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2021-05-07 Tesla Full Self Driving Later

The AI or machine learning or whatever has to be trained and that’s based on accumulated miles / kilometers. If the training is in its early stages then it stands to reason that it’s capable of only lower level 2. I thought that’s what the Dojo project was supposed to do, but what has that

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2021-05-03 IBM Daisywheel Current Loop To IBM Serial Adapters

Bill Sherman What’s the current loop sender do? Convert RS-232 to current loop? I had to connect up the old IBM-XTs and ATs to the IBM daisywheel printers from Displaywriters. The XTs and ATs with ISA bus had a serial adapter card that supported current loop on the normally unused pins of the bottom row

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2021-04-01 RINs and NFTs

I was reading about RINs or Renewable Identification Numbers on Wikipedia here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_Identification_Number And it said that since RINs can be bought and sold, there has been RIN fraud. Lately there has been talk of NFTs or non-fungible tokens in the newsmedia and I thought that since these have the ability to uniquely identify something,

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2020-12-23 Harald Bluetooth And Our Cellphones

Tom Scott tells us the story of the Danish king who united the Scandinavians. How the ‘personal area network’ ln our cellphones got the name Bluetooth. He shows us the ancient runestones, one by Harald Bluetooth. https://youtu.be/VdmQp9M9jUo

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2020-09-05 Tesla Sensors&Self Driving; Truth About Nikola

This YouTube video is about self driving but it shows and tells how the sensors do their jobs. LIDAR is too expensive. https://youtu.be/P8aTDusU7dw **************************** This YouTube video is about Nikola and its business model and about costs of hydrogen vs. batteries. Good. https://youtu.be/7ynupYBLlyA

2020-08-04 Microsoft Data Center Runs On Hydrogen

Microsoft Data Center test runs on hydrogen for 48 hours. See? Hydrogen is going to be an important part of the future of renewables. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp33499249/microsoft-hydrogen-generator-test/

2020-06-15 Windows Apps On Chrome OS

We already can run Windows Apps on Wine on Linux. Maybe one day we’ll be able to get rid of Windows. https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/6/16/21293180/google-chrome-os-microsoft-office-windows-desktop-apps-support-parallels

2020-06-11 Optocouplers Don’t Always Protect

From FB comment Monty Ross It’s true that optocouplers are used for isolation. But I have seen whole sections of PC boards with a hole burned where the optocouplers used to be. It is incredible how much damage the power lines do to the PC boards due to high voltage spikes in the power. Transformers

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2018-09-01 Stop Plagiarizing And Be Self-sufficient

From FB group Arduino projects, 2018-09-01 Attilio Volpe This group is moderated and if you cause problems, you can be banned. But on Usenet newsgroups, where all this ‘social media’ stuff started decades ago, the groups were not moderated. If you made a mistake, you had hundreds of replies telling you to Shut the F***

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2018-08-31 An Old Software Saying

From FB group Bell Telephone… 2018-08-31 Gary Stoutenburg I love that comparison. 👍 There’s an old IT adage: “The first 90% of the software takes 10% of the time. The last 10% of the software takes 90% of the time.” The user interface is a big time and money sink, so a lot of corner

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