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Sunday, November 2

1414954800 The Tech Guy
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Monday, November 3

1415037600 Tech News Today
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1415046600 iPad Today
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Tuesday, November 4

1415124000 Tech News Today
1415127600 MacBreak Weekly
1415134800 Security Now
1415142000 Before You Buy
1415145600 Tech News 2Night
1415149200 All About Android
1415158200 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, November 5

1415205000 FLOSS Weekly
1415210400 Tech News Today
1415214000 Windows Weekly
1415221200 This Week in Google
1415232000 Tech News 2Night
1415239200 Ham Nation

Thursday, November 6

1415296800 Tech News Today
1415300400 Know How...
1415304000 Marketing Mavericks
1415309400 Coding 101
1415313000 Home Theater Geeks
1415318400 Tech News 2Night
1415320200 The Giz Wiz

Friday, November 7

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1415386800 This Week in Law
1415394000 Android App Arena
1415404800 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, November 8

1415473200 The Tech Guy

Sunday, November 9

1415559600 The Tech Guy
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Monday, November 10

1415642400 Tech News Today
1415646000 Triangulation
1415651400 iPad Today
1415664000 Tech News 2Night

Most Recent Episodes

Tech News 2Night

The FCC is close to reclassifying ISPs.

This Week in Law

The FTC takes AT&T to court for throttling customers with unlimited data.

Android App Arena
Episode #19: Spooky Games October 31st, 2014

Hands-on reviews of Five Nights at Freddy's, Zombie Gunship, The Spookening, and Inbox by Gmail.

Tech News Today

FCC Net Neutrality, Passcode vs Fingerprint, and Hacking Food.

This Week in Computer Hardware

DCS LIVA Mini PC, Intel Broadwell-E, and the MSI GT80 Titan.

The Giz Wiz

Spark Watch, blacklight flashlight, and more.

Home Theater Geeks

Brian Vessa and SMPTE report on cinema sound.

Tech News 2Night

Microsoft Health Announced

Know How...

Project Loon 2.0, Quad Motors & Props

Coding 101
Episode #41: Mark Smith October 30th, 2014

Speaking with "Smitty", master of the microcontroller.

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Know How... 108

Super Backup, RC Parts List, & Feedback

August 28 2014

Brains for Project Lunchbox, make a super backup, Lunchbox parts list, Dynamic DNS, analyzing wireless, WD Red drives are great for NAS not for your desktop, and more.

Braiiiiiins for Project Lunchbox
Maybe Project Lunchbox is going to get some brains!
Brent Burnette (in the Know How G+ Group) sent us the link to an AWESOME possible addition to Project Lunchbox

A company by the name of "3D Robotics" has been making a "Multiplatform Auto Pilot" for planes, boats... and land vehicles
- They've created two products, the "APM" and the "Pixhawk" auto-pilot boards that can run missions with a set of pre-programmed GPS waypoints.

The APM was originally created as a UAV system -- built on the Arduino Platform.
- It won the 2012 Outback UAV challenge
- It allowed them to turn ANY fixed wing, rotary or multirotor vehicle (in other words, plane/copter/quad-copter) into a GPS-programmable autonomous vehicle.

If we were to use it in Project Lunchbox, we would install the controller between the reciever and the servos/speed controller.
- It could be programmed to follow a pre-programmed GPS path
- It could also be set to "learn" a path as driven by the user

The platform also has the ability to use IR sensors for obstacle avoidance
- This means that you can program a GPS waypoint-path, and the APM would figure out how to get around obstacles to follow that path.

3-2-1 SuperBackup
How to Manage your Cloud Backups without breaking the bank, your NAS, or your computer.

What are we looking for in a SuperBackup?
1. A Solution that is Inexpensive to buy
2. A Solution that is Inexpensive to Operate
3. A Solution that does not slow down my network experience
4. A Solution that solves Sync Poisoning
5. A Solution that requires no user Intervention

Cloud Syncing is great, but there are a few problems:
1. Sync Poisoning:
* Popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive allow you to easily have multiple copies of your files across multiple devices, but those files are all synced to one another. If one of your authenticated clients is compromised, and somebody maliciously deletes your files, the deletes will be synced across all your devices.

2. No long-term Versioning
* It's nice to have a time-machine to step back versions of files or to contain files that you've deleted.
-- Dropbox will let you recover previous version for 30 days, or forever if you purchase their Pakrat service
* (Pakrat costs $3.99 a month or $39.00/year)
-- OneDrive allows for versioning, but you have to turn it on, and it can eat up your space.

3. Costly in the Long-Term
Let's say you want to backup 100GBs
* Dropbox will cost you $99/year (Actually... they upgraded to $9.99/month for 1TB)
* OneDrive will cost you $24/year
* Amazon Glacier will cost $12/year
* Crashplan would be $60/year

Our plan
We're going to use a cheap, low-powered computer to act as the hub for our Cloud Storage AND Cloud Backup
* We found an Acer Aspire One Netbook on eBay for about $60 shipped
-- It runs Windows 7, so it will still get updates
-- It has an Ethernet port (10/100)
-- It has a 250GB Hard Drive -- with about 150Gb of Usable Space
-- Since it uses Win7, we can use RDP to run the processes on our Desktop.

Why use a seperate computer and not your main box?
-- We want a backup system devoid of viruses, trojans, user-errors or anything else that you might introduce.
-- We want a bullet-proof system that's easy to use and has it's own display for easy use.
-- We also want a system that can ALWAYS be on and NOT suck down a lot of power.
** The average desktop computer will pull between 75 and 250 watts of power
** The Acer Aspire One pulls 8 watts.

Project Lunchbox Parts List
Lunch Box Kit (Includes 540 Motor and ESC) - $115.00
Ball Bearing Set - $15.00
Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00
2 x 2.3v 3800mAh Batteries + Tenergy Smart Charger - $60.00
Total Price (As Built) - $234.00

If Project Lunchbox is too expensive:
Tamiya Grasshopper Kit (Includes 380 Motor and ESC) - $94.00
Futaba 2 Channel AM Remote Control - $44.00
7.2V 1500mAg 6-Cell NiCD Battery Pack - $12.00
Tenergy Trickle Charger - $7.00
Total Price - $157

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