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Comment: Re:And on many bands.. (Score 1) 180

I doubt that the FCC has been ignoring it, it is more likely that they have investigated and found that the fault is with the crappy domestic equipment.

I worked as a government Inspector for many years. I can tell you that the fault is almost never with the transmitter.

But once people decide that the problem is a "1000W CB booster", there is nothing you can do to convince them.

Comment: Crappy domestic equipment (Score 1) 180

From what you say, the fault is with the crappy domestic equipment. Most domestic electronics equipment in USA has very poor "Immunity" specifications. Any nearby RF will cause interference.

BTW, interference to non-radio equipment (eg a landline) can never be the fault of the transmitter.

And your claim that "boosting it's power" will "fuck up it's channel separation" shows that you haven't a clue.

Comment: "Hacker's Heaven" (Score 2) 89

by Ozoner (#46830707) Attached to: The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

The term "Hacker" has multiple meanings, but in this context it originally referred to hardware guru's,
eg, Amateur Radio enthusiasts, etc. It dates back to well before software hobbyists.

I remember a wonderful electronics hardware shop that called itself "Hacker's Heaven".

Apparently it had to change it's name when the idiot media gave the term a negative context.

Comment: I loved WinXP (Score 1, Interesting) 641

by Ozoner (#46693035) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

I've been with Windows since the start and ended up loving WinXP.
I was forced to move on to Win7 64 bit for the extra memory, but after a couple of years I still hate it.

It's just so full of irritating little bugs which catch me out every day. And M/S shows no interest in fixing them.
I swear I'll never buy another M/S product.

If only Linux wasn't worse.

Comment: Re:WTH is Bill Nye? (Score 2, Insightful) 220

by Ozoner (#46541195) Attached to: How Did Bill Nye Become the Science Guy?

I totally agree. I had never heard of Bill Nye until this debate controversy blew up.

One thing I notice with Americans is that their whole conversation is based around U.S. TV shows.
Unless you watch USA TV, their conversations make very little sense.

In the rest of the world, TV just isn't that important. It certainly doesn't inform intelligent debate.

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