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re: Ubiquiti Nanostation question... - Korkstand
[quote]so they need to be connected to your network via cat5/6 then, right?[/quote]Yes, and a PoE (Power over Ethernet) injector or switch supplies it with power via the cat6 also. ...
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re: Android Vs iPhone in 2018 - Korkstand
[quote]I much prefer the ease of use with the iphone. It's not even close for me.. and it helps my entire family can work the iphone with ease as well. I tried to navigate some androids recently and remembered why I had to settle on the iphone. I just can't get use to it. [/quote] I kno...
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re: raspberry pi users - Korkstand
[quote]Did you really need a 100A relay? seems a bit much for a horn. [/quote]Hah, yeah it's overkill, but I got the 100A in case I wanted to test controlling other things (we have a LOT of motors around here). Probably a dumb move and this thing will live in this horn forever, could have saved a fe...
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re: raspberry pi users - Korkstand
Figured I would bump this thread instead of making a new one... I just finished my first prototype of a "real" project with a Pi. I needed a "break time" bell, and for whatever reason those things are expensive as hell ($400+!). I figured I could make one a lot cheaper and more flexible wi...
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re: Question about noise canceling technology and the restaurant industry - Korkstand
[quote]But why couldn’t you do it electronically like the headphones do.[/quote]Because noise-canceling headphones only work because they completely cover your ear (or canal). They can't completely block all external sounds, so the "active" noise-canceling part (the electronics) means they "listen" ...
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re: Cord cutting question - Korkstand
[quote]To save $30-$40 a month, that all sounds like a headache.[/quote] Signing up for a streaming TV service is a headache? It takes 10 minutes tops and then you save $500/year, every year. I cannot think of a better way to spend 10 minutes. It's a no-brainer. Bonus: no brain = no headache....
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re: CAD PSA - linear garage door opener is the bomb - Korkstand
[quote]you want the latest zwave security with your garage doors. [/quote]Definitely, don't want Miley's sketchy friends hacking into your garage....
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re: UPS Teamsters Unite - Korkstand
[quote]Fast food workers can be replaced by automation once the pricepoint is right (and that's coming). UPS drivers cannot (at least not yet and probably never for larger, heavier items).[/quote]Order-takers/cashiers, definitely. I honestly don't know why they haven't all been replaced by kiosks/ap...
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re: UPS Teamsters Unite - Korkstand
[quote]We can talk first principles of economics if you'd like. In the absence of government regulation, there is no basis for unions to exist.[/quote]:lol: Labor unions are a result of free markets! They will exist regardless of the regulatory environment. Companies are free to merge or be bo...
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re: DOCSIS channels question: ANSWERED. - Korkstand
AFAIK it doesn't affect anything else. As long as the modem is capable of faster speeds than your service, you're good. ...
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re: What are you expecting out of the Pixel 3 this year? - Korkstand
[quote]I just dont care about 100% screen to body ratio.[/quote]Me neither, and I feel like I'm alone sometimes. I have the smaller Pixel 2 with the big chin and forehead, and I actually like it. I can grip my phone in landscape mode without touching/covering the screen. I can use it one-handed w...
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re: Scammers are everywhere - Korkstand
We will, right up until we get asked to wire money somewhere. :lol:...
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Scammers are everywhere - Korkstand
Guy named "Joe Miller" emails our fabrication shop requesting a quote to build some window guards (security bars). Aside from a little bit of broken English (so slight it could be chalked up to a typo or whatever), it looks legit. He even sent some professional looking drawings detailing exactly wha...
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re: Modem for Cox 100 Mbps - Korkstand
Both of the modems you listed have routers and wifi built in. The Netgear is also a 4 port switch (like a typical standalone router). Personally, I don't like these combo devices. From what I've read they don't do either job as well as separate dedicated devices. I don't know the Tech Board re...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
[quote]TigerWise[/quote]Would you mind shooting me an email at my username at gmail?...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
Still not sure if the app makes use of their cloud for audio. Regardless, it's still not as open a system as I would like. I realize that I'm asking for a lot... open hardware & software (i.e. hackable), upgradeable, repairable, AND (mostly) plug and play. But I think we can get somewhere clo...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
Yeah I get that you can view/record the video streams, but can you use 2-way audio without using their proprietary cloud services?...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
[quote]Doorbird, LTS, Hikvision all have doorbell cameras that you can pull a steam off and don’t have to rely on a cloud. [/quote]Then what do you do with it? You can set up motion detection to alert you and view a live stream or recordings, but what about 2-way audio? Is that open to integration w...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
[quote]I plan on building some PoE DYI cameras when I move into my next house. Looks to be about $50 per camera with the RPi included. [/quote]I've looked into this a LOT. $50 isn't going to happen with the regular sized Pi. You might be able to keep it that cheap with a Zero, but then you have to s...
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re: Must haves for smart home? - Korkstand
[quote]As for doorbells and alarms, cameras, etc it's turning into a 2 man race between Google and Amazon. There may be more buzz on other products for now but if you're looking for long term stability you want a company that's going to have your back down the road. [/quote] I am strongly in th...
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