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2019-06-19 Vista Panorama and Santa Ana College

from FB group You… Orange June 19 Kimmie Sue I worked for a decade for a family that lived up on Vista Panorama (they moved there summer of ’64), and I lived up there for 6 months. I took photos of that area, and I climbed up the antenna pole at the top of the

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2019-06-01 Elevator Telephones Were Scary

from FB group Bell Telephone of.. June 3 If the elevator phone wasn’t working, I had to hustle over and find out why. If the phone was not working, the security was supposed to tag it as out of service. That was definitely my scariest job. Most of the time the POTS line came into

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2019-05-08 Dad’s Barber Shop In Stock Yards In Vernon, CA

Most of this was in FB group Compton 50s 60s My dad’s barber shop was in the old Stock Yards in Vernon. He used to take me there on Saturdays and we’d drive by the murals of Farmer John and his livestock on the walls along Bandini Blvd, IIRC. I used to climb on the

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2019-04-29 Center Tapped Voice Coil And OTL Circuit

from FB group Vintage Transistor Radios Apr 29 Robert Abend Yeah, thanks for bringing that up. Many of the GE radios have a center tapped coil in their armature speakers. I never really thought about the unusual CT voice coil. The most important reason why is that a voice coil moves and has to be

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2019-04-25 Philco History

from FB group Vintage Transistor Radios April 26 I was always curious why Philips didn’t use their brand name in the US. Now I know. From wikipedia.org/wiki/Philco “The company (as well as the Sylvania brand name) was acquired from GTE by Philips in 1981 so that Philips could gain the rights to use its trademark

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2019-04-02 History: Part Of City Of Orange Evacuated

From FB group Orange Talk April 3 That huge tank has got what looks like a refrigeration unit on its end. There are some chemical plants that use those for storing chemicals that are very dangerous. Decades ago we had a bad windstorm and the power went out in the industrial area where the railroad

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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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2019-01-20 Lower Price Radios Competition

from FB group Vintage Transistor Radios 2019-01-21 Mike van Kleeff There was a lot of pressure on domestic radios from cheaper Japanese and other imported radios. So Zenith and others had to cut costs and sell in the low price ranges. I would say that all radios, wherever they were made, were less substantial than

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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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