* Posts by starkthewolf

3 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Jul 2013

Build your OWN Apple iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi

starkthewolf

Too much fun!

Personally I'd prefer aggravating only the Apple cultists, especially the ones with the latest kit. Maybe the next time Apple offers something new and the fanbois lineup like dutiful weasals, walk around with the bluetooth beacon bot in the bag near the lineups and see what happens. A reverse-wardrive perhaps.

Ahhh, SATISFACTION: Watch while we set a NAS on FIRE

starkthewolf

Yes but was the NAS RoHS?

Then all the freaking solder connections were/are melted. Toasted wieners a special extra. I also noticed the guy wearing the fire protection gear was NOT the guy who put out the flames. Tough labor union up there in Canada?

Voyager 1 'close' to breaking through to DEEP SPACE - boffins

starkthewolf

The Voyagers are Coasters

Much as I love the visual image of a spacecraft putting the "pedal to the metal" those tiny metal spacecraft have been coasting since BEFORE they past the orbit of the moon. They did use the gravity wells around Jupiter and Saturn to speed up and turn the spacecraft towards their next planet, Uranus. So you could say they are truly Newtonian objects. And thanks to him, they were plotted on the best and most advantageous coasting path possible.

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