Experimental demonstration of energy harvesting from the sky using the negative illumination effect of a semiconductor photodiode: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 114, No 16

This is some seriously cool technology!

via Experimental demonstration of energy harvesting from the sky using the negative illumination effect of a semiconductor photodiode: Applied Physics Letters: Vol 114, No 16

How to fix Error 0x80300024 when installing Windows

So, trying a fresh install of Windows onto the second of two drives installed on this new computer. (The second drive was an SSD)

Every time I’d try to install, Windows returned error 0x80300024.

Fortunately, this fix was simple. There was an MSR partition on the first drive. Deleted the MSR partition and that let Windows install onto the second drive!

Summary: A partition on the first drive was preventing Windows installing to a second drive.

PSA: Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Components

via PSA: Mixing Modular PSU Cables Can Kill Components | GamersNexus – Gaming PC Builds & Hardware Benchmarks

Found this to be true! I had two modular power supplies, both from EVGA. Thought they would have standardized their PSU layout.. but nope.

That magic blue smoke came out of the dvd drive so fast…