Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

Pigs Fly At M$

“Microsoft has committed publicly to use ARM chips in machines that will be running cloud services in its own datacenters before year-end.” See Windows Server on ARM: It’s happeningChuckle. For many months commentators here have been telling me ARM won’t make … Continue reading

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IKEA Gets It

On the web, you can find several databases of EV charging stations the public may access. IKEA is listed as a generous firm. The store at Winnipeg was listed as having four EV-only parking spots with two J1772 outlets. See … Continue reading

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Speed of GNU/Linux Web Browsers

“Chrome emerged on top of this benchmark with 31,737. Chromium, to no surprise, took second with a score of 31,453. Opera came in third with 30,979. Fourth place went to Vivaldi at 30,772. It was followed by Firefox at 30628, … Continue reading

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Nuts For Everyone!

“Hazel nuts can be eaten raw, or roasted in the oven, at 180 C for 30 min., with oil and salt to taste. Dry roasted hazel nuts can be ground into a powder to thicken sauces or mixed with flour … Continue reading

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Comparisons

“Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana’s governor, saying “there’s no comparison” between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server that rocked … Continue reading

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Battery Technology Advances

“A new glass electrolyte-based solid-state battery has been developed by the researchers at UT Austin. Led by the Li-ion battery inventor John Goodenough, the team demonstrated that their battery is better than Li-ion. It can hold an almost 3x charge, … Continue reading

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Conscription

“Sweden is to reintroduce conscription due to difficulties filling the ranks on a voluntary basis at a time of increased security concerns, the defence minister has said. Sweden ended compulsory military service in 2010 but military activity in the Baltic region … Continue reading

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Getting Solo EV Out There

See Ribbon-Cutting Event And Unveiling of Electra Meccanica Solo EV in Vancouver at Bentall CentreA display shop in a high traffic area of a big city is a good way to show off this pretty car. The video has >5K … Continue reading

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Visiting Family With An EV

Having needlessly planned to retrieve next year’s Solo EV from Calgary, I have a bunch of tools I can use to visit just about anywhere there are people. Take folks in dry land Saskatchewan, in the southwest corner, no less. … Continue reading

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Women As Second-Class Citizens

“Photos of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway kneeling on an Oval Office couch have created a buzz on social media.” See Kellyanne Conway couch photo sparks memesWith all the high crimes and misdemeanours being committed by Trumpists in the White House … Continue reading

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OOPS! Bad Day At The Office…

“a local police officer aiding in the security detail for the President’s visit accidentally discharged his weapon. The officer is a sniper and was positioned on top of a building” See Gun goes off during French President’s speech; 1 man injuredA … Continue reading

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More Data On The Solo EV

I have carefully planned a route to drive Solo EV from a dealership in Calgary to my home in Manitoba but I had concerns about the range I could get and the gaps along the highways between charging stations. It … Continue reading

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