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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/01-Sep-03

Antenna coverage patterns — Most discussion of the coverage area of antennas (such as WiFi-extending varieties) concerns horizontal area, but what about vertical coverage such as between floors in a house or office? (2 messages)

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Salling Clicker and other stupid phone tricks — Joe Kissell’s article on Salling Clicker prompted this discussion of Bluetooth proximity and how the wireless protocol affects battery life in Bluetooth-enabled phones when used with Salling Clicker. (5 messages)

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Aliasing complex Unix commands — For those worried about making mistakes with powerful Unix commands such as those Kirk McElhearn explained in his article on command line file manipulation, Unix-minded readers explain how to use a ".cshrc" file to create safer versions of dangerous commands. (12 messages)

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Serious data archiving — Data archiving doesn’t revolve entirely around backing up your computers. Readers talk about making digital archives of paper data. (21 messages)

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