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    My sons been doing this for a long time. ...

    My sons been doing this for a long time.

    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

    He has a memorystick loaded with it. He takes it to school so he can use Firefox instead of IE. The school computers...
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    The data loss is due to the onboard battery going...

    The data loss is due to the onboard battery going dead.

    If you are using a smart shutdown controller it will maintain the buss power. You could also just connect it to the the car battery.

    The...
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    Sometimes the fingers are faster than the brain :)

    Sometimes the fingers are faster than the brain :)
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    I'll try not to start my own flame war here, but...

    I'll try not to start my own flame war here, but the first thing you need to know is that the people who make amps and speakers lie. They will boast ratings to think you are getting more than you...
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    Figured that was an old shot. Like I said it...

    Figured that was an old shot. Like I said it looks just like mine.

    I get on turboford once in a while as vcallaway. I usually hang out on the merk boards.

    If you have the subs mounted solid...
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    Wanna hear the funny part? Neon lights are...

    Wanna hear the funny part?

    Neon lights are banned by federal highway law. They were banned to stop beer trucks from having neon signs!

    Most states ban blue, green and red visible from the...
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    Engine looks like you stole it out of my car ...

    Engine looks like you stole it out of my car :lol:

    If you are worried about the speaker magnets screwing with the hard drive don't worry.

    When I was doing audio mixing I had a pair of 10"...
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    I agree it is a stupid moronic gesture on the...

    I agree it is a stupid moronic gesture on the part of the legislator. It is one of those "see, we did something laws".

    It is a secondary infraction. That means they cannot pull you over for it,...
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    The only advice I can give is to make sure you...

    The only advice I can give is to make sure you not only use the neutral safety but the e-brake signal as well. The remote start should only engage if e-brake on and in neutral. Just added...
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    FYI for Washington residents.

    For those of you that may have sub enclosures stuffed in the trunk there is a new law you need to be aware of.



    They passed this law because of a death caused by a flying speaker.

    I can't...
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    I have to agree about it potentially reducing...

    I have to agree about it potentially reducing value. When I look for a used car I want it as untouched as possible, unless I know who did the work.

    I've bought too many cars that some shadetree...
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    Your friends in Washington State including the...

    Your friends in Washington State including the cop are full of crap.

    It USED to be illegal for any type of video display to be visible by the driver. The law was changed about 10 years ago...
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    Back in the muscle car era you would see factory...

    Back in the muscle car era you would see factory cars with rearward facing scoops. Also known as cowl induction. They did this because of the way air flows over the hood and hits the windshield.
    ...
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    3m makes a product called fluorinert that is...

    3m makes a product called fluorinert that is designed specificly for computer cooling. This stuff will not stain, short, corrode or cause any other problems associated with water. If your cooling...
  15. Thread: Legal Questions

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    Here's a good one for you. In Washington State...

    Here's a good one for you.

    In Washington State it is only illegal for the driver to watch broadcast TV!

    RCW 46.37.480
    (1) No person shall drive any motor vehicle equipped with any television...
  16. Thread: Oil Cooling

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    Do a search on Flourinert It is a 3m liquid...

    Do a search on Flourinert

    It is a 3m liquid used for cooling super computers. It is temperature stable, non-conductive and non-corrosive.

    I've been giving some thought to using the same type...
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    Every mfg does things differently. My car...

    Every mfg does things differently.

    My car the ACC only turns on the radio. The "RUN" setting (second click) turns on everything else.

    My wifes car the ACC powers radio and windows.

    Having...
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    What about firewire cams? The apple iSight is...

    What about firewire cams? The apple iSight is very good and with firewire the bandwidth is there.

    The problem with USB cams is they are usb 1.0 which is fairly slow and cpu intensive.

    I don't...
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    Well, I suppose that is the problem of the guy...

    Well, I suppose that is the problem of the guy who hits him!

    My concern is ventilation. You have a lot of items there that generate heat.
  20. Waaaadaminute. The question was what guage...

    Waaaadaminute.

    The question was what guage wire for a 600W inverter.

    Inverters are rated by W's at 120V. We are talking about a 5A inverter.

    I am willing to bet the thing has a 15 or 20 amp...
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    I know what you mean. Finding music to buy is...

    I know what you mean. Finding music to buy is sometimes that hardest part.

    You might want to do a :google: search on the term "podcast". There are getting to be more and more independant bands...
  22. Thread: Car PC Hacks

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    I think it is great you guys have put books...

    I think it is great you guys have put books together.

    The forums are great, but they don't always contain a good logical process of putting things together. It is more like trying to follow the...
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    I do quite a bit of voice recording and have a...

    I do quite a bit of voice recording and have a fair understanding of how the mics work.

    First of the mic input on your sound card provides a tiny bit of power to the mic. In simple terms it...
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    What about mounting in the a-pillar? It seems...

    What about mounting in the a-pillar? It seems that it would make the mic more on-axis there.
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    Nice drawing. It's called a western union...

    Nice drawing.

    It's called a western union solder joint. For a permanent connection it is the strongest and best conducting joint.

    It works good up to about a 12ga wire. Any heavier and you...
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