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2020-08-28 Nikola Tour; Trevor Milton

This is a long 1h 18min very informative YouTube video all about Nikola (NKLA) and a tour with its chairman, Trevor Milton. When you see their prototyping shop you will see that he’s serious and very passionate about his products. He’s very knowledgeable about his products; he’s a very hands-on person. Trevor said that they

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2020-07-28 Solar Power & Afghan Opium Production; Renewables vs. Other

Solar Power Has Transformed Afghan Opium Production This crazy story isn’t one that’s for the better. But Solar power has transformed the poppy growers in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Crazy world. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53450688 Renewables Outpaced Coal and Nuclear to start 2020. https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2020/07/27/renewables-have-outpaced-nuclear-and-coal-to-start-2020/

2020-07-11 Lawn Sprinkler System Losing Pressure?

I’ve been seeing the sprinklers reaching a smaller radius after several years, and brown spots between. I was thinking that it was caused by a clogged pipe. I also had some constantly leaky sprinklers that were causing the grass to become soggy and mushrooms were growing. Then I noticed my water bill was several tens

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2020-07-04 4th Of July – Voter Fraud And Racism Of The Most Pernicious Kind

Lots of fireworks going off after 9 PM. The City of Orange prohibits sales and use of any fireworks. The fireworks shows have all been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. But right now it doesn’t seem like any of that is true, fireworks are going off all over the town. Big fireworks! Boom! Boom! Pop,

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2020-06-20 Facebook Groups Lack Members Rights And Admin Responsibilities

The main reason I joined Facebook was to interact with others who shared my vocation and avocation, Electronics. It’s been a part of my life since I was very young. More than five years ago I joined several FB groups dealing with Electronics. During those years I have been banned from several groups not because

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2020-06-09 William Shatner Interview

Interview (by Zoom) of William Shatner https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/william-shatner-interview-star-trek-captain-kirk-441311/amp The UnXplained is on Sky History Tuesday 2020 June 9 at 9 PM. Quote from article <<Shatner thinks that part of the appeal of Star Trek is that it shows humans as alive and kicking in 300 years’ time. He is not entirely convinced, though and becomes most

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2020-05-08 Complex Relationship — What Things Really Are

I’m reading ’The Gene’ by Siddharta Mukherjee, an excellent book about how we are made — what makes us. I read the following paragraphs and it occurred to me that people don’t understand the importance of this. ******************* p.196 “The geneticist Antoine Danchin once used the parable of the Delphic boat to describe the process

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2020-03-31 Collecting Novelty Transistor Radios

Also FB group Vintage Transistor Radios Collecting novelty transistor radios has a few drawbacks, the most obvious is that they are much rarer than regular transistor radios. Generally the new novelty transistor radios are much more expensive then a regular radio due to their limited production. The customer who just wants a radio is going

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2020-03-24 Journalists Hate Trump Actions

From FB comment Mar 24 Steven Hamre The overall population, journalists included, hate what Trump does, not who he is. You can go to Real Clear Politics and see multiple approval surveys that prove beyond doubt that approval of his actions have almost never been above 50% and most of the time hover around 40

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2020-03-13 Switch To Hydrogen

Also posted to CleanTechnica comment to article with “amirite” in title on Mar 14 The world needs to ‘catch up’ by ending use of fossil fuels ASAP, and substituting hydrogen in their place. If we don’t, that 1.5 degree warming goal will be overshot, and things will be exceedingly difficult. The renewables generated hydrogen can

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