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Schedule

Saturday, November 22

1416682800 The Tech Guy

Sunday, November 23

1416769200 The Tech Guy
1416783600 This Week in Tech

Monday, November 24

1416852000 Tech News Today
1416855600 Triangulation
1416861000 iPad Today
1416873600 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, November 25

1416938400 Tech News Today
1416942000 MacBreak Weekly
1416949200 Security Now
1416956400 Before You Buy
1416960000 Tech News 2Night
1416963600 All About Android
1416972600 Padre's Corner

Wednesday, November 26

1417019400 FLOSS Weekly
1417024800 Tech News Today
1417028400 Windows Weekly
1417035600 This Week in Google
1417046400 Tech News 2Night
1417048200 Android App Arena
1417053600 Ham Nation

Thursday, November 27

1417111200 Tech News Today
1417114800 Know How...
1417118400 Marketing Mavericks
1417123800 Coding 101
1417127400 Home Theater Geeks
1417132800 Tech News 2Night
1417134600 The Giz Wiz

Friday, November 28

1417197600 Tech News Today
1417201200 This Week in Law
1417219200 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, November 29

1417287600 The Tech Guy

Sunday, November 30

1417374000 The Tech Guy
1417388400 This Week in Tech

Monday, December 1

1417456800 Tech News Today
1417460400 Triangulation
1417465800 iPad Today
1417478400 Tech News 2Night

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This Week in Law

Does a broad privacy policy grant a company access to customer data?

Tech News 2Night

Uber's bad PR Prompts Changes at Lyft

Tech News Today

Google and Rockstar settle their patent case

The Giz Wiz

3D fruit printer, Mous Musicase, Nomiku sous vide, and more!

This Week in Computer Hardware

Dell's 60Hz IPS Monitors, Gorilla Glass 4, and Windows 10.

Coding 101

The holiday pricer.

Tech News 2Night

Google's Tool to Remove Ads

Home Theater Geeks

3D Audio, Acoustic Room Design, and Anythony Grimani.

Marketing Mavericks

LinkedIn, HR resumes, Social Footprint

Know How...

Network of pollution, viewer questions, and Quadcopters

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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