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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 191

Ones that block all frequencies exist and are called "Barrage Jammers", but they are too wasteful of power and inefficient to cover the entire spectrum very far, and only are used when the threat is unknown or other methods fail, and are usually used in mobile rigs, not from drones. The standard ECM pods used in planes and drones are "Adaptive Jammers", that analyze the threat frequency and signature and then only emit the necessary RF with sufficient bandwidth to neutralize the threat of interest.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 191

There are already "Public" portions of the spectrum available to you, the CB band at 27 MHz, the Garage Door Opener/Junk band at 333 MHz, the ISM band at 900 MHz, the WiFi band at 2.4 GHz, etc.

And, technically any part of the spectrum not reserved or designated for a particular service isn't owned by the "public", it's owned by the Government (DoD) by default.

Comment: Re:This is Great (Score 0) 322

by Mister Transistor (#49284493) Attached to: Microsoft Offers Pirates Amnesty and Free Windows 10 Upgrades

Not going to happen. The idea is to get you used to having the OS phone home for "activation". Then you are ripe for milking annually to keep them from sending you the "de-activation" packet. They want to go to an annual subscription model, like Adobe. Then they can make you teabagging cock-smokers pay EVERY year instead of every 3-5 like now.

Comment: Re:Oh dear! (Score 1) 254

by Mister Transistor (#49284019) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

Oh, they are quite spendable. You just can't get any new ones. Also, be prepared to also spend about a half hour of people at the bank examining them with a magnifying glass, and explaining where you got them. Better still, sell them on eBay to a collector, where you will get WAY more than $1000 apiece for them.

Comment: Re:Calculator? (Score 3, Interesting) 177

by Mister Transistor (#49240947) Attached to: Preferred programming paradigm?

Hehe, reminds me of High School back in 1975, when the school had only one computer class ( for Honors Seniors only!!) and that was via an LA-36 DecWriter and 110 BPS accoustic modem to the local Data Processing service, where a PDP-11 running RSTS/E BASIC would service hundreds of time-share customers, including our High School.

I was lucky enough to have had an HP-65 back in 1975. For Geometry 2 class, I passed the finals with an "A" after the teacher noticed I was using the calculator, he asked me to explain to him what I was doing, and I told him I wrote a program on it to factor polynomials. I showed him how it worked. He smiled and said "If you know it well enough to write an algorithm to do it, you KNOW it. You pass!"

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