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Tiny Pacemaker Can Be Installed Via Catheter

batteryman Neat Stuff (57 comments)

Can't wait to start working on this.

about a year ago
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Patent Troll Says Anyone Using Wi-Fi Infringes

batteryman Re:'Strategic' reasons being ... (436 comments)

what, avoiding a lynch mob?

Guess the mob of people will pay them a visit, after they take care of Wall Street.

more than 3 years ago
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Torrent-Only Movie Denied IMDb Listing

batteryman 8 & 16mm Films on imdb (207 comments)

There are several films thai I know of that had no distribution but are listed on imdb. This must have been a recent change in policy. These are 8 & 16mm films.

more than 4 years ago
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PC-BSD 8.0 Release Focuses On Desktop Use

batteryman Re:Why Linux? (154 comments)

Because it works for me. I put my original Windows hard drive back into my laptop and it was painfully slow. I do have problems with my MP3 player and HD camera. In Windows it shows up as two drives. I'll get it working some day. My laptop PCMCIA Audigy ZS card works. I plugged in my old video camera with Firewire, Sony 350 and it not only saw it, it told me what model of camera it was. It depends on which distribution you use.

Linux supports USB 3.0 thanks to Intel. Does Windows?

Check out what is new in the latest kernel.
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-33-933312.html

Here is a link to the history of the changes.
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-33-933312.html

more than 3 years ago
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60GHz Uber-WiFi Proposed By New WiGig Group

batteryman Re:60GHz is available because its almost useless (127 comments)

I remember a fellow worker back in 1984 saying that 60GHz was used for military satellite to satellite communications. Why not use another Amateur Radio band at 76 to 81GHz.

more than 5 years ago
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Confusion Reigns As Analog TV Begins Shutdown

batteryman Rescan Your TV or Converter Box (434 comments)

Some stations have the option to go back to their old channel as a digital station. That means that these stations will be giving up their second channel that they have been using as their digital channel. Here in the Los Angeles area the following channels will go back to their original channel. 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 28 & 34. The rest will remain on their second channel while their analog channel goes dark. I should call some of the stations like channel 5 to see if they will be changing their logo, since their second channel that they have been using is 31.

Make sure that when the big transition day comes, that you perform a channel scan on your TV or converter box. That way you will be able to view the channels that have made the change.

Channels assigned for Los Angeles:
7, 9, 11, 13, *28, 31, 34, 36, *41, 42, 43

Here are some documents to look at from the FCC.

DTV Assignments
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-138A1.pdf

DTV Assignments Appendix B
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-07-138A2.pdf

more than 5 years ago
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Migrating a Radio Station To Linux?

batteryman Re:Serveral solutions, more (32 comments)

http://www.rivendellaudio.org/
Here is another:
  Rivendell is a complete radio broadcast automation solution, with facilities for the acquisition, management, scheduling and playout of audio content. It has all of the features one would expect in a modern, fully-fledged radio automation system, including support for both PCM and MPEG audio encoding, full voicetracking and log customization as well as support for a wide variety of third party software and hardware. As a robust, functionally complete digital audio system for broadcast radio applications, Rivendell uses industry standard components like the GNU/Linux Operating System, the AudioScience HPI Driver Architecture and the MySQL Database Engine. Rivendell is available under the GNU Public License.

more than 7 years ago

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A magnetic fridge? Maybe someday

batteryman batteryman writes  |  more than 4 years ago

batteryman (245402) writes "If you use a strong magnetic field to control the entropy of a special kind of material, you could make yourself a magnetic fridge. The stronger the magnetic field, the lower the entropy and the heat capacity of the material. When the magnetic field is subsequently switched off, the heat capacity of the material rises. Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab say a magnetic fridge using such material would consume less electricity than today’s fridges, which account for 8% of a family’s utility bill."
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