Monthly Archives: April 2018

Volkswagen Shoots Its Other Foot

“Volkswagen will apparently be ceasing the sale of all-electric versions of the Golf (the e-Golf) — already a model which the company throttles the production and deliveries of in order to keep numbers low — starting with the coming model … Continue reading

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21st Century DNA Searches

“The investigators used an open-source genetic database, GEDmatch, to explore family trees and see whether any contained matches to DNA samples from the crime scenes, according to Paul Holes, a retired cold case investigator who briefed the Sacramento County sheriff … Continue reading

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Wind, Peas And Shutting Down

I doubt there’s any connection but this afternoon when the temperature had risen a few degrees and the wind was a few clicks lighter I went out to plant my peas and the Toronto Stock Exchange went down for unspecified … Continue reading

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Cosby, The Great Pretender

I remember Cosby as a teenager. I watched his shows on TV. I thought he was cool. Then, as an adult, I heard one of his broadcasts on radio of his “stand up” routine. It was disgusting filth. I never … Continue reading

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Ford At A Fork In The Road Goes The Wrong Way

“Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant “will transition to two vehicles” — the Mustang and an unannounced vehicle, the Focus Active, being the … Continue reading

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On My Dance-Card…

“SynQuacer™ E-Series is a software development environment compliant with Linaro’s 96Boards open hardware specification. This has been built jointly by Socionext Inc., Linaro and GIGABYTE. It contains one “SC2A11”. “SC2A11” is a multi-core chip with 24 cores of ARM® Cortex-A53. … Continue reading

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Thin Clients, The Walking Dead Of Computing

“In those early days, even as we swapped the serial cables for network ones, shrunk the cases, and doubled the performance, it didn’t take long before thin clients were banished to niche use cases, becoming the territory of call centers, … Continue reading

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Trump Isn’t Leading The Revolution So He Must Follow Or Get Out Of The Way

“Clean, low-cost energy is transforming the U.S. economy. Over the past decade, we’ve seen the payoff from nearly 40 years of federally funded research and development on clean energy. From wind and solar power to electric vehicles and LED lighting, … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

When things go wrong despite reasonable planning it’s embarrassing. I’ve never blown up a structure but these guys got it wrong somehow. They weakened the structure severely and then blew out the last supports. It actually began to rotate in … Continue reading

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