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  1. Thread: Best Linux OS

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    Its almost a matter of personal choice. I used...

    Its almost a matter of personal choice. I used to run XP on my carputer, but now have switched over to Linux (KUbuntu / LinuxICE) and I absolutely love it.

    But anyways, Linux FTW :peace:
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    sergeifranco, what is your opinion on LinuxICE /...

    sergeifranco, what is your opinion on LinuxICE / nGhost now?
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    I also love [K]Ubuntu, so Im playing with it on...

    I also love [K]Ubuntu, so Im playing with it on my carpc. Im trying LinuxICE but am not really getting anywhere, so Im just going to try KUbuntu and see how that does.

    Have you tried it and had...
  4. Thread: Map / POI data

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    Thanks rburhum, I'll check it out.

    Thanks rburhum, I'll check it out.
  5. Thread: Map / POI data

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    No One??

    No one other there can help me?

    Is this something that other people are interested in, or am I the only one??
  6. Thread: Map / POI data

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    Map / POI data

    Does anyone out there have/know of a POI database?
    And a map database would be nice, too.

    And if its a MySQL db, that would be amazing.

    Thanks,

    MM.
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    Thanks jnorion, Thats kinda along the lines of...

    Thanks jnorion,
    Thats kinda along the lines of what we're looking for, but something much for detailed. Where you can actually get the _level_ of the battery, too.



    Rowan,
    Ive started a bit...
  8. For the hardware, Im just using a microcontroller...

    For the hardware, Im just using a microcontroller (www.basicx.com) that connects to my carputer thru a USB-serial cable. The board simply measures the battery voltage thru a ADC pin on the BasicX...
  9. h3rk, Im actually in the process of doing the...

    h3rk,
    Im actually in the process of doing the exact same thing as you are.
    I want my carputer to be constantly on and if the power starts getting
    low either hibernate or start the car and charge...
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    I watch movies/Family Guy all the time while...

    I watch movies/Family Guy all the time while driving.
    Its really not a big deal and not as dangerous as most people think.
    Most of it is peripheral-eye watching, but if you're out on a highway...
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    Okay, Ive already started on this little project....

    Okay, Ive already started on this little project.
    It's going to involve writing device-drivers (which I hate),
    but I should hopefully have it done it a week or two.
    I'll keep anyone interested...
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    So no one knows of any already built drivers/code...

    So no one knows of any already built drivers/code for this?
    I was really hoping to avoid doing it myself :(

    But if I end up writing an emulator, would anyone else be interested in it?
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    So no one knows of any already built drivers/code...

    So no one knows of any already built drivers/code for this?
    I was really hoping to avoid doing it myself :(

    But if I end up writing an emulator, would anyone else be interested in it?
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    Im not worried about the hardwareportion of it,...

    Im not worried about the hardwareportion of it, but cutting up a UPS is actually a good idea!

    But I'd still like to be able to do it with software because ofthe flexibility and debugging ease. ...
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    No, Windows uses a driver that pulls it out of...

    No, Windows uses a driver that pulls it out of the BIOS, no Power Management itself. Indirect proof would be the way that Power Management (PM) can read a laptop battery or a USB UPS or a serial...
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    Yes, a different reason. Or at least a...

    Yes, a different reason. Or at least a supplemental one.
    I want to be able to start the car when the battery power gets low;
    but that has nothing to do with this request (because I already know...
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    Im a pretty good programmer, so Im sure that I...

    Im a pretty good programmer, so Im sure that I can find a way to do it.
    But I just want to see if its been done already before I start wasting my time.

    And would anyone else out there find this...
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    Software UPS/battery?

    Does anyone here know how, or if its even possible, to make a 'software' battery/UPS for Windows 2k?

    And by that I mean be able to call some type of function (from C/C++ preferably) like:

    ...
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    Hey guys, I lost my original data for my tint...

    Hey guys,

    I lost my original data for my tint experiment, but I can say that the inside of my car is at least 20% cooler after sitting in the sun the entire day.
    And thats with 15% all around.
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    I've never really had a problem with a HD...

    I've never really had a problem with a HD freezing up. Granted that I live in MO and the winters here dont get that cold, but they do get down to 10-15* F sometimes.

    One time my HD didnt want to...
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    Yeah, obviously that will help a lot more then...

    Yeah, obviously that will help a lot more then mere tint.

    Does anyone know it there is a motorized version of that?
    Something like blinds that would roll down from the roof of the car along some...
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    Still, you can be a super-careful driver and...

    Still, you can be a super-careful driver and defensive as hell. In the end, you're still at the mercy of the drivers around you.

    Example: Driving down a one-lane highway, some lady just pulls out...
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    Thats the main reason that I didnt get a bike,...

    Thats the main reason that I didnt get a bike, esp where I live.
    I actually work for a motorcycle dealership and its insane how little attention people pay to motorcyclists.
    A guy that worked here...
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    No one here condones doing anything that...

    No one here condones doing anything that disregards safety.

    I have (had) 5% tint all around on my Civic.
    Its totally fine during the day, and at night its never a problem unless Im
    backing up. ...
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    Thank you, hornyleprechaun. I was starting to...

    Thank you, hornyleprechaun. I was starting to worry that I was the only one
    that ever considered getting their *gasp* windshield tinted on here.
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