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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

drainbramage Re:two or three Tegras? (155 comments)

Two Tegra processors, one of which (in the infotainment subsystem) is a "Tegra 3".

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Designing a Telecom Configuration Center?

drainbramage Re:Wiring (52 comments)

Sounds like you work for a wireless company, or something small and or new.
Color coded cables that are labeled please.
Hey Barney, which wire is going to the extranet, intranet, Lilo port?
What's that? They all look the same? Bummer.
Bringing in various colors is not difficult nor does it appreciably change your costs you racist!

about two weeks ago

Study: An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

drainbramage Re:A Quandary (33 comments)

In Soviet Russia Evolution Arms You!
Does that help?

about three weeks ago

Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

drainbramage Re:The summary title is an outright lie (182 comments)

Okay, so what is the difference between "LEDs", "Organic LEDs", and "Gluten-free LEDs"?

about three weeks ago

Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

drainbramage Re:Woo hoo!! (182 comments)

A friend wanted to replace his landscape bulbs with LEDs, the flicker was horrible.
We added a bridge rectifier and the 120 hz flicker was less offensive.
So, we added a capacitor, the flicker was gone and the LEDs were much brighter.
I noticed they were also becoming warm so I measured the voltage which was now over 18vdc.
I suddenly recalled that a load resistor was always added when I used to make linear power supplies, a few years ago.
Can't remember the formula I used to use but google found a nice article about this:

about three weeks ago

Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

drainbramage Re:It might move like an octopus... (71 comments)

Finally an answer to the question:
"What looks like an octopus and is filled with sea men?"

about a month ago

Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

drainbramage Re:um... (71 comments)

That's no balloon.

about a month ago

It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

drainbramage Who Is John Galt? (410 comments)

Atlas Shrugged.

about a month ago

Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

drainbramage Re:Also... (240 comments)

And if you don't believe him just Lois Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

about a month ago

Update: Mangalyaan's Main Engine Test Fired, Maven In Orbit

drainbramage Re:A test fire? (25 comments)

If there is one thing India has a lot of experience in it is remote support.

about a month ago

NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

drainbramage Re:I hate to be this guy... (188 comments)

Hhow, slow down there.
He didn't say he felt THAT guilty.
Besides, he needed to brag about having 'a newer model Honda Civic'.

about a month ago

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

drainbramage Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

It's a bad sign when people blame long dead politicians for the actions of people they just voted for.

about a month ago

Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

drainbramage Re:forest (100 comments)

You might want to read up on the ground breaking research by Dr. Wonhan Clapping.

about a month ago



Can you Eliza (or Siri) Robocallers?

drainbramage drainbramage writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drainbramage (588291) writes "I'm sick of those robocalls trying to get personal info. They ignore the do-not-call list and my requests to not call me.
I have begun to waste their time by coming up with random questions, but this also wastes my time.
Why can't something like Elica (or Siri) be interfaced to my phone?
Anyone using their Linux box as a phone answering machine have an idea?"


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