As I enter the computer science (CS) field, I find increasing number of pages (such as the subject page) riddled with acronyms that you have to search to define. I also find a host of improper terminology usage as well as "instructional" information that is simply incorrect.
As CS experts, trying to expand our mutual horizons, why do we torture ourselves like this?
I also find a host of improper terminology usage as well as "instructional" information that is simply incorrect.
That's a different issue... and one that's pretty much unavoidable if you want freedom of speech.
Many writing style guides, like APA , suggest this form.
This article doesn't look like it was written for newcomers to the field; it appears to be written for hobbyists interested in having yet another cheap SDR at their disposal. The target audience knows the acronyms, so the article doesn't bother to expand.
Thus acronyms that should be known to everyone within a field would be expanded on first use. This seems redundant but it's not actually a huge burden.
The range was pretty short but it nuked the signal. I used it to show my youngest what can happen if you aren’t careful with RF.
It's very easy to accidentally clobber something like that. The only reason regulators haven't come down like a ton of bricks is the amplitude on PiFM is really too small to be very harmful - you're unlikely to mess up anything beyond the range of your own home, maybe your neighbors. If someone with a little knowledge tried to hook it up to an amplifier however, they're gonna have a bad time real darn quick...
> In most countries, transmitting radio waves without a state-issued licence specific to the transmission modalities (frequency, power, bandwidth, etc.) is illegal.
Or as the old saying goes, "If no one else can hear you, they won't know you're saying anything."
"Domoticz is a very light weight home automation system that lets you monitor and configure miscellaneous devices, including lights, switches, various sensors/meters like temperature, rainfall, wind, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, electricity usage/production, gas consumption, water consumption and many more. Notifications/alerts can be sent to any mobile device.
Best of all, Domoticz is open source and completely free! You only need to invest in hardware."
See their HCL here 
Plunk an rtl-sdr chip on a RPi board and Bob's your uncle...
Speaking of: are there any SBCs that have PCIe-based daughterboard support? Or Thunderbolt-3-based peripheral support?
The commercial option is Wi-Spy, a product that is so massively overpriced it's borderline absurd.