Archive for September, 2020:

2020-09-25 S&P 500 SPY ETF

The S&P 500 SPDR SPY Exchange Traded Fund “World’s top index” explained. Also the special funds for sectors such as high tech, etc. https://www.investors.com/news/spy-stock-buy-now/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo

2020-09-25 Anaheim Will Get Electric Buses

The electric vehicle revolution is already happening. Hopefully it will occur much quicker that 2035, which is when Gov. Newsom has signed a law mandating all new vehicles sold must be zero polluting. The only problem is people are avoiding mass transit systems because of CoVID19. I’ve read that ridership is down. That should change

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2020-09-25 Flywheel Energy Storage Systems Articles

In this article there is a link to the .PDF paper with the research and technical details. The sad story of Beacon which went bankrupt a year after completing the Stephentown flywheel storage farm, still operating. Now, Amber Kinetics is making small systems. I read about flywheel energy storage systems decades ago, the design concepts

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2020-09-24 Facebook User Opinion Game “Democratos”

I’m optimistic that humans are basically good, and given the opportunity, can make rational decisions. Humans also want to have fun and be entertained. So a game with some forms of rewards is a good choice. I found the article about Facebook and it gave me an idea that I think is a solution to

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2020-09-24 Nikola Articles

Bloomberg article Bad news https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-09-22/nikola-doesn-t-want-to-be-the-next-tesla-video Bloomberg article about hydrogen fuel talks with BP https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-09-23/nikola-said-to-have-held-talks-with-bp-on-hydrogen-fuel-network

2020-09-23 Newsom Bans Fossil-fueled Vehicles In 2035

LA Times article. Says 15 other countries have already done the same thing. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/newsom-orders-2035-phaseout-of-gas-powered-vehicles-calls-for-fracking-ban/ar-BB19lOwN?ocid=hplocalnews

2020-09-23 Newsom Bans Fossil-fueled Vehicles In 2035

Copied from LA Times article. >> Microsoft News The LA Times Newsom orders 2035 phaseout of gas-powered vehicles, calls for fracking ban Phil Willon, Tony Barboza 31 mins ago Emphasizing that California must stay at the forefront of the fight against climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an executive order to restrict new

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2020-09-22 Tesla Battery Day Was Very Interesting

The reports about the Tesla Battery Day are all over YouTube. https://youtu.be/_hSlLskpttA Another (below is my comment from it): https://youtu.be/y5-w5xLfrkU There was a lot of stuff that interested us geeks, but may have been boring for the average Joe. There were several parts that I found to be very profound. The overall message was that

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2020-09-22 H-P 6114 Power Supply

I have several HP 6114 power supplies and I’ve had to repair them. The electrolytic capacitors dry up and need to be replaced or a good capacitor added to them. But the cheap plastic case of the 611x power supplies will shatter into many small pieces if you try to open them up. The front

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2020-09-22 RICO Suit: Portsmouth, OH Uranium Processing Plant For Toxic Releases

So many uninformed people advocate nuclear power, repeating the mantra “it’s the safest form of power.” Meanwhile, since the 1950s, the Portsmouth, Ohio “Ports” uranium processing plant has been releasing toxic radioactive wastes into the environment, “causing clusters of cancer” locally. This article tells of a whistleblower complaint and RICO lawsuit against the facility. The

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