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Forum: Technology 01-08-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By steambender
cordless phones

yeah, microwave ovens are 2.54 GHz, but they're also unstable, sloppy, dirty and huge from a radio perspective. They're great at heating food. sort of like trying to have a conversation next to a...
Forum: Technology 01-08-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By steambender
cordless phones & microwaves

Classicman...

microwave ovens operate at 2.54 GHz, same as Wi-Fi and some home cordless phones. There are other choices of frequencies for cordless phones, I saw some 5.8 GHz ones at Costco last...
Forum: Technology 01-07-2008, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By steambender
I also heard a neat trick for getting networking...

I also heard a neat trick for getting networking and audio wiring installed in an existing house...central vacuum installers are expert at cheaply installing 1 1/4 (?) inch hoses in your walls, which...
Forum: Technology 01-06-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,011
Posted By steambender
Wi-Fi Propagation

like TW said, 802.11 Wi-Fi runs at the same frequency as your home microwave. The earliest versions are designed to co-exist with it, as most microwaves pulse at 60Hz, half cycle, so 50% of the...
Forum: Health 12-02-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,513
Posted By steambender
SG that is so true. Dignity and Vulgarity in...

SG that is so true. Dignity and Vulgarity in action can be a joy to behold. I once saw a quite proper individual launch into a superb rant and verbal sandblasting after they had been pushed beyond...
Forum: Food and Drink 11-03-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,879
Posted By steambender
Western NY to the Rescue...

So Far LJ is closest to Buffalo Anchor Bar authentic.

Deep fry until crisp (nothing worse than slimy wings...)

Sauce:

Equal portions:
Frank's Red Hot Original
Butter
Forum: Current Events 10-25-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
TW- fly ash and soot, not much debris. ...

TW-

fly ash and soot, not much debris. nothing that made me worry about my tires. Wildlife pretty much disappears for a while. and I wasn't first, the officials, fire and LEO were all through...
Forum: Current Events 10-25-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
UT you are so right...life is too hectic for...

UT
you are so right...life is too hectic for all of the just in case planning.

and the memories and urgency fade with time even after you've had to do it.

it's an attitude, and a little...
Forum: Current Events 10-25-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
Are you ready?

the topic of grab and go energency supplies gets talked about a lot.

Do a quick experiment-

1. back a car out of garage so you have some clear floor space.

2. start a pile of everything...
Forum: Current Events 10-25-2007, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
For the most part, the areas evacuated were not...

For the most part, the areas evacuated were not inner city, dense urban populations. Plus, San diego has a highly developed sense of volunteerism and service - 100 thousand active duty personnel, 300...
Forum: Current Events 10-25-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
A month ago my brother visited from back east. ...

A month ago my brother visited from back east. We drove the 45 minutes out through Ramona and witch creek to Julian for lunch and apple pie, the town specialty. Our trip was cut short by a wildfire...
Forum: Current Events 10-24-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
complusion...

Has anyone else seen that add for the Restless Leg Syndrome Drug? And the side-effects/contraindications include "...increases in gambling or other compulsive behavior?"

A Drug that intensifies...
Forum: Current Events 10-23-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
2+ years to get rebuilt for the people with...

2+ years to get rebuilt for the people with money, good insurance and assertive management personalities. Not that many custom builders to do rebuilds, and new development builders business model...
Forum: Current Events 10-23-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,726
Posted By steambender
BAD Fires around, evacuated , back home now...

This started Sunday Noon, about 20 miles NE. dry desert winds blowing at 20-50 mph, blowing the fire through the unincorporated town of Ramona, into the high rent outer districts NE of San Diego. ...
Forum: Image of the Day 10-10-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,958
Posted By steambender
Blue Angels will be flying around tomorrow, the...

Blue Angels will be flying around tomorrow, the Miramar Airshow is this weekend, and living at the top of a hill about 5 miles NE of the airfield makes us a convenient landmark for high speed U turns...
Forum: Home Base 10-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By steambender
When I was little, and my parents wanted a...

When I was little, and my parents wanted a weekend away, I stayed with a loving retired couple. Harry had been the gardener and Bea the British nanny for a wealthy family that built one of the...
Forum: Home Base 10-02-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,297
Posted By steambender
Leaving small memorial stones is traditional for...

Leaving small memorial stones is traditional for Jews. I have several generations of family on both sides in local cemeteries, and fathers parents are buried in the jewish section of the large and...
Forum: Home Base 09-25-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,452
Posted By steambender
Biz, the necessary evil

I am, and always will be a engineer (geek) of the inventive type. I got culled from the herd early in my career and sent to MBA boot camp as a future technical manager and business leader. It was...
Forum: Cities and Travel 08-24-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By steambender
RIT & NTID

BigV,

NTID has a good reputation with the locals, and a large and vibrant community based around RIT from what I remember. the campus is southwest, on the river in the burbs, lots of open space...
Forum: Cities and Travel 08-22-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By steambender
Rachacha

ummmm...44 years, then moved to the left coast for the warmth. Still get back to visit family a few times a year.

miss the trees and open space, don't miss the snow or humidity.

not real...
Forum: Arts & Entertainment 08-15-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,579
Posted By steambender
Neuromancer - William Gibson Pournelle's...

Neuromancer - William Gibson
Pournelle's Mercenary series.
Zelazny - isle of the dead, Roadmarks
Haldeman - the forever war
Frank Herbert - Dune, the godmakers

all old friends, read multiple...
Forum: Home Base 07-27-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,634
Posted By steambender
My first glimpse of the Cellar was a picture of...

My first glimpse of the Cellar was a picture of Wolf gleefully holding a firearm I was googling.

love at first sight. I lurked for over a year, and in a burst of wild exuberance, decloaked.
Forum: Home Base 07-24-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,128
Posted By steambender
Most medium to large companies reserve the right...

Most medium to large companies reserve the right to inspect whatever it is you bring into or take out of, the company facilities, purses, briefcases, lunchboxes etc. In the electronic age they...
Forum: Food and Drink 07-24-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,169
Posted By steambender
Try Mango. Had it fresh off the crank at a...

Try Mango. Had it fresh off the crank at a progressive dinner party and it was sublime
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 07-24-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,974
Views: 519,262
Posted By steambender
It might not be Mom, it might be baby just...

It might not be Mom, it might be baby just crawled out and still drying off, too soft to fly and not yet adult colors. it would make a soft tasty snack at a time like this, which might explain the...
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