$35 frequency analizer

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My phone can do things your phone can’t do!

Hardware versions of this cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Much cheaper on a good Android phone.

You need a phone that can do OTG (check online).
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You need an SDL dongle, I got this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GDN1T4S?ie=UTF8&tag=www30dollarfi-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B01GDN1T4S
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You need an OTG cable, I got this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N9S9Z0G?ie=UTF8&tag=www30dollarfi-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B00N9S9Z0G
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You need this app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mantz_it.rfanalyzer

and this driver:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=marto.rtl_tcp_andro

here’s the manual:
https://github.com/demantz/RFAnalyzer/blob/master/doc/rf_analyzer_manual.md

and here’s an interesting video about it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkn1ljAqTMw&t=304s

Also, if you want to know more, get this book: The Hobbyist’s Guide to the RTL-SDR: Really Cheap Software Defined Radio

DJ’s Super Eggs -recipe

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Simple to make, delicious, and makes great leftovers for a couple days.  This large recipe is great for a family breakfast, or for many meals for a smaller group.

1 package Ore-Ida Potatoes O’Brien

6 jumbo eggs

10 oz package of pico de gallo (hot or mild, as you prefer)

1 package Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links (pre-cooked)

1/3 cup olive oil

Milk to taste for scrambling the eggs

Salt & pepper to taste

Shredded cheese to taste (I prefer Kraft Mexican four cheese blend)

Salsa or ketchup, as preferred

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Carefully add potatoes to hot oil, being wary of splatters.  Cover and cook, turning every 3-4 minutes.  (These are basically the package directions.)

While potatoes are cooking, cut up sausage links into small pieces.  Kitchen scissors work great for this.  Set aside.

Beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.  Set aside.

When potatoes are almost done (maybe 17 to 19 minutes), add pico and sausage bits to potatoes and heat through, stirring well.  Add beaten egg mixture and cook until almost done.  Turn off heat.  Ensuring mixture is evenly distributed in the pan, sprinkle shredded cheese on top, and cover.  Keep covered until cheese has melted.

Serve in wide bowl or plate.  Salsa or ketchup, as desired.  Yum!

Michael’s tip:  Best with salsa when freshly cooked, better with ketchup when reheated.

 

 

Cash Newmann’s solution to choking down spoonfulls of herbal supplements

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Tired of eating tablespoons of green powder?

Get 500 largish gelatin “000” size capsules for $16:

IF YOU PREFER THE VEGETARIAN VERSION, THEY’RE HERE.

 

And get this $23 capsule maker (directions on box):

 

Do not use for Kratom, or Colloidal Uranium Enemas or anything except things prescribed by a doctor. Because those other things aren’t from a doctor! (Even though it’s been said by people who know that this works great for those.)

Keep pets and kids out of the room, then wipe all surfaces with damp paper towel when done. Wear green color clothes. lol.

–Cash Newmann!

Notes on modern handgun design. Or, why you should consider the Grand Power pistol.

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Image from The Probability Broach graphic novel from Big Head Press

Since the end of the assault weapons ban handgun design has been going fairly steadily in one direction. That direction is to create a thousand different variants of the Glock 19. This are good reasons for this, the G19 is a good gun. Not too big, not too small, reliable as all get out. Ammo is common, with a simple operating system. Anyone who can use a gun can use a G19 provided they have been trained to keep their index finger off the trigger until it is time to actually start shooting.

Despite what is suggested in the novel The Probability Broach. (and a variety of other libertarian/ancap works) Even if we lived in a world where everyone was allowed to be armed with powerful weapons at all times I seriously doubt that the majority of people would walk around armed most of the time. Never mind that regardless of whatever the law says, carrying a firearm is a grave responsibility. Never mind the fact that most policemen, whose job demands that they occasionally get into conflicts with nasty people do not usually train with their firearms enough to pass the benchmark of basic proficiency tests. Let alone hit small moving targets under stress, oh no. Handguns are a solid mass of steel, aluminum and plastic that are usually rather uncomfortable to carry without a quality holster, belt and experience. It’s kind of hard just to find someone who carries who invested in a proper belt! So, even if Lib-Par emerged tomorrow I seriously doubt that we would see large numbers of people openly carrying large weapons for very long. Some might do it for awhile for the sheer novelty of it. But after awhile most people would either dispense with carrying large weapons or carry something a bit more manageable.
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Best book on keeping your Bitcoin secure

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If you want to know how to keep Bitcoin secure, and pretty much everything about Bitcoin, get this book: Mastering Bitcoin: Unlocking Digital Cryptocurrencies by andreas antonopoulos.

First bunch of chapters are a great intro even if you know nothing. Quickly gets into easy but solid protection of Bitcoin assets, then later part of the book is pretty deep, it’s for programmers. But if you haven’t read this book, no matter how little or how much you know about Bitcoin, this book will teach you something useful. Get it!

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This book is on O’Reilly media. You know, the computer book company that always has some kind of drawing of an animal on their book covers. I’ve done some writing and editing work for O’Reilly, and here’s a little known fact: their checks have lemurs on them. lol. This little fellow:

Best flashlight ever – only $15.99

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Get it here on Amazon: Outlite A100 Portable Ultra Bright LED Handheld Flashlight with Adjustable Focus and 5 Light Modes.

Incredibly bright and solid. I just got 3 of them. This is the one you should keep by your gun at home, or take with you camping. Indoors it lights up a whole wall as bright as day. I love it. Other features:

  • ADJUSTABLE FOCUS: Intense Spotlight for long range observation can up to 600 feet, Circle Floodlight for large area illumination
  • SPECIAL POWER: High-Efficiency and Great Output LED Chip, Super Bright Tac Light
  • ADVANCED DESIGN: Skid-Proof design & Water Resistant design (Impressive performance among handheld flashlights)
  •   POWERSOURCE: 3pcs AAA Battery (not included) or 1 rechargeable pc 18650 Lithium-ion Battery (Not included)
  • FIVE LIGHT MODES: 3 Brightness Levels, Tactical Security design with Disrupter Strobe and SOS Function

Best 39-dollar podcast mic

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I do a lot of research on mics to test and find the best ones. I buy, try and sell a lot of models. I also do a nationally syndicated radio show, the Freedom Feens. We’re on 31 stations nationwide, and have 17 rotating hosts, 2 or 3 per night, all in different locations.

So I have a vested interest in knowing the best, least expensive mic that can be used by people who are not technically sophisticated. I need my hosts to be able to get a very good and very consistent sound using no other gear than a computer, mic stand, headphones and our free software, FeenPhone.

Over the years I’ve recommended 3 very similar USB dynamic cardioid pattern mics for talk radio and podcasting. They’ve ranged in price from 60 bucks to 100 bucks.

But I finally found one that’s even less expensive and sounds about the same.

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Setting Ringtones from BEASTLICK apps

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Unlike cheesy apps, good apps like Pocket Alibi don’t restrict you from setting selections as Ringtones or notifications.

First, get the amazing Pocket Alibi Android app HERE. Then find a sound you like and play it. After playing it, a little box will appear on the right side:

If you press and hold on that box, options will appear when you release:

Pick the one you want, and you’re good to go.

Please rate and review Pocket Alibi on Google Play here, and then tell two friends!