Archive for September, 2023:

2023-09-29 Bit Flip Errors Causing Screen Of Death In Computers

Now *this* is very interesting and outright terrifying!

2023-09-29 Calculate Resistance From Color Code

Something that beginners can put on their desktop.

2023-09-28 Swedish Really Weird Violin

I have never seen anything like that, and I’m half Swedish! Nykelharpa.


2023-09-28 40 Stall Charging Station Coming To Santa Ana!

OMG! I used to work down the road and we used to go to lunch at that buffet/all-you-can-eat restaurant! It’s been closed since the pandemic. So it’s good to see that there’s going to be something in there soon. McDonald’s is across the street, and a lot of other restaurants nearby. It’s on 17th St.

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2023-09-27 Some States Will Lag Far Behind Others On EV Adoption

J.D. Power Report Indicates Some US States Will Lag Far Behind Others On EV Adoption My reply to a comment: FTE said, “The transition is non-optional. You can’t buy what they won’t sell. This problem fixes itself.” We (the US) tried that BS with Cuba, and their used cars from the fifties are *still* on

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2023-09-27 Hard Disk Drives – A Hundred Plus Disassembled

Pozi-drive – Is that what they call them? Maybe this will bring back memories. I was waiting in the checkout line at the computer store and saw a kit of, I don’t know, maybe a hundred different screwdriver bits and a cheap handle. None of them come with documentation, but the tips are there for

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2023-09-26 EVs Exceed 30% in 4 California Counties

Where I live, in Orange County, California, I see a lot of EVs, mostly Teslas, on the roads and in parking lots. I would guesstimate by the amount I see and by the map that it’s 25% or more. Which makes me very happy because the EVs are helping to save us from death and

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2023-09-25 TV Modulator Ch 3 Doesn’t Work For Digital TV

I Came across this old analog TV modulator in a box of stuff, so I plugged it into my digital TV and powered it up, with some audio modulation on the input. I set the switch to channel 3, and then pushed 3 on my remote, but I got no carrier whatsoever on the TV.

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2023-09-25 Redflow Projects In California

Also it says “”California has a target of 45-55 GW of installed long duration storage by 2045.”” “”The C[alifornia]E[nergy]C[ommission] is actively backing four long duration battery companies, with Redflow being one. The others are UK company Invinity, US-listed EOS, and Form Energy, which has an iron-air battery.”” Redflow lands biggest project for flow battery technology,

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2023-09-24 “Trump, Champion Of The Shallow State”

“Donald Trump, champion and avatar of the shallow state, has won power because his supporters are threatened by what they don’t understand, and what they don’t understand is almost everything. Indeed, from evolution to data about our economy to the science of vaccines to the threats we face in the world, they reject vast subjects

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