TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL

the captain invents, and presents free ideas

In the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert Heinlin, here are some free ideas, and some useful information and opinions on other people's ideas.


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Science and philosophy should not be separated. Technology is often the means to ideals conceived by philosophers, and scientific discoveries often contribute to the world of ideas. Expand your brain to encompass both.

As mankind advances in new technology, it is important to remember that old technology can be used in useful, creative and interesting ways that put us in control of our environment and make us more independant.

OK, who was the idiot who designed USB ports so you can never tell which way the plug goes without trying it both ways?
Want to know what your character is worth? JUST ASCII !
Every character has its numerical code. It's handy to know when programming, reading files in a hex editor, or when a key breaks. If your B won't be, just hold down ALT and enter 66 on the number-pad (with num-lock on of course). When you let up ALT, you should have a B. If you wanted a b, not a B, make it 98, which is 66+32. Have fun.
Input one character:

ASCII Decimal Output
ASCII Hex Output
ASCII Binary Output

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Got an idea you want to tell the world? An opinion on my ideas? Email it here.

This is my low-tech anti-spam mailbar. Just read the address and type it in your emailer.

Trend Micro FREE Online Virus Scanner

Internet Speedometer
Check your connection speed. Your mileage may vary.

Access your CABLE MODEM

Access your DSL MODEM

The next version of Ubuntu is here!
Ubuntu: An excellent, easy to install, and free Linux Operating System. It's the one I use.

If you're still using Microsoft Windows, you'll need one of the following:

AVG Free Antivirus Program

Avast Free Antivirus Program

E-VAPOR: A Great Substitute for Smoking




ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

In time, the culmination of the Age of Computers will become fully realized. Intelligence equal to the human mind, and without human irrationality, is rapidly being approached. It may arrive just in time to save us from our human leaders.
You are invited to converse with

Sara Bellum


ATARI 8-BIT COMPUTERS
--hardware and programming info for the best computer of its time.


FART FILTERS Fart to your heart's content through activated-charcoal underwear! There's even a thong model, and one designed for dogs.

Cosmic Cartop Carrier Carry truck-loads on your car!

RESTROOM KEY ANTI-LOSS DEVICE
My own design. Instructions and Documenration

PHOENIX AREA PHREQUENCIES
Listen to the government spend your money. Why is that chopper overhead? Did your taxi get dispatched?

AUTOMATIC DOOR CLOSER
and door indicator.

COMPUTER FACTS AND OPINIONS
..Facts, reviews, and essays on hardware and software, which I wrote and posted in times past. Some of it may be of historical interest; things have changed, though the principles on which I base my opinions have not.

BALING WIRE
The perfect repair material, when duct tape won't quite do.

THE COSMIC APPROACH TO THE PHYSICAL WORLD

The home environment is made up of a few major items and thousands of seemingly insignificant things, any one of which can become an irritation if it is in an unknown place when you want it, in the way when you don't need it, or if it does not live up to its full potential when you use it. Many people are generally aware of this, but do not employ the effort and imagination to improve the situation.

Storage in drawers or boxes, especially if items will be piled on top of one another, is best only for things that have no current use. They should not be discarded, because they may have some use in the future, but may be kept out of sight till then.

Items that are often used and need to be in sight often take up all the available horizontal space. Sometimes such spaces are needed for other things, such as writing, eating, sitting, and sleeping. There is a better way to keep useful items in sight and off the floor. Keep them in suspense.

No, I don't mean to read them a mystery story. You need lengths of rope, wire, or strong cord strung horizontally overhead between walls. Then vertical strings can be used to suspend the useful items. Pens, lighters, scissors; whatever you need will be there, using only previously wasted airpace to reside while idle.

ONLINE AUTO DIAGNOSIS
Plug your car into the internet and fix it.

STEAM: BETTER, CLEANER CAR POWER:
Steam engines would mean high-performance, low-pollution and longer-lasting cars and trucks.
COMPRESSED AIR powered cars are now being developed as yet another solution.


DENTISTRY WITH SUPERGLUE
--a guide to tooth repair for the non-rich.

ENHANCED SWAMP COOLING
More efficient evaporative cooling ideas.

FREE RATBYTES PROGRAMS
Free software is our BASIC right--here are my contributions.

RAM-PLAY TV
I thought of it first. You can thank me for TIVO (You're welcome.)

Stop Wasting Energy-- Use a Solar/Wind Laundry Dryer. THE PROSTATE:
Affordable remedies.

GET IN HOT WATER
Solar waterheating on a budget, Rat style.


REMOTE CONTROL CONTROLLER:
If your remote is remote from you, you're out of control.

ROLL YOUR OWN TOBACCO Organizer
Beat high tobacco costs with less hassle.


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