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May 19th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-05-19 11:13
  Subject:   Once again, they are tracking you by your cell phone.
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"According an article from the Times, customers in shopping centers are having their every move tracked. Using cellphone signals, the system can tell when people enter the center, how long they stay in a particular shop, and what route each customer takes. The system works by monitoring the signals produced by mobile handsets and then locating the phone by triangulation." The particular tracking device described by the article is made by an English company called Path Intelligence.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3945496.ece
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-05-19 13:48
  Subject:   Mythbusters build electric cars, bikes, ATVs.
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Building an electric go-kart or ATV is not any more difficult than making a radio-control electric car. Sure, we’re using welders instead of pre-made plastic parts, but you’ve got an electric motor, a bank of batteries and a speed controller. Look at your racing RC toys—it’s the same thing. The home-built electric car we tested had serious limitations, but I think I could build one that doesn’t have those problems. I fully intend to make a full-size electric car; I figure it’d take about $28,000 worth of components for a plus-300-mile range. It should take me about a week or two to build — tops.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportation/4264025.html

Can't wait until this airs! (But it'll probably be eight months, mutter grumble...)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-05-19 14:48
  Subject:   Welding class - Not Yours
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The welding classes have been scheduled for the summer. I still have your name on the waitlist to take the class. If you are interested in taking the class during any of the weeks listed below - please respond to this e-mail asap - there are over 40 people waiting for the class.

3 sessions this summer, 6 people each session. All sessions are already full, and the waitlist is 40 people long. Yeah...

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