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Intelligence Report On Solo EV

“The staff at DoubleTree did a great job of giving me an orientation on the operation of the vehicle, and the travel range of the car (160km on a full charge) was perfect for my travel between downtown Victoria and … Continue reading

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WhooHoo! The Range Of My Future Solo EV Has Just Been Extended

I last wrote about the range of my Solo when a new charging station appeared on the road west towards Portage La Prairie. Well, today, I found a new station at Oak Hammock Marsh. It doesn’t much help me reach … Continue reading

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EMV Meets LA

NEWS: Electra Meccanica Vehicles will open its dealership in Los Angeles October 12, 2018. This is a milestone. They’ve just repaved an old BMW dealership at Colfax Ave and Ventura Blvd in preparation for a soft opening next week and … Continue reading

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VW?

“Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess announced recently at a management event that company employees will be asked to switch to clean electric cars with the promise of bonuses and other incentives. While top managers have shown little enthusiasm, Diess is of … Continue reading

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PCI Express On the 96Boards Poplar

“I am very excited to let our readers know that finally, thanks to some developments in the past month, we now have a fully functioning PCIe slot on the Poplar Board! Late last year, we saw the release of Linux 4.9 … Continue reading

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Thin Clients Revisited

I’ve long advocated using GNU/Linux thin clients in schools and offices. It just makes sense to save licensing costs and simplify maintenance. IGEL reports “Shipments of Linux-based endpoint devices” were 35% of units shipped in 2017. See “Linux and the … Continue reading

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Thanks Wind. Welding Again.

TLW put on a Hell of a party last week. It went pretty well except the wind knocked down one of her new patio-umbrellas. It was bound to happen. She put a few rocks on the base but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Linux Operating Systems Up In India

I know a few things about India but I’ve never lived there: it’s a mix of ancient civilizations, it’s huge, it’s diverse, it’s densely populated in parts, and it’s hot. Today, I added another item to the list. That Other … Continue reading

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Global Cooling Or Bust!

“One cause is a weakening of the temperature gradient between the Arctic and Equator as a result of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The far north of the Earth is warming two to four times faster than the global average, says … Continue reading

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ARMed PCs

“With PC makers like Asus and HP beginning to design laptops and tablets around ARM chips, ARM itself has decided to emerge from the shadows and unroll its roadmap to challenge Intel through at least 2020. ARM’s now-public roadmap represents its … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Heads Into Production

“Electra Meccanica intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for plant and equipment, production molds, sales and marketing and inventory associated with the mass production of its SOLO electric vehicle by Zongshen Industrial Group Co. Ltd., initial deliveries … Continue reading

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Tesla Playing Catch-up With Electra Meccanica

“Imagining what a single-passenger Tesla vehicle might look like, the first thing that comes to mind is low cost. With the Tesla Model 3 expected to be released at a $35,000 price point in coming months and demand far exceeding … Continue reading

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