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Ask Slashdot: PC-Based Oscilloscopes On a Microbudget?

vettemph Re:OWON makes a line (VDS) that looks decent (172 comments)

ie., over half of the nitwits posting so far are recommending logic analyzers.

  If you are referring to the Saleae Logic suggestions, the versions due out in July will have up to 50Ms/s 12bit +/-10volt analog
(plus logic @ 500Ms/s and various bus decode included)

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: PC-Based Oscilloscopes On a Microbudget?

vettemph Re:Salae logic (172 comments)

>> Their upcoming "pro" version adds analog sampling, but it is not yet out.

The pre-order option was due to ship within 90 days
Now the website claims to ship pre-orders in July.
I've bought the standard logic 8 a month ago and can't wait for the Pro 8. I've been watching these folks almost every day. The device and interface is just to good to be true. (tested on linux and that evil/stupid windows)
  I've fix several embedded device issues in one night, the first night that this device arrived.

  I Highly recommend that anyone who is thinking about it, download the software and try it out. It will give you simulated data if you do not have an actual device connected. The simulated data can include SPI, I2C, UART, etc...

about a month and a half ago
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NSA Surveillance Reform Bill Passes House 303 Votes To 121

vettemph Re:Speak Truth to Power (208 comments)

One man's tax dollar is another man's profit.

about 2 months ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

vettemph Re:Wouldn't trust Apple (194 comments)

I have the following:
$600,000 house (and appropriate decor/landscaping)
Infinity G35
Corvette
Several Patents (yes, a real job)
A Wife
4 android phones
2 android tablets
3 linux workstations

I would sooner give up tech than use apple products.
I just don't 'get' the ambiguous sexuality of apple products.
(or whatever they are trying to sell besides hardware.)

I won't even go into the frivolous lawsuits.

I can afford them. I'm just not fancy enough. (and don't want to be)

Cheers

about 3 months ago
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Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

vettemph Re:how cool/innovative is that (160 comments)

So instead of finding the best way, they found a way of blocking others from making compatable devices.

about 4 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Launches Political Party In New Zealand

vettemph Re:What? (133 comments)

My brother has a vast collection of Playboy. That doesn't make him a Bunny. :)

about 4 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

vettemph Re:Unsurprising ... (300 comments)

I think Zuck (or the more capitalist folks that he employes) sees the Oculus as an answer to Google Glass. Google has an optical thingy, we want one too. The two devices may not truly compete, but at least it is something to point at during shareholder meetings.

about 4 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

vettemph Re:Appearances, all about appearances (409 comments)

Actually....
Spring water is free.
Tap water is cheap.
Bottled water is expensive (and irresponsible).

about 4 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

vettemph Re:dangerous assumption (409 comments)

Correct. She also fails to mention that the tax dollars will be funded with trickle down economics. The business executives are not going to contribute 10% of their own salary. The execs will make those at the bottom contribute more to health benefits to offset the spend on taxes.
  Also, as more money goes into the school system, more money gets skimmed by her union.

  On the other hand, since my wife is a teacher, I would like to see more money going into the school systems. :)

about 4 months ago
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Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal

vettemph Re:A new law in not what is needed (519 comments)

Yes, so i'll get a 6" round pipe, 1 foot long, and attach it to my zipper, sticking straight out (maybe a slightly upward angle). I'll let my junk rest in the pipe. As long as you don't look down the pipe, you won't see my junk.
  This is the equivilent of a skirt, just at a little different angle. (most of the time, but not always).

  Also, if I hold my camera 2.5 feet off the floor, looking up, I can see up a gals skirt. That is also the same viewing angle that a two year old boy has. A woman can't go around corrupting minors and at the same time get all uppity about her fashion statement and privacy. A woman who wants the privacy needs to cover it up, and not just from a few angles. You can't have iot both ways.

  Of course, my preference is, ...uncovered.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

vettemph Re:So what happens (253 comments)

This is brilliant. I'll start working on it right away.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

vettemph Re:So what happens (253 comments)

With your type of argument, a 12 oz. bottle of water would cost 7 cents at the vending machine.

Bottled Water:
Cost = 7 cents
wholesale = 30 cents
retail = (depends on location/captive audience) 1.50 to 5 dollars.

Comcasts new hotspot (ay my house) could cause loitering, may not be as secure as they hope, interferes with my usage the same as me having too many connected devices of my own. I should get to decide the fair value, and charge Comcast what ever I want. ...as they do to me.

I've had the same voice/cable modem since I moved into my house (7 years ago). This year, the rent of the modem went up from 7 dollars to 8 dollars, per month.
The router is becoming outdated, yet they want to charge more for it even though I've payed them enough to have bought it outright.

I realize I am the sucker in this situation. I'll be switching to Verizon Fios due to that last straw. Yes, I'll still be a sucker. there is no other option.

So, this is not so much "on principle", as "fair" according to how Comcasts acts. I should be negotiating a 1 year trial where they pay me $30 a month. I'll boost that price there after as I see fit.

about 5 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

vettemph Re:A victim of their own pricing. (423 comments)

I went to radio shack to by a small pack of RJ45 plugs that can be crimped with a pair of pliers. (it was on the web site)
The store only had the plugs that needed the special RJ45 crimper ($40). They certainly had the crimper in stock.
Having been jaded for so long, I assume they never have the pliers version. They are just lying in wait.

about 5 months ago
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Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

vettemph Re:ukraine! (198 comments)

Iran also claims to have no gays in their country.

about 5 months ago
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Open Source — the Last Patent Defense?

vettemph Re:What's the problem? (52 comments)

- The patent system was created so the deep pocketed could halt the progress of the shallow pocketed.
- The cost will always trickle down to the consumer.

Just look at the cost per internet bandwidth in the U.S. vs many other developed countries. If you have an extra penny, the rich will find a way to take it from you. How else can the top 1% have 80% of the money.

about 6 months ago
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Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

vettemph Dumbass... (378 comments)

>> "That guaranteed delivery was 80% of my decision to buy the gift."

  If you loved your child, you would not have waited until the last minute. Some folks have the shopping done before Black Friday.

about 7 months ago
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SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

vettemph Stick it to the man! (198 comments)

>> SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

So you're sticking it to yourself? /sorry

about 8 months ago
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US Gov't Circulates Watch List of Buyers of Polygraph Training Materials

vettemph Re:The Streisand effect strikes again (303 comments)

I am confident that we are all 'on' the watch list but with a ranking system that place some higher than others. Your ranking changes with every mouse click, every new GPS coordinate.
Be paranoid my friend.
Encrypt everything.
Subvert everything possible.
Blend in.
No tattoos.
No shirt logos.
Plain black car.
etc....

Good luck.
Allah Ackbar
rocket launcher
dirka dirka dirka
drown them in noise...

about 9 months ago

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