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Comment: c band/ku band (Score 1) 175

by ouachiski (#45330719) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Satellite Internet For Remote Locations?
being in north Alaska you will be probably limited to C band. Your best bet is to probably find service on AMC11 and Galaxy 12. With those your elevation is only ablut 8.5 degrees so if you have any terrain to the south you will probably be out of luck. Any commercial C band provider will be open about there contention ratio. If you really want to shell out the money they will also be able to provide a dedicated link called SCPC(single carrier per channel). Any decent commercial can set you up with a quote.

Comment: Re:That is true of all cheap 3D Printers (Score 1, Offtopic) 185

by ouachiski (#44173373) Attached to: Breaking Up With MakerBot

I remember when CD writers were like this, about 25%-33% you tried to burn were coasters because your machine couldn't keep the write buffer full, so you had this delicate balancing act of setting it to burn and OH GOD DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING and hope for the best. They still blew my mind with how handy they were, and now CD/DVD burners are so dirt cheap and reliable that it's hard to imagine the days when they were so sensitive. I figure in a few years, 3D printers will get similarly more reliable and mainstream, and continue to fall in price, until people are churning out all sorts of widgets without giving it much thought or worry.

I have a TDK 4x4x8 cd burner that still to this day had not burnt a coaster. I had a Memorex 2x2x4 and a LiteOn DVD burner that was as you described....but I found if you buy good burners what you say is not a problem. When I replaced the aforementioned LiteOn I got a Plextor for ~$100 and have had no problems.

Comment: Re:People are stupid (Score 1) 266

by ouachiski (#43901681) Attached to: Own the Controversy! Blackbird DDWFTTW Up For Auction!
Honest question, it has been a long time since I have thought about physics of this type. As the vehicle gets closer to the speed of the wind, the wind acting on the windmill reduces. Once the vehicle reaches the speed of the wind, there is zero wind force on the windmill. Am I wrong here? This is where my disconnect is on how this is possible.

Comment: speech recognition. (Score 2) 93

by ouachiski (#42987839) Attached to: Google Releases Chrome 25 With Voice Recognition Support
I'm 31 and I am the current generation of consumerists...I can type faster than I can talk (I am special because I was taught to type when I was 7). I was in high school before computers where common. kids now have been typing as long as they have been writing. I don't see speech recognition as being to terribly important, but it does have its use cases.

Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.