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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 11:17 PM

My Lil Spaceman arrived today... 

 

In a dark room it gives 'just enough light' to illuminate the keyboard.  For some of you guys, it could be a marriage saver.   ;)

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#2477 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 7:18 AM

Word of caution: I have been using some of the USB lamps and the weight of them tends to cause loose USB ports.  YMMV.



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 9:27 AM

Word of caution: I have been using some of the USB lamps and the weight of them tends to cause loose USB ports.  YMMV.

 

That is absolutely true!  I used way too many USB lamps in mine and it became so wild and loose it went out and had a romp with my HDMI port and created this:

 

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:16 AM

/sniff  poor DisplayPort, I still love you.



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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 10:23 AM

Argh... I know the trials and tribulations of loose connectors.  I've used the mini USB on my phone so much that sometimes it comes lose when driving and Android Auto kicks off... truly irritating when you lose the WAZE map.



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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 1:40 AM

Yes that time when we bought our pboxes to the beach.....Attached File  IMG_20181206_200940.jpeg   98.73KB   2 downloads

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 1:46 AM

Is that Farrah Fawcett and Johnny Depp?



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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 7:17 AM

Is that Farrah Fawcett and Johnny Depp?

Stacey Nemour and Hank Amigo? Like the credits on the bottom say?



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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:36 AM

This is an AWESOME video.  I truly like this guys sense of humor, imagination and creativity.

 

 



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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:37 PM

I would have preferred a wasp hive to be hidden in there...

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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:14 PM

A car battery works well.



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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:17 PM

i watched this a day or two ago- it kills me how indignant the package-stealers get when they open and get glitter everywhere.



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Posted Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:47 PM

i watched this a day or two ago- it kills me how indignant the package-stealers get when they open and get glitter everywhere.


Agreed 100%! People’s view of right and wrong is way screwed up.

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:12 AM

1980s Amiga has been running the AC and heat in 19 schools for 30 years.

https://www.geek.com...-years-1625147/

The district hopes to replace the old Amiga with a modern environmental control system soon if an upcoming bond measure is passed by voters. Itll cost about $1.5 to 2 million to replace the Amiga, but it works. For the moment.

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So you're saying that a high school student figured this system out in the 1980's using current technology at the time for about $5,000 in today's currency - and in 30 years you still don't have a high school student smart enough to do it for under $1.5M? Sounds more like a statement of today's educational system.

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I agree! I could whip up something on a $25 Raspberry Pi, with a few extra wireless communication components, and easily maintained Python source code. It would cost me less $100, but now that I know the budget is $1.2 million...
Anyway, I didn't learn what I know in school. I taught myself. Often times from reading books printed in the 1980's.

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As with pretty much all software projects ever, it's not so much a problem of knowing how to code as working out all the communication protocols, etc. and sounds like there need to be improvements, specifically with not interfering with Maintenance's communications. And I'm going to be the original code is such spaghetti you'd have to start over.
all that said, yes, a competent independent contractor could do this for a fraction of the quoted price.

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:18 AM

US intelligence community says quantum computing and AI pose an ’emerging threat’ to national security
 
https://techcrunch.c...ecurity-threat/
 
It’s not often you can put nuclear weapons, terrorism and climate change on the same list as quantum computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, but the U.S. government believes all pose an “emerging threat” to its national security.
 
Several key agencies in the U.S. intelligence community were asked what they saw as long-term threats faced by the country in the next decade and beyond, and the future of “dual-use technologies” took center stage.
 
Agnostic technologies like encryption, autonomous and unmanned systems, AI and quantum computing rank at the top of the agencies’ “worry list” for fears that they could be used to cause harm, rather than advance society. While all can be used for good — to secure data, to survey a dangerous area or simply to save time and effort — the government says that all can have disastrous effects if used by an adversary.
 
 



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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:27 AM

Very true. Technology is now advancing at an exponential rate, and It's going to become very difficult for governmental institutions to catch up and adapt. It might already be too late... What will ensue is a series of gradually more harmful events eventually leading to catastrophic ones which will affect nearly everybody on this planet. Better hang on to your TI and short wave transceivers

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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:18 PM

Yes, the writing seems to be graffiting the walls again... As of this writing I am preparing to activate the 13th precursory level of nested counter... COUNTER-MEASURES. This might not be enough though. So I am considering boosting the +5v and inserting a multiplicative frequency synthesizer in between the CLK XTAL and the 9904. I already know the TTL chips can withstand +18v for several hours... however the sn76494 will need to be protected as its hybrid nature could cause it to burn through the PCB again.
I'm hoping 9MHz isn't overdoing it. :twisted:



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Posted Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:39 PM

Here's a bit for our Christmas mood ... pics I took on this year's Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg.

 

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:00 AM

The third picture shows the "schöner Brunnen" ("beautiful fountain"). You may argue that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but keep in mind that this fountain is there since the end of the 14th century (build from 1385 to 1396). It was, however, restored several times, and this is a copy; the original is in the Germanic National Museum.

 

It was enclosed in a concrete hull during WW2.

 

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:21 AM

Looks like I need to pull out one of my bottles of Nürnberger Glühwein (mulled wine from Nuremberg) and warm it up. . .



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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:02 PM

Looks like I need to pull out one of my bottles of Nürnberger Glühwein (mulled wine from Nuremberg) and warm it up. . .

 

My son lives in Hamburg and he brought me some of that this Christmas season. I just can't seem to warm up to it (no pun intended)  :D



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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:24 PM

On the Christkindlesmarkt, I usually taste all the three major flavors: normal Glühwein, Heidelbeerglühwein (blueberry), and Schlehenglühwein (sloe), and I like the sloe Glühwein most because it is the least sweet of them. If you happen to visit the market some time (give me a call), don't forget the "Drei im Weckla", means "three in a roll" (three Nuremberg mini bratwurst in a bread roll).



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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:44 PM

Interesting, never heard of any alcoholic drinks intentionally served warm.


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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:44 PM

You're not British.







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