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Nicholas Brenckle
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Can anyone suggest easy plans for a baofeng uv5? Want to make a better antenna for listening when inside my house.
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The v5 is a good radio within the bounds that it is used. I am sure there are some plans for your area. Look at your local ARES team web sites or the repeater directory. You can load them up with CHIRP easily enough. You can also program in the GMRS/FRS frequencies and the airband frequencies.
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Not exactly sure what I would do with it, but its very cool for those that need
 
Just learned about +Outernet and they have office in #Chicago :
"For 80% of humanity, the Internet as we know it does not exist, so we built a new way to share information"
https://outernet.is/
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I kind of think we should get one
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Anyone tried loading pfsense on a Zotac ZBox? The cd boots but the installer keeps complaining about a SCSI driver issue and fails. I tried both 2.2 and a few of the daily compiles just to check. All give the same issue.
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Excellent presentation ! Wanna learn ? Read this 
LinuxCon North America 2014, Brendan Gregg.
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Anyone have experience with these and a Raspberry Pi? http://amzn.to/1NxX06K I am trying to use it with a A-D converter and really I get nothing useful for readings. Tried a multimeter and the transformer but that too gives me nothing useful. End goal - I want to know when a 110V and a 220V pump is either on, or off. I don't care so much about the current draw I just want status. 
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I have a clamp current sensing tool you could borrow, but unless a load is big I've never seen it read well
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Anyone else with a Pi on WIFI had their Wifi just go away? Been running a Model A on my desk for about 2 weeks now. Im still waiting for some parts and I have to build a case. It has a USB WiFi. Twice this week the wifi just dropped. I had to do an "ifup wlan0" to bring it back. Anyone else seen this? No errors in the logs, nothing really to say why it dropped. I think when I put this in its final destination I might have to go wired ethernet...
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I''m building a Pi to watch the usage of my sump and well pumps. If I check power status every second, I don't want to actually store that many data points. I figured I would store only the change points (off to on, on to off). RRDTool doesn't seem the right way for this. Any suggestions? #raspberrypi  
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Well, you need to store a state every given period (hour), and then the change from that point at times...
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Looking to see if anyone tried current sensing with a raspberry pi. Before I purchase two of these: http://www.amazon.com/SCT-013-000-Non-invasive-Current-Sensor-Transformer/dp/B008ASXVL4/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1420409783&sr=1-1&keywords=current+sensor I was hoping someone could offer advice on non-invasive current sensors. I am looking to monitor a basement sump pump and a well pump, high amp A/C power.   #raspberrypi  +Raspberry Pi 
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I want to edit the startup on a CentOS CD. I've already customized the disk itself but I want to grub to include a few extra options on boot (and a few less choices on the menu). Editing grub.conf didn't seem to do it. Is there something else i need to do before I do a mkisofs with my new cd file tree? (CentOS6.7 iso)
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I wish I knew to help
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Where a spare tire should go.
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Who needs to see to drive anyway
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The left blob is one big chunk of solid ice.
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If it beeps, blinks, or in the case of the LR, doesn't do much of anything, I'm on it.
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  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Infrastructure Administrator UNIX, 2013 - present
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New Haven, CT - Herndon, VA - North Branford, CT - Hamden, CT
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Theres a man who leads a life of danger.
Introduction
Are there so many dopplegangers of me that you have to be sure I am me? True, people have had complete conversations with me and not known who I was, and others have had complete conversations with people who were not me but thought they were. If those two facts are true, it really doesn't matter.
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  • Southern Connecticut State University
    BA, CS, 1989 - 1993
  • Southern Connecticut State University
    MBA, 1997 - 1999
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