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Comment: How to get money for a club (Score 1) 89

by Anonym1ty (#46462227) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: College Club Fundraising On the Fly?

If you are not already, fill out the paperwork to incorporate the club under 501(c)3 non-profit paperwork status.

Request grants from local and national businesses

Our club regularly receives such money in the $1000-$5000 range from local utilities, national cellular providers, large box discount chain stores and grocery stores

These types of businesses have ready-made grant requests - sometimes right on their websites They are looking to give their money away You do need to meet their criteria... usually to be a 501(c)3 not for profit and provide community service.

Comment: Rolling Shutter (Score 2) 478

by Anonym1ty (#46279601) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

The answer to your problem is called the Rolling Shutter Effect.

You can simply make ALLl the lights in the cabin strobe at a frequency close to the rolling shutter speed of the cameras most people have. Or at 2, 3, 4, or more times that speed.

Much like old TVs digital cameras take pictures in strips. by picking the right frequency you can cause bands of lightness and darkness in the image, ruining the photo.

You can then choose a camera which is less or not susceptible or synced with the strobe effect to mitigate its effects.

The strobe would be rapid enough to go unnoticed by the human eye and really mess with electronic cameras.

But there are cameras that some people have that may not be effected by it, but most cameras have some issues with it, so your mileage will vary

Comment: Re:22 light years (Score 1) 288

by Anonym1ty (#38917517) Attached to: New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life
I read somewhere (I wish I could find it now) That if you were to accelerate at a constant 1G - The time dilation would allow you to visit the known visible universe within a human lifespan.(Well for the traveler anyway) - I really wish I could remember where this came from, I would really like to know if it was true or just something out of someone's ass.

Comment: Re:Cool (Score 1) 117

by Anonym1ty (#33008872) Attached to: Buckyballs Detected In Space
No... Fullerenes can occur naturally in soot, like lamp or carbon black. Though it is true that certain fullerenes are unlikely to occur in nature, varieties of fullerenes most certainly exist in nature. The real cool man-made stuff are the perfect fullerenes and the ones made with certain atoms traped inside like gold to change some of the material's properties, but remember fullerenes just mean molecular balls of carbon. Unless you think it must be buckminsterfullerene (C60) or Icosahedral fullerene (C540)... But if you just say fullerene then it encompasses all sorts of varieties of balls of carbon

+ - Facebook, Twitter, and more on DoD Computers->

Submitted by poormanjoe
poormanjoe writes: Well it's official. AFMC social media access to begin 01 MAY 2010. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google apps are among the sites that will be accessible on government computers. Command officials said that while using social media sites allows for broader communication with varying audiences, Air Force personnel should keep safety and security of the network foremost in their minds.
Is this a "good idea fairy" that looks good as a tool now, but in the long run will turn out poorly.

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+ - WI Community Intimidates 10 Year Old Disabled Boy 1

Submitted by Anonym1ty
Anonym1ty writes: MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Samm "Samm the Ham" Markstrom is a 10 year old ham radio operator in Mount Pleasant, WI who has cerebral palsy. Ham radio has helped Samm deal with his disability. Now The Village of Mount Pleasant wants Samm to stop operating and take down his ham radio tower.

The village board has been provided with permit fees, schematics and photos of it's installation. The tower has been inspected by professional engineers and proven it is safe. Also submitted to the board were documents proving the tower is well within FCC regulations. Samm's neighbors signed documents that they are not receiving interference from the tower.

Comment: Re:Evil. -- Make it prior-art not a patent! (Score 1) 390

by Anonym1ty (#29304557) Attached to: Google Patents Its Home Page
It works in the US too.... but you're missing the point.

You see everything is already copy-righted. You write a book, you own it. The idea of mailing it to yourself is that you have a copy of it in a sealed container dated by the government to prove you are the one who made it before someone else did.

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