused at the seemingly high list price for such a cable when compared with Android, et al, please know it has a digital authentication device in the connector to keep it a monopolized product, all despite Obama's claims to be enforcing the antitrust laws.