O/T- for the 'technically enhanced'

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 08:52
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About 10 years ago I could walk thru a Harvey Norman store- or read a techo. magazine and had a fair handle as to what was going on..
Lately, however, it's all just going thru to the keeper..I just can't seem to get into the 21 century..
A few terminologies someone might help me with !!

Skype??
Podcast??
Bluetooth??
BlueRay??
Blackberry??
Blog??

If you could keep it to single syllable for a simple person like me.
There may even be others out there who may not be up to speed with the new speak- like me- to add to the list??
Thanks in advance

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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:07

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:07
Blog...a personal load of codswallop on a web page
Podcast...same but via a downloadable file
Bluetooth...method of transferring data between not connected devices
Blackberry..kinda like a mini laptop without the hard bits

Bluetooth...all fierce pirates have at least one .

Hey, I obviously have "small" gaps in my techo knowledge :)
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:11

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:11
I'm still 'dipping the valves' in the Kenwood 520 !!
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:23

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:23
Everyone told me that Valves and Morse Code were dead. Now I hear more Morse, and people have found that valves are still good in linears and audio amps.
When will some bright tech company work out the old saying about throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

How the heck was I to know that modern phones use fingernail technology for heavens sake? (that's after I put my glasses on to find it !)

Still, most kids behind the counter get a shock to hear that I've been using puters longer than they've been alive :))
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Reply By: Dunaruna - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:17

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:17
Skype is an internet based telephone service. There are many others but skype is the biggest (most subscribers). If you set it up correctly, it's free. I use it.

It's got telstra very worried.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:04

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:04
"Skype is an internet based telephone service".

Would VOIP be the same as Skype?

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:30

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:30
VOIP = Voice Over Internet Protocol.

Skype is a brand name for a VOIP service.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:19

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:19
I went Blackberry picking the other weekend and a blue ray of sunshine appeared thru the clouds and shone on my bluetooth and my wife could thus tell I had been eating as many as I picked.

I then tripped on some self sown ripe plants which caused them to cast there pods and some nearby 4wders began to skype up the abilities of there cars so I directed them to the river crossing and they got blogged.
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:24

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 09:24
hahahah...very clever.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY (VIC) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:31

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:31
Gday
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Reply By: _gmd_pps - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:07

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:07
You guys forgot BlueRay

BlueRay is a new high density DVD standard from Sony for high definition video recording/distribution and higher capacity data recording. One Blueray disc has roughly 50GB capacity.

Panasonic has developed a competing system
here is a link
http://panasonic.com.au/products/information.cfm?detailsID=283&contextID=3511

Blackberry is a telephone made for roaming and email exchange and is quite old (not so in Australia) ..

Bluetoth is a wireless data transmission protocoll for short distances and low power transmitters (mouse to laptop, phone to headphone etc etc )

the others were explained already a bit better

have fun
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55
Thanks mate
Does Bluetooth have a 'frequency' as such ??
Would a bluetooth set up in (say) my car have any interference or impact on a bluetooth set up in a car next to me??
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Follow Up By: hl - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:59

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:59
Works on 2.4Ghz, very low power. Devices are "paired" before they talk to each other. Does have some security features so people can't connect at random. Works quite well. It is amazing how many devices use the 2.4Ghz spectrum now... From Microwave ovens to Wireless networking, Bluetooth, even Radio Control models.......
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:41

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:41
>It is amazing how many devices use the 2.4Ghz spectrum now... From Microwave ovens to Wireless networking, Bluetooth, <

Does that mean that I can ring up my Microwave on my nextG phone ???
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Follow Up By: hl - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:14

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:14
not as such
(phones are not at 2.4Ghz)
But you can surely stop a lot of these gadgets working when you turn on your Microwave oven, especially if it's an older, slightly leaky one.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:01

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:01
"But you can surely stop a lot of these gadgets working when you turn on your Microwave oven, especially if it's an older, slightly leaky one".

Or if the gadgets are actually in the Microwave and you hit the button...LOL

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 17:53

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 17:53
>Or if the gadgets are actually in the Microwave and you hit the button...LOL

Try that with a light globe :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:05

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:05
Hi Mike, Know some-one who actually hid the car keys in their Microwave and forgot about them, wasn't looking when later putting babies bottle in there to heaten up, hit the button and guess what, car keys kaput LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:12

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:12
All these digital modes on 2.4GHz use spread-spectrum coding which allows multiple signals to share the same bandwidth.

My laptop is accessing the Internet Router in my house using WiFi while it's sync'ing my PDA using Bluetooth and I'm talking on my Cordless Phone.

All three devices are operating on 2.4GHz - isn't digital coding wonderful - when it works !
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:12

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:12
Fun with a microwave oven

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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:25

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 12:25
Now imagine the same but walking through a 4WD advernture store for the uneducated....

Could someone put together a list of terms the average tom dick and harry wouldn't understand..

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:24

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:24
Sure

ARB= over priced
TJM= nearly the same as ARB
COOPERS= beer or over priced tyres
4WD= blown budget
Diesel= getting screwed by the oil companies
NISSAN PATROL = Toyota recovery vehicle
LANDCRUISER= Nissan towing practise

I am sure some will add to this list :)

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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:43

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:43
Very Funny Stefan..! I was hoping for the truth rather than ficticious Nissan urban legends..!

Do you realise facts to be as follows:

1. A Nissan vehicle towed a Toyota vehicle 47 times last year
2. A Toyota vehicle towed a Nissan vehicle 239 times last year

Source: OZ4WD Facts Wikipedia....

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:25

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:25
But Terrafirma you didn't get the inside story behind that towing.

The Nissans towed 47 seperate Toyota's whereas , it took 239 Toyota towing efforts to eventually tow one Nissan out.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:40

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 14:40
Robin please refer to the OZ4WD Wikipedia facts for further information as it refers to "Separate Towing instances" rather than combined as you claim. In reality 239 Toyota's would only be required if you pulling the whole forest out of town , a lone Nissan would be considered a "Write Off"and left where it brokedown..!
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:23

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:23
Terra Firma is somewhat casual with the facts. There is NO entry in Wilkipedia at the reference given. Yet another Toyota operator caught out. With all the breakdowns with toyotas I am not suprised they get mixed up. Most Toyota operators need a large shed with lots of tools and spare parts just to keep their vehicles on the road. Off road they need even more. Please Nissan owners I beg you, feel sorry for them, they are not bad people, just misguided.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:47

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 15:47
Steve please improve your search criteria , my Wikipedia is accurate, off course Nissan drivers will dispute the cold hard facts, but I can't help that. You unfortuantely will have to go down as one of them, misguided that is..!
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:19

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:19
Now now boys...each to his own!!
And Stefan- you go to the naughty mat..you started this !!

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:22

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:22
:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

start what????? ;)

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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:26

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:26
Stefan and all Nissan drivers win..! I am officially removing myself from this post, yes I am a Toyota driver , farbeit for me to attempt to educate Nissan owners. Nissan make a fine vehicle and I would prefer if there were less Toyotas on the road because that would make my Hilux more exclusive so to speak..! he he..!

I command all buyers to consider Nissan over Toyota and save themselves some big bucks in the process..! Heck there's gotta be great value in a Nissan thousands of dollars cheaper than a Toyota, no..? Off course there is, bargains galore awaiting, by the way Ferntree Gully Nissan are the only people to deal with..! Number 1 Australia WIDE..!

May this forum now be put to rest..! LOL

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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:31

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:31
TerraFirma don't go now it was just getting good ;)

In Blacktown we have a dealer called Lander who sell both Toyota and Nissan + others.

Fence sitters!!! LOL
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Follow Up By: Rut Tearer - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:42

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:42
Now please correct me if I am wrong but aren't all Nissan drivers just people who can't afford a Toyota..? Whilst the Navara maybe close to a Hilux you certainly can't compare a patrol with a landcruiser. IMHO
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:38

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 16:38
Signalman

If you go to Wikipedia and paste those terms in the search box on the LHS you will get a good explanation of each. The only one you will have is Blackberry - you need to paste BlackBerry in instead.

If this is a little technical for you then try the Simple English Wikipedia

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:19

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 18:19
BluRay is now THE standard for High Definition DVD's.

Toshiba (co-developer with NEC) has just announced that they will be stopping production of HD-DVD machines in a few months. This is because most of the movie houses are supporting BluRay only.
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