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Equatorial Mounts For Budget Astrophotography?

jagb Capella? (85 comments)

You can always try the Capella plans from the link below. I built it and it works fairly well. I find the friction required to get a proper static/stable lock on anything insufficient. Could be my implementation of the plans. I'm modifying the concept to use a couple of worm gears to stabilize everything. I've purchased some worm gears for garage door openers with 0.5" shafts. They are sturdy enough to keep a lock on an object. Probably not accurate enough to track an object over an extended period of time but, this is just for fun right?

have a look see: http://solar.physics.montana.edu/larson/Capella/index.html

more than 4 years ago

Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?

jagb That Darn XBOX (499 comments)

Not sure where you are experiencing your problem: at work or at home?In my case, my son's XBOX USB WiFI dongle was periodically trashing my home WiFi. Finally gave up, ran a wire and poof WiFi problem is now gone. Any consoles on your Wifi network active between 8and 10?

more than 4 years ago

Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices

jagb GPS (859 comments)

Oh, and they'd never use it to track someone's movements based on their unique GPS device. Nah, never happen!

more than 5 years ago

How Do You Justify the Existence of IT?

jagb backup backup backup (411 comments)

well. you back up your boss' database right?
how many times do you restore for your users? How much is that worth? How much does downtime cost? Do you have a web presence? how many hits per day? What's that worth. How much is downtime worth if your users get wormed/trojan-ed? Any intellectual property there? What is that gets walking?
Its a good exercise to do. You'll pay for yourself twice, then ask for a raise :-)

more than 6 years ago


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