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Comment: Re:Most are ill-prepared (Score 1) 191

by X0563511 (#47744913) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

Sorry to reply to myself, but here's a great example radio. In particular note it's submersible, and with some programmer work (or solder bridging if you want permanence) will let you transmit outside of band (just be super careful with that - you can get yourself into big trouble by accidentally transmitting that way without cause)

Comment: Re:Most are ill-prepared (Score 1) 191

by X0563511 (#47744901) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

If you can, swap that radio out for one that can also do 70cm - especially if you can get it to work out of HAM bands. Remember, if there's threat to life/property and there are no other means, you are allowed to break rules.

The 70cm stuff might work better for you when there's crap all around - lower frequency stuff might not make it through the rebar but 70cm just might.

Also, you might want to put that in something sturdier than a rubbermaid. You can get surplus ammo containers easily for example, and a falling beam is much less likely to shatter that solar charger if it's in something a bit tougher than thin plastic.

Don't get rid of the rechargeable AAs, but do keep some of those AA/AAA compatible lithiums others have mentioned. They have a longer shelf life and a much wider operable temperature range.

Comment: Re: Seriously? (Score 1) 109

Must be nice. I have the same in both eyes, and the lenses would never sit still. Tilt my head for any reason, they would spin to align with gravity, making things worse. If I blinked, they would shift and take a (short, but noticeable) moment to move back. Looking near the extremes of my eyes would shift them (presumably pressure from my eyelids) also making things worse.

Basically they worked great for looking straight ahead with a perfectly level head. Anything else and they would make my vision worse.

Comment: Re:Reality not sufficient, (Score 1) 109

Interesting... I'd like to pick your brain as I have astygmatism myself and am considering asking about laser correction.

Did you ever find the degree of... well, vision inaccuracy to fluctuate day to day? Some days one eye is worse off than another, some days all is better than normal. The glasses still help when it's all wierd, but not as much (which tells me the angle is the same but the degree is worse).

I'm afraid that if I get it corrected, the stable state won't be what is corrected for.

Comment: Re:Why WiFi (Score 0) 151

by X0563511 (#47602685) Attached to: Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

The plane has a data connection. You get access to a data connection via the on-board wifi.

You don't see a connection between the two? Let me fill it in for you: they share the same path outside the plane.

Note that this data connection isn't required for the plane to continue flying, but I don't know how it's used by in-cockpit warning or navigational stuff.

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