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- amateur radio operators are traind and know how they gear works so they can repairo or adapt the system to work, for instance a spool of wire, a fishrod and and some coax cable could be use to make a temporary antenna
- old, proven, patent free analogue and digital transmission modes: old tube radios could interoperate with new and shiny software defined radios
- reliability: some ham radios are built like a tank, because were designed to be used in a tank
- almost standardized power suppy permits to power the radio with flexibility even with a bunch of D cells or a lead-acid battery
- mesh networking: no central control system: all communications are set up freely an could reconfigure on the fly
When I was 7 years old, I was wandering through the woods, looking under rocks for creepy crawlies, playing hide-and-seek, and playing baseball with my brother and cousins. Not only did it *not* set me back in anyway, but it is some of my fondest memories of being a child.
Let kids be kids for goodness sake.
When I was 7 years oold the only computer I've seen were the ones on books or on sci-fi tv serials, that I watched on a black-and-white televison, with only two programmes that started at 5 pm. I wandered in the woods or went to the library to read. I remember that when I was a niner I visited a fair, there was a Commodore dealer. I stayed all the afternoon watching these machines and typing on the keyboards. Not that changed by child attitude. By the way I think that a Raspberry PI with mouse and keyboard could be a nice test to see if a kid is interested on programming.
Maybe watching chinese goverment broadcastings will scare burglars, who knows?
The world should introduce trade-sanctions against the USA and the UK, until they stop attacking other countries, and fall in line.
Naturally, it's advisable to don't sign commercial treaties with USA and UK, that are tre inverse of trade sanctions. I think governments must abandon TTIP and TPP at their destiny.
HOA rules: You can't have $(object X) sitting in your driveway.
$(object X) being a TARDIS neither makes me outraged, nor makes this news for nerds.
It amazes me, that in the self-appointed "land of the free" one in his private property has to follow some oddball rules about what is allowed and what is not allowed. Oddball rules that are not readily available to read, and not written by some democratically elected body. Besides I don't like nosy people watching what I'm doing in my home: i always wonders why in the US the houses don't have walls and fences...
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