Off topic.geeks?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    O.k., heading out..can't afford module on motor home,
    what Mac & connections should I get so as so hassle all
    whilst on the road? We covered some of this earlier,
    but sooo expensive..is there a cheapo laptop MAC for E-mail
    & internet?
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    what you looking for?

    get a macbook>build an antenna.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just something simple to communicate..."build an antenna"? Whut?
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    my old man is a wicked mac geek..

    There is a antenna you can build to pick up others wifi signal...

    Ill ask him about it next time see him.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thank you..a MAC that I can send photos to you all.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    dude that would be sweet...

    you must be stoked to take this trip...
    EDIT:MIKE i forgot to tell you..There is a legit website that documents wifi hot spots all over the US...So in theory I could just type in a few zip codes and pick up some wifi
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    Link?............. Yes, very stoked (where did you learn that surfer term?) to leave..wife has had
    family problems, I'm trying to button up my project & winterize too..usually long gone by now.:)
    By the way, it's "stoka bokka, huzza wazza".
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    Why does it have to be a Mac? You could deal with an ordinary laptop, and spend the savings on beer. :drinkup:
     
  9. Mike Leary

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    Oh..& order the cases of Cabernet Sauvignon...thanx Boots.:)
     
  10. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    mike one of the guys who works for me just bought a nice used mac mini on ebay if you can't swing the massive $949 for a refurb macbook check ebay for the previous models ibook. oh and if youre going to be "borrowing" there are a number of 802.11x anteannas and amps that will make it more easy. or you could just buy an iphone, by bro has one and loves it, i of course can't have one because he says I'd break it or get it wet but from what Rotor tells me you stay in the command post mostly so you'd not have a problem
     

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