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by Kellemora
Yesterday, 15:34
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

We had a fellow who worked in our greenhouses for close to five years before we all though some great uncle died and left him a fortune. Turned out, he was building up a stash of credit cards, using each one for a few small things and paying them off until he over 20 cards with limits of 2,500 bucks...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 15:16
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

If you recall, I was so leery of WiFi, when I did buy a WiFi router, it was connected to my existing router and only two IP addresses were allowed to connect to it, and they had to also use a password, hi hi. I basically had the same settings on both routers, plus the firewall. My original router fi...
by Kellemora
01 Jun 2020, 14:00
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

Memory stick (USB sticks) do make several things easier, and they are faster than swapping out 5-1/4 floppies, hi hi. As you know, my accounting computer is NOT on my LAN, it stands alone. I do have it on my KVM switch though. I must have been confused about what they call air-gap technology. I thou...
by Kellemora
01 Jun 2020, 13:47
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

I didn't have much trouble getting credit anywhere, but I assume that was because of our families reputation. Even so, I knew some day it would come in handy having obtained credit and paid it off timely, and usually long before the due dates. I didn't need to buy most of the things on credit, but d...
by Kellemora
30 May 2020, 15:14
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

I grew up with Walter Ashe, Allied Electronics, Lafayette Radio and Electronics, and of course Heathkit. When I was driving OTR, I did take a run to Lafayette Radio ONE TIME, and quickly learned why most the drivers turned down that run, even though it paid over twice as much. It took four times lon...
by Kellemora
30 May 2020, 15:00
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

One of my first wife's uncles worked for a small power company in the county right before you got to Phelps County. When I say worked for, he was pretty high up on the food chain, one of the main system controllers. As the town grew they added a second steam plant, and about the time they were ready...
by Kellemora
29 May 2020, 15:06
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Merged Forums
Replies: 13
Views: 42

Re: Merged Forums

Yes, my new Router does handle the DHCP assignments. All of my computers normally get back the same IP address after a power outage, as long as I restarted all the computers in a certain order. But then I changed all of them to autostart after a power outage. I don't know why her Windows computer al...
by Kellemora
29 May 2020, 15:00
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

It is areas like this where the computer age is actually becoming a problem as more and more places, especially utilities and the like move over to using computers, which are susceptible to all kinds of attacks. If they stayed with using Manual Switches for everything, and only use computers to keep...
by Kellemora
29 May 2020, 14:48
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

My early transmitters were rock bound, so I was stuck on a single frequency for transmitting CW. Most of my overseas contacts I had to tune to their transmitter frequency and listen to find out what they were receiving on. Many countries had different ham bands than we had in the states, so they cou...
by Kellemora
28 May 2020, 14:49
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

Using CW usually means you need to have the time to sit down for a half hour or longer to enjoy the exchanges. But my uncle knew I would burn out real quick if I couldn't do voice. So he's the one who pushed me to get my tech license as fast as possible. So I technically was on voice first, using a ...
by Kellemora
28 May 2020, 14:31
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

Some people only live to mess with other people and cause problems they themselves will never know about. What I worry about most is hackers getting into the nuclear power plants or our utilities systems. Seems like for safety, all of their controls would be 100% in-house with no outside connections...
by Kellemora
27 May 2020, 15:19
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Merged Forums
Replies: 13
Views: 42

Re: Merged Forums

I hear ya Yogi, that is one reason my printer is run by USB connection. I do have it on the LAN, but the box I go through allows me to turn off access via LAN, which is one of the reasons I bought that particular LAN switch. The only thing bad about it is I have to have all the ports turned on after...
by Kellemora
27 May 2020, 15:12
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Buggy Linux USB Stack
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Buggy Linux USB Stack

Not much different than a denial of service attack by flooding a system with more than it can handled causing a crash. That doesn't mean they were able to hack into the system and steal data from it. Almost all hacking is done by getting into a computer through a program they installed that left doo...
by Kellemora
27 May 2020, 15:03
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

I did win a lot of awards when I was in the ARRL, but I was most active at the time too. Although I started out on 6-meters with a Tech License. Once I built the 40/80 meter transmitter, I did nothing but CW for many years. CW is a very interesting method of communication, besides getting through wh...
by Kellemora
27 May 2020, 14:49
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Short time tracking with a push.
Replies: 34
Views: 91

Re: Short time tracking with a push.

Mine was an RC Nobler and I had to assemble it Rib by Rib, it was a kit but nothing about it was assembled. The little Cessna I built only the wings were partially assembled out of molded foam with leading wood edge I had to glue on and the cover with Monokote. The RC Nobler was silk and dope, then ...
by Kellemora
26 May 2020, 15:51
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Merged Forums
Replies: 13
Views: 42

Re: Merged Forums

Actually, yes they do get ticked off if you call them Siri instead of Alexa, hi hi. With all the Alexa commercials on TV, I should change the name of ours. I've done some security checking into both the Echo Dot and the Echo Show that we have. Although we think they are listening in on us, turns out...
by Kellemora
26 May 2020, 15:39
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Short time tracking with a push.
Replies: 34
Views: 91

Re: Short time tracking with a push.

I had looked at Canon and Nikon cameras at the time I bought the Yashica. The store had the lenses, and filters of the right thread size and type in stock for the Yashica, but would have had to order the sizes of the filters I wanted for either the Canon or Nikon. Plus they had the 100 foot double r...
by Kellemora
26 May 2020, 15:19
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

I had beams for a while, but decided multi-directional was best for most of my purposes. I did have 2-meter Yagi pointed to the main packet repeater in the area. This is one reason why I had so many using my system, as it was about the only way they could reach the GreenTree network too. If they liv...
by Kellemora
25 May 2020, 15:21
Forum: Purpose Meaning and Direction
Topic: Merged Forums
Replies: 13
Views: 42

Re: Merged Forums

Echo is a novelty, but for us it has solved a couple of minor problems we've had for years. An add-on room on the house has no light switches in it. I was planning on rewiring the room and adding switches. But it was designed like a living room with no ceiling lights. So you have to turn on and off ...
by Kellemora
25 May 2020, 15:11
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: The Rest Of The Story
Replies: 80
Views: 344

Re: The Rest Of The Story

The same could be said about the HUGE Satellite Dish I bought. I was intercepting the Satellite signals from the High-Orbit Satellites. It was a Big Business for a while, and many people had the Large Satellite dishes. Then they began locking out the channels one after the other. You could pay to ge...