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Actually, the war is all about content delivery. Not sure about Verizon, but Comcast has had Netflix encroaching on their cheese (cable) for a long time. There was a study done, and Netflix was a HUGE portion (I want to say > 75%) of the network usage. So, if I were Comcast, I would certainly want to favor my video delivery over a competitors.
Years ago when some VOIP startup hit it big (Vonage? in the US), the cable providers wanted some of the action. It was well know that when cable wanted some of that action, calls in Vonage would be degraded. Comcast swore it was not so (by the way, we have a much more reliable product... )
The deeper issue is that everyone thinks the internet is free. Someone has to pay for it somewhere, or you're not going to have any.
The *best* thing the FCC / government can do is to open up the market for other providers - the cell companies are encroaching into the market now. See me post on smart phone hotspots.
Charlie Gilley <italic>You're going to tell me what I want to know, or I'm going to beat you to death in your own house.
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783 “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Whatever you think of the consequences, it's hard to argue against the legal ruling (and not just because it's 81 pages!). ISPs are private companies, offering a service for money – as long as they fully describe that service and you agree to it when you buy it, they can do what they like. Content prioritisation is no more arbitrary than, say, bandwidth caps.
However, I think it needs to be made easier to start an ISP or get direct access to the tubes, otherwise there will be issues with there not being competitors offering enough different services.
... and now I'm going to disassemble the little heli I started to build over the weekend. Now I'm going to paint it and finish the model by adding all the small parts and perhaps some doors and windows. But that's just normal model building.
As you can see, I had to make a little more room for the swashplate. The real one is about three times the size of the fake one in the model kit and has to be able to move freely. The good part is that the roof is a separate part and must not be glued into place. In the rear it's tucked under the fake turbine intakes and in the front I can hold it in place with small magnets (which I don't have yet).
The good news:
With the battery in the nose, the balance is near perfect. It hovers in place as well as before. I did not expect this.
It has become a little less agile, but this was to be expected. The tiny motor now has to move twice the mass it had to before. It still is very responsive and fast, at least as far as I could see here at home. A Huey should not fly inverted or loops anyway.
The tail does not wag or turn. That's a real surprice since the model's tail is a little longer. Again, no trimming was needed and the rudder also is very good.
The bad news:
I had to throw out all of the interior, even the nice cockpit I had already built and painted. And I must build it with closed doors. Well, at least I can save a little weight.
The battery now only lasts about 3 minutes. That's not very much, but that also was to be expected. The motor now has to work a little harder. With LiPos it's not a good idea to simply hook up two batteries in parallel. Perhaps I can use the Blade 130's batteries which have a higher capacity instead. That's the bigger battery in the first picture.
No. It's already carrying more than it was laid out for.
Better try this one.[^] It's only a bit bigger, but its motor is far stronger. The red parts are mostly made of aluminium and the black parts mostly are carbon fiber.
What do you want to do? Turn it into a flying robot? That would be a little challenge. The circuit board combines several functions;
1) RC receiver: A robot will not need one, but the sender already mixes signals for the swashplate and throttle/collective pitch.
2) Control the three servos for the swashplate. Sending output to the servos should be relatively easy, but emulating the signal mix coming from the sender wil be quite a task.
3) Motor control: The microcontroler will not be ready to control the throttle for the main motor. You will have to build a suitable circuit with MOSFETS, similar to the one installed. For that you will have to get some information about what currents are going to be possible under full power or your circuit will not last long.
4) Stabilzation: The heli is flybarless. That means there is no mechanical stab ilization like this Bell stabilization.[^] It's done electronically and they probably would pay you some money if your microcontroller does it better than their onboard systems
Last we heard Winamp was just about dead. AOL sold it so maybe it will still be developed. "Returning from the brink of death, music services Winamp and Shoutcast are now officially with a new owner: Digital audio business Radionomy has acquired the both media player and radio platform from AOL. We understand from a reliable source that it is a cash and share deal, worth between $5 million and $10 million, with AOL taking a 12% stake of Radionomy in the process....The intention is to continue to develop both products, Saboundjian tells me.
“We want to rebuild the story for Winamp,” he says. “We think the future can be great because the strategy is not just desktop but mobile and cars and so much more.”"
I still use WinAmp and got an update request the other day that took me to their site clickity[^] where it clearly states that;
Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.
but the links are still active for download. WTF??
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