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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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Hey Know-It-Alls...

Have I told y'all recently how awesome you are? This has to be the most active group at TWiT (perhaps second to AAA, but those people are CRAY-CRAY!)

Keep it up... and here's a doge for your troubles.
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I be cray-cray and doge, belong to both groups. 1st love will always be AAA, sorry Padre.
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There's an awful lot of hate going on for our Multi-Rotor projects. And some people seem to enjoy escalating to personal attacks, which is not acceptable. There are members of the KH community who are continually asserting that we only cover MRs... so I'm just going to leave this here for reference...

List of Topics covered on "Know How" since January 2015

Skype Translator
Gyrostabilization of satellites
Mods to the Syma X5c
TWiT Editing Workstations
Working with Gallium
Fixing High-Density WiFi
Tapping your home network
PCIe SSDs
Smelting Aluminum Cans
Hydrophobic metals
3D Printing at CES 2015
Power over Ethernet
24 Hours of Racing
Lyteshot
Premise Wiring
RasPi 2.0
Thermoplastics
The Leo Chopper
Artec 3D scanning
Solar Powered Hawaii
Fixing a DJI Phantom
Thermoplastic costume
Self Driving Cars at CES2015
Motorcycle protection
PWM
Steampunk Clock 1/3
Carrying your Quad
Managed vs. Unmanaged Switches
Nissan's new Supercar
Alien-X Parts List
Steampunk Clock 2/3
Wireless Bridges
Arduino Fridge
Hydrophobic paint
Win8: Reversed Mouse + Screen Brightness
Steampunk Clock 3/3
Balancing Props
Car Hacking
VLANs
Alien-X: Integration
Building Servers
Liquid Cooling
EM Shields
NAT on NAT
Motor Upgrades
Alien-X: Testing
Homebuilt Smartwatch
MP3 Artifacting
RF Towers
RasPi OSMC
Alien-X: Let's Fly
eBooks
NAT (again)
Making Snow
daVinci Jr.: Setup
Fixing a Gameboy Screen
Thrust Testing
Electric Superbike
3D Printing: First Print
3DR Solo at NAB
Free Image Manipulation Programs
White Blood Cells
AR Mini
Gameboy Backlight
Advanced Thrust Tester
LEDs
Troubleshooting Broken Patches
Shapeways
Synthetic Diesel
Cat5 wiring
Choosing Hard Drives
Cellular Ethernet
Camera Basics (ISO, Aperture, Shutter)
KH250: Parts List
Intro to FPV
KH Project Previews
SSD Media Player
Choosing a Soldering Iron
IP Camera Network segmentation
DMX Lighting
Maker Faire: NVdrones
Out of Band Managment
File Server File System
Ping Documentation
1 Sheeld
OptoESCs
Quad Balance
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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, I have a question, what are tesla waves or signals and can they affect the way a quads flies (or interfere  with the transmitter signal to the quad?)
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Coming soon to an episode near you...

(Should be easy to guess what this is...)
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+Kevin Rippentrop Knowing the "Quad Father" gets most of his stuff from Banggood, it may also be this one:
http://www.banggood.com/www.banggood.com/Light-FPV-Brushless-Gimbal-wMotors-Controller-For-DJI-Phantom-p-968168.html?bid=7189
Although it looks slightly different.
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Sometimes... I marvel at the fact that we get paid to do this stuff. :)
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This show is the reason my wife hates my computer habit
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Here's what a bunch of geeks did over two days in San Francisco and Petaluma. 
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11 people care, I'm not one of them
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Horrifying.... simply horrifying.

First person video of the avalanche hitting the Everest Basecamp. At least 22 people died... the absolute power is... well... horrifying.
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ I'm sure you will but remember them in your mass tomorrow morning, father.
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In my fever dream, I imagine an alternate universe in which Comcast needs to call to cancel their attempted merger with Time-Warner cable. 

In that alternate universe, Comcast would first have to speak with a "Deal Cancellation Specialist" who, in my mind, could be none other than +Ryan Block (http://consumerist.com/2014/07/14/comcast-demands-an-explanation-before-agreeing-to-cancel-your-account/)

It would go a little something like this...
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Comcast:  We’d like to cancel the deal please…

Ryan: Help me understand why you don’t want to be moar internet.

Comcast: Help me understand why you can’t just cancel the deal.

Ryan: I’m trying to help you. You’re not letting me help you you.

Comcast:  You can help me by cancelling the deal

Ryan:  How is that helping you?

Comcast: Because that’s what I want.

Ryan: Why is that what you want?

Comcast: Because that’s what I want.

Ryan: There has to be some sort of reason behind it…. We just want to find out what it is that’s causing a deal that's been in the works for 18 months to just fall through.

Comcast: That’s none of your business. Your business is to cancel the deal.

Ryan: If we don’t know why the deal is being cancelled, how can we make this a better experience for you next time?

Comcast: That’s a fantastic question and something that you can hire a firm to figure out. … Can you cancel the deal by phone? Yes or no?

Ryan: Why don’t you want this deal? You’re not interested in pwning ALL the Internets?

Comcast: Are you capable of cancelling the deal?

Ryan: It’s something we can do.

Comcast: I would appreciate you now doing that. Please proceed in cancelling the deal…

Ryan: Why don’t you want an even bigger monopoly? You don't want to swim in a pool of money like Scrooge McDuck?

Comcast: Is this a joke? Are you punking us right now?

Ryan: I’m terribly sorry it feels to you like I’m trying to punk you. I’m just trying to help you out and get some information. We’ll just bypass all this information. I’ll go ahead and cancel the deal. It’s really a shame to see you go after spending millions on "grassroots campaigns" and love letters from politicians. No one else can guarantee all the things like this deal can. I can get you more than 40% of the subscribers in the United States, eventually giving your customers 5x fewer choices in broadband. I can help you pimp-slap the American consumer like Tyrion going off on Joffrey. Speaking of Joffrey, who cares! Because once you own all the pipes, nobody will see HBO unless you allow it! what about those services are you not wanting?

Comcast: Are you done? You literally just a moment ago said you’d go ahead and cancel the deal and that’s what we’re going to need to do.

Ryan: We’re going through that process. I’m just asking some questions…

Comcast: Can you tell me how much longer it’s going to take?

Ryan: It’s going to take a couple more minutes here. What about the deal is making you want to change?

Comcast: I’m good. I’m just going to wait until you can confirm that you’ve canceled the deal.

Ryan: Well you’re all set. You know what, it’s cancelled. I’m really sorry to see you go to some other deal that can’t give you what we can. But I’d like to thank you for being part of the biggest attempted scam of the American consumer in recent memory. Have a wonderful day.
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ha.
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I used to play air guitar when I was a kid... but it never sounded THIS good! 
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ​ the most incredible thing about this post is the implication that you've "put away childish things":-)
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Some days, you just need a box 'o kittens.
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A Brickhouse, they are there to watch the New Screen Saver's!
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Hey Know-It-Alls...

First, this is ENTIRELY THEORETICAL. Take it as no more than drippings from a sleep-deprived brain.

That being said: If +Bryan Burnett and I were to start doing two, slightly shorter episodes of KH each week, split between DIY and Maker topics, with a single project per episode but the same basic format... would you watch?
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Yes! I would watch both!
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I would watch one of them.
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What's "Know How"?
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I just can't imagine living in a place where nature can be all, 

"Hey... nice train you got there..."

"BOOM! -- Deal with it."
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Come to California...The Earth Quake State :)
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Awwwwwww.... Look! Pizza doge has a brother!
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It's a dog eats dog world out there
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I'm an over 9000 uberGeek, a TWiT network host, the director of National Vocation Promotion for the Jesuits, and a closet superhero sidekick.
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  • TWiT.tv
    Host, 2012 - present
    I host "This Week in Enterprise Tech" and co-host "Know How" with Iyaz Akhtar.
  • The Jesuit Conference
    National Director of Vocation Promotion, 2009 - 2013
  • TheTechStop.net
    Producer/Editor, 2007 - 2012
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PadreSJ "Digital Jesuit" "Friar Tech"