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  1. Thread: Cantenna?

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    What if you mounted a Pringles can type cantenna...

    What if you mounted a Pringles can type cantenna on a pan/tilt base? Perhaps the computer could lock on to a signal and track it?
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    > I think another problem with the Census Bureau...

    > I think another problem with the Census Bureau maps may be the age... How useful they are to you may depend on how many roads have been added in the last few years and will be added in the future...
  3. Thread: BuyMusic.com

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    emuisic.com was an awesome service for a long...

    emuisic.com was an awesome service for a long time. I paid about $10 a month for unlimited legal downloads of high quality MP3s. They didn't have Brittney or Madonna, but I don't want to listen to...
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    They make them for K9 units that acutally swing...

    They make them for K9 units that acutally swing the door wide open... they're pretty neat.
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    I have looked at GPSDrive and had intended to use...

    I have looked at GPSDrive and had intended to use it. This software looks interesting to me because instead of using bitmap images for maps, it uses vector data from the Census Bureau. As a result,...
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    Real GPS Software for Linux FOUND

    Anybody else run across this?
    http://roadmap.saignon.net

    Free maps, realtime mapping, trip planning, speech synthesis announcement of next turn... looks neat!
  7. Thread: Aiwa Sucks

    by Mxyzpltk
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    It's my understanding that Aiwa is Sony's low-end...

    It's my understanding that Aiwa is Sony's low-end product division. I made the mistake of purchasing an Aiwa surround sound system at one point... in summary, it was crap.
  8. Thread: Which amp?

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    Assuming you're serious, I disagree. Bose makes...

    Assuming you're serious, I disagree. Bose makes very nice stuff, and MB Quart is my favorite for speakers.
  9. Thread: Which amp?

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    This answer may not be acceptable to you, but I...

    This answer may not be acceptable to you, but I would suggest avoiding both of those amps. Neither one is going to deliver anything like the performance they claim and I wouldn't expect much in the...
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    Want fast boot? How about 200ms?

    FSMLabs reports that a software tweak allows their embedded Linux to boot in 200ms... and they anticipate getting it down to less than 100ms. It doesn't work with desktop Linux (yet), but it...
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    I have a Garmin GPS16 that I'm planning on using....

    I have a Garmin GPS16 that I'm planning on using. I anticipate integrating my touchscreen software with GPSDrive and Kismet in the long run.
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    That film stuff is pretty interesting. It seems...

    That film stuff is pretty interesting. It seems likely that it would be available somewhere. I'll have to do some web searching... if I find anything, I'll post it here.
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    Looks like from man mount that the option you...

    Looks like from man mount that the option you want is -r. You'll probably want to put this in your fstab... details of which are available by checking man fstab.
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    > The ideal thing to do is to replace the IR...

    > The ideal thing to do is to replace the IR filter with a visible light filter (that passes IR) -- you can probably rob one of these from a broken remote control, and you are done!

    A common hack...
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    I was really excited when I first saw the...

    I was really excited when I first saw the announcement, but the SODIMM memory pretty much kills it for me. That stuff is expensive!
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    Another Linux App Preview

    Noting that hijinks21 has posted a preview of his Linux (and Windows) app in progress, I thought I might as well post a few screencaps of my own. Please note that this is very much still under...
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    I sent hijinks my code-in-progress last night....

    I sent hijinks my code-in-progress last night. What I've got going on is Perl/Tk, but uses only one Tk widget - a canvas that supports interactive image objects. Since the whole interface is based...
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    Absolutely. I've got 1,400+ lines of code written...

    Absolutely. I've got 1,400+ lines of code written and am not about to quit now.
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    Coupla fiberglass suggestions: Home Depot...

    Coupla fiberglass suggestions:

    Home Depot sells cheap latex gloves, 100 to the box. Buy them... wear them... when you start getting stuff stuck to your gloves, rip them off and put on another...
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    hijinks - just wanted to say that I've not...

    hijinks - just wanted to say that I've not forgotten my promise to send you my code. It's in a bit of a mess right now, but I'm cleaning it up and incorporating some new stuff in the process. I'll...
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    I'm working on a Linux car computer, too, and...

    I'm working on a Linux car computer, too, and intend to work an OBDII interface in later, so I'm very interested in your project. I'm writing my project in Perl, so naturally I hope you choose to,...
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    Sure; if you want to PM me with an e-mail address...

    Sure; if you want to PM me with an e-mail address I can send attachments to, I'll get you a tarball of my script, config file, and image resources.
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    Ah well... I was mostly just hoping we would be...

    Ah well... I was mostly just hoping we would be in a position to share code. My codebase is around 1300 lines and counting, so sadly I don't anticipate switching over to Python at this point.
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    I know choosing one's programming language (Perl)...

    I know choosing one's programming language (Perl) is a religious issue, so I won't attempt to influence (Perl) your decision. There are many viable languages for Linux (Perl), and some of them will...
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    That's a very clean and functional interface... I...

    That's a very clean and functional interface... I like it a lot!
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