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2019-09-05 Climate Change:: Both Sides Of The Story

I’ve been spending a lot of time reading both sides of the issue of Climate Change. The biggest thing that I get from this is that it’s much more complicated than the proponents and opponents make it out to be. The proponents say this is the end of the world, but they are basing their

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2019-06-06 1/2 Price Offer For Lot Of NOS Capacitors

Posted to FB group Building Transistor Radios Jun 15 Months ago I started watching an eBay item of a lot of twenty Hammarlund 3 to 15 pF air variable silver plated ceramic trimmer capacitors. They were made in 1956, NOS / NIB, sealed in their original packaging and individually boxed. For months the seller wanted

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2019-06-03 Biomass? Be Concerned About Other More Important Things!

From YouTube video Denmark is Riding the Winds of Change, June 5 It amuses me how these dilettantes (with 1st names starting with K) argue about the pros and cons of bullshit (biomass) while the world is going to hell! 😡😡😣😣😲 Why are you concerned about trivialities when we should be concerned about the future?

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2019-04-28 Samsung TV Remote Not Fully Functional

also FB group Building Transistor Radios 2019 Apr 28 Joe Curtis A few months ago I also bought a remote for my Samsung TV. It looked identical to my original, and the best thing about it was it’s just for Samsung so there is no setup hassles when batteries are put in – just point

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2019-04-26 Fake 14 AWG Speaker Wire

I got this 10 Amp power supply, so I wanted to make some heavy duty cables for it. I found that Walmart sold 50 feet of 14 AWG speaker wire for less than $20. I got it today, and after I stripped off the insulation, I thought that the stranded wire was much smaller than

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2019-04-18 We Take A Risk Every Time We Touch A Wire

from FB group Bell Telephone of… Apr 21 Jim Engle One time I was connecting up a POTS modem line and I was getting the crossconnect wire into the 66 block ready to punch them down. BRZZAP! I got zapped by the AC! Some idjit plugged a three prong plug into a 2 prong ungrounded

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2019-03-26 Fukushima Daiichi NPP Article

From https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/indian-point-nuclear-power-new-york-documentary/ “You traveled to Fukushima to film. What was your big takeaway from there?” “I found it incredibly chilling to be there. The plant itself is very strange. You don’t smell or see or touch radiation, so you don’t know. But [there’s] this whole process of getting completely suited up, and there are literally

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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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2019-02-01 Raytheon 1N128 Germanium Diodes

Link left on FB group Building Transistor Radios Someone in the group mentioned a source of crystal radio parts, Small Bear Electronics and linked to their website. I found that they had some germanium diodes, Raytheon 1N128, and they showed the reel of them, so I thought my chances of getting factory parts would be

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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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