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Cloud Hosting Infected

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 1. 0 Replies

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study findsMalware in cloud hosting services is going undetected.Overall, the researchers scanned more than…Continue

Tags: malicious software, cloud hosting

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee Oct 22. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

iPhone 6 plus design defects

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 7. 2 Replies

A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 PlusesThe phones apparently malfunction from "molding themselves to the shape of your rump if left too…Continue

Tags: Touch Disease, iPhone 6

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 16. 59 Replies

http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_be_your_nerd_typeTake the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer (Official)

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Loren Miller Dec 17, 2015. 8 Replies

Published on Oct 19, 2015 Watch the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters December 18, 2015.I can't wait to see this movieContinue

Tossing your privacy policies

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Donald L. Engel Sep 25, 2015. 5 Replies

The following companies just betrayed billions of peopleThese companies are lobbying for "hugely unpopular surveillance legislation that's been lambasted by privacy groups and security…Continue

Tags: surveillance, privacy, Cyber Threat Information Sharing, cybersecurity

Unsustainable Bitcoin

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 3, 2015. 2 Replies

... Bitcoin about 5,033 times more energy intensive, per transaction, than VISA... Bitcoin’s power usage per transaction isn’t remotely sustainable as a wholesale replacement for the conventional financial system.... According to my calculation, a…Continue

Tags: transaction costs, sustainability, Bitcoin

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Comment by Joseph P on April 13, 2015 at 12:41am

No.  The brand of the device has no impact on which frequencies it uses.  The available frequencies are dictated by the FCC, and the standard on which the device runs dictates which of the available frequencies it uses.

Even if you have two devices using the same standard and frequency, there are multiple channels for each frequency.  Do you remember the old-school wireless phones which would have a little 'Channel' button to allow you to switch between different channels, if you were experiencing interference on a given channel?  Newer wireless devices have the same feature, only the channel switching is handled automatically.  Devices scan the available channels for potential interference and pick a good one.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 13, 2015 at 12:31am

Help-!!  I was looking for a nerd group.  I'm not a nerd, and that is why I was looking for one.  I have a question concerning headsets that are used with the TV.

My wife and I sit side by side at our computers, and listen to different TV programs with headsets.  We have a JVC, and a Radio Shack Auvio.  The Auvio is uncomfortable, and keeps breaking physically.  We would like to both use JVC, but wonder if using two JVC's would interfere with each other frequency-wise.  Wouldn't they both be transmitting at the same frequency? 

Comment by Joseph P on March 13, 2015 at 4:10pm

Err, does it actually work?  "Having all of the required working parts" and "not coming apart when you put it in an actual jet and try to use it" are two different things.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 13, 2015 at 4:03pm
Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:13pm

Paul welcome to the group- I hope you enjoy it here.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2015 at 7:57pm

Spud, I kinda thought, "Duck and cover," but I knew immediately that it would be as useless as I knew it was when we had those stupid drills in school.

"Duck, cover, and die anyway."

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 26, 2015 at 6:51pm

Reuse, recycle ...

Idaho Spud, your baseball at 90% lightspeed is shit scary.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2015 at 12:19pm

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

I was surprised at how close I guessed at the correct answer.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Comment by Steph S. on January 13, 2015 at 8:18pm

Holly - welcome to the group.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ruth, the photo didn't come through to my Wall, but I was able to get it from my mailbox! Most often I can't. 

I love the demonstration of balance. We need to learn how to balance our lives in this crazy up is down, war is peace, world. 

I'm very glad I was able to retrieve it. I'm sharing it. 

 

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