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Pomplamoose covers "Video Killed The Radio Star"

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Pomplamoose's excellent video for their cover of "Video Killed The Radio Star!" (more…)

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Both sides of the vinyl come-back

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People in the US bought 6.1 million vinyl records last year, a resurgence for sure but still just 2 percent of album sales overall, and there aren't enough vinyl presses to meet demand as it is. (Pitchfork)

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zippy72
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Fascinating article. Vinyl lives!
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White House 'accidentally emailed' torture report talking points to AP reporter

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 U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell applaud at the North Atlantic Council Summit in Prague November 21, 2002.   Between them is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to their right, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque]



U.S. President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell applaud at the North Atlantic Council Summit in Prague November 21, 2002. Between them is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to their right, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque]

A White House staff member 'accidentally emailed' non-classified talking points about a classified torture report to an Associated Press reporter. Read the rest

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tekvax
1 hour ago
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one little mistake!
Burlington, Ontario
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DIY Steampunk Emergency Light

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Make an emergency light with steampunk aesthetics. by Junophor via instructables

In one of my former instructables I explained the way to work with High Voltage by using a flash module of an disposal camera.
Now I want to present you an project which followed this. All the photos had been taken and the different components had been put together. Then a new idea came in my mind. I tried to put the three components: an CFL-Tube, an modified electronic from an disposal camera, and the two AA batteries for using 3,0 Volts toghter in one big PET -Preform Tube to create an Emergency Light.
So Look at my “Emergency Light Torch”:

It creates enough light to find your way out if it is dark inside a house or if your car is broken down on outside a city or village or so. Even when you sleep in a tent while your are doing camping you can use it very well. I only changed the switch and all other parts fit closed together.
To show the way how it works I decided to give you a glance without the steampunk wrapping with a copper tube and some brass elements. This outfit will follow later;-)))

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tekvax
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finally a GOOD use for CFL lamps!
Burlington, Ontario
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NEW PRODUCT – ACKme WiConnect WiFi Module – Mackerel Evaluation Board

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2022 03

NEW PRODUCT – ACKme WiConnect WiFi Module – Mackerel Evaluation Board: The same team that built Roving Networks is now at ACKme, where they’re designing the future of WiFi connectivity. Their first release is the ACKme WiConnect, a super-smart WiFi module that has a lot of built-in capability such as SSL, AP mode, auto-connection, etc.The AMW004-E03 ‘Mackerel’ evaluation board provides a quick and easy way to evaluate and develop using WiConnect with the surface mount AMW004 Wallaby module. Using the Wallaby module is a breeze with Mackerel, simply plug the board into a computer using a standard USB cable, connect with a PC terminal application and start typing. Since the module uses TTL serial, this is a good way to evaluate the WiConnect – the board basically has an FTDI USB/serial converter on it.

The WiConnect application running on the Wallaby module provides easy-to-use ASCII commands to read the state of the buttons and turn the LEDs on and off. For a more compelling demo, connect the board to your Wi-Fi access point, signup at sensors.com and control the board from across the room, or from the other side of the planet! Check out the WiConnect online guide for tutorials and more

2022 01

In stock and shipping now!

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Why is it Hot Underground? [Science Video]

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The deeper we go underground, the hotter it gets, but why is that? Sure, we all know that the Earth’s core is hot, but the answer is a little more complex than that.

[Minute Earth]

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