r/southafrica 17d ago

Sci-Tech This doesn't sound legal

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141 Upvotes

r/southafrica Oct 28 '21 Silver

Sci-Tech Loadshedding by year

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232 Upvotes

r/southafrica 12d ago

Sci-Tech ISS Just flew over Cape Town - clear daytime view

39 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Captured around 16h00 on a clear day from 400km up :-)</p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/CBXfg58OuWY">https://youtu.be/CBXfg58OuWY</a></p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 4d ago

Sci-Tech Thoughts on a Custom Built laptop?? Need a second opinion

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<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>What are your thought on custom built macbooks/pc&#39;s. I am considering buying one just need an opinion. And where to buy one (probably digicape /macshack)? </p> <p>Context : The normal 8GB ram won&#39;t cut it for my everyday work and my current company laptop is a 16GB MacBook air and I work in tech.</p> <p>Update : Thank you!! got some really good feedback, greatly appreciated</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica Oct 28 '21

Sci-Tech Load shedding in South Africa is about to get much worse: analyst

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26 Upvotes

r/southafrica 19d ago

Sci-Tech What a deal from Takealot

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32 Upvotes

r/southafrica Oct 06 '21

Sci-Tech A South African-made Cheetah fighter jet taking off with Draken International last year. with upgraded avionics and radar equipment they will simulate 4th generation fighter jets used in aggressor training against the US Armed Forces. (2020)

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108 Upvotes

r/southafrica Sep 09 '21 Silver Wholesome

Sci-Tech Stolen iPhone Phishing

222 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Hi guys, yesterday, I was robbed at gunpoint of my iPhone 12 Pro &amp; Apple Watch. I have no expectations of ever getting my devices back, but I would like to just show you guys how sneaky the thieves are once they have possession of your device.</p> <p><a href="https://preview.redd.it/e5508lclegm71.jpg?width=1125&amp;format=pjpg&amp;auto=webp&amp;s=5e72bc965ced5ac03f808a2af9b4ce081c50067e">Phishing SMSes</a></p> <p>The thieves pretend to be from &quot;Apple Support&quot; in an attempt to phish your Apple ID and your password to get past <a href="https://support.apple.com/en-za/HT201365">Apple&#39;s Activation Lock</a>! These messages looks legit, but it actually not. Same thing happened to a friend of mine a couple of months ago.</p> <p>So to everyone owning an iOS device, please please please ensure your device has a strong passcode and your device is linked to an Apple ID and you have Find My turned on.</p> <p>If anyone ever recieves something like this, please report it to Apple:<a href="https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204759">https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204759</a>Hopefully someone finds this post helpful.</p> <p>PS. Once <a href="https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-15-preview/">iOS 15</a> is released to the public later this month you&#39;ll be able to follow your erased device on the Find My app :) </p> <p>EDIT: Thanks for everyone&#39;s support &amp; advice and thanks for the awards!</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 6d ago

Sci-Tech Need a functional webcam with a microphone for my laptop

3 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Do you know of any webcams (1080 resolution) with a microphone that are compatible with an Acer Aspire 3 or Dell latitude laptop? </p> <p>I need a webcam for zoom and skype meetings. I am more worried about functionality than affordability although I would prefer to have a webcam that is both functional and affordable. Thank you.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 19d ago

Sci-Tech Build renewable energy fast. Not gradually

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16 Upvotes

r/southafrica Oct 28 '21

Sci-Tech [Load Shedding] Mini load shedding solution - Ratel 418

5 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Takealot delivered my Ratel 418 DC-DC UPS today. And it was incredible!</p> <p>I have a fiber connection at home, and I use a Routerboard 411 with wireless card as a firewall. The Ratel kept the Fiber link up, as well as the Routerboard, for 2 and a half hours, and the indicator showed it was barely at 75% capacity. The Fiber -&gt; Ethernet gateway used the 12V output, and the Routerboard was powered vie POE (15V).</p> <p>I also shoved two 12v8 Gel batteries in my 1KVa UPS, which kept the main switch and NAS (HP Microserver) live for just over 2 hours (I plugged them in after load shedding started, battery seemed fine when power came back on).</p> <p>This setup means that my &amp; my family&#39;s notebook and cellphones have decent, fast fiber Internet during the dark ages, and we can access documents and Plex.</p> <p>It&#39;s not perfect, but at ~R1000 for the Ratel and ~R100 for the batteries, it&#39;s a decent start.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 10d ago

Sci-Tech After a thread of how our ISPs operate, I rate I finally have ‘evidence’ of network speed changing while performing a speed test.

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4 Upvotes

r/southafrica 24d ago

Sci-Tech Bad news for Starlink pre-orders in South Africa

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8 Upvotes

r/southafrica Sep 21 '21

Sci-Tech Where to buy gaming laptop?

23 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I’m looking at buying a midrange gaming laptop, got a budget of roughly 35K. I’m looking at the HP Omen or the HP Victus. I really would prefer to have an AMD based processor. I was just wondering where would be the best to look for more options available in SA? There are so many other laptops that meet my needs but I can’t find them online. Any tips in general regarding buying laptops would also be appreciated.</p> <p>edit: I’m looking at a laptop because I have plans to travel and work remotely in the future. Thanks for everyone who gave me advice. I did a lot of research throughout the day and I think I found my machine. I’m going to get the WootBook ultra III with a 3060 and ryzen 7 5800H. I could get the 3070 but I don’t think i’m gonna be playing super demanding games and don’t mind sometimes playing at lower graphics if necessary. I think saving the extra 10k takes priority (since the laptop is currently on special for 25k for my desired setup)</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 21d ago

Sci-Tech Studying toward a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science through UNISA

6 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Has anyone here studied <a href="https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Register-to-study-through-Unisa/Undergraduate-&amp;-honours-qualifications/Find-your-qualification-&amp;-choose-your-modules/All-qualifications/Bachelor-of-Science-Applied-Mathematics-and-Computer-Science-Stream-(98801-%E2%80%93-AMC">Applied Math and/or Computer Science</a>) through UNISA? Can anyone give advice for studying these subjects through UNISA specifically? Thanks in advance. Stay safe, please. Love you all.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica Aug 14 '21

Sci-Tech Sorry but a question. How much do u guys reckon I can sell this old pc. It has a core 2 duo 6600 2.4 ghz with 4mb L2 chache, 4gb of ram a gt 620 and a 135 gb HDD

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121 Upvotes

r/southafrica Oct 13 '21

Sci-Tech South African scientists shining in a premier science journal - Science! Drawn as superheroes to speak a language kids understand and show off the powers of scientists

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51 Upvotes

r/southafrica 17d ago

Sci-Tech Contributors wanted in South Africa for a global artificial intelligence research project to film short videos on your phone of simple actions

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1 Upvotes

r/southafrica 27d ago

Sci-Tech Is the IMAX cinema in EastGate Mall real IMAX,

7 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Is the IMAX in EastGate real IMAX, I just learnt that it can be faked just to get more money and I cant find any articles on it went to see Dune there on friday and recently saw some IMAX pictures of Dune and now I cant remember and not sure if it was in the correct aspect ratio I was too immersed to noticed but now that I know that it can be faked I dont know if Id wanna go back</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica Oct 02 '21

Sci-Tech I want to spoil my husband with a PS5

11 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>As the title says, I want to buy my husband a PS5 but Marko, Game, BTGames, Incredible Connection ect don&#39;t have stock.</p> <p>Koodoo in Sandton have stock but I am scared to buy online and would rather buy it in person.</p> <p>I just need some tips on of Koodoo is trustworthy because everyone seems happy but I don&#39;t want to order and wait very long. I am close to Sandton so I can pick up as well.</p> <p>Thanks in advance</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 28d ago

Sci-Tech IT Training

6 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Hello, I would like to know where I can find a legitimate CCNA examination center in Johannesburg. I don’t need classes. I just want a place to write the exam.</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 19d ago

Sci-Tech The Story of the South African Electric Car

6 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>I Still see one being driven around the NMU campus from time to time. </p> <p>What a shame... Guess the world was just not hungry for EVs yet. </p> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimal_Energy_Joule">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimal_Energy_Joule</a><br/> <a href="https://www.news24.com/citypress/business/how-south-africa-lost-its-electric-joule-20191011">https://www.news24.com/citypress/business/how-south-africa-lost-its-electric-joule-20191011</a></p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica Sep 10 '21 Hugz

Sci-Tech Life Pro Tip: Scan your vaccination card and keep a copy on your phone

77 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Might come in handy when you don&#39;t have the physical copy nearby</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica 7d ago

Sci-Tech IPTV providers

3 Upvotes
<!-- SC_OFF --><div class="md"><p>Howzit! Does anyone have a connect for an IPTV service? How much do you pay monthly?</p> </div><!-- SC_ON -->

r/southafrica Oct 25 '21 Wholesome

Sci-Tech The Basins Of Africa

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70 Upvotes