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Rabbit Ears To Stage a Comeback Thanks To DTV

erikaaboe Re:I do this now (265 comments)

Do you have a source for this info?

more than 5 years ago
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Rabbit Ears To Stage a Comeback Thanks To DTV

erikaaboe Re:I do this now (265 comments)

If you spring $30-$50 for an omnidirectional TV antenna you can hang it in a close closet or attic. I had the same problems with the rabbit ears (40 miles from towers.)So I bought a DB4 from Antennas Direct or Channel Master and now get 2x the channels. It is made for roof mount but is hidden away and works well.

more than 5 years ago
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Reverse Engineer Finds Kindle's Hidden Features

erikaaboe Re:Tracking Hardware?!?!?! (108 comments)

Not to worry, you are probably already carrying a "tracking device" in your pocket RIGHT NOW! All recent issue mobile phones have location capabilities by triangulating multiple signals off of towers. In the US it is to help 911 services locate people. In Europe, it helps the bad guys look for Jason Bourne. If you stress about it you may be able to navigate the menus and turn that feature off.

more than 6 years ago

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The "L Prize" - Solid State Lighting

erikaaboe erikaaboe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

erikaaboe (89681) writes "The US Department of Energy is announcing "The L Prize" as "the first government-sponsored technology competition designed to spur lighting manufacturers to develop high-quality, high-efficiency solid-state lighting products to replace the common light bulb." Their project website is at www.lightingprize.org So when will the Compact Fluorescent Lamp become the 8-track tape of the lamp world?"
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David Brooks on "The Outsourced Brain"

erikaaboe erikaaboe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

erikaaboe (89681) writes "New York Times political opinionator David Brooks has written an interesting piece on The Outsourced Brain that discusses how we give up our effort of remembering the necessary details of life to our devices. A decade ago, when I got my first Palm handheld, I remember the feeling if freedom that came with letting it remind me of my next meeting instead of constantly checking my watch. Coincidentally, I accidentally double clicked a word in the article which brought up a NY Times "Reference Search" window with a definition. first time that I had seen that feature. Nice."
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NY Times - The Next Leap for Linux

erikaaboe erikaaboe writes  |  more than 6 years ago

erikaaboe (89681) writes "The New York Times discusses Preloaded Linux systems from Dell & HP but really suggests that you download Ubuntu, Automatix & Banshee. Summary of the article: "Good once installed. Free. Check out a Live CD. Free.""

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