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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2006, 11:46:04 PM »

8) Just had to add my 2 cents.
Kids trying to outwit parents could become a learning experience for all.
With this in mind; How about this.
Put a X10 controlable switch/switches in line with the circuit/circuits feeding the outlets in their rooms.
Depending on where the line comes in mount a switch box with the X10 switch. For instance in the attic but NOT in their room or where they can see it.
Then  ;D Joy oh Joy  ;D Watch them try to figure that one out.

Good luck to you.
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2006, 11:36:06 AM »

Reminds me of when I was a little kid.  My parents wanted me to go to bed at 7PM, but that's when the Lone Ranger program came on the radio once a week.  (Yeah, this was in the dark ages.)  They wouldn't let me stay up so I took to dragging an old table radio with a broken case under the covers, keeping my fingers on the volume control in case they came checking on me.

It worked until one day in the summer when my mother looked in on me and could see the glow from the vacuum tubes through the sheet.   :)

My parents relented after that and let me stay up for the Lone Ranger and one or two other weekly programs (but drew the line at Inner Sanctum because it gave me nightmares).
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2006, 11:30:06 PM »

Reminds me of when I was a little kid.  My parents wanted me to go to bed at 7PM, but that's when the Lone Ranger program came on the radio once a week.  (Yeah, this was in the dark ages.)  They wouldn't let me stay up so I took to dragging an old table radio with a broken case under the covers, keeping my fingers on the volume control in case they came checking on me.

It worked until one day in the summer when my mother looked in on me and could see the glow from the vacuum tubes through the sheet.   :)

My parents relented after that and let me stay up for the Lone Ranger and one or two other weekly programs (but drew the line at Inner Sanctum because it gave me nightmares).

A few decades later...   ;) :D

I built a "crystal set" (diode, not cat's whisker) receiver with one of Radio Shack's "spring clip" kits and listened to re-broadcasts of "Macabre Theater" and the "Dr. Demento Show" when I was supposed to be sleeping.   ;)
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2006, 12:01:37 PM »


I miss my UNIVAC laptop!!!!  :D

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Ooh! I bet all those 6L6's really warmed up your lap! ;D
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2006, 12:33:06 PM »

Ooh! I bet all those 6L6's really warmed up your lap! ;D

My laptop was made from new solid state transistors (see attached)... ran cooler, but weight was another issue.

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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2006, 04:33:29 PM »

Ooh! I bet all those 6L6's really warmed up your lap! ;D

My laptop was made from new solid state transistors (see attached)... ran cooler, but weight was another issue.



Cool - must be Bell Labs, 1940's? Wonder if it was PNP or NPN :D
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2006, 10:30:50 PM »

I like the ideal of putting it where they cant get access like in the wall with a XPFM. I had also thought of a PAM22 and monotor it for use. Do any of the wall outlet modules have 2 way commutation?
Thanks again for the info
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Re: Access control for kids computer and TV
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2006, 12:22:11 PM »

Do any of the wall outlet modules have 2 way commutation?
Thanks again for the info
Steve

Unfortunately no. None of the X10 wall outlets are 2-way.
One of you "old guys" correct me, but I dodn't think ANYONE makes a 2-way outlet (?).
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