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Doggles
Apr 22, 2007



Feeling cute. Might destroy your eyesight later, idk

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New...2717976549.html

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Charles Bukowski
Aug 26, 2003



Grimey Drawer

When could you use that? Blind rave?

Charles Bukowski
Aug 26, 2003



Grimey Drawer

If we're throwing caution completely to the wind, my dream irresponsible product probably made in China would be a usb powered hotplate I can use to keep my cup of coffee warm at my desk. I would pay moneys for this and burn my house down so that I didn't have to get up to use the microwave all the time.

Jack-Off Lantern
Mar 2, 2012



Charles Bukowski posted:

If we're throwing caution completely to the wind, my dream irresponsible product probably made in China would be a usb powered hotplate I can use to keep my cup of coffee warm at my desk. I would pay moneys for this and burn my house down so that I didn't have to get up to use the microwave all the time.

Those exist and are safeish

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010



Just keep in mind that if it's within USB 2 spec it'll only provide 2.5 watts of energy to your mug at best, maybe keeping it tepid if you're lucky.
Most likely it'll try to draw 1 amp or maybe even 1.5, which would still only be up to 5 or 7.5 watts. You might get it to pleasant drinking temperatures if you're lucky.
Really, the biggest risk with USB hotplates is burning out the USB power lines in your motherboard.

JointHorse
Feb 6, 2005

Lusus naturæ et exaltabitur cor eius.


Yams Fan

bad posts ahead!!! posted:

have some incredibly realistic hacked-off limbs:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bCZGgVve

you want a severed penis? you're covered too:

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cjMxprKu

AliExpress really knows what people want!

Only registered members can see post attachments!

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Charles Bukowski posted:

If we're throwing caution completely to the wind, my dream irresponsible product probably made in China would be a usb powered hotplate I can use to keep my cup of coffee warm at my desk. I would pay moneys for this and burn my house down so that I didn't have to get up to use the microwave all the time.

I mean....

https://www.alibaba.com/product-det...f1484x91wNt&s=p

This though is the real deal and probably wont kill you like the one above.

https://ember.com

Kak
Sep 27, 2002


Has anyone bought an electic guitar from there? I know they are knockoffs, but they at least look decent from the pictures.

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Charles Bukowski posted:

If we're throwing caution completely to the wind, my dream irresponsible product probably made in China would be a usb powered hotplate I can use to keep my cup of coffee warm at my desk. I would pay moneys for this and burn my house down so that I didn't have to get up to use the microwave all the time.

If you're willing to truly play with literal fire, make one of these:

Black Feather
Apr 14, 2012

Call someone who cares.


Trabant posted:

If you're willing to truly play with literal fire, make one of these:



Well, looks like I found my weekend project.

e: I said that half-jokingly, but I just remembered I have literally hundreds of tealights in a drawer somewhere because years ago my mother bought them for... reasons? I might finally find a way to use them.

Black Feather fucked around with this message at 20:31 on May 23, 2019

Hug in a Can
Aug 1, 2010

NICE FLAMINGO
kind heart
fierce mind
brave spirit

:h: be good and try hard! :h:




because
I'm
nice!

nice flamingo! kind heart fierce mind brave spirit!

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/wAzngO8

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

"That's right. We've evolved."

"I can see that. Cool mutations."



Kak posted:

Has anyone bought an electic guitar from there? I know they are knockoffs, but they at least look decent from the pictures.

No, but electric guitars are a thing where build (and material) quality matters quite a lot in a lot of places, so I honestly wouldn't.

If you really want to experiment, maybe buy a decent used guitar and try replacing out one of the pickups from Aliexpress or something.

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010

A man whose blood
Is very snow-broth;
One who never feels
The wanton stings and
Motions of the sense




I bought a knockoff green sparkle Rickenbacker and itís fun and fine for the money.

solarNativity
Nov 11, 2012



Black Feather posted:

Well, looks like I found my weekend project.

e: I said that half-jokingly, but I just remembered I have literally hundreds of tealights in a drawer somewhere because years ago my mother bought them for... reasons? I might finally find a way to use them.

It's fate.

bigperm
Jul 10, 2001
some obscure reference

Big Clive on youtube takes apart and explains stuff from aliexpress (although he gets it from ebay.)

Here is a cup warmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lQz9axfMlo

A finger chopper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGTL9v5yoQo

Coffee Electrocuter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EViyccc2t9w
(along with the similar Fish Electrocuter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_67yCY6k65U and the Baby Electrocuter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIUJWIT9GrU)

usb powered gloves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7L_sqXuSAc

Also a ton of other stuff including pretty much every cheap power bank ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC--ZT418eI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-8ZWy0y5c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VSwMfDANMY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5korWqCcsHE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRqJ40a1Ak

Synthbuttrange
May 6, 2007



yikes at that last one

j.peeba
Oct 25, 2010

Almost Human

Nap Ghost

Hug in a Can posted:


because
I'm
nice!

nice flamingo! kind heart fierce mind brave spirit!

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/wAzngO8


Well, thatís a relief.

Charles Bukowski
Aug 26, 2003



Grimey Drawer

Thanks for those links bigperm, looks like I have a new odd gentleman to discover things and explain them for me. Watch out Steve1989, you have a new challenger.

Synthbuttrange
May 6, 2007



Welp the strap on my bag fell apart today. Time for a new bag. Also it turned out to be reconstituted leather.

Synthbuttrange posted:

Got a new bag


Seems pretty decent quality and actual leather, not pvc. Needed a new bag as my old one was falling apart. The strap is also reinforced with a canvas underside. Would be perfect if it was 10-20% larger but it's still a really cute daily use bag.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pr...2828845250.html

I also picked up a small party purse but it turned out like huge.

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/all-wholesale-products/2926077.html?spm=2114.12010612.100004.3.30d8706euBIHDt

Still, its all ridiculously cheap so cant complain.

Fauxtool
Oct 21, 2008

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Synthbuttrange posted:

Welp the strap on my bag fell apart today. Time for a new bag. Also it turned out to be reconstituted leather.

Let this be a lesson to you. "Real" leather isnt reinforced with canvas, they use more leather.

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


HELLOMYNAMEIS___ posted:

I mean yeah, obviously don't use it for actual parachuting purposes, but it should be fine as general-purpose cord for camping etc. :)

On the off-chance anyone gives a poo poo, I messaged the seller about the specs and they claimed the breaking strain was 'about 300lbs'

I have to tell you that I shocked that YoouPara 250 Colors Paracord 550 Rope Type III 7 Stand 100FT 50FT Paracord Parachute Cord Rope Survival kit Wholesale was only available in 237 colours, did not have a 550lb breaking strain, was not Type III paracord and didn't have 7 strands.

TorakFade
Oct 3, 2006

I strongly disapprove



Shut up Meg posted:

On the off-chance anyone gives a poo poo, I messaged the seller about the specs and they claimed the breaking strain was 'about 300lbs'

I have to tell you that I shocked that YoouPara 250 Colors Paracord 550 Rope Type III 7 Stand 100FT 50FT Paracord Parachute Cord Rope Survival kit Wholesale was only available in 237 colours, did not have a 550lb breaking strain, was not Type III paracord and didn't have 7 strands.

I used the "local sports/camping stuff store" version of cheap Chinese paracord to tow an ATV out of the snow with another ATV. Have no idea how many strands it had inside, but it felt the exact same as AliExpress paracord, and it was just about as thick as a normal USB cable, maybe slightly more?

It's good enough for most uses, really, except probably parachuting :v:

SEX BURRITO
Jun 30, 2007

Not much fun

Black Feather posted:

Well, looks like I found my weekend project.

e: I said that half-jokingly, but I just remembered I have literally hundreds of tealights in a drawer somewhere because years ago my mother bought them for... reasons? I might finally find a way to use them.

Iím guessing the reason is that she went to IKEA, but they didnít have the thing she was looking for, and she didnít want to leave empty handed after going all that way so ended up buying one of those huge bags of tea lights. At least, thatís how I ended up with a drawer full of the useless things.

Snowy
Oct 6, 2010

A man whose blood
Is very snow-broth;
One who never feels
The wanton stings and
Motions of the sense




Anyone have recommendations for AliExpress drones under $100?

mike12345
Jul 14, 2008

"Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries."







mike12345 posted:

Looks like the jig is up in my country. Ordered goods worth Ä 3 a month ago, received a letter from the post office telling me to pay them Ä 53 when I pick it up. Like lolwhat I am going to pay 50 bucks for 3 bucks worth of crap yeah gently caress you.

Ok, weird follow-up to that story. Today was the last day I could get this package from the post office. Of course I didn't go, not at that price. Instead I open my mailbox, and what's inside? The package, no strings attached. Didn't have to sign or pay anything.
??????
Did they realise I'm not going to pay, and went "ah, gently caress it"? I. have. no. clue.

Black Feather
Apr 14, 2012

Call someone who cares.


mike12345 posted:

Ok, weird follow-up to that story. Today was the last day I could get this package from the post office. Of course I didn't go, not at that price. Instead I open my mailbox, and what's inside? The package, no strings attached. Didn't have to sign or pay anything.
??????
Did they realise I'm not going to pay, and went "ah, gently caress it"? I. have. no. clue.

Was someone at the post office trying to scam you?

mike12345
Jul 14, 2008

"Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries."







Black Feather posted:

Was someone at the post office trying to scam you?

Hadn't thought of that. That sounds hosed up, and possible.

eSporks
Jun 10, 2011



I decided to give my Amazfit bip a second chance. What's the correct Android app to use?

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


eSporks posted:

I decided to give my Amazfit bip a second chance. What's the correct Android app to use?

Mi Fit

Killingyouguy!
Sep 8, 2014





The listing probably doesn't exist any more, but I found an old image (that's a photo of a pc screen for some reason??) of some poetry I found on the listing of a sweatshirt.

sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Touch Fuzzy, get Spooky


tater_salad posted:

I believe it will go like this

At hospital lost fingat

loving classic.

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


TorakFade posted:

I used the "local sports/camping stuff store" version of cheap Chinese paracord to tow an ATV out of the snow with another ATV. Have no idea how many strands it had inside, but it felt the exact same as AliExpress paracord, and it was just about as thick as a normal USB cable, maybe slightly more?

It's good enough for most uses, really, except probably parachuting :v:

I know what you are doing is sharing an amusing and interesting anecdote, but I can't but help think you are comparing my body weight to that of an atv.

TorakFade
Oct 3, 2006

I strongly disapprove



Shut up Meg posted:

I know what you are doing is sharing an amusing and interesting anecdote, but I can't but help think you are comparing my body weight to that of an atv.

That of an ATV mired in waist-high snow, I'd add

(Of course that was not my intention :unsmith: )

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010

Mr Stink is your NXT 2.0 name


bigperm posted:

Big Clive on youtube takes apart and explains stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiRqJ40a1Ak

:chloe:

DRINK ME
Jul 31, 2006
i cant fix avs like this because idk the bbcode - HTML IS BS MAN

Hereís something I havenít seen on Aliexpress before: stupidly expensive costumes.

There is a lot of these so I just picked ones that have an order because I canít comprehend spending that amount of money blindly on Aliexpress (even if it is in poor AU dollars), especially given how much the quality can vary on $10-20 items.

Good doggy?


Sexy robot with devil horns


Gothic Elizabethan dress up


Another one

Lead out in cuffs
Sep 18, 2012

"That's right. We've evolved."

"I can see that. Cool mutations."



That poo poo is probably latex fetish wear, which is notoriously expensive.

Those outfits still look kinda overpriced though.

Geemer
Nov 4, 2010



Having a single order is like a busker putting some coins in his hat before he starts playing.

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


One of my guilty pleasures is reading the reviews of stuff like clothing.





sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Touch Fuzzy, get Spooky


lol at the sizes they ordered.

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DRINK ME
Jul 31, 2006
i cant fix avs like this because idk the bbcode - HTML IS BS MAN

Geemer posted:

Having a single order is like a busker putting some coins in his hat before he starts playing.

That didnít cross my mind but if the sellers figured out how to game # of orders couldnít they do more than one?

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