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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Majestros Re:If true, it is no longer the case with new devi (194 comments)

There was still a limited range, like 100 feet or less, I don't remember the protocol, so it would really only be an issue if you were hanging out with lots of people with the same version of the hand.

about a month ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Majestros If true, it is no longer the case with new devices (194 comments)

I recently sat through a Touch Bionics seminar and, at least for the newer devices, all you need to do is enter the "serial number" of the hand into the app and it can control it. We even joked about how easy it was, so friends with prosthetic hands could prank each other by entering their friend's serial number into their own app and controlling their friend's hand. This may just apply to new devices though, maybe in response to problems like this?

about a month ago
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Stanford's Open Source Human Motion Software

Majestros License/Source Code (15 comments)

I have used this software before. You need to register as a "developer" to get access to the source code. Also, I'm pretty sure I recall that it used the MIT license (I think this was it), one that can be forked for profit, which struck me as dangerous as the software it is somewhat attempting to replicate, Simm, was originally made by the same principal investigator and was free until they spun off a company to develop it and now is something like $20,000 a year for an education license . . . .

more than 2 years ago
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Five FM iPod Transmitters Reviewed

Majestros Scosche WIRED FM modulator (135 comments)

I just found the following product to use as an auxiliary jack for my car without buying a new deck.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-yd5TEirUa9W/cgi-bin/p rodview.asp?i=142FMMOD01/

The device wires in series with your car's antenna (a male and a female plug on the device) so that it doesn't have to send the signal wirelessly. Also, when the device is turned on it blocks the antenna for a large band of frequencies around the transmission frequency so there is NO interference. I'm having some slight gain problems, but it works so much better than those wireless transmitters. You need to wire it in to your car's 12 V and ground but I just picked up a cigarette lighter plug with power switch from Radio Shack and wired it to the device. As such, I ended up having to do no hardware modifications to the car, just get behind the deck to hook up the antenna jacks.

more than 7 years ago

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Majestros Majestros writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Majestros (686956) writes "ASU is farming it's email service off to Gmail (yes I know this isn't the first university to do so).

If I wish to use ASU as an ISP I must send all of my personal information to Google and allow my email messages in the hands of a third party? I imagine that Gmail's TOS is also subject to change at any time? I am now required to view ads in order to read my email on the web as well? This is a horrible direction for the university to go. Why don't we start putting ads on all university web pages too? As long as the university is for sale, I'm sure every step it makes will be the right one.

The Email I received today:

Arizona State University, in partnership with Google, is excited to announce a new, improved student email system with email, calendaring and IM built on Gmail and Google's other collaboration tools. The benefits to you include:

* A massively increased storage quota — 2 Gigs * Shared calendaring to coordinate schedules with classmates * Instant messaging capability right from your inbox * A search mechanism to mine your emails * Improved spam and virus filtering Best of all, you keep your current asu.edu address, keeping you connected with the ASU community and ensuring seamless email delivery. You will continue to login to email as you do other ASU systems — using your ASURITE User ID — and your EMMA archive will be available after the switch. The complete transition to Gmail for ASU and the decommissioning of EMMA services will occur in January 2007, but you don't have to wait. For more details or to sign up simply click www.asu.edu/emailsignup. For frequently asked questions, please visit http://gmail.wiki.asu.edu./

How exciting . . . ."

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