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by jup
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider season 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3809

Re: Knight Rider season 5

Well, that's one way to spend your tax refund check, alright. Be cheaper just to go to an amusement park, though. True. If there'd be easier vehicles to turn into self drivers, it might be the older models. Far less under the hood. Possibly easier to get to all the basic parts. All that space to wor...
by jup
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy part II
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Kenner car toy part II

Good luck. And thank you, too.
by jup
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy part II
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Kenner car toy part II

I have no idea how to check to see if your car has ever been serviced or has the original belt. More modern devices might have a security sticker across a screw hole to void warranty. But, with that car being a mere toy, I don't expect there to be a way of telling. Your best approach to this issue i...
by jup
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fast & Furious Franchise Director Justin Lin's Knight Rider Web Series Reboot
Replies: 45
Views: 2436

Re: Fast & Furious Franchise Director Justin Lin's Knight Rider Web Series Reboot

Exactly. Knight Rider is 'then' science fiction/action. All about a self driving car with an AI that can 'think' in ways computers never could. Today, we're seeing the coming of self driving cars and computers that can hold a conversation. Neither are quite as advanced as Kitt. But, we're closer the...
by jup
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider season 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3809

Re: Knight Rider season 5

It was a stretch when Michael just installs KITT into his classic ride in KR 2000. But, for some smart 20-somethings figuring out how to turn a 1980's car into power everything and cameras and such for KARR to operate a farm truck with? Well...while KARR might be able to instruct them on how to do i...
by jup
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

Yes. They very well should have. The Foundation isn't just Michael, KITT, Devon and Bonnie. But a far larger operation with lots of people we next to never see or hear about. There was a massive level of security that just got lost in the paperwork shuffle, for sure. As for the book vs. show details...
by jup
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider season 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3809

Re: Knight Rider season 5

As far as KARR's surviving black box is concerned, I've always supported the notion that 18 to 20-something rural explorers come across it, bring it back to some friend's house who is into all this new age computing stuff and then discoveries are made. Karr may not exactly regain his former super ca...
by jup
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

Saltwater actually didn't destroy the MBS on KARR, it only caused minor damage to some of his circuitry. The laser that reflected off KITT and hit KARR is what weakened his MBS enough that when the two cars collided, KARR exploded, not KITT. And we can assume that the laser packed an extreme amount...
by jup
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

Ah, yes. An ancient ghost from the past. Back in the days when memory wasn't a penny a terabyte. In order to save on those precious (yet then useless) bytes of 19, they reduced the year to just two digits and figured that the future would intelligently fix that shortcut, once it seemed more necessar...
by jup
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

I think you are on to something there, Snafu. After all, the show pretty much isolated the circuit damage to RAM. Now, classic information about building computer towers states that the RAM chips are incredibly sensitive. While you shouldn't directly handle any computer components with your bare han...
by jup
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

Lol, well in a sense, point made. Let's not forget the time KITT was hit with a missile or two to his exhaust and that put him out of action for a while until Bonnie showed up and repaired him. Isn't it odd, that sometimes KITT can survive this and that but be disabled to some things you wouldn't e...
by jup
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy part II
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Kenner car toy part II

It's not beyond the realm of possibility that the car's been serviced and has an inferior replacement belt. But, getting the properly fitting belt may be hard to near impossible. Or it may be as easy as measuring the length of the belt inside and doing a search on belts of similar sizes. Experimenta...
by jup
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy part II
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Kenner car toy part II

Both of those questions are difficult for me to answer, as I never had the car/unit to begin with. But, if the insides are anything like the device I had, there's just not a whole lot you can do aside from regulating the power that goes directly to the motor. If...by some miracle...I still had that ...
by jup
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Team Knight Rider On DVD NOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Team Knight Rider On DVD NOW!!!!!!!

Aside from Kro, Legion of Doom and Angels in chains, I don't think the show was so great. I'd buy it if it were around $25 but not more that.That and only if it had many bonus features." I was going to say similar. The show had a few decent episodes. However, there was plenty of reason to chee...
by jup
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy part II
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Kenner car toy part II

If you can't find an electrician and don't want to attempt disassembly, then you are down to just wearing out batteries until it does sound right. Though, you can still try rechargeables. Research them on the internet and find the weakest ones that anyone can mention. That's probably the least techn...
by jup
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Raspberry PI

The Pi can handle MP3's. Create a program that lets Kitt talk to you with recordings from the show? Figure out how to make it turn on and off LED's?
by jup
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

If they did take mortar rounds and ground mines seriously, then I imagine that only an outdated refrigerator was ever built to survive a nuclear weapon. (Nod to ole Indy.)
by jup
Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Kenner car toy

Not a problem. Glad to help out. If you want to go the route of wearing down new batteries, I can think of an old approach that a friend used to use on discharging RC batteries with a slight twist. Build a simple circuit on a bread board. You should need several jumper cables to connect the componen...
by jup
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kenner car toy
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Kenner car toy

Considering the probable era of the technology inside, I have a suspicion that it is indeed the quality of your batteries. I take this knowledge from another sound device from my childhood, when video stores were common. One such had just given me a 'demo sound device' that came from a standing disp...
by jup
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Knightimmortal story
Replies: 36
Views: 774

Re: Looking for Knightimmortal story

Just where has this whole posting gone to??? :shock:
by jup
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 33
Views: 723

Re: MBS question

An interesting question, indeed. Thanks to one particular episode about a super laser, we do know that it has a heat limit. Because the episode made it extremely important to know about a counter measure that had to be added. One that could resist for exactly 10 seconds. Plus, this laser was so hot,...
by jup
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Knightimmortal story
Replies: 36
Views: 774

Re: Looking for Knightimmortal story

At least one of them was recoverable.

Tis the nature of the internet. So many things can so easily be lost. And just as easily saved, if someone keeps it safe.
by jup
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Knightimmortal story
Replies: 36
Views: 774

Re: Looking for Knightimmortal story

Try this link: https://web.archive.org/web/20081205112 ... ctive.com/

Maybe it is there??? Can't be sure. The front page comes up, all right. But, from there, just getting a lot of 'Page not found's.
by jup
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GTA Online now has a REALLY "KITT-like" car.
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: GTA Online now has a REALLY "KITT-like" car.

I had to modify that search term a slight bit. Alas, it brought up this... https://youtu.be/j1qUYuK05Fo Consider me impressed. In fact, I think this is a great step towards allowing anyone to make their own show/movie fan fictions on a virtually zero budget. Just get some great computer voices to sp...
by jup
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Version of knight Rider to get
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Best Version of knight Rider to get

I haven't had a chance to see how the Blu-Ray's came out. Alas, I tend to imagine that they are going to also be missing some of the music. The reason for this is that back in the day, Knight Rider was going with a 'modern trend' of playing the then top hits music. It was a big action show with a re...

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