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    Quote Originally Posted by mathpiglet View Post
    Unfortunately, hulu only works in the States.
    I've heard a couple of good things about Jumpto.com. It will mask your IP address and allow you to access sites like Hulu from anywhere in the world, and it gives you a secure browser, too.

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    Thanks! I'll give that a try!
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    Cool! Good luck, and let us know how it works. I'm tempted to go that kind of route myself so that I can access CBC programming, which is generally blocked from viewers with US IP addresses. There are shows I've seen bits of when vacationing in Canada that I wouldn't mind watching more of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feast of the Muse View Post
    I grab screencaps from Hulu. I'm on a Mac, so I just hit pause and then command + shift + 3. That takes the shot and saves it on my desktop. If I am pulling from a DVD I use VLC to watch it and do the same thing. Actually VLC has a built-in snapshot feature.
    I've got a little Aspire Netbook. I will have to see if RealPlayer works with Hulu. I know it does with YouTube. And from what little I've done of capturing with RealPlayer, I think it might work. I just wasn't sure if people used any sort of software program to capture from current seasons. Thanks for all the input!
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    I need a science geek. How do naval sonar communications work? How would one contact them through it (do you have to be on a radio frequency, a certain volume, make sure you don't resemble a whale)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    I need a science geek. How do naval sonar communications work? How would one contact them through it (do you have to be on a radio frequency, a certain volume, make sure you don't resemble a whale)?
    Not sure about the sonar. I'm pretty sure that is a one-way method of communication. Think blind man with stick.

    However, if you just saw Sanctuary and are asking about Henry's method of communicating with Praxis, you want Project Seafarer (which Henry mentioned), so check this out. You should also know that there is a X-files episode in which the same project makes an appearance (it's called Drive) but I don't remember how much of the technology they actually explore. It's more of the consequences. Still, might be interesting for you since the consequences they used had some basis in truth - or at least in blame.

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    Didn't see Sanctuary, but that definitely helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    I need a science geek. How do naval sonar communications work? How would one contact them through it (do you have to be on a radio frequency, a certain volume, make sure you don't resemble a whale)?
    Okay, first off, sonar doesn't involve radio waves. That's radar. Sonar is sound. You don't so much communicate with it as use it for detection; sending out a sound signal and listening to the way it bounces back is "active sonar", much like what whales and dolphins use when they send out those sounds you always hear in documentaries about them. Simply listening to ambient sounds is "passive sonar". Each can tell you different things about an underwater environment. If you want to learn a lot about sonar as it has historically been used by naval vessels, especially submarines, read (not watch; read, because the explanations kick ass) "The Hunt For Red October" sometime.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feast of the Muse View Post
    Not sure about the sonar. I'm pretty sure that is a one-way method of communication. Think blind man with stick.
    Basically, yeah. Detection, rather than communication. Although you probably could use sonar emissions to send Morse code, and obviously cetaceans have a rather elaborate system of communication set up using underwater soundwaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF_and_Coffee View Post
    Okay, first off, sonar doesn't involve radio waves.
    Didn't think so, but I couldn't think of a better analogy for the question.

    Quote Originally Posted by SF_and_Coffee View Post
    Although you probably could use sonar emissions to send Morse code
    Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feast of the Muse View Post
    However, if you just saw Sanctuary and are asking about Henry's method of communicating with Praxis, you want Project Seafarer (which Henry mentioned), so check this out. You should also know that there is a X-files episode in which the same project makes an appearance (it's called Drive) but I don't remember how much of the technology they actually explore. It's more of the consequences. Still, might be interesting for you since the consequences they used had some basis in truth - or at least in blame.
    Just want to make sure it's noted: Project Seafarer/ELF stuff involves radio waves, NOT sound waves, so it isn't sonar.

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    WR, if you want to run your tech passage on this topic by me when it's written or as you write it, I might be able to help you make it plausible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF_and_Coffee View Post
    Just want to make sure it's noted: Project Seafarer/ELF stuff involves radio waves, NOT sound waves, so it isn't sonar.
    Yes - ELF is radio with a really really long antenna. You'd want that kind of thing for deep water communications. I don't believe they have any practical use on land (that can't be accomplished much easier via another method).

    I remember reading about a study with elephants to see if they could detect low frequency electromagnetic waves... unfortunately I have no idea where it is anymore. It was interesting though because they thought they could teach the elephants to warn them about impending earthquakes. Not what you asked, but still very cool and possibly useful.

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    You know, I think I remember something about that elephant study.

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    Oh, and I'm glad someone's posting SOMETHING around here! I was starting to wonder where everybody was!

    Brooke, did you get a chance to read that Tok'ra chapter of mine yet? And if so, did it make sense to you?

    Also, WTF is up with FF.net now? Story posting and updating works okay, but my PM outbox doesn't show a message I swear I sent someone this morning, so now I'm wondering if they ever actually got it.
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    (Times like these I'm tempted to start calling it "fanfcuk.net" in public.)

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    Oh, got half-way through and got distracted. Let me finish it and I'll be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SF_and_Coffee View Post
    WR, if you want to run your tech passage on this topic by me when it's written or as you write it, I might be able to help you make it plausible.
    It's not really explained much, but I do want a plausible way to do what I'm doing and not something that sounds like it could be replaced with 'let's get a magic fairy to fix this'.

    I also want to fix glitches as early as possible.

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    A few days after Atlantis is off the coast of San Francisco, someone sabotages the place, turning most everything off and dumped most of the control crystals on the floor. They disabled the other control station before wrecking things. Some essentials were left on, but not many. They've also only been on earth a few days, so no one's picked up a cellphone or anything.

    I want to make sure I've broken everything, and way to delay communications, possibly force them to have to figure out a new way to get their hands on or do something.
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    Ah, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
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    I want to make sure I've broken everything, and way to delay communications, possibly force them to have to figure out a new way to get their hands on or do something.
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    Have you thought of just ripping out the ZPM somehow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feast of the Muse View Post
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    Have you thought of just ripping out the ZPM somehow?
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    Yeah, but that's boring. Plus, it doesn't quite give me what I want. While people do use this to steal stuff, they intentionally leave the cloak on, but lock all the doors (save for the ones they need, but they lock those behind them.) This way no one can do anything on the inside, but no one on the outside notices anything. Thus their problem is twofold.

    They need to alert someone, but the right someone. I know some more of the fic, I just want to get this out of the way or it'll bug the crap out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
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    Yeah, but that's boring. Plus, it doesn't quite give me what I want. While people do use this to steal stuff, they intentionally leave the cloak on, but lock all the doors (save for the ones they need, but they lock those behind them.) This way no one can do anything on the inside, but no one on the outside notices anything. Thus their problem is twofold.

    They need to alert someone, but the right someone. I know some more of the fic, I just want to get this out of the way or it'll bug the crap out of me.
    Spoiler:
    Ok, so they are trapped inside with no way to communicate, and since they are cloaked no one can see them and come check it out. Is that correct? And yeah, ripping the ZPM out is cheap and easy. Unless the bad guys have a twisted sense of humour and send them on a scavenger hunt for it - but that's just what I'd do because I'm not completely evil.

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