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2020-01-29 Fusion Thoughts About The Future, Pros, Cons

So many ideas about the future promises of nuclear fusion power, how it will affect the world. Will nuclear fusion ever become a reality? It remains to be seen. In the meantime we will have to make do with renewable energy, mostly wind and solar. The goal is to greatly reduce use of fossil fuels

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2020-01-20 Costs of Radio Assemblies and Parts

From FB group Vintage Transistor Radios A thought occured. Do you think that Motorola may have had a lot of parts for tube sets and they decided to use them up by putting a transistor chassis in them? If you break down a radio into its assemblies and/or parts, which of them has the highest

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2017-09-02 Switchboard At OCSD Regional Training Center (Sept 15)

From my comment on the FB group Bell Telephone  Pat Chicas I worked for RSCCD, which owns the Sheriffs Training Center.  Man, I would have loved to slap their hands!  The OCSD installed their phone system on prem, and we supplied the data circuits, so our patch cords and theirs shared the same patch panels

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2017-08-03 Wood Radio Cabinets

From FB comment in group Vintage Transistor Radios   I think we like the look of wood because of some primeval instinct from our distant past. Perhaps it has something to do with the trees being protective, under which we could take shelter during rain or shine. Or perhaps those prehistoric people who survived longer

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2016-12-10 Snowden – Courage And Fear

Someone I know posted this to Facebook: “Courage is not living without fear. Courage is being scared to death and doing the right thing anyway.” What does this have to do with Snowden?  Well, think about it.  Did he weigh the consequences of his actions?  Did he think about what would happen if he went

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