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    I was going to build something like that because...

    I was going to build something like that because they were going to outlaw detectors where I live... but then they didn't, so I didn't bother anymore.

    If you have a detector that uses simple LEDs...
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    I've been running Linux on my carputer for almost...

    I've been running Linux on my carputer for almost three years. As far as I'm concerned, Windows is light-years behind... however, Linux has a steeper learning curve. It's much harder to get started,...
  3. Thread: Sony Remote Stick

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    I used this design here: ...

    I used this design here:

    http://llg.cubic.org/tools/sonyrm/

    The plug-in was rather useless though, so I had to write my own.
  4. Thread: Boot up time

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    I just rebuilt my box with a VIA EPIA C3. That...

    I just rebuilt my box with a VIA EPIA C3. That thing has a nice quick POST... so I've got total boot time down to 30 seconds now (Linux). I've stripped the rc scripts down to the barest of bones, so...
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    The shutdown controllers mentioned here actually...

    The shutdown controllers mentioned here actually send a shutdown signal to ATX mobos (via the ATX PWR header). You can usually configure that to do standby or hibernate instead.

    My circuit simply...
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    If you want something simple to keep powering the...

    If you want something simple to keep powering the PC for a few minutes after you've cut the ignition, try my circuit:

    http://www.astron.nl/~smirnov/poweroff.html

    If you want your OS to do a...
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    Depends on the software. The stuff that came with...

    Depends on the software. The stuff that came with the PR remote is utter cr@p. I chucked it out as soon as I saw it. Try something like WinIRC -- I believe it is based on the LIRC package (originally...
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    The PB receiver is very generic. It is compatible...

    The PB receiver is very generic. It is compatible with most remotes. (Myself, I use it with a small remote from a Clarion head unit, velcroed to the steering wheel.)

    So, what you really want to...
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    Try using a TTL-level AND gate. I believe TTL...

    Try using a TTL-level AND gate. I believe TTL "high" is 0.8 to 2 volts.
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    If I tell you, you will steal it for sure... It's...

    If I tell you, you will steal it for sure... It's dark burgundy pearl (I don't think you ever got that color over in the U.S.)
  11. Thread: sony joystick??

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    I've never seen one either. I guess the only way...

    I've never seen one either. I guess the only way to find out the exact values is to take a joytstick and measure all the outputs.

    Man, that circuit of yours :eek:... you know, I could write 10...
  12. Thread: sony joystick??

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    Dimitris - No, it won't work with Winamp...

    Dimitris -
    No, it won't work with Winamp plug-ins, at least not until someone writes a plug-in specifically for the Sony. (Aren't there any Windows programmers on this forum? Hello?)

    Reason is,...
  13. Thread: sony joystick??

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    Funny, I just happened to post about it in...

    Funny, I just happened to post about it in another thread.

    http://www.astron.nl/~smirnov/pics/cr5.jpg

    It's actually an "analog" device. Every switch activates a different resistor, except for...
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    I have both a remote and a Sony joystick: ...

    I have both a remote and a Sony joystick:

    http://www.astron.nl/~smirnov/pics/cr5.jpg

    ...and I hardly ever use the remote, the joystick is just too nice.
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    OK, I give up... nitrous, huh? Can't compete with...

    OK, I give up... nitrous, huh? Can't compete with you hardcore overclocker types. :)
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    Hmmm, a 200hp VR6? Sweet engine, but it's an auto...

    Hmmm, a 200hp VR6? Sweet engine, but it's an auto :confused:. I've put a question mark in my signature, since I have an open mind... but I think you'll have to bring your slushbox down here and race...
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    For your DVD drive, you need what's known as a...

    For your DVD drive, you need what's known as a "laptop IDE HDD adapter", also called a 2.5"-to-3.5" IDE adapter. They're not that hard to find, just look on the net.
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    Silly me: I've got the Conrad catalog right here...

    Silly me: I've got the Conrad catalog right here on my desk in front of me... :p
    They've got a nice selection, but the bigger format are kind of expensive.
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    Thanks for the link, but I'd prefer to find a...

    Thanks for the link, but I'd prefer to find a source here in Holland. Peter3?
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    Hmm, that's a pretty nice display. (I still want...

    Hmm, that's a pretty nice display. (I still want a VFD instead, but maybe I can use this one for something neat too.) Do you know where to get one of these LCDs here, and how much they cost?
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    The RS-232 spec is +3V to +12V for high. Most...

    The RS-232 spec is +3V to +12V for high. Most motherboards produce 9-10V or so, which is high enough to activate the amp's remote turn-on.

    You can use a relay if it will make you feel better. I...
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    Well, you should check, it could be that your GPS...

    Well, you should check, it could be that your GPS and/or phone communication software already lowers DTR when going into hibernation. Then you're all set, just tap into the DTR line in the connector...
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    Don't most motherboards have 2 serial + 1...

    Don't most motherboards have 2 serial + 1 parallel ports anyway? Or are yours all in use? You know that you can still tap into DTR even if you're using the port for something else, right?
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    I have the amp's remote turn-on wired to the DTR...

    I have the amp's remote turn-on wired to the DTR line on a serial port. This allows me to turn the amp on or off in software. I use a trivial little program to raise DTR on boot, and to lower it...
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    Yeah, I think that "someone" was me... :) ...

    Yeah, I think that "someone" was me... :) Anyway, e-mail me if you still want some film.

    I'm tired of LCDs. You can't see it in sunlight. You can't see it when the heater is on high. I'm going...
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