I felt my first earthquake a few minutes ago, It was this one from the USGS site, centered in southern Maine. The house shook for a few seconds and nothing fell over but I must admit I was concerned enough that I headed down from the open plan second floor to shelter in a doorway. By the time I got down the stairs the shaking had stopped.
Jamming devices are not only illegal they put others at risk, e.g. jammers can prevent timely response to a medical emergency. In its never ending battle to keep the radio spectrum functional for all of us the FCC has taken the following actions.
FCC ENFORCEMENT BUREAU ROLLS OUT NEW JAMMER TIP LINE: 1-855-55-NOJAM.
FCC ENFORCEMENT BUREAU TAKES ACTION AGAINST CRAIGSLIST SELLERS FOR MARKETING ILLEGAL SIGNAL JAMMING DEVICES.
Warns Consumers to Immediately Remove Online Jammer Ads; Issues Consumer Alerts in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY (TRANSLATIONS): CELL JAMMERS, GPS JAMMERS, AND OTHER JAMMING DEVICES, CONSUMER ALERT: USING OR IMPORTING JAMMERS IS ILLEGAL, MONETARY PENALTIES CAN EXCEED $100,000 PER VIOLATION.
The Enforcement Bureau Releases Chinese and Spanish Language Versions of an Enforcement Advisory Warning that Signal Jamming Devices May Not Be Advertised or Sold in the United States.
I needed to pause for a varying amount of time in a batch file for a test today. Unfortunately WinXP has no built-in method of adding a time delay to a batch file. So I searched and found a commonly cited method of achieving a delay. Then I couldn’t remember how to increment a variable in a batch file, but again the answer was only a quick search away.
Putting them together I made this batch command file:
@REM Reset the target at a variable frequency starting @ 3 seconds
"C:Program FilesMicrochipMPLAB IDEProgrammer UtilitiesRealICERealICECMD.exe" -P18F87K22 -L
PING 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w %milliseconds% > NUL
SET /A milliseconds=%milliseconds%+1
Each pass through the infinite loop adds 1 millisecond to the initial 3 second delay. To stop the batch file simply press Ctrl+C.