[Hardware] Computer Hardware Issues
line the computer case with it - or is it a laptop?
It's a tower case.
That's a good idea.
A possible complicating factor is that the shared wall between the radio and my computer has a power outlet on it, and an ethernet cable goes from my computer into it and down under the house, so those two things are both pretty close to the radio. But I'll try lining my computer case first. Thanks for the suggestions.
Anton, can the radio run on battery and if so, does the interference disappear if the radio is unplugged from the powersocket?
Try the radio on a different wall socket .. the RF being generated by the PC may be leaking into the power. Also if that doesn't work, get some ferrite beads from Dick Smiths and wrap them around cables inside the PC.
I've had similar issues, when the outlet was not grounded. to fix the issue on that specific area, I built an AC extension which removed the ground from the grounded plug and it fixed it.... but obviously, you are running without explicit ground. in Canada its not as big a deal since the neutral wire is also grounded, but it has to go through the panel, which isn't as effective has a decidated ground wire.
(we are also using only 110v )
I'm looking for good USB Host software. Not the most common thing to find. Not sure I want to dredge through a *nix distro, but seems like that might be my best chance.
hope this is on topic. It's Hardware drivers...not exactly what the group was designed for, but my thoughts rarely fit into conventional boxes.
No battery, but has a 12V power input.
does somebody has some usage experience with AMD magny cours Opteron CPU's ?
MS announced its .NET Gadgeteer toolkit for Electronics Hardware Fans. See this post to get more info and see a short video of the toolkit running a small mainboard with many other appliances boards attached to it. http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/08/microsoft-releases-toolkit-to.html
Maybe someday Red will replace the C# embedded in their sdk software ...
The only thing that matters. How much ?
Where's the video ?
MS is make big efforts to support embedded platforms, the .Net Micro-Framework I played with on my netduino board is quite impressive.
the processor is quite impressive if it can run such beasts ;)
I've been using a new laptop for the past 24 hours, and it is the most frustrating lump of hardware I've ever had the misfortune to use. Why? There's an extra set of hotkeys on the keyboard exactly where your muscle memory expects ctrl and shift. Even when partially disabled (they can't be fully disabled) I'm pressing a dead key half the time rather than the one I want. It seems impossible that such a design survived any sort of usability testing. And I am not alone..... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-systems-and/How-to-disable-Quick-Launch-keys-on-G62/td-p/272315
Ah yes, keyboard muscle memory can be extremely frustrating when having to accustom to a new keyboard.
Anyone has a few good PC hardware architecture overview books ? Maybe on mainboard archs, maybe on nvidia cards arch. Preferably in PDF so I can read on Kindle
Maybe overview of CPU archs. I have AMD64 athlon currently
I am interested in PC CPUs
And in mainboards and in video cards
Sunanda... I've had my PC for 10 months, and I'm still not completely acustomed to the new keybord :-( some of the layout decisions are also quite dumb (like using half-size keys for the arrows... now how clueless can you be to think about that kind of nonsense?)
I sometimes find myself reaching for symbols where they were on Atari 8-bit twenty years ago
hehe... I've sometimes looked for the "help" key on my PC ... (for those that don't know, its from the Amiga keyboard).
Is Amiga attacheable via some device to a PC? =)
attacheable to a PC
Maxim: Logitech keyboards are eternal and quite nice, standard and soft. Highly enjoyable.
Logitech Videocams and mice, too.
Logitech G15 G19 and other models also have a special small monochrome screen on them. Useful for some people.
There is a Windows and Linux drivers for this screen.
I don't understand, why Ctrl is moved down on modern keyboards. I always switch Ctrl and Caps Lock, because I use Ctrl a lot and don't like my hand twisted. It's much better to have Ctrl on the same line as A, S, D, F ..., like on the keyboards, I used a lot in the past (Acorn BBC, Amiga, Wyse terminals). I'm currious, what users modern keyboards are friendly for, they're not programmer friendly for sure.
Typists of course!
Many more typists than there are programmers requiring Control key on the most used rows
Modern typists use eletronic word processors with many control-key shortcuts, don't they?
My guess is, a typist use Ctrl more than Caps Lock.
Like Ctrl-B for bold, where Caps Lock for all capital were used on non-electronic typewriters.
Modern typists use the mouse!
I'm afraid, you're very much right about this.
The mouse if for playing first-person-shooters, nothing else. ;P
There is a Optimus keyboard by Artemiy Lebedew tema.ru design.ru where on every key there is a video screen. It costed $500 several years ago.
Every key displays a video stream.