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(Rolling in flour, halfbaking my ass off)
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doesn't everyone have a computer in their car to play their music? (minitower + power inverter + LCD screen + video card with Video out + touchpad)
Add a wireless ethernet card so when your car sits in the garage it can be connected to your other computer(s) for MP3 transfers, or bring your work with
"Delphi, in conjunction with 3Com, is showing a head unit that will connect wirelessly to an IEEE 802.11 wireless home network so that users can download music or information from their home PC or laptop (that has an 802.11 network card) at a rate of 11Mbps to their car in their garage (up to 100 meters away)." [egnor, Feb 24 2001]
slashdot thread on wireless surfing in cars
In reaction to coverage of Broadband2Wireless's Boston rollout. [jutta, Feb 24 2001]
||"Video card with Video out"... uh,
as opposed to all those other
video cards? If you mean "TV
out", why bother? Are TV LCDs
cheaper than VGA LCDs?
||Anyway, rapidly baking. See link
for just one example.
||I think he means '(TV) video out(put)'...as opposed to SVGA...
||well, the more efficent person uses a DC power supply with a 10V to 15V Input, instead of going from DC in the car, to AC in the inverter, to DC in the compuer. You lose about 20% power through all the conversions.
||Also, having the computer connected to a battery with a DC float charger is helpful, so you can run the computer with the car off, while not using up all the car's battery (make it like a UPS).
||Try using a 802.11a card, it is much faster.