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A group for us Geek and Nerds to talk about things we like. Technology, sci-fi, movies, TV, collecting, games, comics, science, etc.

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The Avengers - Age of Ultron

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Here is the website and trailer to the movie coming out May 1, 2015.I am looking forward to seeing this movie.http://marvel.com/movies/movie/193/avengers_age_of_ultron…Continue

What Be Your Nerd Type?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 15. 56 Replies

http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_be_your_nerd_typeTake the test and see what you get.This is what I am -Science/Math nerd and Gamer/Computer Nerd…Continue

10 bold predictions for 2015

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 14. 5 Replies

Life extension is one of the hottest topics around these days, but that…Continue

1000 years from now: What will we be like?

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 14. 4 Replies

What will humans be like in 100 years?  1000?  One million?  One trillion?My main reason for this discussion is to see if my thinking is that far off.  I’ve mentioned this subject several times before on Atheist Nexus, in relation to living forever,…Continue

Tags: bodies, mechanical, Future

Not-really-free smartphone apps

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Apr 2. 10 Replies

Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developersThose free smartphone apps actually cost you plenty.Advertising may allow developers…Continue

Tags: free apps

Electromagnets make Origami dance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 6. 2 Replies

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Tags: fusion of science and art

Self-defending Software

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Nov 14, 2014. 3 Replies

Self-repairing software tackles malwareBreakthrough!Computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen…Continue

Tags: self-repairing software

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Comment by Joseph P on April 13, 2015 at 12:41am

No.  The brand of the device has no impact on which frequencies it uses.  The available frequencies are dictated by the FCC, and the standard on which the device runs dictates which of the available frequencies it uses.

Even if you have two devices using the same standard and frequency, there are multiple channels for each frequency.  Do you remember the old-school wireless phones which would have a little 'Channel' button to allow you to switch between different channels, if you were experiencing interference on a given channel?  Newer wireless devices have the same feature, only the channel switching is handled automatically.  Devices scan the available channels for potential interference and pick a good one.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on April 13, 2015 at 12:31am

Help-!!  I was looking for a nerd group.  I'm not a nerd, and that is why I was looking for one.  I have a question concerning headsets that are used with the TV.

My wife and I sit side by side at our computers, and listen to different TV programs with headsets.  We have a JVC, and a Radio Shack Auvio.  The Auvio is uncomfortable, and keeps breaking physically.  We would like to both use JVC, but wonder if using two JVC's would interfere with each other frequency-wise.  Wouldn't they both be transmitting at the same frequency? 

Comment by Joseph P on March 13, 2015 at 4:10pm

Err, does it actually work?  "Having all of the required working parts" and "not coming apart when you put it in an actual jet and try to use it" are two different things.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 13, 2015 at 4:03pm
Comment by Steph S. on February 8, 2015 at 9:13pm

Paul welcome to the group- I hope you enjoy it here.

Comment by sk8eycat on January 26, 2015 at 7:57pm

Spud, I kinda thought, "Duck and cover," but I knew immediately that it would be as useless as I knew it was when we had those stupid drills in school.

"Duck, cover, and die anyway."

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 26, 2015 at 6:51pm

Reuse, recycle ...

Idaho Spud, your baseball at 90% lightspeed is shit scary.

Comment by Idaho Spud on January 26, 2015 at 12:19pm

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

I was surprised at how close I guessed at the correct answer.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Comment by Steph S. on January 13, 2015 at 8:18pm

Holly - welcome to the group.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 10, 2015 at 3:30pm

Ruth, the photo didn't come through to my Wall, but I was able to get it from my mailbox! Most often I can't. 

I love the demonstration of balance. We need to learn how to balance our lives in this crazy up is down, war is peace, world. 

I'm very glad I was able to retrieve it. I'm sharing it. 

 

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