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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

TheDayOfMe Re:Lowest prices? (172 comments)

Around here we have two rates, peak and off-peak there is also an option for a third shoulder rate depending on the account type you choose. We have off-peak options on our hot water tanks so that they only heat during the cheap rates.

Been like this for decades.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

TheDayOfMe Re:Ekornes Stressless (154 comments)

If you have an unlimited budget then you might consider one of these...


Awesome chairs and if you poke around on the site you will find a laptop-specific table.

That's what I'm using right now. There are attachable side tables and laptop stands that go with them.

When we were looking for a replacement lounge setting we spent a few days trying out everything around town. These were the only thing that we both felt comfortable in and had the flexibility for TV watching, being able swivel to face each other and use a laptop. They also great for naps.

about 5 months ago

UK Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Exporting 'E-Waste' Despite 91% Reuse

TheDayOfMe Re:NTSC TVs? (212 comments)

It's probably why Benson was exporting British TVs to Africa. I'm fairly sure US TVs end up south of the border.

about 7 months ago

UK Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Exporting 'E-Waste' Despite 91% Reuse

TheDayOfMe Re:The headline is juicy, but hides a real problem (212 comments)

I would definitely take a working 20 year old TV if I had no hope of getting one any other way. It's all about "what can I afford".

These TVs are waste because they are not digital, the countries they are going to are probably a long way from going digital.

about 7 months ago

A Quadcopter Development Platform (Video)

TheDayOfMe So it's like this one (30 comments)

Turnigy Micro-X.
It's designed to be hacked, has 6050 MPU and 328P Atmel processor and built-in DSM2 receiver. It comes with the open source multiwii software, I'm sure the other arduino based ones work just as well.

The nRF24 sounds neat.

about 8 months ago

NASA Pondering L2 Outpost, Return To Moon

TheDayOfMe Re:Teleoperating rovers (122 comments)

Isn't the JWST supposed to park there?

No, James Webb Space Telescope will be at Sun-Earth L2 we're talking about Earth-Moon L2 here.

more than 2 years ago

Liu Yang Becomes China's First Female Astronaut

TheDayOfMe Re:Okay, and? (229 comments)

Congrats on joining the few members of the "50 mile high club", but I'll be a lot more impressed when the chinese get those people into a stable earth orbit and then return, not just breathe the thin air and then fall back... regardless of the sexual organs present in the cockpit. -_-

So is 10 days not a stable enough orbit for you :) from the report: The crew will stay in space for more than 10 days, during which time they will perform scientific experiments and the country’s first manual space docking — a complicated procedure that brings two vessels together in high-speed orbit.

more than 2 years ago

New Zealand Joins Aussie Bid For Vast Radio Telescope Array

TheDayOfMe Re:South Africa (60 comments)

Yeah, but they are talking about the region.

"With the central core of the SKA located in this south-western part of the country the remote antenna stations would be located on easterly and northerly log spirals up to 3000 km away (Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana)." skatelescope.org

more than 4 years ago

Old Operating Systems Never Die

TheDayOfMe What about BOS (875 comments)

When I started working as a programmer there was someone there who was still supporting BOS
The OS was written in COBOL was well as the applications it ran.

more than 5 years ago

An Interplanetary Laser Communications System

TheDayOfMe Re:Women (303 comments)

With luck the Martian females are easier to talk to :)

more than 10 years ago


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