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Comment the real issue is the frequencies in use (Score 5, Insightful) 97

The real problem with broadband over powerline is you need alot of bandwidth, at the low frequencys that are called the AM band, and the shortwave band; which would not be so bad, if the cables they used for this were like the one the cable tv company used, but the powerlines are not shielded cables, anything that goes over them leaks energy all over the place, basicly overloading all the cheap electronics with rf recievers in them, yet unlike the cable tv companies, the power companies don't think you want to steal their signals... although I've read of many stealing power when the lines go right over their house or barns, which have huge transformers hidden in em

it's bugs us ham radio people the most, cause, the way to test if it was causing crazy ass static to overwhlem all the nice signals we used to get from foriegn countries, (which is how we make our free long distance phone calls, be it analog, or digital, wheather talking, typing, or sending pictures) was not to listen to the radio, no, instead it was the signal level at the closest powerlines and the fcc's version of how quick the signal is supposed to drop off.... hence this ugly argument, and the desire to hide the facts as to how it was decided.

Comment best source of livingroom sized rtf rc planes (Score 1) 105

www.plantraco.com they hail from canada, and you even get 10 pages of customs paperwork every time they ship ya a plane via fedex.. lol these people came up with a battery that has magnets on the connectors, to hold the battery to the reciever on the plane, truly made for us clumsy flyers! their best is the carbon butterfly! for outdoors, the UAV, or avonette are great.. but if you like you planes to have wheels for the challange of touch and go's anywhere you go, then the 'pocket plane' is what you are really after

Comment I'm so glad I turned off automatic updating... (Score 1) 409

I still have not locaated the reload button, nor can ever remember where the bookmarks went, on IE7... now they want me to auto upgrad to IE8 and have half of the programs I use stop working that use html help.. I'm so glad I turned off automatic updating... on a very serious side, the real question is does it do a better job of rendering the flash based webcams on adultfriendfinder, or alt.com!

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