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Posted by: Lane
11-18-2021, 05:35 PM
Forum: FAQ
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How much would it cost to build a network if there was no network in my area?

Currently the optimum configuration is 4 or 5 Spots that can reach each other.  

Almost anywhere you place one will soon have other following, however if you are inclined to build a profitable network grid yourself start with four.

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Posted by: Lane
11-18-2021, 05:32 PM
Forum: Announcements
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Helium Notification
API Performance Improvements
Upcoming scheduled maintenance notice
The API will be undergoing performance improvements and will be unavailable to all users of the network. This includes sending any transactions (payment, burn, add gateway, assert location, hotspot transfers), viewing data on the App, Explorer, and any related community apps.

Your funds remain safe, the blockchain is still functional, there will be no disruption to data packet transfer and Hotspot mining.

We will notify everyone when the maintenance is over.
Start time
Nov 18, 18:00 UTC

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Posted by: Lane
11-14-2021, 01:35 PM
Forum: FAQ
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This depends entirely of the location of the other Helium spots and the height of their antennas.

Line if sight is important but so is too if they or you are in the cone of transmission for the the antenna. 

To powerful of an antenna and you may overshoot some of your target spots.
   

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Posted by: Lane
11-13-2021, 03:30 PM
Forum: FAQ
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Opening a port on your router is the same thing as creating a Port Forward. 
These open ports allow connections through your firewall to a device in your home network. 
Having to create a port forward is common in networking where the device needs to serve data to other devices. (as opposed to being a client of the data)

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Posted by: Lane
11-05-2021, 12:58 PM
Forum: Off Topic
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Look into reading IOT data passing through the air using (SDR) Software defined radio 
Cheap radio tuners to pull in radio signals and filter down to the desired freq



Support forums - https://sdrforums.com/index.php

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Posted by: Lane
11-05-2021, 12:51 PM
Forum: Announcements
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DISH to Tap Into Blockchain-Based Helium 5G Network

The telecommunications company has back-ordered 3.5 million Helium hotspots with plans to onboard DISH customers.

The ultimate goal of any cryptocurrency project is to achieve widespread adoption by offering a use case that offers real-world value that can be applied in every home across the globe. 

 Thanks to its user-run wireless network, Helium, a 5G Internet-of-Things-focused project, made a significant stride towards greater adoption as it revealed a new partnership with Dish Network on Oct. 26.


https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/1...g-network/

At least for now, the Helium-powered element of Dish's forthcoming 5G network will likely be minuscule. Based on its 2019 agreement with T-Mobile and the US Department of Justice, Dish is on the hook to begin providing commercial 5G services across significant portions of the country starting next year. Already the company has been hiring hundreds of technicians to handle that work, which involves installing radios capable of broadcasting Dish's 5G signal atop potentially thousands of massive cell towers all over the country.

Helium, meantime, is working to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) network into the 5G sector. Helium's customers have already lit up around 240,000 LoRA-based IoT hotspots across 21,000 cities in North America, Europe and Asia. When Helium's customers – which now include the likes of Senet and Actility – make use of that network, Helium pays its hotspot owners in its Helium Network Tokens (HNTs) cryptocurrency.

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Posted by: Lane
10-30-2021, 02:42 PM
Forum: Rules
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Please DO rank users and posts.
Once ranking is stable posts will be presented by rank.
Low rank posts may be hidden or deleted.

   
   
   

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Posted by: Lane
10-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Forum: Off Topic
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The University of California, Santa Barbara is preparing to spend $1.5 billion on a new 4,500-person student dorm designed by a billionaire mega-donor whose layout so closely resembles that of a prison a consulting architect resigned in protest, according to the Santa Barbara Independent. From a report:

The architect likened it to a "social and psychological experiment with an unknown impact on the lives and personal development of the undergraduates the university serves" in his resignation letter. The building in question is the planned Munger Hall on the university's beachside campus, which the university's website says "will fulfill visions for both UC Santa Barbara and the donor, Charles Munger," a billionaire investor often described as Warren Buffet's "right-hand man." Munger has also financed the construction of graduate residences on the University of Michigan and Stanford campuses fashioned on his architectural ideas to promote collaboration and bonhomie. While the Stanford residences are essentially normal apartments, the Michigan hall resembles its UCSB sibling in that "most bedrooms don't have windows," according to VeryApt.com. The vision Munger Hall is fulfilling is alternately described two ways, depending on who is doing the talking. The universities that take his money -- on condition they use it to build his designs to his exacting specifications, as he reportedly considers himself an amateur architect -- describe such projects as having "a focus on providing ample interactive spaces for students" and "minimizing costs by maximizing the number of beds on a given site, employing the concept of repeatability..."

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abzkj/b...experiment

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Posted by: Lane
10-30-2021, 02:34 PM
Forum: Off Topic
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NASA is calling on any interested humans to contribute to the machine learning algorithms that help Perseverance get around. All you need to do is look at some images and label geological features. ExtremeTech reports:
The project is known as AI4Mars, and it's a continuation of a project started last year using images from Curiosity. That particular rover arrived on Mars in 2012 and has been making history ever since. NASA used Curiosity as the starting point when designing Perseverance. The new rover has 23 cameras, which capture a ton of visual data from Mars, but the robot has to rely on human operators to interpret most of those images. The rover has enhanced AI to help it avoid obstacles, and it will get even better if you chip in.

The AI4Mars site lets you choose between Opportunity, Curiosity, and the new Perseverance images. After selecting the kind of images you want to scope out, the site will provide you with several different marker types and explanations of what each one is. For example, the NavCam asks you to ID sand, consolidated soil (where the wheels will get good traction), bedrock, and big rocks. There are examples of all these formations, so it's a snap to get started.

https://mars.nasa.gov/news/9063/you-can-...lore-mars/
https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/hiro-ono/ai4mars

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Posted by: Lane
10-30-2021, 02:31 PM
Forum: Announcements
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App Version 3.7.1 is now available for iOS and Android

Improvements
- updates account screen when API calls fail to avoid showing 0 balance and 0 Hotspots
- improves how the app retrieves data from the API
- fixes a bug where users couldn’t send payments or transfer Hotspot based on a security setting
- added an option to clear map cache to troubleshoot when hexagons aren’t loading or app is malfunctioning due to tileserver

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