Google High Speed Fiber Internet Still THE Hot Topic in Greenville

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If you are from the Greenville / Upstate area you would have to be living as a Quaker to not know about all that is going on with the effort to bring Google Fiber here. Heck, even Quakers probably are aware of the community effort to catch the eye of Google. It is not just localized either. Greenville is showing …

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Google On Main Was A Total Success!

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Last night my wife Pamela, daughter Megan and her friend Christina attended Google On Main along with hundreds of others and formed the letters that spelled out “Google” while swinging LED glow sticks over our heads and posing for photos and videos as a helicopter and plane flew over. What a blast! What does it all mean? It means that …

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Today’s Wi-Fi Fear: Thieves using RDF to find notebooks

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An article on NetworkWorld.com made me chuckle today…  Apparently the Bad Guys are now using Radio Direction Finding (RDF) to locate hidden notebooks because their 802.11* wireless was enabled. It seems amazing to me that it has taken this long for anyone to realize that if a ntoebook or any other device is “wireless”, that it is transmitting a signal, …

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Demonstration of Yagi Antenna as used in Amateur Radio

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A friend posted this YouTube video on a County Hunter forum. I found it very well done and thought I would share.  This is a demonstration of a Yagi beam antenna and shows how adding a reflector and directors to a driven element increases the signal strength in front of the antenna by focusing the power bounced off the reflector …

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Forgotten Technologies – BBSes, Amigas, IRC, etc

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Today I spent about an hour or more showing Scott what an Amiga A-4000T is all about. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any disks with me to show him the awesome 80s & 90s graphics. Nor did I get it online to show him what that machine was used for. What was it used for?  I’m glad you asked! It was used …

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