On June 11, 2018 at 18:55, IRkiller said...
I can't wait for ernie's input on this...
You guys crack me up.
The first thing to consider is letting your musical tastes mature.
On June 11, 2018 at 21:14, buzz said...
Iíve had plasma sets interfere with IR extenders. Typically, high brightness scenes would block IR commands.
As a matter of fact this is classic plasma behavior, and it settles down to nothing in a minute or so.
I donít recall observing any spurious commands, but I would not be shocked if this happened. Itís a variation on the ďAn infinite number of monkeys typing, would ...Ē
An issue of crucial importance about the infinite number of monkeys typing is that the example does not consider monkeys at all. It is a total hoax!
has attempted to put the theory to the test. Admittedly the British academics involved in this unusual project did not have an infinite number of typewriters, nor monkeys, nor time, but they did have six Sulawesi crested macaque monkeys, and one computer, and four weeks for them to get creative.
The results of this trial at Paignton zoo in Devon were more Mothercare than Macbeth. The macaques - Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe and Rowan - produced just five pages of text between them, primarily filled with the letter S.
There were greater signs of creativity towards the end, with the letters A, J, L and M making fleeting appearances, but they wrote nothing even close to a word of human language.
"It was a hopeless failure in terms of science but that's not really the point," said Geoff Cox, of Plymouth University's MediaLab, who designed the test. So what were the academics trying to achieve? "It wasn't actually an experiment as such, it was more like a little performance," said Mr Cox.
The project - which was paid for with £2,000 of Arts Council money - was intended to emphasise differences between animals and machines, he went on. "The monkeys aren't reducible to a random process. They get bored and they shit on the keyboard rather than type." The computer was protected with a perspex box, with holes for the monkeys to poke fingers through to hit the keys.
Yes, sir, they get bored and they shit on the keyboard rather than type. And what did you think might be my comment?
I would solve my issue by mounting the IR receiver in the shadows. You might have some success with a sun filter.
I was about to suggest that he should be sure he's got a plasma-proof sensor when I realized that the TV turned off its own damn self! How do you cure that?
Cover the IR port and use IP control.