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Our Motto is "Nothing is Impossible."   Just ask us, we will build you anything.  - Todd W. Byars, Founder

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Moore's Law - Predicts the End of Computer Dudes... or does it. :)

on 30 May 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 3

I have had the privilidge of watching personal computers, networks, irc, gaming servers, virtualization and now Quantum Computers.

Before computers I worked on Analog Circuits, Power Systems, Communications, and Control Systems.

My age makes me one of the few Analog / Digital Engineers remaining on the planet.

Computers and Technology are very rapidly evolving systems, just about every year since 1997 Computer Dudes has had a different
business plan, or products and services, focus, and advertising.

One of our "Guiding Stars" has been Moore's Law.     

Moore's Law states that the number of transistors in a chip will double in size,
while the chip itself decreases in size and energy consumption - about every 2 years.

Computers are now so small Computer Dudes will soon discontinue home and small office PC Repair.

However we will replace PC Repair - with research, training, data center services, inventing, creating and bringing to market new products and services.

Our #solaronemonolith off-grid solar cluster type supercomputers are still for sale.   

The Shell and Core Design are scalable so we can
use many types of motherboards (motherboards the size of a credit card) and even the new Quantum Computers.

Moore's Law and his accomplishments in the invention and production of the first computer chips is incredible.   
If you are in IT I recommend you read Moore's history and writings. 

So while Computer Dudes soon will cease personal computer repair - We have expanded into further research, development, and prototyping.   
Also, our Data Center Services and Data Center Conversion to Solar Power or other Low Energy Setups business continues to grow. 

Todd W. Byars 

Founder, Owner
Computer Dudes

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Low Cost Drones - For Photography and Security. Tethered Drones for Safe Observation

on 28 Apr 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 5

The Computer Dudes, Inc was asked by a client for an affordable Drone Solution to Enhance their Site Security.

We came up with a low cost "Tethered Drone" System using inexpensive / disposable drones.   We have enhanced our drone system with a tether which allows the drone to safely
hover in place at a fixed height.   The tether version 1.0  allows the drone to fly in weather where other drones cannot.   It also prevents the drone from being taken by a big gust of wind.

We are releasing Version 1.0 to the Public, Corporations, Schools, Government, Real Estate, Small Offices, Construction Sites and Homes.

Computer Dudes Tethered Drone Observation and Security Enhancement:

1) Select a Large Drone with a good camera - A controller and cell phone controls are the best.   We tested several models all under $100.
2) Purchase a 100 foot roll of Paracord - Cut one piece of Paracord to a 50 foot length.  Then cut four 1 foot lengths out of the extra cord.
3) Purchase or make a Stake to drive into the ground with an eyehook.   

Proceedure
A) Tie or Secure 1 foot pieces of paracord onto the Drone Landing Gear.    Then tie the pieces together at the other end for the "harness" 
B) Tie 50 foot Paracord to bottom of harness
C) Launch Drone - set it to "Maintain Position"   
D) Clip or tie paracord to Stake in Ground 
E) Depart Area
F) Operate by Phone from safe distance.   Use Phone to capture and send photos, videos, and panorama's 

Daytime Operation is recommended, but the same procedure should work at night if you have night cameras on your drone.
After you have the drone you like - buy a spare one or two and you have a full system good for a decade or so.  

Go use it to secure your Homes, Businesses, Schools, Construction Sites, Shopping Areas and even at the Beach.

Version 2.0 has a power harness option.    You will have to contact us to purchase version 2.0 and 3.0 or a custom rig.

Most Drones do not require a harness and many have single button functions like launch and land or take panarama or even follow me modes. 
You can use these kind of un-tethered drones to do most of the above too - the tether just helps with wind and remote operation. 

Every home, school, business and the rest should also have an emergency plan - such as where to gather if there is a fire and multiple exits from the buildings 
and properties so the fire department and EMS can get onsite.

The Byars Family Motto is: "Always Prepared" which you can see on our Coat of Arms. -  We share that with you too.

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Computer Dudes prepares for Summer

on 18 Apr 2023  Posted by CorpRattX  Category: Technology  Comments: 0

Ah Summer,

Unless you are at the beach - your business may slow in the Summer.

Many companies lay off employees during slow times but not Computer Dudes.    We just plan and make sure everyone uses some of their paid vacation time.

We will be continuing our research projects on LIDAR, AI, Outdoor Supercomputers, and Data Center Efficiency year round.   

Yes - we do have room for more clients!.

However unless you are on our client list, you will need to call and qualify.   
It is not a sales scam - just tightened security.     We went to a private client list several years ago to improve security for all clients.

Fondest Regards,

Todd W. Byars
Computer Dudes
Tallahassee

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CorpRattX
11 hours ago
2 New Drones arrived today for our next Drone Flight Training Class. One is a new drone to replace for one lost earlier this week in our Basic Drone Flight Training.

That is the benefit of learning flight and flight maneuvers on in-expensive - disposable drones.

The student then gets a choice on which of the practice drone models they want to take home.

Part of our drone training includes an overview of how to pass the FAA Drone, Recreational or Private Pilot's License as well as a list of schools and resources in their home town - or near.
:)Todd

CorpRattX
2 days ago
Computer Dudes Salute - Devuan a more powerful Linux Distro that can be secured and that does not have to use Clouds.

https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/devuan/

This is from our friends in Europe - Computer Dudes has worked extensively with this groups softwares and operating systems.

Great job to everyone working on or who assisted this group in the past. :)Todd

CorpRattX
4 days ago
DJI Spark Drone - Mixed Reality - Meta Quest 3 with SideLoader to import Android Software which controls the drone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC4oQahkHAQ

This fellows video covers the basics.

Computer Dudes is a bit farther along using different equipment. :)T

CorpRattX
6 days ago
Military version of Anti-Drone / Drone Defense Courses

https://lnkd.in/gWMnjUTM

As for Computer Dudes' "Civilian" Drone Defense Course we have techniques weapons not know to the military. As the video in the link shows the military has weapons and methods civilians and companies can not use at this time.

Like the military Computer Dudes' Drone Defense course uses a "layered" defense. :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
MyrtlewoodPlantation dot com

In Thomasville, Georgia about 40 minutes drive to the North of Tallahassee, Florida.

Hunting and Fishing! Including Sporting Clays, Quail Hunting, and Shotgun Training.

It is that time of year! :)Todd

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Fascinating.
Some of the small WiFi Bridge equipment, with directional antennas, can be used to "jam" or "block" a WiFi router, transmitter, or small area of WiFi service.
It is not a new concept or function - its just the last time we experimented with WiFi jamming the Yagi antenna, transmission, and monitoring equipment weighed several hundred pounds.
Current to 2024 WiFi "Bridge" equipment works off a phone and the antenna's are the size of a tea cup. Cool Stuff! :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Today we are working on Industrial Robot Control interfaces and methodology with the Meta Quest 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWdW-4n7G48

This morning we used the headset to configure workstations and virtual workstations in a 3D digital copy of the International Space Station, the ISS. :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Hello atlagax1 dot starlink dot net - Welcome to the party... :)T

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Only the Computer Dudes dares to bring FPV Simulators and Trainers - to the real world!!

Freestyle - pilot vs pilot and drone vs drone on indoor and outdoor courses.

Our "Dogfight" drone game is the most fun in my experience.

We use the manual controllers but are modding things for VR and Mixed Reality Headset Use.

Dont have a drone yet? Use some of the FPV or other training simulations and instructions on youtube. Have fun! :)T

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRYfTYOuHlg

CorpRattX
1 week ago
Why Muon Beams are important - from Fermilab discussion:

Radio Waves and Light(laser) have been mastered as "carrier waves" for audio, video, and data.

What might be the "next" carrier wave? One not blocked by Matter or Time?? ;)T

https://www.npl.washington.edu/av/altvw161.html

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