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Newbies / *ahh* It's good to be back.
« on: November 1, 2007, 10:02 PM »
Hey fellas..if anyone remebers me.

I've been gone for..err..umm..*ahem* 6 months or so..and..well..out of the blue...I have returned. the title says...*ahhh* it's good to be back..away from the rebelscum-ish stuff.

Watto's Junk Yard / Plane Crash , NYC
« on: October 11, 2006, 04:07 PM »
Have we all heard? At about 3:15 today , a small , private aircraft crashed into the Bel Air Condo - Hi rise. So far , there have been 2 confirmed fatalaties. Police Expect more.   The plane supposivley went hafe way in , some broke off , and fell to the street below.   

Supposivley , they just put the fire out.

Watto's Junk Yard / E-paper
« on: July 28, 2006, 11:18 AM »
Imagine going to your local train station to commute to the office in the morning. Instead of large paper posters, the train time tables are shown on large electronic paper displays that wrap around the columns of the platform. Before getting on the train, you download the day's news from a vending machine and read it on your ultra-thin, film substrate-based e-newspaper. It's much like a traditional newspaper except that instead of throwing it away after reading it you simply update the content the next day. In the carriages, advertisements hanging from the ceiling are also based on e-paper, as is your PDA. Fujitsu is at the forefront of this exciting new display medium that will change the way people read and access information.

"We're developing e-paper similar to an electronic newspaper," says Tomohisa Shingai of Fujitsu's Storage & Intelligent Systems Laboratories. (Interview date: June 7th, 2005). "The format is like a paper sheet but can display memory contents and allow the user to be online anywhere and anytime."

E-paper holds the promise of becoming a truly versatile medium that is lightweight, portable and low-power. It is easier on the eyes than regular LCD or CRT screens because it is viewed with reflected light and not backlighting or light emissions. Since it is bi-stable, power is used only to change the display content. The image is preserved when the power is off, so the device is very energy-efficient.

But despite recent advances in e-paper technology, business applications remain limited. Fujitsu aims to change that with the introduction of film panel-based, rewritable e-paper incorporating liquid crystals. Fujitsu's e-paper boasts flexibility, low weight and energy consumption and color displays.

"E-paper is now in living color," says Shingai. "Using no power, our e-paper can display sharp color, and even if you bend it, the image doesn't disappear and doesn't blot. As such, it's unique in the world."

Fujitsu's rewritable color e-paper is based on highly reflective cholesteric selective reflection technology. Cholesteric refers to the mesomorphic phase of a liquid crystal in which the molecules are aligned in a specific manner, in this case, a spiral configuration. Up to 50% of incident light in specific wavelengths and colors is reflected.

Key advantages of our e-paper include the semipermanent memory display system, which maintains the image even without power, and color that is three times as bright as other products by e-paper developers. It is not susceptible to flicker, the visible fading of an image displayed on a screen. It uses about one-hundredth the power of LCDs and plasma display panels when the image is changed, while being far lighter and thinner, as slim as 0.8 mm. Its flexibility also allows for greater freedom in applications, and excellent temperature variation tolerance enables use in different environments.

The potential commercial applications of Fujitsu e-paper are manifold. Aside from large-scale advertising such as wraparound posters, e-paper pricing sign systems for retail goods would be wirelessly linked to in-store central databases that could change prices instantly, saving vendors time as well as printing and labor costs. Integrated circuit cards could also benefit from e-paper technology, for instance displaying the amount of cash left in an e-money card or the value remaining on a commuter pass. E-paper date displays could also be incorporated into conventional wristwatches.

Even though advances in IT have provided us with more and more tools to manage information, we are using more and more paper to print out all that data and make sense of it. Regardless of whether the elusive “paperless office” of the future ever comes into being, the way we use paper will likely change. Fujitsu's e-paper is setting a new standard in the evolution and digitization of this essential medium.


Other Custom Figures (non Star Wars) / Quake 4 Customs!(WIP)
« on: May 24, 2006, 10:39 PM »
here you quake fans go ,  a "Medic Anderson" WIP..for some reason I always was intreagued by the medics (even in real life) the most...
well..instead of my life story is the WIP  :

comments welcome! , thanks for looking ,


Watto's Junk Yard / freeloading
« on: May 6, 2006, 03:09 PM »
  here's the story : my laptop has a built in wireless card so I can go any where in my house with my laptop and go online since I have a wireless router....once a week I go over my grandma's' house..and I tried to go online for once...AND IT WORKED!..thing is..she has no sort of internet that means that I'm freeloading off someones wireless network..even though the connection strengh is "very low"...I'm still here and posting...

I just found this funny.


Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / At-Te referance
« on: April 24, 2006, 04:42 PM »
could someone help me?...(I know this isn't a custom..but will be in a month or two.  ;) )   could someone direct me to a full picture of the At-Te from the Incredible Cross-Sections?...

Joe S.

Watto's Junk Yard / wi-fi help
« on: April 15, 2006, 06:34 PM »
this is my first time working with wi-fi and I have a question for any of you jd'ers that do...the guy at the store sold me a wireless router...but shouldn't I have a wi-fi connector/finder?


Watto's Junk Yard / can someone help me?
« on: March 25, 2006, 11:05 AM »
Can someone help me?My god forsaken dog ripped the head off of a 1996 gijoe...just I don't exactly know what his name was..I think the came in the desert buggy,he had blonde hair,5 o clock shadow,in desert camo.

to think about it..he probaly didnt have a name....I'd trie to repair it (like the other 2 my dog but the hands of of) just I don't have a goood ref. picture of the head....I might as well buy another...  any Ideas what to type in on e-bay?


Modern Classifieds / Joe's want list.
« on: March 5, 2006, 05:12 PM »
well,right now the only things I REALLY need are: 4 scorches and 4 #6 clones.

a decent price on scorch would be nice....not like the 30 $ on ebay

I have bad forum says that Greenday has posted under 5 different IP's ...that means he has the same thing as me...a different IP every time he logs on...I guess that means its gonna be hard to ban me 2 lol...just wanted to give the mods that little hint...

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Genosis
« on: February 20, 2006, 10:32 AM »
anybody ahve any Ideas on how to create a genosis diorama?what to use for the spire...and does anybody have any pics?I tried to use plaster cloth with bad results.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Hollowing Out Clone Helmet?
« on: January 10, 2006, 04:19 PM »
Any Ideas on how to hollow one out?It seems you would hollow it out with a dremel but what about casting?

Watto's Junk Yard /!
« on: January 9, 2006, 09:33 PM »
D*mn the last 1st teeth!It was "wanting" to comeout so I pulled   bad things happened and now its dangling by a string ...... that hurts......alot! 

Anyone have a mostly painless solution other that waiting till tomorrow to get a needle?I don't think I can sleep like this.

Watto's Junk Yard / I finally
« on: January 6, 2006, 09:47 PM »
Started to use YIM.    I got it because my friend couldn't figure out how to use YIM to my AIM.        joey23st

O.k.   now I'm board......(goes to get a messy sandwich)

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Wood Working - Tips/Tricks/Ideas
« on: December 28, 2005, 11:01 AM »
I was thinking after Dean put out that amazing station amde out of wood it's inspired me to start using wood.I've also heard wood has better stabality and lasts longer.So I was wondering  what do most people use to glue walls and other things on the base.

 O and also it's cheap but would thins be a good jigsaw?

Black & Decker
4 Amp Variable-Speed Jigsaw Kit with Light

thanks ,

EDIT: This thread USE TO be "Is this a Good Idea"

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