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436  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WAR on drugs. on: December 14, 2013, 03:38:19 am
While I agree Paul, I think it could be solved using the method I said... so by tricking every supplier, dealer out there into signing up... come February you  then take every contact signed up and then raid and take out almost every dealer out there...

How effective would this be... I guess it would be a matter of time and just waiting ..... .

I just know it would fail because the amount of money that's made from illegal drugs... unconstitutional,  honey trap, illegal - whatever you call it, entrapment even telling people to sign up for a license to deal...

1-2 months later the police target the list, even if 80 percent are caught it would have a huge impact on crime.
437  Community / Bar Sport / Re: WAR on drugs. on: December 14, 2013, 03:22:42 am
Do law enforcement agencies and police really want to end it?

I'm not convinced they do!  For example,  if the police/DEA government simply issued out tv adverts, posters, billboard etc.... saying "deal drugs legally with a license"

Phone number at the bottom, website...

You have until say jan 29th 2014 to submit your application, name, phone number, etc...


How many people who deal would sign up?


(Drug war over, every dealer out there just got caught)

You're thinking about it all wrong. Legalizing drugs would help drug dealers about as much as Wal-mart moving into a town helped local mom-and-pop stores. The drug dealers will get put out of business by big drug companies that have the ability to mass produce drugs, negotiate for lower license fees, ensure product quality, and distribute product globally.

In the end, the consumers win. Drug users get cheaper and better drugs, the government gets more tax money that it can waste on bull****, and the police get a month off while the criminals find the next get-rich quick enterprise now that selling drugs is unprofitable.

Who said anything about making it legal?
438  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Any arguments against using internal pull-ups? on: December 14, 2013, 12:43:39 am
I have one argument....

Using a resistor ensures it's pulled up, what happens when you accidentally remove the pullup or switch states accidentally and you then spend hours debugging to find it....
439  Community / Bar Sport / WAR on drugs. on: December 13, 2013, 11:54:07 pm
Do law enforcement agencies and police really want to end it?

I'm not convinced they do!  For example,  if the police/DEA government simply issued out tv adverts, posters, billboard etc.... saying "deal drugs legally with a license"

Phone number at the bottom, website...

You have until say jan 29th 2014 to submit your application, name, phone number, etc...


How many people who deal would sign up?


(Drug war over, every dealer out there just got caught)
440  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Re: Help with random blink, etc on: December 12, 2013, 11:09:50 pm
You may as well say you want a cake but you don't want to use all the ingredients to make it properly ...

Your code in your last example works ... but it's not a good way, 2 for loops would save memory and your fingers....


Look up for loops, if , basic logic statements.... walk before you can run...
441  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: TX RX pins lighting LED problem on: December 09, 2013, 02:24:26 am
you'd need to do hardware modifications to stop those pins.... (lifting the USB to TTL chip from the board for example)
442  Community / Bar Sport / Re: .HEX Online store? on: December 09, 2013, 01:27:15 am
Bugger...

If pins were somehow able to by dynamically assigned somehow (I thought a script but you'd also have to upload it to the board with it)

shame....
443  Community / Bar Sport / .HEX Online store? on: December 09, 2013, 01:12:15 am
Is it feasible?

Instead of browsing Apps, we browse .HEX files and each hex and a little description of which pins to use (what goes where) press a button and the program gets automatically downloaded and then uploaded (seamlessly) ...

is AVRDude standalone?  (IE, copy the exe and nothing else) if so, avrdude could be used as a resource file ....
444  Community / Bar Sport / Re: So.....Decorating stuff with Arduino's THIS HOLIDAY!? on: December 09, 2013, 01:01:30 am
I've never got used to "Summer" down under.

I've been in this country now (Australia) for 12/13 years, and yet every year come Dec, it's warmer, brighter, sunny  and even though your brain knows this, it's still an odd feeling because you associate summer time with summer, not winter and certainly not christmas, you spend the cold months being miserable here then you're looking forward to summer... not Christmas..

it's all a little weird ....

People from the northern side of the world use Christmas as an excuse to cuddle up, next to a fire, keep warm drink the cherry, brandy, go outside to keep your beer cold in -8c so a lot of the enjoyment for christmas (for me at least) is time you get off from work, so you don't have to get up in miserable cold weather, take a break enjoy christmas.....

Since everyone's loving summer (when xmas hits) and getting over the winter spell into warm weather, all that ambiance is gone... on the other hand if you love to party, get drunk and walk around in shorts for christmas, then yeah you'd love it..

But for me, unless it's cold and maybe snowing, I just can't fully get into the spirit of xmas.
445  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Arduino popping up in movies/documentaries on: December 09, 2013, 12:51:14 am
Let's face it, is there really an easier way?...

Since there's so much support and documented material for Arduino would it not be a bit silly to "pay more for less"  i mean when you're able to pick up a populated board (like an Uno) and upload to the board in next to no time and have it do stuff..

PIcAXE? (I vaguely followed it's development) but I don't ever recall it being anywhere near as useful...

I really do believe what's made it popular is combination of great help support,  and just the ease of use... so when a $30 board can do everything you need (unless it's timing critical) why pay more?

Price + help support + ease of setup = Result.

right?

I'd hate to pay more, get less support and spend 2 days getting it working... esp when nobody's going to see the board anyway....
446  Community / Bar Sport / Re: So.....Decorating stuff with Arduino's THIS HOLIDAY!? on: December 09, 2013, 12:41:47 am

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SO please tell How you people use it to generate some great LED effects or anything like that?

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I love your description (next to your avatar), looking to find a girl who likes you AND your Arduino boards smiley-grin

If you want GREAT effects, spend the money and buy some RGB (addressable) LED strips, wrap them around what you want and program them, the shift register is embedded inside the LED making it so easy to wire up, what puts me off any kind of good LED show is the wiring, just 5 RGB LED's (15 wires there to address each color) so I think an addressable RGB strip is best way to go...

That or, say a load of different LED strips  (and having no control over each individual LED) and light them up as you need.
447  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: how does the 0-10v dimmer work on: December 09, 2013, 12:14:14 am
it doesn't say dimmable from 0-10v , it says "dimmer 0-10v"  meaning you supply 0-10v  volts to control the output voltage  or current , i am not sure how it works that what I am asking . 
you are talking about the output current at the 0-24V output  i am asking about the current you would need at the dimming outputs 0-10v .


I can't see the circuitry inside the "dimmer"   I only see 1 image so i'm probably missing something anyway...

Current Limiting is done your side of the circuit, the box will limit that current further giving a "dimmer"
448  Using Arduino / Microcontrollers / Re: help diagram on: December 08, 2013, 11:49:50 pm
What a weird setup.....

My phone wont let me view the 2nd file you posted, but two positives and a resistor...
449  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: Why do I need a transistor to operate a 5v Relay? on: December 08, 2013, 11:38:22 pm
What kind of relay is this?

If it's literally a relay (not a board of populated components AND a relay) then you need enough voltage and current draw to energize the coil turning it into an electromagnet (just copper wire with an electric current) and that's the clicky noise you hear.

Since an arduino pin provides only 40ma and to energize the coi, it can (size dependent) take alot of current so then it's time to use a transistor to unburden the Arduino...

450  Using Arduino / General Electronics / Re: how does the 0-10v dimmer work on: December 08, 2013, 11:28:23 pm
It says dimmable 0 - 10v but when it's not being dimmed, it's 24v ?

It's current draw will be what ever you allow (eg using a resistor, or an electronic filter to limit the current, there's several ways to do this).


What LEDs you proposing?
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