Pro tip: don't forget about batteries.
@maxeddy Takes a long time for Duracell's to do that or a lot of temperature changes. Got to remember to remove the batteries from devices I am not using for a year or two, but I never seem to.
@maxeddy pro tip from the mad engineer: use NiMH rechargeable batteries instead of alkalines, and you won't suffer this fate.
@Anarkat There's one argument for alkaline though, but it's only in specific usage cases, where alkaline can provide 1.5V whereas NiMH can only do 1.2V... I mean it won't matter for many things but for some things it will. But of course most people don't even know that and just get whatever has AA on it so... 🤷♀️ @maxeddy
@sindastra That's one.
Not only do alkaline batteries put out 0.3v more per cell, they can also last insanely long under ultra-low discharge uses, such as in remote controls.
I still don't think that's really worth the trade-off of damage and waste that single-use batteries are responsible for.
And the voltage difference wouldn't matter for anything at all if manufacturers built their electronics with proper tolerances. @maxeddy
@maxeddy Ah yes, DURACELL MUSHROOMS!
@maxeddy I use normal vinigar to clean devices where the batteries leaked.
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