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2019-03-14 Pi Day!

3.14 is Pi day.

2019-02-04 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plants

In the years since 2011 Mar 11, I have blogged a few times about Fukushima Daiichi, but it’s been quite awhile. This ABC Nightline video on YouTube seems to be realistic and relatively unbiased. At the end of this video they mentioned $15 Billion and forty years to do the cleanup. It looks like they

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from FB group Orange Talk 2019-02-05 Bora Han Proko Many years ago, a Japanese organization bought or was supposed to buy the land on the corner of Main Street and Memory lane where Polly’s Pies used to be and where Mother’s Market is today. The economy went down and the big plans didn’t work out,

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2019-01-18 Tilt Wing Aircraft In The Future

From FB public comment The military had a lot of problems with their tilt wing aircraft similar to the one in the picture. The solutions often involved a lot of frequent maintenance and repair. It may not be possible to fly such aircraft profitably in a commercial airline. Another thing that’s going to change the

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2018-12-29 eBay, Amazon, AliExpress, etc.

from FB group Building Transistor Radios 2018-12-29 I would choose eBay over Ali-whatever. Amazon is more expensive by far. Walmart is advertising heavily here on Facebutt, but they’re more expensive too. Two alarming things have happened. I ordered parts and had to pay a tariff on them. China is retaliating for this country’s tariffs on

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2018-12-25 Never Mix Batteries

From FB group Vintage Transistor Radios 2018-12-25 Nice! But if you mix batteries (old and new, used and unused, different brands) *always* remove them from the radio after use. The one with the lowest charge left will be depleted, then the others will force current through it, and it will let the juice out, and

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2018-12-22 European Electronics In 1969

from FB group Building Transistor Radios 2018-12-22 Mike van Kleeff Most of the European radios sold in the US were probably brought in by GIs who came back from their military deployment in foreign countries. I was in Germany in ’69 and saw some European electronics and I was impressed by the performance. But what

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2018-12-18 Al And Trudy

from another blog on blogspot 2011-08-013 Saturday, August 13, 2011 Al And Trudy Al and Trudy – Aug 13, 2011 Back in the ’70s, I rented an apartment to an older gentleman who said he was a minister, and his wife. I remember her name was Trudy, and I’m somewhat sure his name was Al.

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2018-11-09 Presidential Disrespect

From FB group Orange Talk 2018-11-09 Rich Gallego In all the decades of my life I have never, ever heard any senior elected official say the newsmedia was unfair, or that legitimate news (not tabloid or yellow journalism) was fake news. But what has really disturbed the public, and is directly reflected in the media,

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2018-10-16 Major Power Outages In Neighborhood

from FB group Orange Talk Oct 16 Melissa McQuary Moser I grew up in a neighborhood that used ‘antiquated equipment’ and we didn’t have these long term outages. I’ve lived in Orange for decades close to Edison’s main station on Tustin and Taft, and our neighborhood had major outages lasting for hours. We remember the

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