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2024-03-15 Ferranti Argus “Hearing Aid” Computer

In the “Original Series” chapter this very interesting Wikipedia article talks about the “hearing aid computer” that used the OC-71 germanium transistors which were used in hearing aids and could go only up to 25kHz clock rate. That was quite slow – tube computers could clock at 500kHz.  Later models used faster transistors and could

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2024-02-03 Carl Sagan Talks About The Evidence For A Creator

Carl Sagan on the evidence for a creator.  A 1 minute short video.

2023-12-03 Ray Bradbury Says

Your library can be your education.


2023-11-30 Elon Musk Interview By Kevin Rose

Interview dated 2012-09-07 at Tesla Fremont. A 26.7 min. YouTube video. Talked about starting Tesla. Example of first principles.

Canoo’s New American Bulldog Electric Pickup

Canoo may not make it – the company is financially troubled. Check out Canoo’s rugged new ‘American Bulldog’ electric pickup truck

2023-11-09 Fire Destroys Blimp Hangar, MCAS Tustin

The 2 blimp hangars on what used to be the Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, have been there since World War II. Now there is only one; fire destroyed one a few days ago. They are on the National Registry of Historic Places. That’s such a shame. If investigations sho it was arson, I hope

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2023-11-07 Elon Musk Is First To Get Rockets To Fly Backwards!

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX is the first ever to get rockets to fly backwards!

2023-10-22 Do-it-yourself Power Strips – True Story

We used similar “homemade” outlets on extension cords – we must’ve had more than a hundred around campus. But the fire inspectors wrote us up for using them in permanent locations under desks. We had to change them to commercial power strips. But I set up a temporary registration and add/drop classes area every semester,

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2023-10-15 Huell Howser Biography

I think we all loved to watch H.H. and his short videos. Some really great memories. An 11.4 minute YouTube video.

2023-09-24 “Trump, Champion Of The Shallow State”

“Donald Trump, champion and avatar of the shallow state, has won power because his supporters are threatened by what they don’t understand, and what they don’t understand is almost everything. Indeed, from evolution to data about our economy to the science of vaccines to the threats we face in the world, they reject vast subjects

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