highaltitude.log.20090809

[00:05] edmoore (n=ed@94-193-46-40.zone7.bethere.co.uk) left irc:
[00:07] rjharrison_home (n=rharriso@80.176.172.227) left irc:
[00:30] GeekShado_ (n=Antoine@163.115.69-86.rev.gaoland.net) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[01:05] Nick change: KingJ -> kingj
[01:19] Vahue (i=Vahue@CPE-58-169-191-147.qld.bigpond.net.au) joined #highaltitude.
[06:27] natrium42 (n=alexei@CPE000625d867e2-CM0014045885be.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) left irc: "My other car is a cdr."
[07:23] mc-_ (n=zsirc@cpc2-glfd1-0-0-cust559.glfd.cable.ntl.com) joined #highaltitude.
[07:23] <mc-_> morning
[07:26] <Vahue> morning
[07:27] <Vahue> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGgl5VH5go one of the coolest things ive ever seen
[07:45] mc-_ (n=zsirc@cpc2-glfd1-0-0-cust559.glfd.cable.ntl.com) left irc: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)
[07:55] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) joined #highaltitude.
[08:31] Vahue (i=Vahue@CPE-58-169-191-147.qld.bigpond.net.au) left irc: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)
[08:49] Simon-MPFH (n=simon@phantom.mpfh.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[09:17] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) left #highaltitude.
[09:21] edmoore (n=ed@94-193-46-40.zone7.bethere.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[09:23] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) joined #highaltitude.
[09:26] <edmoore> morning all
[09:30] Simon-MPFH (n=simon@phantom.mpfh.co.uk) left irc: "Leaving"
[09:42] GeekShadow (n=Antoine@reactos/tester/GeekShadow) joined #highaltitude.
[09:46] edmoore (n=ed@94-193-46-40.zone7.bethere.co.uk) left irc:
[09:56] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) joined #highaltitude.
[09:56] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) left irc: Client Quit
[10:08] icez (n=icez@unaffiliated/icez) left irc: Remote closed the connection
[10:21] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) joined #highaltitude.
[10:23] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[10:29] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) joined #highaltitude.
[10:32] djellison (n=djelliso@87.127.152.72) left irc: Client Quit
[10:43] GeekShadow (n=Antoine@reactos/tester/GeekShadow) left irc: "The cake is a lie !"
[10:43] DanielRichman (n=DanielRi@cpc3-cbly2-0-0-cust261.glfd.cable.ntl.com) joined #highaltitude.
[11:13] Vahue (i=Vahue@CPE-58-169-191-147.qld.bigpond.net.au) joined #highaltitude.
[12:43] DanielRichman (n=DanielRi@cpc3-cbly2-0-0-cust261.glfd.cable.ntl.com) left irc: Remote closed the connection
[12:44] d (n=d@87.127.152.72) joined #highaltitude.
[12:44] Nick change: d -> Guest18223
[12:45] Guest18223 (n=d@87.127.152.72) left irc: Client Quit
[12:46] Nick change: kingj -> KingJ
[13:25] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) joined #highaltitude.
[14:19] Hiena (n=Hiena@81.93.195.181.datatrans.hu) joined #highaltitude.
[14:25] Vahue (i=Vahue@CPE-58-169-191-147.qld.bigpond.net.au) left irc:
[14:27] djellison (n=djelliso@78-86-234-136.zone2.bethere.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[14:39] neontube (n=neontube@neontube.plus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[14:39] <neontube> oo not been in here in ages!
[14:52] <SpeedEvil> Have you been held captive by a tribe of sentient gorillas deep under borneo?
[14:57] <neontube> ?
[14:58] <neontube> more like a cave in the peak district
[15:29] djellison (n=djelliso@78-86-234-136.zone2.bethere.co.uk) left irc: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)
[15:57] SpikeUK (n=chatzill@host86-136-203-141.range86-136.btcentralplus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[16:05] rjharrison_home (n=rharriso@80.176.172.227) joined #highaltitude.
[16:25] neontube (n=neontube@neontube.plus.com) left irc: Remote closed the connection
[16:29] rjharrison_home (n=rharriso@80.176.172.227) left irc:
[17:10] <SpeedEvil> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RTTY.ogg - does tis make any noise?
[17:10] <SpeedEvil> or is my soundcard broken again
[17:12] <shauno> sounds fine here
[17:14] <SpeedEvil> I have applied my textual skills to http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/guides:tracking_guide - It now has more words in it. That's all I'm prepared to guarantee. Does the 'how this works' section at the bottom look sane?
[17:24] <sbasuita> SpeedEvil, "We use it simply to get a 'window' into the radio frequency spectrum" - I don't think this really means much
[17:25] <SpeedEvil> It means stuff to me!
[17:25] Action: SpeedEvil ponders.
[17:25] <SpeedEvil> I'm trying to avoid starting off with an explanatoin of what radio is.
[17:26] <SpeedEvil> 'It converts a small range of radio frequencies into ones that are audible, and can be recieved by the soundcard' ?
[17:27] SpikeUK (n=chatzill@host86-136-203-141.range86-136.btcentralplus.com) left irc: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)
[17:32] <shauno> window makes perfect sense to me, but 'range' may be an almost drop-in that's a bit more familiar
[17:34] <SpeedEvil> We use it simply to capture a small part of the radio frequency spectrum, and shift it so that it's in a range the soundcard can accept.
[17:34] <SpeedEvil> ?
[17:35] <shauno> sounds fine to me
[17:42] Action: grummund prefers Einstein's summary description of radio
[17:42] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[17:43] <grummund> s/description/analogy/
[17:44] <grummund> "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
[17:46] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[17:46] <jcoxon> afternoon all
[17:46] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) joined #highaltitude.
[17:49] <SpeedEvil> afternoon
[17:49] <SpeedEvil> I've been abusing http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/guides:tracking_guide
[17:50] <jcoxon> :-)
[17:50] <jcoxon> looks good
[17:50] natrium42 (n=alexei@CPE000625d867e2-CM0014045885be.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com) joined #highaltitude.
[17:51] <jcoxon> i'm wondering whether the 'Background' should go below 'Radio' instead of 'Computer'
[17:52] <SpeedEvil> oops
[17:53] <SpeedEvil> I diddn't really think about position
[17:53] <SpeedEvil> possibly.
[17:53] <SpeedEvil> Anyway - afkish for a bit - cooing.
[17:53] Action: SpeedEvil does pigeon impressions.
[17:53] <jcoxon> hehe
[17:53] <SpeedEvil> (cooking)
[17:59] <jcoxon> bbl
[17:59] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) left irc: "Leaving"
[18:05] neontube (n=neontube@neontube.plus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[18:05] <neontube> anyone home?
[18:29] icez (n=icez@unaffiliated/icez) joined #highaltitude.
[18:44] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[18:54] <jcoxon> hey neontube
[19:10] edmoore (n=ed@oort.chu.cam.ac.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[19:11] <edmoore> evening all
[19:11] <jcoxon> hey edmoore
[19:24] GeekShadow (n=Antoine@reactos/tester/GeekShadow) joined #highaltitude.
[19:29] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) left irc: "Leaving"
[19:37] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) left #highaltitude.
[19:42] DanielRichman (n=DanielRi@cpc3-cbly2-0-0-cust261.glfd.cable.ntl.com) joined #highaltitude.
[19:47] DanielRichman (n=DanielRi@cpc3-cbly2-0-0-cust261.glfd.cable.ntl.com) left irc: Remote closed the connection
[19:50] <SpeedEvil> http://wiki.ukhas.org.uk/guides:tracking_guide
[19:50] <SpeedEvil> a bit more
[19:53] DanielRichman (n=DanielRi@cpc3-cbly2-0-0-cust261.glfd.cable.ntl.com) joined #highaltitude.
[20:21] <natrium42> yo DanielRichman
[20:21] <natrium42> when's launch? :)
[20:21] <DanielRichman> natrium42, launch is a distant and abstract concept
[20:21] <natrium42> :(
[20:21] <DanielRichman> but when it does sneak up on us it's gonna be good
[20:22] <DanielRichman> I got the flight computer here with me right now. Tweaking some stuff... having it log wheter it was watchdog-reset or power-on reset or browned out etc, and having it add some information about the gps-serial link to each telemetry string
[20:23] <natrium42> and those are written to sd card?
[20:23] <DanielRichman> and radio'd
[20:24] <natrium42> coolz
[20:24] <natrium42> so what's left?
[20:24] <DanielRichman> I'm also writing some code to fix endianness. It's a bit of bloat, but its a nice feature
[20:24] <natrium42> looks like you are almost done
[20:24] <DanielRichman> I'M done, yes
[20:24] <DanielRichman> but we have no yagi or case
[20:24] Action: DanielRichman scowls at sbasuita
[20:27] Action: natrium42 pokes sbasuita
[20:27] Action: natrium42 sharpens poking stick
[20:33] Action: DanielRichman replaces natrium42's stick with cattle prod and provides fire
[20:37] <natrium42> hehe
[20:39] <DanielRichman> natrium42, you know SQL injection?
[21:04] <natrium42> little bobby tables?
[21:07] <DanielRichman> yeah, that's the one
[21:07] <DanielRichman> might wanna watch out for that on the tracker.
[21:09] edmoore_ (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[21:17] edmoore (n=ed@oort.chu.cam.ac.uk) left irc: Read error: 113 (No route to host)
[21:22] edmoore (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[21:23] edmoore_ (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[21:28] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) joined #highaltitude.
[21:29] edmoore_ (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[21:31] edmoore (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[21:42] edmoore_ (n=ed@chu-gw.churchillcambridge.co.uk) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[21:43] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) joined #highaltitude.
[21:49] <jcoxon> hey SpeedEvil
[21:49] <jcoxon> good work with the tracking guide
[21:49] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) left irc: Read error: 110 (Connection timed out)
[21:53] <neontube> hi jcoxon
[21:53] <neontube> have you recieved anything on that weather sat box in a while ?
[21:54] <jcoxon> hey neontube
[21:54] <jcoxon> ummm i sometimes set it up, but i haven't got a permenant setup
[21:54] <jcoxon> i've now got a radio that could do the RX now
[21:54] <jcoxon> just haven't had time
[21:54] <neontube> which radio r u using ?
[21:55] <jcoxon> ft-817
[21:55] <neontube> i've been faffin with that old one, fitted a serial programed ocsilator to it as it was cheaper than getting new cyrstals made up
[21:55] <jcoxon> oooo nice
[21:56] <jcoxon> yeah that was one of the issues, not being able to get the newer sats
[21:56] <jcoxon> its definitely fun
[21:56] <jcoxon> just didn't have anywhere to setup the antenna - living in central london doesn't help
[21:57] <neontube> lol no that never helps, i anoy my nieghbours and just crank up the 15' scaffold pole against the back fence
[21:58] <neontube> luckly the back garden faces east, so i get good coverage as the sats pass over north/south
[21:58] <jcoxon> yes
[21:59] <neontube> anyway, catch u all later, time to go crank the air con up and try and get the house cool before bed
[21:59] <jcoxon> hehe
[21:59] <jcoxon> cya neontube , good to chat
[21:59] neontube (n=neontube@neontube.plus.com) left irc: "Chatzilla 0.9.75.1 [SeaMonkey 1.1.17/2009071006]"
[22:02] Hiena (n=Hiena@81.93.195.181.datatrans.hu) left irc: "-=Mi ez a szag? Hippit égettéll?=-"
[22:19] jcoxon (n=jcoxon@host217-44-97-44.range217-44.btcentralplus.com) left irc: "Leaving"
[22:26] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) joined #highaltitude.
[22:46] petrinm (n=petrinm@C230-160.surffi.net) left #highaltitude.
[22:56] sbasuita_ (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) joined #highaltitude.
[22:57] sbasuita (n=sbasuita@unaffiliated/drebellion) left irc: Read error: 104 (Connection reset by peer)
[22:57] Nick change: sbasuita_ -> sbasuita
[23:02] edmoore (n=ed@oort.chu.cam.ac.uk) joined #highaltitude.
[23:04] G8DSU (n=chatzill@82-44-14-150.cable.ubr04.mort.blueyonder.co.uk) left irc: "ChatZilla 0.9.85 [Firefox 3.0.13/2009073022]"
[23:17] kornholi (n=kornholi@kornholi.net) got netsplit.
[23:18] kornholi (n=kornholi@kornholi.net) returned to #highaltitude.
[23:18] <sbasuita> http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA11655.mov <-- wicked moon-induced waves in saturn's rings
[23:18] <natrium42> cool, but where is the swoosh sound?
[23:19] <natrium42> j/k
[23:21] <sbasuita> I think the nasa guys are all excited because in a few days saturn's rings will be perpendicular to the sunlight, so orbiting objects (like new moons) will cast huge shadows for cassini
[23:28] SiC (n=SiC@88-109-124-165.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com) joined #highaltitude.
[23:52] edmoore (n=ed@oort.chu.cam.ac.uk) left irc:
[00:00] --- Mon Aug 10 2009