Category: Techie Stuff

Old Technology

Useful Inventions

1. Wash your hands and then use the water for your next flush. 2. Traffic lights in Ukraine. 3. This water fountain allows the water to flow down so dogs can drink too. 4. A mountain finder device in Switzerland. 5. An accessibility mat on the beach for strollers and wheelchairs. 6. This pill bottle …

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Backstage Look at the Oscars

We were able to get a first hand backstage look at everything that goes into hosting the Academy Awards. It is quite remarkable to see all the people setting up the decorations, walls, lighting, sound, cameras, carpeting, and making sure that everything is in place and ready for the event to go off without a …

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National Space Development Agency of Japan Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite

Click here to download the full NASDA Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite text This is a pamphlet I picked up at the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) museum when I was in Okinawa, Japan. This pamphlet is about the Communications and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite (COMET) satellite.

National Space Development Agency of Japan H-IIA Launch Vehicle

Click here to download PDF file of the NASDA H-IIA Launch Vehicle So this is actually really cool. Around 1999 or 2000 I was in Okinawa, Japan and between Okinawa City and Nago there is a National Space Development Agency of Japan site that has some huge antenna dishes. I stopped to check them out …

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Don’t Forget Your Password

Palomar Observatory

Saturday I went for a drive to the Palomar Observatory. Prior to going I checked online to see what their hours of operation are and it showed from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. After driving over there I got all the way to the gate just to find out the observatory was closed for a special event. …

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No Need For Google

Where will we be in 8 years?

Ratheon XOS 2 is a second generation exoskeleton design for US army use. It allows the wearer to enhance his strength to carry heavy equipment much easier and for much longer. The world’s first virtual shopping center opened in Korea. All the products are just LCD screens that allow you to order the items by …

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Yodobashi Camera Electronics Store Akihabara, Japan

Today I took the train over to Yodobashi camera in Akihabara, Japan. As I stood there waiting to cross the street I thought that would make a nice photo and here is that shot.

Trust me I’m an Engineer

Homeland Security: Grocery Store

There was a bit of confusion at the Local Jay C grocery store this morning. When I was ready to pay for my groceries, the cashier said, “Strip down, facing me.” Making a mental note to complain to my congressman about Homeland Security running amok, I did just as she had instructed. When the hysterical …

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Microsoft Tech Support

Mujibar was trying to get a job in India. The Personnel Manager said, ‘Mujibar, you have passed all the tests, except one. Unless you pass it, you cannot qualify for this job.’ Mujibar said, ‘I am ready.’ The manager said, ‘Make a sentence using the words Yellow, Pink, and Green.’ Mujibar said, ‘The telephone goes …

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How The Internet Started

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, …

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For Those Who Love Computers

At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, ‘If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.’ In response to Bill’s comments, Ford issued a press release stating: …

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Web Hosting Provider

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International Toy Show – Tokyo, Japan

I went down to the International Toy Show at Tokyo Big Site in Odaiba. Tokyo Big Site is a building located in Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan. It is pretty cool because this was a huge event that had a ton of stuff. This would be like a COMIC-CON, but for toys and held in Tokyo. …

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Wife 1.0

Dear Tech Support: Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity, such as Poker Night …

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Financial Institutions Handle Privacy

[Abstract] The purpose of this document is to analyze why many financial institutions assess privacy as a compliance issue as opposed to a risk management issue. Included within this document are two different current regulations to help consumers protect their privacy. Also included within this document is an example of the primary causes of network …

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The Kumachan Store on Amazon

How to Make a Cross-over Cable

Here is a diagram which shows the standard color code to make a cross-over CAT-5 cable.

Safari Speedup

Did you know that in OS X if you want Safari to load faster, there are a couple tricks you can do in order for Safari to speed up? The first thing you should do is empty your cache. You can do this by going to your preferences, choose Safari and then click on empty …

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Home Wireless Network Users Need to Properly Secure Their Networks From Threats

In recent years, technology has been rapidly developing. This development introduced us to the Internet, commercial networks, and even home networks to move towards using wireless networks. In America, home networks are the vast majority of users on the Internet. Since home networks are the majority of users on the Internet, you will learn about …

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Grey Area With Copyright Infringement

I’ve been thinking about this a lot because I don’t want to run into trouble. Lets say I create an image for a kid that looks like Nemo from Walt Disney’s movie “Finding Nemo” and somebody else sees this image and says I stole it from Disney. Is that considered copyright infringement? Especially since no …

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Wireless Insecurities

You would be surprised how many people out there have wireless networks running at home or at a place of business. You would be even more surprised how many people do not change the factory default settings. I recently set myself up on a wireless network before I even set my router up I was …

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Wireless Morons

You would be surprised how many people out there have wireless networks running at home or at a place of business. You would be even more surprised how many people do not change the factory default settings. I recently set myself up on a wireless network before I even set my router up I was …

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Chatting on Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

I used to chat on #worldchat on efnet, but it seems the politics of who controls a room really made this room go downhill. I would basically use IRC as a reference tool and I met some real cool people on there who taught me lots of things. It’s always hard to see a change …

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Video Games Don’t Affect Kids

DISN Data Services Course

While in the Air Force I was sent to the DISN Data Services Course. Here is the manual from that Air Force training.

Analog Circuit Testing

19961203 – DDForm1697 While stationed at Kadena air base in Okinawa, Japan I had to occasionally perform circuit test and acceptance tests. Here are the results of one of the tests I conducted.

Air Force 5 Level B SetTech Control Career Development Course Volume 2

Click here to download the full text The 3C251 Career Development Course (CDC) Volume 2. Communications Systems

Air Force 5 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 4

Click here to download the full text Air Force 3C251 Tech Control Career Development Courses Volume 4. Computer Fundamentals and Digital Devices.

Air Force 5 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 3

Click here to download the full text Air Force 3C251A Tech Control Career Development Courses Volume 3. Modulation and Multiplexing.

Air Force 5 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 2

Click here to download complete text The 3C251 Career Development Course (CDC) Volume 2. Soldering and Electrical Connectors

Air Force 5 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 1

Click here to download the full text The 3C251 Career Development Course (CDC) Volume 1. Founding Principles of Communications Electronics

Air Force 3 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 3

Click here to download the full text Air Force 3C231 Career Development Courses (CDC) Volume 3. Technical Control Facilities.

Air Force 3 Level Tech Control Career Development Course Volume 1

Click here to download the full text After basic training in the Air Force each airman will be sent off to a technical training school where they will learn their job. For the Technical Control 3C231 job series the technical training was at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Here is volume 1. Transmission …

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