Archive for the ‘Consumer Information’ Category:

2022-06-04 New York Right To Repair Law

This may apply to other states as well. Applies to cell phones and PCs. Does not apply to many other devices. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/06/ny-passes-right-to-repair-will-require-tech-oems-to-share-tools-diagnostic-info/

2022-06-01 USB Cable Internal Resistance

I had a “high quality” 1 meter long USB A male to type C charging cable go bad so I cut the bad type C connector off. Then I stripped and twisted the two 5V wires together and measured the total wire resistance on the A end with my HP 3478 DMM in the 4

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2022-05-31 Carbon Footprint Explained

Explanation of carbon footprint. Also link to measuring your carbon footprint. https://www.smartgreenpost.com/2022/05/27/carbon-footprint-what-it-is-how-it-is-measured-and-why-it-is-important/

2022-05-31 Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture. https://cleantechnica.com/2022/05/30/stepping-stones-for-sustainable-food-systems/

2022-05-25 AQMD Pays $250 For Home Charger

The So. California AQMD will pay up to $250 for a level 2 charger (similar to a dryer outlet) to homeowners. Also more or less $, refer to the link for more information. http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/community/community-detail?title=ev-charging-incentive

2022-05-20 EIA: Solar, Wind To Be Larger Sources

US EIA expects solar and wind to be larger sources of US electricity generation this summer. https://cleantechnica.com/2022/05/19/eia-expects-solar-wind-to-be-larger-sources-of-u-s-electricity-generation-this-summer/

2022-05-05 New Washing Machine Replaces Old

My decade old GE started leaking on the floor after the bearings went out – it howled like a banshee. I went to Lowe’s and bought a new Maytag and the salesdroid wanted me to pay $40 to have the old one hauled away. I said no thanks, I’ll get rid of it. But I

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2022-05-02 Most Of California Generation Is Renewables

I don’t know what happened, but caiso.com used to be the California independent system operator website. You could go there and see how many megawatts total and of renewables were being generated in real time. Then I started getting error messages like there was a problem! I checked a few times a month and renewables

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2022-05-01 Health Ins.

Health “insurance” at the expense of the insured, to benefit the corporation – ‘enhance shareholder value’. 45 min YouTube video. https://youtu.be/uvWpy43c8rI

2022-04-30 Pants-On-Fire LIES About EVs

This article has the most pants on fire lies I’ve ever seen in an article about electric vehicles. They are lies, lies, lies! It calls EVs a scam! That’s absurd! It has obviously been written by shills for big oil, fossil fuel and gas car makers. If this link is broken, it’s most likely that

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