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(this shitty keyboard is driving me insane!)

Wow really? I can type on my iPad keyboard nearly as well as a physical keyboard! I guess it's come with practise. I found that when it's slightly angled with the Smart Cover I typed better on it, the angle made it feel more natural than typing onto a flat level surface.

 

That's assuming you have somewhere to sit it. I much prefer Swiftkey on Android. The prediction and learning engine on it is phenomenal, it practically writes everything for you.

 

I haven't tried Swiftkey but I am a big fan of Swype, works well for giant fingers. Is it possible to install replacement keyboards on an iOS device? (I assume not, or you wouldn't be complaining, and would be using Swiftkey no doubt.) Edited by p0is0n

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I haven't tried Swiftkey but I am a big fan of Swype, works well for giant fingers. Is it possible to install replacement keyboards on an iOS device? (I assume not, or you wouldn't be complaining, and would be using Swiftkey no doubt.)

Well when I searched the app store I was linked to random rubbish apps, so I'm going to say no.

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Interesting man. What are you gonna use it for?

Scoping for foxes in the dark ... should be able to pick 'em up out to about 200m with some luck =)

 

Oh - and the wife will probably want me use it for work occasionally, so I guess I'll use it to help me diagnose moisture ingress problems and the like. Sucks how wives so often require reasons for piddling little $10k purchases lol.

 

With options as fitted it retails for $16k ... picked it up for $10k as unmarked store demo with full warranty. Chuffed as =)

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FAAARK me... $10K!!!!!!

 

you could just use a spotlight for foxes!

 

ya lost me on the moisture though, where are you and the wife looking for moisture?

 

Quick edit: I do support hi-tech hunting for foxes though :P

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Hahaha nice.

 

To date I've just used a moisture meter for finding water leaks, and have a pretty darn good track record of successful diagnosis. This will really extend those capabilities because it tells me where to start testing with the moisture meter, and can provide a good visual tool to help clients understand what is happening to their building. Leaks show up similar to these random pics borrowed from the internets:

 

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This sensor is 320x240 with quad-sampling (superposition of 4 rapidly taken images) to give 640x480. Should look a lot nicer than the two images above (240x320 and 180x120 respectively). Just for reference, a native 640x480 IR camera will set you back north of $25k...

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Wow, yeah thats pretty cool man... so are you a structural engineer or something?

 

edit: and does it have to be wet at the time for it to show up or does it show up old water damage (that has dried) as well?

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Or he can lend it/all of them to me when he is done.

 

#sealofapproval

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I see what you did there....

 

 

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That's funny, I was just watching this last night:

 

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Wow, yeah thats pretty cool man... so are you a structural engineer or something?

 

edit: and does it have to be wet at the time for it to show up or does it show up old water damage (that has dried) as well?

Yep - structural engineer specialising in building diagnostics and remediation. The camera actually shows the emitted heat signature rather than moisture itself - fortunately materials have slightly different thermal coefficients and therefore respond to thermal gradients differently. It would be absolutely useless in a controlled environment where temperature is stable, but as soon as you have temperature gradients throughout the day then you have different materials heating and cooling at different rates and therefore emitting a different thermal signature.

 

So nope dried up water won't be detected. Active moisture likely will though. As with anything like this its highly dependent on operator skill - I'm down at skill level zero but have 10 years of diagnostic experience that will hopefully help me to learn what the camera shows when I know what's happening, and then extend that to interpreting the camera's results when I don't know what's happening. If I have any issues I'll have to sign up for a thermography course which is more $$$.

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Wow, yeah thats pretty cool man... so are you a structural engineer or something?

 

edit: and does it have to be wet at the time for it to show up or does it show up old water damage (that has dried) as well?

Yep - structural engineer specialising in building diagnostics and remediation. The camera actually shows the emitted heat signature rather than moisture itself - fortunately materials have slightly different thermal coefficients and therefore respond to thermal gradients differently. It would be absolutely useless in a controlled environment where temperature is stable, but as soon as you have temperature gradients throughout the day then you have different materials heating and cooling at different rates and therefore emitting a different thermal signature.

 

So nope dried up water won't be detected. Active moisture likely will though. As with anything like this its highly dependent on operator skill - I'm down at skill level zero but have 10 years of diagnostic experience that will hopefully help me to learn what the camera shows when I know what's happening, and then extend that to interpreting the camera's results when I don't know what's happening. If I have any issues I'll have to sign up for a thermography course which is more $$$.

 

Sounds like a pretty cool job man. Engineering/architecture always interested me but life took me in another direction :P

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Wow I wonder how much IR scopes for rifles cost?

I just asked an AJ buddy and he said his milspec unit was under 4 grand. Bargain!

 

 

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I wanted the good times back.

 

I was still shocked at it costing 28 bucks. Expected 10 dollars less. Damn that Activision.

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Wow I wonder how much IR scopes for rifles cost?

I just asked an AJ buddy and he said his milspec unit was under 4 grand. Bargain!

 

 

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They're different tech. An IR camera operates in the thermal-infrared spectrum (long wavelength) and measures emitted radiation only - nothing in the visible spectrum An IR scope amplifies visible light and boosts clarity by amplifying the near-infrared spectrum also (short wavelength).

 

The key difference between them is that near-IR (used by scopes) is reflected short-wave light, hence why you can boost the signal to an IR scope using an IR floodlight. The thermal-IR spectrum is actually emitted by objects due to interactions at atomic level rather than reflected light.

 

A normal IR scope on a pitch black night with no moon under heavy cloud and tree cover will show blackness. A thermal IR imager will show a clear picture still.

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Thats still one of my favourite online FPS I reckon. Hardcore SnD was epic.

 

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I wanted the good times back.

 

I was still shocked at it costing 28 bucks. Expected 10 dollars less. Damn that Activision.

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Thats still one of my favourite online FPS I reckon. Hardcore SnD was epic.

 

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I wanted the good times back.

 

I was still shocked at it costing 28 bucks. Expected 10 dollars less. Damn that Activision.

The only shitty thing is that there's no more AU servers. I can't believe I overlooked that...

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Thats still one of my favourite online FPS I reckon. Hardcore SnD was epic.

 

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I wanted the good times back.

 

I was still shocked at it costing 28 bucks. Expected 10 dollars less. Damn that Activision.

The only shitty thing is that there's no more AU servers. I can't believe I overlooked that...

 

 

Really? Internode had heaps up a few months ago, its possible that they just dont come up in the browser though, i used to get the IP from games.on.net and then use the console to connect to it.

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