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What is your computer most often plugged into?

drainbramage Re:UPS (139 comments)

You nailed it.
I've got a UPS for each of my home computers, cable modem and router, TV and phone,security cameras etc.
Just using the ones from Costco when they go on sale.
Lots of 1 second to 20 minute outages are no longer a problem When new they seem to last an hour..
I ordered up thee SLA batteries to replace the ones in my oldest UPS's, should be good for another couple of years.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

drainbramage Re: LOL ... w00t? (541 comments)

Welcome to the internet.

2 days ago
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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

drainbramage Re:What did you expect.. (144 comments)

Didn't you mean 'Bi and Large"?

about three weeks ago
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Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina

drainbramage Re:And now? (56 comments)

But with the potential of developing foresight.

about a month ago
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Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina

drainbramage And now? (56 comments)

And now the patient shows remarkable hand eye coordination.

about a month ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

drainbramage Re:two or three Tegras? (158 comments)

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

about a month ago
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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 a month and a half ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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:
http://mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/...

about 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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Octopus-Inspired Robot Matches Real Octopus For Speed

drainbramage Re:um... (71 comments)

That's no balloon.

about 2 months ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

drainbramage Who Is John Galt? (410 comments)

Atlas Shrugged.

about 2 months ago

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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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