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    I actually don't use the routing features that...

    I actually don't use the routing features that much. I just like to have a local map on display. But to use the current point as the start, I think there's a menu choice just for that under the...
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    That was mine. Yes, the case melted from the...

    That was mine. Yes, the case melted from the heat, but that was Texas, in the middle of the summer. It still worked, and after that incident, I moved the adapter inside the trunk, where it still...
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    Are you sure you have it properly grounded to the...

    Are you sure you have it properly grounded to the car chassis?

    Those interference waves can be caused by ineffective ground, or by a non-standard waveform caused by a cheap power supply. Unless...
  4. I unfortunately have other obligations that...

    I unfortunately have other obligations that weekend. So do get some good pics up.
  5. Much more readable than it was on the 4 inch...

    Much more readable than it was on the 4 inch screen I had in the last car. The graphics are just fine, the text is occasionally troublesome, but for the vast majority of the time it doesn't bother...
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    I've got a Rand McNally receiver only (no...

    I've got a Rand McNally receiver only (no display) in my back window. The window does have the defrost wires, but I have had no problem with interference.

    I also had no problem with interference...
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    Initial response: That's a brilliant idea. on...

    Initial response: That's a brilliant idea.

    on reflection: I hope he doesn't get the two functions confused.
  8. maybe.

    maybe.
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    Okay, as promised, the winamp java plugin has...

    Okay, as promised, the winamp java plugin has been uploaded. You can now download it from my software install page. If you find that stuff is still missing, let me know.
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    oh, that's right, whatshisname jwilliams moved...

    oh, that's right, whatshisname jwilliams moved his site. I should have a version of his plugin sitting around somewhere I can put up there. It'll be a while before I can update the site though. ...
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    I think you mean "what else other than navigation...

    I think you mean "what else other than navigation can I do with GPS". (if I'm wrong, then ignore me).

    That's exactly what I was wondering about when I came up with the idea for mp3gps. It's a...
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    I've created a java program which uses GPS data...

    I've created a java program which uses GPS data to control winamp. It also displays the GPS data and some other information in a window.

    You're welcome to adapt the source code to output to a...
  13. no, I'm sorry, but the answer you just gave is...

    no, I'm sorry, but the answer you just gave is incorrect. It assumes that the number of eligible tickets is constant, where it quite clearly is not. We can see this by analyzing each round.

    in...
  14. Rob got the math right, but stated it wrong. ...

    Rob got the math right, but stated it wrong.

    The probability of winning no prizes is the probability of not winning first AND not winning second, AND not winning third.

    So the 91% (didn't do...
  15. I use plain ol' street atlas 8 for gps. It does...

    I use plain ol' street atlas 8 for gps. It does what I want it to, and it was fairly cheap.

    As for next upgrade, I don't know. I still need to put the wireless ethernet back in, once I figure...
  16. Lorelei is dead, long may she live! (pics)

    My 95 probe that I had installed my computer in recently died. I got a 2000 Mustang to replace it.

    Lorelei (the car) is dead, Lorelei (the computer in the car) lives on, in a new body.

    The...
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    Good old logitech (and I assume other brands)...

    Good old logitech (and I assume other brands) QuickCams could be modified to pick up infrared. The only reason they don't do it by default is that there's a filter.

    There is of course the issue...
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    many tv-out chipsets will not go into tv-out mode...

    many tv-out chipsets will not go into tv-out mode on startup unless they detect a TV on the line. You can attempt to fool the chipset by permanently putting a dummy 75Ohm resistance on the line,...
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    I wonder if this gyromouse could be used for...

    I wonder if this gyromouse could be used for inertial dead-reckoning.

    Submarines do something similar, keeping track of their position with gyroscopes determining subjective course changes.

    Of...
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    Aye sir, and ye pay through the nose, too.

    Aye sir, and ye pay through the nose, too.
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    You might want to look up OBD-II. That's the On...

    You might want to look up OBD-II. That's the On Board Diagnostics that post 1995 cars have. I know there's at least one company selling OBD-II -> serial adapters, but I do not know if they are both...
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    I've looked for sniffers/stumblers. There's...

    I've looked for sniffers/stumblers. There's netstumbler which would be great, except that it doesn't support prismII based network cards, which is what I have.

    Then there's APsniff which does,...
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    Yes, that would be the nice thing to do, but I...

    Yes, that would be the nice thing to do, but I have no idea who has the access point. I do know that I could not find it from my desktop system. I guess I could try some sort of musical chairs...
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    I just checked my email from my car

    It didn't go exactly as planned, but it was pretty neat.

    I was trying to get my wireless adapter in my car to talk to the wireless adapter on my desktop to synchronize files. I've done this...
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    For the money and effort you seem to be wanting...

    For the money and effort you seem to be wanting to invest, you can probably get a decent NTSC LCD screen and TV-out video card. This is the route I took.

    The other way to do it is to get an LCD...
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