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    05-25-2019, 10:07 PM
    So, you've never actually DESIGNED a camera (or other IoT device), done any Red Team/Blue Team exercises with "appliances", etc. The "world" is a...
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    05-25-2019, 04:51 AM
    The telegraph key pictured is ~$12, IIRC. You may be able to find others of different size/shape/price that "fit better".
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    05-24-2019, 07:48 PM
    But, you need a switch with a long "lever arm" against which to press? Or, do you have a MECHANISM into which a smaller switch can be mounted? ...
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    05-24-2019, 12:59 PM
    Sorry, I'm having a hard time following your needs. Do you have a photo to share? And, why a "toggle" action instead of a "momentary"?
    5 replies | 426 view(s)
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    05-24-2019, 04:46 AM
    automation replied to a thread The Pork Dish in Food
    Ah! We found the air popper TOO dry -- hard to get the salt to cling to the popped kernels! Somehow, the idea of pouring oil on popped corn seems...
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    05-23-2019, 06:27 PM
    automation replied to a thread The Pork Dish in Food
    Yeah, we use enough of it that we buy it in a "half gallon" (56 oz) tin -- about $17?. But, it's a 40 minute drive to the "oriental" grocery store...
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    05-23-2019, 03:45 AM
    automation started a thread The Pork Dish in Food
    I had to type this up for a friend and figured it costs nothing to share it here, as well. It's tasty, relatively low in calories, and reasonably...
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    05-23-2019, 12:25 AM
    I use a similar approach with each of my "nodes", here -- each is "introduced" to the System via a secure portal in a locked equipment closet (so the...
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    05-22-2019, 01:58 PM
    No, sadly they CAN'T! Even if they're proactive enough to attempt such an endeavor, they don't have the tools or technical knowledge to evaluate...
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    05-21-2019, 11:23 PM
    The OP's question (4+ years ago!) had to do with reliability. But, t8burst's comment: applies, regardless of criteria chosen. I've a buddy...
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    05-20-2019, 04:05 PM
    I looked at a few different chairs, today, and can't see any practical (i.e., "on the cheap") way that you can get a 50% (starting from the 6.5MPH...
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    05-19-2019, 04:21 PM
    automation replied to a thread home made icream in Food
    Oh, it IS! You get marriage proposals with this stuff! But, a tablespoon is about 100 calories... so, "Heaven" comes in very small bites :( ...
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    05-19-2019, 07:05 AM
    The flange on the output of the gearbox looks like a four-leaf clover -- one threaded hole in each of the "leaves". The bolt circle is about 2" in...
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    05-19-2019, 03:18 AM
    automation replied to a thread home made icream in Food
    4XL yolks 3/4C sugar 3C heavy cream 1C chopped pecans 1/2t fine (popcorn) salt 1/4lb salted butter Saute pecans in butter until darkened (but...
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    05-18-2019, 08:37 PM
    The "rims" are split -- outer and inner -- held together with three sets of two screws (hidden beneath the "hubcap"/wheelcover). Otherwise, the foam...
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    05-18-2019, 04:05 PM
    Oooooo! Clever man! Speed indicated on the display would, of course, be wrong -- but you could make mental adjustments for that. Ditto for...
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    05-17-2019, 10:04 PM
    You can understand their argument(s) for doing so. OTOH, it just makes the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) higher. Gotta wonder what a "direct to...
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