Archive for June, 2021:

2021-06-14 Republicans Shrug Off Warnings Democracy In Peril

This seems outright diabolical. https://news.yahoo.com/congress-republicans-shrug-warnings-democracy-122829139.html Quote: << “Statutory changes in large key electoral battleground states are dangerously politicizing the process of electoral administration, with Republican-controlled legislatures giving themselves the power to override electoral outcomes on unproven allegations,” 188 scholars said in a statement expressing concern about the erosion of democracy. >> What I see is

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2021-06-14 Electric Vehicles Are In Stealth Mode

I have a PIR (passive infrared) motion sensing light on my porch for more than a year, and I’ve noticed that it can sense some of the cars that go by. If the car has been running, like coming home it will usually trigger the light. But when a neighbor starts the cold car and

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2021-06-13 How Much Land To Power The World

This short TED video gives some interesting statistics about how much land it will take to power the world – which is 3 terawatts. They don’t give any info on who or where this information came from. I think some of it isn’t accurate. https://www.ted.com/talks/ted_ed_how_much_land_does_it_take_to_power_the_world

2021-06-13 How Shelby County V. Holder Broke America

I’m reading chapter 14 of ‘Doubt Is Their Product’ by David Michaels. They talk about the Shelby amendment that applies the freedom of information act to research data. While searching for that I came across this article in The Atlantic. It’s about the Shelby County v. Holder decision by SCOTUS that requires congress to come

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2021-06-13 Keep Speaking The Truth – Meme

PEOPLE WHO ARE MAD AT YOU FOR SPEAKING THE TRUTH ARE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING A LIE. KEEP SPEAKING THE TRUTH

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2021-06-12 Debby Downers Blame The Bureaucracy

From FB group Orange Talk There are a bunch of cynical debby downers who comment about how bad the bureaucracy is. Well, have you considered the other more likely possibilities? The CoVID19 lockdown was in effect and there were not enough employees working – or not furloughed due to budgetary constraints to do the work.

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2021-06-12 First Commercial Semiconductor Device

Q: What was the first commercially succHenry_Harriessful semiconductor device? Hint: It wasn’t germanium. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Harrison_Chase_Dunwoody

2021-06-12 Switch Mode Power Supply Items To Check

From FB group electronics parts Joshua E. Hrouda There also is a high value resistor from the rectified and filtered DC to the base of the power transistor. This can change value. After this resistor bootstraps the transistor into oscillation, there js a winding, a rectifier diode and filter capacitor that powers the base. Make

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2021-06-12 Hydrogen Based Energy Storage System

German company is marketing a hydrogen based energy storage system for residential use. Also heats water. It’s made for use with solar PV system. PICEA https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/06/11/hydrogen-based-storage-system-for-residential-applications/

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2021-06-11 Trump Civil And Criminal Cases Pending

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