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  • How to boost your WiFi signal with a beer can (with Photos! you boozehounds)

    09/11/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT · by max americana · 54 replies · 1+ views
    the chive ^ | Septe 11, 2011 | chiv
    I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to me via The Chive and i think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More than...
  • Dish Network releases a portable satellite TV antenna for tailgaters

    09/01/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Mike Flacy
    Designed for camping in the great outdoors or entertaining guests while tailgating, Dish Network announced the release of the Tailgaiter, a mobile satellite television antenna that’s compatible with Dish Network service. Weighing in at 10 pounds, the satellite antenna is encased in a 10-sided plastic shell with a handle for lugging around the device. The shell is designed to protect the antenna in poor weather conditions and allows the dish to rotate within the casing to align with the satellite. The Tailgater portable antenna also requires a Model ViP 211k HD Solo receiver to pick up high definition stations. The...
  • (Apple) Executive Leaves After iPhone Trouble (Antennagate)

    08/08/2010 9:13:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 176 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 7,2010 | Miguel Helft
    Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive in charge of hardware for the company’s flagship iPhone, has left the company in the wake of widely reported problems with the antenna of the recently introduced iPhone 4. It is not clear if Mr. Papermaster was ousted or left on his own accord. Reached on his cellphone, Mr. Papermaster declined to comment. In a statement, an Apple spokesman, Steve Dowling, confirmed Mr. Papermaster’s departure. Mr. Dowling said Mr. Papermaster “is leaving the company and Bob Mansfield, senior vice president of Macintosh hardware engineering, is assuming his responsibilities.” ... Mr. Papermaster, who was listed as...
  • 'Rabbit Ears' Find New Life in HDTV Age

    04/28/2007 9:21:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies · 2,049+ views
    AP ^ | April 28, 2007 | JOE MILICIA
    CLEVELAND — Buying an antenna for a high-definition television seems as out of place as using a rotary phone to make a call. But some consumers are spending thousands of dollars on LCD or plasma TVs and hooking them up to $50 antennas that don't look much different from what grandpa had on top of his black-and-white picture tube. They're not doing it for the nostalgia. Local TV channels, broadcast in HD over-the-air, offer superior picture quality over the often-compressed signals sent by cable and satellite TV companies. And the best part? Over-the-air HD is free.
  • CBC News: Historic time-signal pole facing the axe

    10/21/2005 12:28:51 PM PDT · by cloud8 · 7 replies · 489+ views
    CBC News via email | 10-19-05
    A simple wooden pole linked to the longest-running feature on CBC Radio, the 1 p.m. time signal from the National Research Council, seems about to vanish from an Ottawa neighbourhood over safety concerns. Standing taller than the trees that surround it, the pole is located on what used to be the west-end Ottawa property of J.P. Henderson. He was an astronomer at the Dominion Observatory. Although an astronomer, Henderson did a lot of experimenting with radio and was one of Ontario's first ham radio operators. At his home on Perth Street, Henderson put up a pole for his antenna from...
  • Trapped Russian mini-sub, crew rescued in Pacific

    08/07/2005 3:26:55 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 42 replies · 1,471+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | Aug. 7, 2005 | Oliver Bullough
    Trapped Russian mini-sub, crew rescued in Pacific Sun Aug 7, 2005 10:08 AM BST By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescuers cut free a Russian mini-submarine ensnared in deep-sea cables on Sunday, saving its seven crew with British help, after a three-day ordeal at the bottom of the Pacific with dwindling oxygen. "Today was a very happy event. The intensive work to free our submarine at a depth of 200 metres brought results... Our comrades in the crew opened the hatch themselves," said Admiral Viktor Fyodorov, commander of Russia's Pacific Fleet. "They behaved valiantly over these 76 hours under water,...
  • Russian sub cut free!

    08/06/2005 5:55:42 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 741 replies · 26,954+ views
    CNN | Me
    CNN just abnnounced a Brit robosub just cut the last cable holding the sub down, and Russians have communicated to freed sub, to prepare for emergency surfacing! Sub acknoledged HOOOORAAAAYYY!
  • URI physics employee invents new antenna technology

    06/08/2004 7:53:01 PM PDT · by Denver Ditdat · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    University of Rhode Island News Bureau ^ | June 2, 2004 | Jan Wenzel
    URI physics employee invents new antenna technology Media Contact: Jan Wenzel, 401-874-2116 KINGSTON, R.I. -- June 2, 2004 -- Rob Vincent, an employee in the University of Rhode Island's Physics Department, proves the adage that necessity is the mother of invention. An amateur radio operator since he was 14, Vincent has always lived in houses situated on small lots. Because he couldn’t erect a large antenna on a confined property, he has been continually challenged over the years to find a way to get better reception. "I was always tinkering in the basement. Thank goodness, my parents were tolerant. I...
  • Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna

    01/21/2003 4:27:46 PM PST · by vannrox · 99 replies · 1,799+ views
    Unknown Country ^ | 21-Jul-2001 | WHITLEY STRIEBER
    Mystery of the Eltanin Antenna 21-Jul-2001 Between 1962 and 1979 the NSF Polar Research Vessel Object Photographed by USNS Eltanin Eltanin surveyed Antarctic waters, studying the ocean and ocean bottom. In 1964, the ship photographed an unusual object at a depth of 13,500 feet. At the time, there was no submarine that could have carried a piece of technology to this depth. The object appears to be a pole rising from the ocean floor with twelve spokes radiating from it, each ending in a sphere. The spokes are at fifteen degree angles to each other. It is located approximately 1,000...