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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-19-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By christ0ph
NYC Driver Hits Cyclist In Bike Lane And Keeps Going As Victim Clings To Front Of Van

I just read this NYC story. It strikes me as just incredible that this guy would not stop.

"Driver Hits Cyclist In Bike Lane And Keeps Going As Victim Clings To Front Of Van"...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-27-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By christ0ph
These kinds of very simple logging applications...

These kinds of very simple logging applications might be good for the super-low power, inexpensive TI Launchpad MSP430 microcontroller boards.

Ive never used one of these boards, though. They...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-26-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,762
Posted By christ0ph
Those kinds of wind speed measurements each have...

Those kinds of wind speed measurements each have an advantage and a disadvantage. The anerometer style would be able to measure total wind speeds in a 2D plane, so they would pick up the total effect...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-25-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By christ0ph
The eye mounted heads up display isn't so...

The eye mounted heads up display isn't so difficult to build, what is hard is finding a high resolution video display - generally small ones don't have the kind of image clarity that we have come to...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-25-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By christ0ph
My understanding is that these might be used in...

My understanding is that these might be used in cooling things.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-12-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,385
Posted By christ0ph
Too frequently our "debate" these days on blogs...

Too frequently our "debate" these days on blogs on important issues seems to devolve into echo chambers of logical fallacies that obscure, rather than clarify issues. I stand by what I said in the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 05-11-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,102
Posted By christ0ph
When I search on the word citrulline I get 5646...

When I search on the word citrulline I get 5646 hits:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?term=citrulline

Also, taurine does increase bile flow, as it and glycine are the primary amino acids...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-15-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By christ0ph
: ) Awesome!

: )



Awesome!
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-12-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By christ0ph
It sounds to me as if you should write up an...

It sounds to me as if you should write up an articulate explanation of why they should change their licensing scheme and make a web site to discuss it. I wouldn't go the pirate site route - files on...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-07-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,919
Posted By christ0ph
Try supplementing with acetyl-l-carnitine,...

Try supplementing with acetyl-l-carnitine, nitrogen donors (the amino acids arginine and citrulline) and also histidine (histidine clearly has some kind of involvement with orgasm)

You *will*...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-07-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By christ0ph
If you have a cheap multimeter, that's very...

If you have a cheap multimeter, that's very useful. I also recently got an inexpensive 8 channel logic analyzer pod, and thats also proving to be super useful with digital devices.

They also can...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-06-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By christ0ph
It sounds like a fixable intermittent circuit...

It sounds like a fixable intermittent circuit board problem to me. A GPS is a computer, so if the power cuts out even briefly, it will then reboot, which may make the problem look worse than it is. ...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-06-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,409
Posted By christ0ph
What went wrong with the unit?

What broke on your GPS? Unless it was totally destroyed, maybe its fixable.

"PND"s (personal navigation devices) are just small computers. Most generic GPSs these days have an ARM cpu and a small...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-31-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By christ0ph
Many active devices have location aware...

Many active devices have location aware capabilities. For example, transponders inside of credit cards and passports are able to respond to queries up to around 5 or 10 meters.

People are scanned...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-31-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By christ0ph
Its only the GPS units that are combined in some...

Its only the GPS units that are combined in some way with transmitters that can be turned on to track things. So, for example, almost all GSM cell phones (which contain a GPS chip for e911) can be...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 03-15-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By christ0ph
Watch out for AGPS-only phones, which have a...

Watch out for AGPS-only phones, which have a (crippled) GPS that requires a data plan to work at all.. (to download a 10k ephemeris file once every few days, its a total scam.)

If I was doing a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-28-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By christ0ph
If the company owns the car and the cell phone,...

If the company owns the car and the cell phone, in the United States, unlike the EU, they seem to now have a legal entitlement to use their property to track and perhaps, even monitor the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-28-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By christ0ph
Studies have shown the risk of getting in an...

Studies have shown the risk of getting in an accident goes up something like fiftyfold when people are distracted by telephones or texting. I'm not kidding. Its a huge amount.

And thats in...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-28-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By christ0ph
Automobile industry desperate for way to force people to buy new cars

I think its pretty obvious that the automobile industry is really desperate for some kind of coercive way to force people to buy new cars. Its what they dream about at night.

What i see happening...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-18-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By christ0ph
Government wants OUR comments on restricting in-car TEXTING + DIALING

This story was quoted from:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/us-usa-autos-distraction-idUSTRE81F14920120216

"(Reuters) - ...Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed voluntary steps...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-25-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,707
Posted By christ0ph
Flow...

Flow (http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-25-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By christ0ph
LOL I think Newt would have serious problems...

LOL

I think Newt would have serious problems with the GOP base because of his open marriage (http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/01/newts-open-marriage-and-callistas-fairy-tale.html) comments. (Of...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-25-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By christ0ph
Actually, I realized that dscheidt is right on...

Actually, I realized that dscheidt is right on the cost. So, why not do it. Electronics is cheap. People I know increasingly self-manufacture all sorts of super complex high tech devices using...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-15-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,520
Posted By christ0ph
Yes, but that is a lot of trouble and expense to...

Yes, but that is a lot of trouble and expense to go to just for a marketing reason.

My own "processor" is telling me that its their choice- sell tens or even hundreds of thousands for cheaper,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 01-15-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By christ0ph
Thats true at first glance, but if you dig a...

Thats true at first glance, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find that a lot of them show up as USB disks, and write to "GPX" files or something convertible to GPX files, somewhere.

Almost...
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