Monthly Archives: September 2017

Banning Internal Combustion Engines

“While the United States may be slowing its drive to reduce emissions as a nation, California could press for more stringent standards that could end up being as strict those recently planned by some countries. The nation’s most populous state may … Continue reading

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Pharmacare Would Complement MediCare In Canada

“Establishing a universal program for prescription medications would amount to about $4.2 billion in savings annually in Canada, the parliamentary budget officer says in a new report. The report, requested by the House of Commons standing committee on health, was released … Continue reading

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Trump Creates Second-Class Citizens

“The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to expand the files it collects on immigrants, as well as some citizens, by including more online data—most notably search results and social media information—about each individual.” See U.S. to Collect Social Media Data … Continue reading

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OMG! Twitter Wants To Enable Trump Further

“We want every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter, so we’re doing something new: we’re going to try out a longer limit, 280 characters, in languages impacted by cramming (which is all except Japanese, Chinese, and … Continue reading

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Marvell MACCHIATObin Delayed

“Estimated shipping : end of October (Based on availability from Marvell)” See Marvell MACCHIATObinOne of the candidates to replace my AMD64 hair-drying Beast was promised for September but now it’s October… Shucks! Socketed RAM, SATA connectors, lots of Ethernet… Why can’t … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, Saudi Arabia

“Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues an order allowing women to be given driving licences” See Saudi women ‘given right to drive’Is it April 1? Nope. Is this some Fake News? I hope not. It’s way past time Saudi women were allowed … Continue reading

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From Russia With Hate

“The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African American rights groups, including Black Lives Matter, and … Continue reading

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ASUS Provides Competition In ARM SBCs

“From a performance perspective, the ASUS Tinker Board is a capable ARM SBC for its price tag of only $60 USD. The performance is very good against the inexpensive (sub-$100) boards while obviously if needing greater performance there is more … Continue reading

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Plug For PASCAL

“Is it worth the extra effort to add static type annotations to a JavaScript project? Should I use Facebook’s Flow or Microsoft’s TypeScript if so? Will they really catch bugs that would otherwise have made it to master? both Flow and … Continue reading

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Trump’s ITC Shoots USA In Solar Foot

“The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments. Analysts … Continue reading

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Where Only The Tough Survive

TLW (The Little Woman) and I have a very difficult yard in which to grow stuff. It’s low. It used to be a swamp but heavy clay soil was imported to raise the grade. Still there is one low spot … Continue reading

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Trump And Kim Playing With Fire

“Kim’s foreign minister told reporters in New York that Pyongyang could launch a nuclear missile test in response.” See North Korea could test ‘strongest’ hydrogen bomb in Pacific Ocean, says country’s foreign ministerThis is like the 1960s all over again but … Continue reading

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