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.

Cranking Out Solos

Apparently, Electra Meccanica Vehicles has finally understood they have to deliver the goods. They’ve put up a web-page of delivered Solos. They show 39 delivered, some with the USA-configuration with the “third eye”. I guess those are made in Vancouver … Continue reading

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Green Is On The Horizon In USA

“Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a “Green New Deal” — comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate … Continue reading

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A Long Way To Go

“California had 8.64 plug-in vehicle (PEV) registrations per 1,000 people in 2017, followed by Hawaii with 5.12, and Washington state with 4.06. Other states with PEV registrations per 1,000 people greater than two were Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, Arizona, and Maryland. … Continue reading

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Not Business As Usual In BC

“British Columbia’s new climate action plan proposes sweeping changes that will touch every part of the economy from home heating to heavy transportation, using the province’s abundant supply of clean hydro-electric power to help shift individuals and industry off their … Continue reading

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New 96Board?

“The Oxalis meets these challenges head on and provides a high performance IoT gateway solution with low power consumption in a modular architecture.” See OxalisThis one looks like beating a dead horse… This is a revival of the long-obsolete A-53 boards … Continue reading

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Wishful Thinking By Trumpists

“President Trump’s top economic adviser on Monday said the White House wants to end subsidies for electric vehicle purchases, without saying how it would eliminate the incentives that were created by Congress. Larry Kudlow, director of the White House National … Continue reading

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Electric Car Benefits

“Moving on to drivers’ favorite things about electric cars now that they have them, “environmental benefit” didn’t always win the day. Instant torque and the smooth and quiet ride of an electric car were often at or near the top … Continue reading

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Amazon Armed

“Amazon has designed its own 64-bit Arm server processors, dubbed Graviton, and is right now renting them out on AWS. Just in time for its annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, the internet titan today revealed its A1 family of EC2 … Continue reading

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The Dedication Of The Acorn

It’s been more than a month since I planted my acorns of White Oak (Quercus alba). Today, I was checking a pot for moisture on a work table and discovered an acorn of White Oak that had been dropped and … Continue reading

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The GNU/Linux Desktop, Again

““The current situation with dozens of distributions, each with different rules, each with different versions of different libraries, some with certain libraries missing, each with different packaging tools and packaging formats … that basically tells app developers ‘go away, focus … Continue reading

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ByeBye Gas-Guzzlers

“a collapse of oil supply to half of its current size within only six years simply cannot be compensated by new oil findings and certainly not by unconventional oil sources like oil sands and fracking. That the Oil Majors did … Continue reading

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Trump Is An Idiot

Trump blames California for it’s fiery disaster. He blamed forest management and now he’s adding “raking the weeds” as deficiencies. I guess he’s never seen a forest. Every crumb of every tree falls to the ground and is tinder after … Continue reading

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