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  1. Thread: CB control.

    by wolrah
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    I'd love carPC control. I'm running a Cobra 29...

    I'd love carPC control. I'm running a Cobra 29 and it really looks out of place under my dash:
    http://rodan.seanharlow.info/~wolrah/n30100584_34291590_4124.jpg

    (note: this was minutes after...
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    So grab a USB power button....

    So grab a USB power button.
    http://www.welovemacs.com/usb-key-bt.html
    http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkte/pc_gehaeuse/pc_jump_start/index.html

    Almost anything supporting WOL should support...
  3. Thread: RV Power

    by wolrah
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    What you want is a transfer switch, just like...

    What you want is a transfer switch, just like you'd use with a generator.

    http://www.generatorjoe.net/product.asp?0=691&1=467&3=3707

    As for feeding back to the truck, you technically could but...
  4. Thread: CB control.

    by wolrah
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    Short answer: no, if you want decent CB...

    Short answer: no, if you want decent CB performance on a car you're going to be running a 54" antenna.

    Long answer: Go read: http://www.signalengineering.com/ultimate/mobile_antennas.html

    I...
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    I wouldn't say never. NT is very portable by...

    I wouldn't say never. NT is very portable by design and has run on a number of platforms over the years:
    Intel i860 (initial development only)
    MIPS (initial development through NT 4.0)
    PC...
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    They're ordinary ATA drives, so if you can make...

    They're ordinary ATA drives, so if you can make the connector work or get an adapter it'll be plug an play.
  7. I'm not sure where the issues are. If you have...

    I'm not sure where the issues are. If you have it bound to the Mac (do not let Parallels take it) and the Parallels Tools drive set is properly installed in Windows, the mouse control should be...
  8. Thread: CAR-X in e46

    by wolrah
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    Attaching to the TV in Motion input is pretty...

    Attaching to the TV in Motion input is pretty much your only choice. Any way to interface a PC to the OEM nav display is not great, quality-wise. I looked in to it for my E46, but it seems the...
  9. CCFLs have heat and durability advantages over...

    CCFLs have heat and durability advantages over regular fluorescent bulbs, so that's why those are chosen. LEDs are even more durable, lower power, brighter, and over all better, thus you see that...
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    Play around with an iPhone or one of the VGA...

    Play around with an iPhone or one of the VGA Windows Mobile devices. Even on those small screens, the increased resolution makes it look so much better. Text is clearer, images are sharper, etc.
    ...
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    Unfortunately that's not really an option. I've...

    Unfortunately that's not really an option. I've already pretty much decided that the computer powering my rig will be a Mac Mini. Also it doesn't make any sense to half-*** it, if I can't do full...
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    A lot of the wireless data PC cards just show up...

    A lot of the wireless data PC cards just show up as ordinary modems from the point of view of the computer. I used a Sprint EvDO card on Ubuntu at one time and it just appeared as a PC Card USB...
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    HD resolutions, are there yet any options?

    Three cars and a job since I first joined here, I'm finally in the position to start building a PC in my car. The problem I'm having is finding a display I'm happy with. There are now a few with...
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    It's been a while since I looked at the ELM...

    It's been a while since I looked at the ELM protocol info, but I don't believe it uses AT commands. I think when you got a response to AT commands you were talking to your modem.

    edit: I was...
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    Can someone provide a picture of the back side...

    Can someone provide a picture of the back side and cables coming out of the thing?

    I know the specs tell the story, but I always like to see what I might be getting myself in to.
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    I'll test tomorrow if I remember (can't find a...

    I'll test tomorrow if I remember (can't find a paperclip around here to pull the SIM from my iPhone) but IIRC it worked when I tried it before.

    I know I've put another AT&T phone's SIM in my...
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    Wow....I came to this thread looking for...

    Wow....I came to this thread looking for specialized mounting ideas, but after skimming the posts it would seem that I was overly concerned.

    I currently drive a '93 Crown Victoria P71, a.k.a. a...
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    Lots of half-truths in this thread. v1per did a...

    Lots of half-truths in this thread. v1per did a good job explaining things, but allow me to summarize:

    1. Dual core benefits almost everyone. You may not think you're multitasking, but you...
  19. Thread: Mp3Car Wiki?

    by wolrah
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    Poll: Bump, my wiki is up as I noted in my edit above....

    Bump, my wiki is up as I noted in my edit above.

    For now it's wide open with no authentication. If people abuse this, I'll require registration.
  20. Thread: Mp3Car Wiki?

    by wolrah
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    Poll: A wiki telling what a wiki...

    A wiki telling what a wiki is.........BRILLIANT!:D

    edit: my unofficial MP3Car/CarPC wiki is now up.
    http://carpcwiki.seanharlow.info/

    I'm going to be throwing up some stubs soon which can...
  21. Thread: Mp3Car Wiki?

    by wolrah
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    Poll: I'm in the middle of changing registrars, but as...

    I'm in the middle of changing registrars, but as soon as I regain control of my domains (tonight or tomorrow I hope) I will be putting up an unofficial wiki for these forums.

    If the admins here...
  22. Thread: Mp3Car Wiki?

    by wolrah
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    Poll: All for it. I've been running a MediaWiki...

    All for it. I've been running a MediaWiki install on an automotive site I admin, and the users have really taken to it. It's far better for FAQs, diagrams, tables, and the like than stickies and...
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    What can I get for a big diesel?

    Aside from my Thunderbird, I'm also building a PC for my dad's RV. Unfortunately, it's pretty hard to find any information on how to tap in to the electronic control systems on the thing. It's a...
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    People use 9 pin cables because they're the...

    People use 9 pin cables because they're the standard for serial data with PCs. At the bitrate of an OBD-II interface, I'm sure almost anything that's electrically conductive will do, but why not...
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    While I agree that one is never 100% secure when...

    While I agree that one is never 100% secure when attached to a public network, my Windows boxes are just as secure as my Linux servers and Mac laptop.

    Part of my job is network security, and a...
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