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Comment: Faraday cage + repeaters? (Score 1) 293

by valinor89 (#48662533) Attached to: Hotel Group Asks FCC For Permission To Block Some Outside Wi-Fi
I wonder if a building with a built in faraday cage could use specific repeaters inside such cage to, for example, provide cell phone signal. Such repeaters exist. For example I can use the cellphone inside my city's underground subway/tube/metro. I know some kind of repeater is used because such acces has been growing gradualy station by station in the last years.

Comment: Re:Also, "mostly similar"? (Score 1) 140

by valinor89 (#48564969) Attached to: $35 Quad-core Hacker SBC Offers Raspberry Pi-like Size and I/O
From TFA: "Yet, the C1’s connector does appear to be fairly compatible, as it uses the Raspberry Pi-compatible, open source WiringPi library for C/C++ or Python developers. The project notes that only pins 37, 38, and 40 are not compatible with the Pi B+, as they are dedicated for analog inputs."

Comment: Re:whoosh! (Score 1) 150

No you missed your physics classes.

CIncreasing the power and repeating will make no difference whatsoever. If there is no "line of sight" then laser transmission without an optical wave guide (aka a fibre optic cable) is a none starter.

For the purposes of free air laser transmission light only travels in straight lines. That is no gravitational lensing, and no fancy ultra modern optics which basically are of no use in this scenario.

So repeat after me you idiot no line of sight no transmission.

That is true if you live in vacuum...

The athmosphere will scatter the laser light. If you keep increasing power you might detect that light even if you have no direct line of sight... or melt the planet.

Comment: Re:Tempting (Score 1) 181

For me the real draw for me would be that a poorly written "falling snow" effect written in JS brings all my tabs to its knees. Oh, and sometimes it doesn't hang ang continues doing its thing slowing down everything. This way the usual alert of a hanged script does not appear...

Comment: Get a SSD (Score 1) 577

by valinor89 (#48042139) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
My 8 month old Win 8.1 install is as snappy as the first day and has only decayed because my SSD has a bug. (SAMSUNG 840 EVO) I thought my install was getting slow but after a SSD refresh it is almost as snappy as the first day. Has it decayed? Most likely, but when the difference is 1 or 2 seconds at startup you hardly notice.

Comment: Cheap hd progectors anyone? (Score 1) 439

by valinor89 (#29383287) Attached to: AMD's DX11 Radeons Can Drive Six 30" Displays
If the frame of the screen is a problem why not use well calibrated ( i mean well put together ) cheap hd progectors. I know they are not so HD as a 30" but you could instead have a super-ultra-mega large image at a good resolution. Or a not so big image but of super hight definition. The trick would be adjusting the borders, coler or whatever, but that would be a bigger issue with framed screens.

Comment: Reciprocal regulations (Score 5, Interesting) 456

by valinor89 (#29364307) Attached to: China Considering Cuts In Rare-Earth Metal Exports
I think that if they do so they won't mind if we ( as in the other western countries) put prohibitions and restrictions of our own in other product importations. We could revive our cloth, electrodomestic, chemical, (whatever) old industries. It might be a bit expensive at first (mostly for those multinationals ) but then we can be sure of better occupation rates. I's a shame that this is only wishfull thinking...

Woman Fired For Using Uppercase In Email 364

Posted by samzenpus
from the don't-type-angry dept.
tomachi writes "An accountant in NZ has been awarded $17,000 NZD for unfair dismissal after her boss fired her without warning for using uppercase letters in a single email to co-workers. The email, which advises her team how to fill out staff claim forms, specifies a time and date highlighted in bold red, and a sentence written in capitals and highlighted in bold blue. It reads: 'To ensure your staff claim is processed and paid, please do follow the below checklist.' Her boss deemed the capital letters too confrontational for her co-workers to read after they woke up from naptime."

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