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    Thanks for your reply, Rob. That looks perfect....

    Thanks for your reply, Rob. That looks perfect. But should I hook up the four LEDs in series or in parallel, and then how do I figure that into the calculator?
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    Electronics question

    This isn't for an MP3 player, but there are plenty of electronics gurus here, I know, so I thought I'd ask.

    For a project I'm working on, I need to connect four superbright white LEDs (from...
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    Seriously, folks, if 2-5 second boots with...

    Seriously, folks, if 2-5 second boots with Suspend-to-RAM/Software Suspend aren't good enough for you, you deserve to wait 6 years for *ahem* "instant-on" (you actually think it'll be out shipping...
  4. Thread: VGA to NTSC?

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    Uh, fcc, buddy, I don't know why you assumed that...

    Uh, fcc, buddy, I don't know why you assumed that my post was somehow a direct your response to yours, but it wasn't -- if you'll notice, five other people've posted to this thread, all of them...
  5. Thread: VGA to NTSC?

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    I can't believe nobody's said it, so I will:...

    I can't believe nobody's said it, so I will: These devices are called Scan Converters, are nothing new, and are pretty ubiquitous. Chances are your school owns a few. A search on eBay turns up...
  6. Because you can.

    Because you can.
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    Windows will still constantly read and write from...

    Windows will still constantly read and write from the flash, and if you drive a lot, it'll probably be worn out in a matter of months, if not weeks. That's just how Windows is. You really need to be...
  8. Erg. For the last time, it's not a new operating...

    Erg. For the last time, it's not a new operating system. Hell, it isn't even a new idea. 98% of Lindows' code is no different than what you'll find on your Red Hat 7.2 or Mandrake 8.1 CD. Even almost...
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    I'm not the LCD expert here, but I can guarantee...

    I'm not the LCD expert here, but I can guarantee that nobody's going to be able to help you without a manufacturer or a part number. It could have come from just about anything -- a laptop, a POS...
  10. Thread: memory card.

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    If it's RAM, then no, you can't use it like a...

    If it's RAM, then no, you can't use it like a hard drive, as RAM loses its state as soon as it loses power.
  11. Thread: small sbc

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    It's called a PC/104 board. That's the standard...

    It's called a PC/104 board. That's the standard size. Most SBC companies have PC/104 boards available.
  12. Lindows isn't a new OS. It's just Linux + WINE,...

    Lindows isn't a new OS. It's just Linux + WINE, tweaked a much as possible toward Windows interoperability. It's based on bits and pieces of Xandros Desktop OS, formerly called Xandros Desktop Linux,...
  13. Thread: boot from CF?

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    Basically you get a CF to IDE adaptor, set it as...

    Basically you get a CF to IDE adaptor, set it as your master, and install your OS on it. You won't notice much, if any, difference in POST time. Your boot time could improve dramatically, assuming...
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    While I can't really help you beyond just telling...

    While I can't really help you beyond just telling you to check your wiring, I'm guessing that nobody else will be able to, either, unless you them what display you're using..
  15. Thread: Swimming Car

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    In my hometown, every winter, they used to drive...

    In my hometown, every winter, they used to drive a car out on the ice at a local quarry, and then people could bet on the date when the ice would break and it would sink. Eventually the...
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    This is simple stuff. If you haven't memorized...

    This is simple stuff. If you haven't memorized your powers of two already, just open up calc.exe and punch them in yourself. Like meat said:

    8-bit = 2^8 = 256
    10-bit = 2^10 = 1024
    12-bit = 2^12...
  17. What? Anything more than 15 seconds sounds like a...

    What? Anything more than 15 seconds sounds like a lot to me.

    Anyhow, WinME's Hibernate feature is, indeed, the same as "Suspend to Disk" -- it dumps the contents of RAM to the hard drive when you...
  18. Thread: Mpegbox 3

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    As usual, Jeff, it's a beauty. How 'bout some...

    As usual, Jeff, it's a beauty. How 'bout some measurements?
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    I can vouch for this -- I used to have an...

    I can vouch for this -- I used to have an i-Opener, and though I never modded it, I can say that the refresh rate is horrifying.
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    Set it to sticky if your copy of UltimateBB has...

    Set it to sticky if your copy of UltimateBB has that feature. Problem solved.
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    If you have room on your dash or are willing to...

    If you have room on your dash or are willing to operate, the easiest way to get it the correct way on your windshield is to use a mirror in between to flip the image. VFD is definitely the only way...
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    The reason is it's NTSC. NTSC is only truly...

    The reason is it's NTSC. NTSC is only truly capable of a resolution that I think is something like 640x240. That lower number is half what you'd expect to be because of the scanlines. Well, that's...
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    It's possible that some camcorder LCDs (the ones...

    It's possible that some camcorder LCDs (the ones that flip out from the side are about the right size) are NTSC. You can usually find some replacement camcorder LCDs on eBay at good prices, but...
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    I didn't say you can't order them, I just said...

    I didn't say you can't order them, I just said nobody could find a U.S. distributor. I don't care to spend $100 on shipping from Japan.
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    That is rather strange, at least in my...

    That is rather strange, at least in my experience. If I were you, I'd call them up and ask them why.
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