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Comment: QST and QEX (Score 1) 108

by CQDX (#46774827) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?
QST comes with membership in the ARRL but can also be found in some radio and electronics stores. QEX cost extra but is worth it if you are really deep into building your own stuff. Nuts and Volts is pretty good too. There are electronic versions of these three but I'll only pay for the printed version. If they go electronic only I won't renew my subscription.

Comment: Set up shop in Morgan Hill or Gilroy (Score 1) 327

by CQDX (#46762661) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
Many tech workers with kids and who want a house live down there where it's cheaper. Set up office down there (too) and hire the 30+ set. It will take some of the pressure off of their Mountain View facilities. And it was dumb to expand into SF. It was ridiculously expensive already and very hostile to big business, even ones that are liberal and cool.

Comment: 2 tips for preppers (Score 4, Insightful) 303

by CQDX (#46746785) Attached to: Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi
First, pack at least couple solar powered calculators. You can get cheap scientific calculators at the dollar store. They'll be worth their weight in gold during the second Renaissance. Second, don't give the mathematician any weapons. Let him be a mule, carrying any tech books you find along the way. Give him a pencil and pad of paper and let him re-derive the whole of known mathematics.

Comment: Re:You can't have it both ways... (Score 1) 250

by CQDX (#46488551) Attached to: Why San Francisco Is the New Renaissance Florence
A benefit with Palo Alto and surrounding communities is that you can actually find parking. And it's almost always free! Or if you like to ride a bike, the roads are actually bike friendly. The streets are wide and many with dedicated bike lanes. And for the weekend trek, there are many scenic routes with little or no traffic. Live in SF? Hell no! Disclosure: I'm in Mountain View.

Comment: What is the appeal of becoming a business man? (Score 4, Interesting) 48

by CQDX (#46455725) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Larry Augustin What You Will
Hello Larry, Since you are an EE and started out hacking systems together, I assume you loved working with technology and the open source down at the nuts and bolts level. Now you are a suit, a very successful business man running companies that serve business (CRM!). What's the appeal of sitting in Board meetings, wheeling and dealing on the phone or in teleconferences and all that? It seems to me, if you still had a passion for tech, you would have taken your riches and either started a new company on something cool. Or just retire and use your free time to play with tech.

Comment: Re:If there is a good series I'm glued to it (Score 1) 146

by CQDX (#46419673) Attached to: Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
Oh yes that version of Sherlock Holmes is very good. I've watched many episodes but haven't finished it yet. It actually motivated me to read the original stories and I took a detour off of television for awhile. And there's Cadfael, another good series (I actually picked that one up when I first saw Sir Derek Jacobi as The Master on Dr. Who). I also watched all the Black Adder episodes too. But I was hoping for more British SciFi, or at least some Dr. Who with Daleks. There are some older pre Eccleston episodes but none with Daleks or other classic adversaries that I've found.

Comment: If there is a good series I'm glued to it (Score 1) 146

by CQDX (#46418151) Attached to: Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:
Since I missed the original run when they had Babylon 5 streaming I watched 3-5 episodes a day. It was pretty neat to see the entire arc in a matter of a few weeks and how the characters evolved. Same with Red Dwarf. Now I'm just finishing up X-files But other than that there isn't much there that interests me... wish they would do the entire Dr. Who series, or at the entire set of Tom Baker episodes. But in between interesting series my usage drops pretty low and I spend more time streaming Linux Action Show or Linux Unplugged.

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