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    I was just thinking of this idea last night. Remote start-up. Assuing you batt. can handle your computer and starting. Anybody know where to find a cheap keyless entry kit? Is it just closing/opening a relay? How could it be modded to work?

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    Boot up times are the reason I switched to a laptop for my in truck computer. I take the laptop with me when i leave the house, have it already on when i get into the truck, click it into the docking station and start my truck and it's ready to go.

    No waiting for it to boot or anything. I have another docking station in my house so I just take the laptop with me when I leave the truck. Works pretty slick. Maybe that will help someone for an idea that is worried about boot times.

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    These are some good ideas..... Interesting thoughts... I personally find them appealing from an implementation aspects and the challenges they would provide, but I personally can't relate to this instantaneous booting idea.....

    To me I like a little time just to listen to the engine, a small block chevy with a good tune is more appealing to me than 90% of the music ever made.

    I ripped out my car's stereo for the computer installation about 2 months ago and haven't missed it a bit. So 2 minutes here or there waiting for the system to get ready is no biggy to me.

    But I respect everybody elses need for speed and instantaneousness.........

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    I've greatly considered the use of a laptop.. I'm leaning towards not because you have limited expandability. It would make things much easier though.. I considered purchasing a 233 mhz thinkpad (which would run about 200 USD) and mounting it with a universal port replicator.

    Also.. for a decent laptop that would be able to handle dvd playback and other advanced features it would cost me more than i really want to spend.

    But like I said.. for simplicity the laptop idea is great!
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    Okay, I wanted to share my latest update with HoverDesk... see attached file. I thin I got a good small screen interface that is still pleasing to the eye.

    And a timed my boot time from NO POWER to operational. And this is with Windows ME, no tweaking, and still having my NIC active and having to click off the Network Password box....

    48 seconds.

    Sounds damn fine to me....

    I just think you guys need to look at Hover Desk

    http://www.hoverdesk.net

    it is cool, and from what I have seen it basically produces the same results some are getting after days of VB programming. The screen in the attachment took me all of 45 minutes to create. That includes making the bitmap files for the buttons and clock.

    Just my 2 cents

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    dug, download Tweak-ui (it's from Ms but good anyways)

    to disable the login-box upon boot



    Odyssey neat avatar!

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