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.

Trump Dipping Toe In Syria

I was heartened Trump activate one of Obama’s old plans for inaction in Syria by hammering one of Assad’s airbases. I think that’s the right idea. Whether proper maintenance of this mindset persists is another matter. The attack on the … Continue reading

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My Smartphone And Me

I went for a walk with my new smartphone today. It was our very first one. Yesterday, I picked it up at the post office, charged and played with it indoors. The display is much larger. The adaptive brightness even … Continue reading

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RK 3399 And Linux

“This patch add basic node for the board and make it able to bringup. Peripheral works:- usb hub which connect to ehci controller;- UART2 debug- eMMC- PCIe Not work:- USB 3.0 HOST, type-C port- sdio, sd-card” See Linux-Kernel Archive: [PATCH v2 1/2] arm64: … Continue reading

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Trump As Kamikaze

“When you get on the airplane, you better be rooting for the success of the pilot” See Jamie Dimon on Trump: On a plane, you root for the pilotTrump’s reckless behaviour, poor choice of people, outright lying, and constantly changing course … Continue reading

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The Sad Case Of The Linux Foundation

“Tom King and I collared Jim Zemlin and I made mention to him that there was little to catch the Desktop user’s attention or interest within the gathering’s program and scheduling for the duration of the summit. Zemlin stood in … Continue reading

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Trump An Agent Of Rage, Not Change

“Why has the peso enjoyed such a massive rebound? Investors believe the most severe of Trump’s trade threats may not come to fruition. And Mexico’s central bank has taken steps to buoy the battered currency. Trump administration officials signaled in a … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Doesn’t Just Build Cheap Cars

“The Battery box cap part was manufactured using titanium (Ti64ELI) on Precision ADM’s EOS M290. “We thought titanium would be the best material for its strength to weight ratio,” said Martin Petrak, CEO and President Precision ADM. “It allowed a … Continue reading

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Age And Tired Of Tires

Today, temperatures and weather forecasts prompted me to make the change from winter snow tires to summer radials. I hate this chore. The tires+rims+air weigh about 60 pounds. Then there is the jack that has to be repositioned four times, … Continue reading

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OMG! Planning To Change The Climate With One Hand While Denying Climate Change By The Other…

“David Schnare, an architect of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency transition, has lobbied the US government and testified to Senate in favour of federal support for geoengineering. He has called for a multi-phase plan to fund research and conduct real-world testing … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica To Go Head To Head With Tesla

“The Tofino is equipped with a high-performance, all-electric motor with a top speed of 200 kph (125 mph) and a 0-100 kph (0-60 mph) in under 7 Seconds. The chassis and body are made of a lightweight aerospace-grade composite and … Continue reading

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Hot Max

I just picked up a 50 pound box of E6011 welding electrodes at the PO. Either a pound is getting heavier or I’m getting weaker but I could really tell it wasn’t a box of chocolates. The box was beaten … Continue reading

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Dortmund’s Servers

“The city of Dortmund, Germany’s 8th largest city, is rapidly increasing its use of Linux. From 2015 to 2016, the number of Linux servers rose by 21%, from 200 to 242.” See Dortmund’s use of Linux servers increasingThis is interesting to … Continue reading

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