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Is it possible to make an OS for an old computer that's similar to DSL?

I was wondering if it is possible to make an system for an old computer. And if so, what is the easiest way? edit: i just Wikipedia-ed it. i want to make an OS similar to DSL (Damn Small Linux) but just a little more simple. and OS as in something that you would boot strait from grub or something like that. not an emulator or command prompt like CMD. even more info: What i want to do is take an old computer (i.e. Apple 2E) and wipe it and put my own OS on it.

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what is this?

I received this curious object from my science teacher today because he is cleaning his room. He does not know what it is, all that he knows is that it is related to Lego Mindstorms(I am assuming very old Lego Mindstorms the floppy disk he gave me that comes with it is dated 1988) and a mac 2.0.      There is a power source, a ribbon cable, old lego cable, and what appears to be the remains of a button attached to it. It also came with a floppy disk i don't know if the labels mean anything so i am including it. right underneath the switch there is a label that says TSI interface on/off.  the floppy disk says " "Feelies"  sensor interface for the apple p.o. box 5362 bla bla bla bla more stuff about the address then front: 2e version back: 2+ version". there is also what i think is a brand on the box that i think says "T.51n" but i'm not sure. if anyone knows what this is and what it does please do tell. thanks,      Harry

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Deriving the maximum range and angle of a projectile

In a thread in the Green group, AnarchistAsian and I were discussing his coil guns. I posed the question of what range he could get, and he asked me to go through the physics derivation. Here it is, simplified to require just algebra and trig.The kinetic energy of the projectile E = ½mv2, gives v = sqrt(2E/m) as the speed at launch. Let θ be the angle at which you launch (θ=0° is horizontal, θ=90° is straight up). Then you can decompose the speed into two components: vh = v cos(θ) is the horizontal speed,vv = v sin(θ) is the vertical speed.Gravity only pulls vertically, so the projectile's vertical speed will be slowed down until it reaches its maximum altitude, then it will fall back until it hits the ground. The horizontal speed will remain constant until it hits the ground and stops. To figure out the range, you need to know the time t that the projectile flies before it hits the ground; then the range is just R = vhtEnergy conservation guarantees that it's downward speed at the end is equal to its original upward speed, just with a change of sign. That also means that the total flight time of the projectile will be half going up and half going down. Once you determine how long it takes to reach the top of its flight, you're done; just double that answer :-)In the vertical direction, the maximum heightH = vvt - ½gt2(you need calculus to derive this result). From energy conservation, the initial kinetic energy in the vertical direction, Ev = ½mvv2 must equal the potential energy at the top of the flight, Pv = mgH:mgH = ½mvv2H = ½vv2/gSubstitute this on the left hand side of the trajectory expression,½vv2/g = vvt - ½gt2vv2 = 2gvvt - g2t2vv2 - 2gvvt + g2t2 = 0(vv - gt)2 = 0vv = gtSo, t = vv/g = v sin(θ)/g is the time to reach maximum height. Double that as discussed above, and you get the range R = 2 sin(θ) cos(θ) v/g.Work out the angle that gets you maximum range by just plugging in different angle values and finding the one that is biggest.

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My desktop is conected to my home network but cant access the internet?

Yesterday my desktop was working fine and could conect to the internet no problem, today it will connect to the network but has no internet access. My laptop and phone both connect and have internet just fine. I have reset my router and modem and that didnt help. I changed it so my Ip addess and DNS where not automatic and that did nothing. Currently it is set back to automatic and it is giving me no default gateway and the IPv4 Address is not what it should be. Like i said earlier, i have no idea what could have caused this as it just happened when i turned on my pc this morning.   Here is my Ipconfig /all from my desktop (the ipconfig /all for my laptop is below) Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. C:\Users\Josh>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Carius    Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 26-FD-52-9D-A8-D5    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR946x Wireless Network Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-FD-52-9D-A8-D5    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9800:2500:b98e:4c7f%12(Preferred)    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.76.127(Preferred)    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 371522898    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-49-24-DF-94-DE-80-A0-6C-BD    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1                                        fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1                                        fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-DE-80-A0-6C-BF    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) I210 Gigabit Network Connection    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 94-DE-80-A0-6C-BD    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {D48AD600-C4B6-4AFD-B2FC-BF9B507A9070}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{C53BE975-812F-49A0-9284-42BB4AB1439B}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{529D79F7-85B4-402F-8161-4C3646A74DB3}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #5    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{767C8613-F418-4EAE-808A-A34E5B710604}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #6    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{FCB4E177-CE0A-4BD2-92F4-E58DC452910D}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #7    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes C:\Users\Josh> here is my Ipconfig /all from my laptop Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved. C:\Users\Josh ^.^>ipconfig /all Windows IP Configuration    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : fox    Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter OAS    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-C7-25-E0-13    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-FB-C5-7B-2E    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ecc3:343d:c0af:e4d5%17(Preferred)    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 24, 2014 10:33:20 AM    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 25, 2014 10:33:16 AM    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385884923    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-AB-13-7B-40-61-86-B0-1E-81    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : domain_not_set.invalid    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-61-86-B0-1E-81    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.coloradomesa.edu:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.{C725E013-5059-40EB-9887-B52E2A9F7700}:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Tunnel adapter isatap.domain_not_set.invalid:    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected    Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes C:\Users\Josh ^.^>

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