Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Monday, December 9, 2019

Cannonball Run

A new record... tech assisted:
But there was also a built-in Net Radar radar detector, a windshield-mount Escort Max 360 radar detector, an AL Priority laser jammer system and an aircraft collision avoidance system—a bit of gear usually used in airplanes to help them avoid hitting other airplanes.
And:
The car was equipped with brake light and taillight kill switches, and Toman had all of its flashy carbon fiber trim covered with silver vinyl, which he also used to change the appearance of the taillights. At first glance, the AMG looked more like a mid-2000s Honda Accord from the rear, not like a car that would be cruising at 160 mph or faster.
And:
For navigation and further police detection, they ran Waze—a popular traffic-avoiding and hazard-detecting app—on an iPad and an iPhone. For the GPS data they would later need to prove that they’d actually finished in the time they said they did, they ran two dash-mount Garmin GPS units and one of those GPS tags tracked by a third party. They also had a police scanner and a CB radio, each of which had a big whip antenna mounted at the back of the car.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6G and 7G

Details here, but the fun quote:
Interestingly, researchers in China say that this vision of 6G is the end of the line in terms of major platform upgrades and that there will never be a 7G. After 6G the goal over time will be to improve the performance of the various aspects of the technologies involved. Apparently, the Chinese have never met any AT&T and Verizon marketing staff.
And 640K is all anyone will every need.



Monday, March 4, 2019

Next?

I know... it's the Star Trek era with replicators...


Thursday, February 21, 2019

GarageMate

I could see this GarageMate (Bluetooth garage door opener) being very handy for bike rides and things around the neighborhood. I wonder how frequently I would wish I could open the garage door remotely from work or somewhere. At $54 and an easy install, I may give it a whirl.

Via KK Cool Tools


Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Matrix

The Matrix is crazier than we all suspected...

Friday, February 8, 2019

A Series of Tubes

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Funny Machine Learning Outcomes

A great list...
Including such instance classics:
"In an artificial life simulation where survival required energy but giving birth had no energy cost, one species evolved a sedentary lifestyle that consisted mostly of mating in order to produce new children which could be eaten (or used as mates to produce more edible children)."
Or:
"A  robotic arm trained to slide a block to a target position on a table achieves the goal by moving the table itself."
Via @ItsRobbAllen

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Augmented vs. Virtual

That's not a bad way to look at it...

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Learning

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Sound of Dial-Up Explained

Really cool.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nokia 8110

Nokia had some classic phones. They brought back the 3310 and now they are bringing back the 8110 - famous for its appearance in The Matrix.


Via The Verge

Friday, February 16, 2018

Falcon Heavy

I came across a good video of the Falcon Heavy launch (via Ace of Spades), so I'm posting it so I can find it again easily. (As a reminder, some number of my posts are created b/c I have CRS (Can't Remember Stuff) Syndrome.

The engineers are just showing off around the 30 min mark when the two boosters land.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Home Network

I mentioned I was changing my network at home - getting my own cable modem (NETGEAR CM500-1AZNAS) and trying to decide what to do for wireless. I ended up ordering the ASUS RT-AC3200.

The specs look great and I'm optimistic that I can move it to a slightly more central location. The combination of the two changes should get me great coverage throughout the house. (And, if that's not perfect, I could look at the ASUS mesh networking - AiMesh.)

Also, I'm a fan the WRT software and like the ASUSWRT version as well. You can play around with an on-line demo of the software here.

Hopefully I can get everything moved to the new setup over the week-end. I already announced a scheduled network maintenance/outage for Sunday. Guess folks may have to read a book or something for a few minutes.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Funny IT Tweets

Ouch.