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by yogi
16 May 2019, 15:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 31
Views: 158

Re: .htaccess

It's spread spectrum. There are many (I don't know exactly how many) channels of secure communication in use during one transmission. I'd guess no less than 128, but there could be more. The voice is chopped up into pieces and the pieces are spread out over all the channels in random order. Even if ...
by yogi
16 May 2019, 15:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 61
Views: 316

Re: Migration Paths

I am guessing here, but if everything were run perfectly and as efficiently as it could be, the cost of running this entire country would be in the millions and not in the billion/trillion dollar range. About half the work force, maybe more, would be without jobs if everything ran a max performance....
by yogi
16 May 2019, 14:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 248
Views: 2612

Re: Ski By Fire

The Saturn I drive has paddles on the steering wheel to allow shifting of gears without taking your hands off the wheel. I thought that was a brilliant idea, even if it was a feature I never had a use for. Why the hell would I want to manually shift a car that I paid to have automatic transmission i...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:34
Forum: Current Events
Topic: It's Not The Sun's Fault
Replies: 8
Views: 50

Re: It's Not The Sun's Fault

Anything but global warming, of course. LOL
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 248
Views: 2612

Re: Ski By Fire

I never liked automatic transmissions for the exact reasons you describe. There is lag and in some cases no control over the transmission of power. I suppose I burned out a few clutches in my time downshifting manual transmissions, but at least I had the control I was expecting. I don't know that th...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 61
Views: 316

Re: Migration Paths

You are correct about the attempt to put the power grid under computer control. Those computers, however, are the targets of those foreign agents who are trying to learn as much as they can about what we are doing. It's not right for a huge block of the country to go down, and I can assure you that ...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 31
Views: 158

Re: .htaccess

As the story goes, anything on the public networks is fair game for interception. No laws broken if you receive secret police broadcasts or cell phone conversations, for example. However, if you retransmit or act upon the information in the transmission, you could be in deep doo doo. Bank transactio...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 122
Views: 891

Re: Another Win For Linux

The typical "incognito" mode doesn't hide your IP address from the server. The Tor browser uses the Tor network, what else? LOL Any communication over the Tor network is encrypted end to end. That is the beauty of Tor. Every time you connect to a website, you are going through several relay servers ...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 11:36
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 87

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

We can agree fully on the value of prior experiences. We both started our computer life in Windows because there was no Linux to speak of back then. For the most part, today you are a Linux denizen and I am Windows. While all that makes a difference, I have additional UNIX experience from the days w...
by yogi
14 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 87

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

I was positive that I'd drop Windows out of the default slot on my computer and move some Linux (probably Mint) into its place. Well, that was before I went to UEFI school and found out exactly how wonderful Linux operates in that environment. :rolleyes: I really should not be too critical of Linux....
by yogi
14 May 2019, 16:06
Forum: Current Events
Topic: It's Not The Sun's Fault
Replies: 8
Views: 50

Re: It's Not The Sun's Fault

I was talking to a fellow in Oklahoma yesterday. He lamented that last year half the state was on fire at this time of the year. This year most of that is under water. Crazy weather to say the least.
by yogi
14 May 2019, 16:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 122
Views: 891

Re: Another Win For Linux

WiFi hot spots always impressed me as being too "hot" to handle. They are way too vulnerable to attack and anyone who sends personal information over them is taking a huge risk. The same can be said bout hotels and restaurants. When we are on the road I typically try to use the Tor browser to avoid ...
by yogi
14 May 2019, 15:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 31
Views: 158

Re: .htaccess

Got to admit that Li-Fi is a new concept to me. I probably am missing a few things from your description but it seems that send-only scattered light would suffer the same interference problems that coordinated laser beams suffer, with one exception. Laser beams are not as easy to intercept as light ...
by yogi
14 May 2019, 15:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 61
Views: 316

Re: Migration Paths

As is the case with much of new technology there are pros and cons. The Smart Electric Meter has both. What you suggest about politicians having control over the power you get to your house is something only the liberal Democrats in Tennessee have to worry about. LOL It's truly not likely at all for...
by yogi
14 May 2019, 15:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 248
Views: 2612

Re: Ski By Fire

The thing I don't like about the Saturn I drive is the acceleration. Direct linkage went out with carburetors and it's all electronic now. That means the engine computer has to sense a load on the engine before it decides to downshift and/or accelerate. A gradual pressing down on the gas peddle does...
by yogi
13 May 2019, 14:17
Forum: Current Events
Topic: It's Not The Sun's Fault
Replies: 8
Views: 50

Re: It's Not The Sun's Fault

It's been pretty wet and cool here too but I don't think we broke any records. Just one word of caution. If you see any signs of glaciers forming, you might want to consider moving back to St Louis. LOL
by yogi
13 May 2019, 14:15
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 122
Views: 891

Re: Another Win For Linux

GPS tracking on your cell phone is an entirely different system that cell tower tracking. You can disable the GPS more or less, but not the cell tower. It's the base station that keeps an account of your air time and passes that on to the billing people, all of which is why you cannot turn it off. I...
by yogi
13 May 2019, 14:01
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 87

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

Windows and Linux can live side by side on the same hard drive. Those folks who get the choice of devices to boot from are doing exactly that. It's Microsoft's concession to Linux for taking over the boot process that once was relegated to GRUB. It took a while for me to figure out how to do it with...
by yogi
13 May 2019, 13:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 248
Views: 2612

Re: Ski By Fire

I don't do a lot of highway driving, but I see that passing game played all the time when I am on the road. I'll confess that I have played it myself a few times. What I see now and days is truckers come in one of two varieties. There are the ones who engage the cruise control and keep it there rega...
by yogi
13 May 2019, 13:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 61
Views: 316

Re: Migration Paths

The formula is P = I x E where P=Watts, I=Amps, and E=Volts. It doesn't matter if it's ac or dc, the formula remains the same. To achieve a given wattage the amps and volts can be manipulated an infinite number of ways, obviously. Our electric grid has some fixed numbers for voltage so that there i...