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NAFTA Revisited

Trump’s long awaited wishlist for NAFTA has appeared. See Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation For NAFTA being “the worst trade deal ever”, there certainly aren’t a lot of specific problems being considered. A few that interest me: “Establish … Continue reading

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We’ll Make Electric Vehicles But We Are Reluctant

“What is often left out of this conversation is that the auto industry is not the only thing that is at stake here. Basically, those automakers are asking the Chinese government to let them sell their polluting vehicles in their … Continue reading

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11 Quarters of Global Legacy PC Decline

“In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 14 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 5.7 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016 (see Table 2). The U.S. market declined due to weak consumer PC demand. The business … Continue reading

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Beat Me To It

For months I’ve been planning various projects/trips I will be able to do with my Electra Meccanica Solo EV. One of them was to visit most of the charging stations near Winnipeg to report on their condition and give directions … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Becomes Mainstream

“Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws” See Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdrawsIt would be so sweet if Trump is thwarted … Continue reading

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Second Solo EV Delivered

Good fun! To all the naysayers out there, driving electric is smart. There’s another guy enjoying smooth emission-free driving. He has a “prestige” plate too. Great minds think alike or differently…

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Competition In EVs Ramps Up

“The car is to start around $35,000 and with a $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, could cost $27,500. Tesla says the five-seat car will be able to go 215 miles (133 kilometers) on a single charge and will be … Continue reading

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First Delivery Of A Solo EV

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver our very first SOLO to a family right here in the Vancouver area,” said Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “We think it fits perfectly with their local healthy food business as … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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Intel Surrenders To ARM

“Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison, Galileo and Joule compute modules and boards … Continue reading

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Gold In The Hills And Valleys

“Qatar. The latest terror attacks in London. The upcoming U.K. election. More drama in the Trump administration as former FBI director James Comey is set to testify in front of Congress Thursday. Is that enough turmoil for you?” See Gold rush: The … Continue reading

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“Over the last year, LinuxGizmos has reported on dozens of new community backed, open spec, hacker- and developer-friendly single board computers that run Linux and Android. We’ve added these to a curated list of earlier boards to publish a catalog … Continue reading

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