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03-19-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 987
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"...
02-27-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
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...
02-26-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,499
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...
02-25-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
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...
02-25-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By christ0ph

My understanding is that these might be used in...

My understanding is that these might be used in cooling things.
05-12-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,325
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...
05-11-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,144
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...
04-15-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
Posted By christ0ph

: ) Awesome!

: )



Awesome!
04-12-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
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...
04-07-12, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,057
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*...
04-07-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
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...
04-06-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
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. ...
04-06-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,892
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...
03-31-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
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...
03-31-12, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
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...
03-15-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
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...
02-28-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
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...
02-28-12, 01:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
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...
02-28-12, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
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...
02-18-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 830
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...
01-25-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,798
Posted By christ0ph

Flow...

Flow (http://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html)
01-25-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
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...
01-25-12, 12:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
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...
01-15-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
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,...
01-15-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
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...
01-15-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,319
Posted By christ0ph

looks like prathmann has the right answer for...

looks like prathmann has the right answer for you..

Check out the catcam.de site (http://www.mr-lee-catcam.de/ct_index_en.htm).. they have what you want, cheap..

"Everything your cat does,...
01-13-12, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By christ0ph

You might want to look for some super thin teflon...

You might want to look for some super thin teflon coated wire wrap wire in the same color as your bike. Its almost invisible. You could use some lacquer or even superglue to glue it to the bottom of...
01-13-12, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
Posted By christ0ph

The reason why I suggested it might be a tilt...

The reason why I suggested it might be a tilt switch is that inertial force, proportionate to the speed decrease. It seems to be the most convenient force to sense for a great many reasons.

It...
01-13-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By christ0ph

That kind of thinking is coming to an automobile...

That kind of thinking is coming to an automobile near you soon (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/technology/automakers-incorporate-technology-into-safety-updates.html). We need to speak up now or we...
01-13-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,463
Posted By christ0ph

Regulatory Capture...

Regulatory Capture (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=%22Regulatory+Capture%22)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q="Regulatory+Capture"...
01-13-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By christ0ph

Gadget Addicted Automobile Industry On a Collision Course With Cyclists As Sales Drop

I just read this article (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/technology/automakers-incorporate-technology-into-safety-updates.html) in the New York Times that made me think that the automobile...
01-12-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By christ0ph

A capacitor is not a battery replacement, but its...

A capacitor is not a battery replacement, but its appropriate for a standlight. But there are major differences.. a battery will to a large extent smooth voltage, a capacitor will just charge to the...
01-12-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,979
Posted By christ0ph

Coal should be seen as an important issue because...

Coal should be seen as an important issue because the levels of mercury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_%28element%29) in the soil is rising rapidly in many areas in the Northeast. I live in NJ...
01-11-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
Posted By christ0ph

Because the effect of deacceleration is identical...

Because the effect of deacceleration is identical to that of gravity functionally, 99% of the time. Hold a plumb line in one hand while braking, it goes forward. When you finally finish stopping, its...
01-10-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,692
Posted By christ0ph

Tilt switch to bypass voltage dropping resistor

Irwin, if when you have yours, can you look inside of it and maybe take a photo for us?


I could easily be wrong - but I don't think that there is any reason to do anything more complicated than...
01-09-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,359
Posted By christ0ph

Well, there is no denying that technology is...

Well, there is no denying that technology is making us so productive we need workers a lot less all the time. In many ways, more automation is a good thing. Many jobs are soul crushing and dangerous....
01-09-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,359
Posted By christ0ph

Maker culture is making it possible for people to...

Maker culture is making it possible for people to make a great deal of what they use. I and a lot of friends who have some need, are beginning to design the product to address those needs ourselves...
01-09-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,359
Posted By christ0ph

Except in this case once that crisis really...

Except in this case once that crisis really starts kicking in it may be irreversible.

The whole carbon credits thing is a scam designed to make it possible to have MORE pollution, not less..
01-09-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,359
Posted By christ0ph

Its going to backfire on us all bigtime with...

Its going to backfire on us all bigtime with health insurance sellout. Because the "solution" we've all been fighting for is literally designed to fail...
01-09-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,359
Posted By christ0ph

The agression against any intelligent discussion...

The agression against any intelligent discussion about climate change from the GOP is a consequence of how they let their PR firms create a fake grassroots campaign (i.e. the "Tea Party") in their...
01-09-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By christ0ph

Actually, its low frequency (bass) sounds that...

Actually, its low frequency (bass) sounds that are very difficult to locate. Because the wavelength is so substantially larger than the dimensions of our ears they tend to go around objects in our...
01-09-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By christ0ph

There is a point beyond which you could be liable...

There is a point beyond which you could be liable for causing an accident. The Airzound sounds like a big old truck horn, and its the same loudness, so I think you'd be safe in that respect with one....
01-09-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By christ0ph

The lifespan of some LEDS is MUCH less than an...

The lifespan of some LEDS is MUCH less than an average human lifespan. (And of course, they both vary.)

Blue ones in particular will often lose most of their brightness after only a few years of...
01-09-12, 01:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By christ0ph

watch out for capacitors in that situation if you...

watch out for capacitors in that situation if you ever turn your led off. Voltage will be stored at its peak value. Which could get quite high.
01-05-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,034
Posted By christ0ph

The antenna of a hiking unit (or any unit which...

The antenna of a hiking unit (or any unit which is going to be carried in unexpected positions or next to the body) is going to be problematic. Thats why, for example, GPS watches have terrible...
01-04-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By christ0ph

Where do you like to mount yours?

Where do you like to mount yours?
01-04-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,741
Posted By christ0ph

I never listen to music when I ride my bike. But...

I never listen to music when I ride my bike. But I do like to listen to it when I'm walking fast...or running, (always on woods trails, never on the street)
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01-02-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,586
Posted By christ0ph

You should give your GF some slack on that. I bet...

You should give your GF some slack on that. I bet she's had some ugly incident in the past that makes her feel safer that way. Also, young, pretty women get whistled at and harassed in some areas a...
01-01-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,841
Posted By christ0ph

Modulation can convey concepts like "im braking...

Modulation can convey concepts like "im braking now", "Watch out for deacceleration"
12-31-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,741
Posted By christ0ph

The amazing melange of influences that represent...

The amazing melange of influences that represent the uplifting and oftentimes inspirational roots of today's electronic dance music.. much of that stuff is extremely good for workouts of any kind.
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