Author Archives: Colins Place

About Colins Place

Originally from the UK, now living and working amongst the corn and beans in small town Midwest USA

How to Add “Move to” or “Copy to” to Windows 10’s Context Menu

via How to Add “Move to” or “Copy to” to Windows 10’s Context Menu

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Did You Know?

Did You Know? Thomas Edison proposed to his second wife via Morse Code (he’d previously taught her how to communicate using it so that they could talk secretly in the presence of her family).

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The chips are down for Moore’s law

09 February 2016: The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore’s law. Now things could get a lot more interesting. Next month, the worldwide semiconductor industry will formally acknowledge what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s … Continue reading

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Windows 10 high data usage?

Having updated my computer from Windows 8.1, to Windows 10, I noticed that my data usage went up, considerably. Upon researching online, I found an answer, on a Microsoft Community board. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/high-data-usage-with-windows-10/68b4863d-aa3c-4b2c-ad3a-2c2d5bf6e881?page=2&auth=1 The gist of the answer, I found, concerns … Continue reading

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In This Day In History – 1838 – Morse demonstrates telegraph

Okay, so I am a day late with this item. But this would be of interest to Ham Radio Operators, around the world. From http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraph On This Day In History, January 6th, 1838. On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s … Continue reading

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E.F. Johnson Messenger 123A CB radio

Dating from around 1975, this is a 23 channel radio, made in the United States, for the Citizens Band. I bought it from the local Goodwill store, during their monthly half price Saturday sale, and only paid $2.00 for it. … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio at the Movies – The Anderson Tapes

Amateur Radio at the Movies Bob Cashdollar, NR8U The Anderson Tapes, 1971, Rated PG   1hr, 39 min. The Anderson Tapes is a cops and robbers movie with a paranoiac twist.  A con, Sean Connery, fresh out of prison, gets the … Continue reading

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2M Coffee Can Antenna

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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores | TechCrunch

via RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores | TechCrunch. Today, while reporting its 2013 fourth quarter results RadioShack announced plans to close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores in a bid to stem losses. The parts drawer and the RC toys and the … Continue reading

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The International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet

NATO phonetic alphabet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet Not to be confused with International Phonetic Alphabet. FAA radiotelephony alphabet and Morse code chart The NATO phonetic alphabet, more accurately known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet and also called … Continue reading

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