Here's a really neat concept, using your umbrella to tell time. Using sun dials as an inspiration, a Japanese designer created this Clock Parasol umbrella. The umbrella uses vertical lines to indicate hours and horizontal lines to indicate solstices and equinoxes. Also, the handle comes equipt with a compass so it is easy to find magnetic north. So how do you tell time? Just position the hood of the umbrella in the same position of the earth and look up! The umbrella will not tell you the exact time, but an approximate time. So when your watch is broken or your phone is dead or unreachable, your umbrella will be your next best friend! Especially in Raincouver!
My brothers Motorola DCT3416 died, and I figured I would attempt to fix it. I want to start out by saying I know very little about PVR's, other than somewhere buried inside is a standard computer hard drive. While dropping off the DCT3416, my brother informs me that it doesn't turn on, and that it makes this clicking noise. My first assumption is that the HD is corrupt and or damaged and preventing the machine from booting. Replacing the internal HD should produce a simple fix, so lets go about doing just that. Replacing the internal HD is going to be slightly more complicated than originally anticipated as the rear of the DCT3416 has 3 tamper proof/security screws, which I do not have a tool for. Instead I used a series of pliers, and 10 minutes later had all the screws removed. Here is what the tamper proof/security screws look like, once removed. I should add that there is also a plastic security tab, just above the IEEE 1394 jacks, which disintegrated when I attempted to