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by ku7485
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yuck, the invasion of the spammers...
Replies: 16
Views: 4931

Maybe you noticed an up surge in the spam you are getting.., there are many sneaky ways these spammers get real live email addresses. Yep, there are ways. Some spammers write bots (software) that go around the internet and copy down email adresses. Could the admins, trace back the IP address of the...
by ku7485
Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: MATLAB7 Interface
Replies: 3
Views: 3021

What USB data aquisition hardware are you using? There's a couple, even for Linux.

A thermal logger: http://www.picotech.com/thermocouple.html

and the one for Linux:

http://www.linux-usb-daq.co.uk/
by ku7485
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yuck, the invasion of the spammers...
Replies: 16
Views: 4931

Yep, I agree with MrAl. Replying to them shows them that they are getting our attention. Instead we want them to think the opposite. Although, having a new moderator would be nice, it would have to be someone who we can really, really trust...
by ku7485
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yuck, the invasion of the spammers...
Replies: 16
Views: 4931

Disappointed

I was also disappointed today to find that every category in this forum was covered in spam from people such as oftendgmibtoplez, etc. It's the weekends right now, and I think the Admin staff of this forum are off work and cannot delete these spam posts. Thus I think this forum needs people who ofte...
by ku7485
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Up For Grabs
Topic: Back issues electronic mag.
Replies: 2
Views: 2910

If you're desperate in getting rid of those mags, may I take them for $10. I'm sorry, but I'm only an engineering student... I'll pay the shipping....
by ku7485
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100% OT! Blackhole question(s)...
Replies: 16
Views: 6142

I remember reading about CERN generating mini black holes a while ago. They were using their atomic smasher to generate black holes to study the effects of Hawking radiation.
by ku7485
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building your own CPU from TTL chips
Replies: 42
Views: 22916

That Apollo Guidance computer looks cool. Took the guy however four years to build. I just finished building, I guess it's a prototype , my 4 bit computer. It uses 74181 for ALU, 74367 for I/O, 74175 for registers and is clocked using a 555 timer. :grin:
by ku7485
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone up fer a good ol-fashioned simple design challenge?
Replies: 18
Views: 5493

Are the specs on the contest details final yet? I might think about joining this... :grin:
by ku7485
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: microcontroller - which to pick?
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

I guess you could look here: PICs versus AVR on comp.arch.embedded. For a beginner who wants to start fast, I would suggest a Basic Stamp (such as a Stamp II with BOE). Also there is a lot of support for the Stamp. :smile: For a similar route, you could try a PIC. Offers simplicity (lots of BASIC co...
by ku7485
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Stupid question.
Replies: 11
Views: 7526

Your question got me thinking about it also EEPROM7771. :grin: Looked it up in Wikipedia and I guess your assumption was correct: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C++#The_name_.22C.2B.2B.22
by ku7485
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Bulb of the Future
Replies: 58
Views: 13491

Interesting article you have there... I read more about CFL on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_fluorescent_lamp Although CFL's are nice, I would like to have LEDs (electroluminescence bulbs) to be the light bulb of the future. LEDs: * uses a lot less energy * gives off a lot less hea...
by ku7485
Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hacking/recycling old cellular telephones
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Though this might interest you:

Control a cell phone LCD through parallel port: http://serdisplib.sourceforge.net/ser/pcd8544.html

They're using pcd8544 based LCDs from Nokia cell phones.
by ku7485
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: freebies
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

I'm confused in what you're talking about. What people are you talking about and what software are they giving away?
by ku7485
Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ANOTHER electric car -- BUT ......
Replies: 24
Views: 7272

Just got my issue of Electronic Design in mail... The car is expected to come out in early 2007, but the price is starting at $100,000. Overall, I think its a good car anyway. It has nifty features also....
by ku7485
Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: Brain waves control robot
Replies: 7
Views: 5689

Cool! Controlling a robot via your brain! I saw something similar being done using your brain to play video games a couple of years ago. I looked it up on the internet and found this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3485918.stm