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Thread: Ideas on power on or off via remote

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    Ideas on power on or off via remote

    problem:

    the computer is in my trunk and if i leave the car I want to put it on hibernate or standby....so it doesnt drain my car battery.

    when i come back to my car, I have to go back to my trunk and restart the computer by pressing a key on my laptop, fitted in my trunk.

    is there any way around this, a remote standby activator or a power on off switch..

    any ideas?

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    I have a laptop, I have a switch in the dash. If you are not timid about cracking that thing open, you can solder a switch inline with the one that you are pushing on the laptop. I did it with some very fine wire, and a 3/32" headphone jack on the outside of the laptop case. This lets me turn the laptop on using an extension cord of sorts, and remove the laptop when I need it.
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    I remember some guy used a bicycle hand brake, he thought it was cool to have a hand brake in the car.... i don't think most people would think that
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    How bad is it leaving a laptop on for numerous hours in the car when the car is not running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    I remember some guy used a bicycle hand brake, he thought it was cool to have a hand brake in the car.... i don't think most people would think that
    Not for a computer... maybe if it did something mechanical like deploy the smoke screen or drop tacks or activate side-mounted flame throwers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan69
    Not for a computer... maybe if it did something mechanical like deploy the smoke screen or drop tacks or activate side-mounted flame throwers.
    I'm still laughing at this one ....
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    Side mounted flamethrowers? But can you control their angle and strength with the computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yalborap
    Side mounted flamethrowers? But can you control their angle and strength with the computer?
    I think thats the secret program in Frodo 1.09.
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    You mean I shove a cable up a hobbit's butt and download the data via an FTP program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yalborap
    Side mounted flamethrowers? But can you control their angle and strength with the computer?
    Nah, you've got joysticks for that. And it's all mechanical, so if you're stuck in your car when the EMP from the nukes hits you, your computer and ignition systems will crap out, but you can still torch people.
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