While fixing my friend's old computer I found this weird box connected to the PSU. It has no markings on it, only a single molex plug.
What could it be? Maybe a surge protector/voltage regulator?
Remember "briefcases" back on Windows 98? What was this shit about?
dude the device isnt pretty much conected to any part of the computer itself, im sure you can disconect it any time,
but in the other hand, it could be an explosive device that activates when removed manually, be careful
>you'll never get to blow apart the hands of pedo fuckos and get paid by his taxes to do it
This is an NSA implant that monitors both stray RF and voltage fluctuations in the power supply in order to deduce encryption keys that are being used in the CPU. It then either records partial information in its internal flash memory so that it can be exfiltrated later, or transmits it wirelessly.
maybe, some autistic tier terminator for PSU, just like ferrite cores on coaxes and every single fucking wire... holy shit these.
i'm now monnitoraging this thread, sorry for bringing back my tripcode, it's for the archive.
oh god OP please hurry. I'm literally at half chub in anticipation right now.
also don't smash it with a hammer, try to be more surgical so we can actually get a good idea wtf is going on.
>inb4 its a plastic dummy plug protector
WHAT THE FUCK?? Those large components are thyristors.
What the flubber is for, I do not know, but RIP Robin Williams and your part in this is duly remembered.
It was a post in the wrong thread about smart watches... don't you guys use a 4chan extension? Everyone who replied to it is being a fucking summerfag making people think it was something else. It was just a mispost that was deleted.
Omg what is this green stuff on the back of my hard drive u guise is it gna splode?
>Another practical use for the SCR in a DC circuit is as a crowbar device for overvoltage protection. A "crowbar" circuit consists of an SCR placed in parallel with the output of a DC power supply, for placing a direct short-circuit on the output of that supply to prevent excessive voltage from reaching the load.
I bet it's an overvoltage protector.
And I bet there are two of them because 12V line and 5V line.
>I bet it's an overvoltage protector.
Possibly, on that rail from the PSU it might be used to terminate the unconnected ends and just discharge excess power once its turned off.
Along with this absolutely nobody knew what it was.
I'm pretty sure that's more than one faggot.
it's called "sock puppetry", newfag.
How would I hit f12 in an android VM either
>mfw 40% of the posts in this thread were me
much like if you are an idiot with wiring, you can hear your fans in the headphone line!
>tfw just finished my glorious cable managment
>tfw i realized my headphone front panel connection runs next to the PCIE slot
>tfw i can hear quiet wonders if nothing else is playing
They can also be found in power supplies for digital circuits, where they are used as a sort of "enhanced circuit breaker" to prevent a failure in the power supply from damaging downstream components. A thyristor is used in conjunction with a Zener diode attached to its gate, and if the output voltage of the supply rises above the Zener voltage, the thyristor will conduct and short-circuit the power supply output to ground (in general also tripping an upstream breaker or fuse). This kind of protection circuit is known as a crowbar, and has the advantage over a standard circuit breaker or fuse that it creates a high-conductance path to ground for the damaging supply voltage and potentially for stored energy in the system being powered.
i remember this shit, it was in 95, we used to store our shit on these, instead of a simple folder unless we were too curious about what the "synchronize" thing was for and everything was lost.
I'm every single poster on 4chan except you
Gotta go fast
What gave you that clue?
You're fucking brilliant!
>file write progress
>floppy/cd-rom buffer used
>hard drive buffer used
Back when all that crap was important.