Category Archives: Science, Medicine & Technology

New stuff, old stuff and future stuff…

Vintage Radios

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Real Vintage Transceivers Original: August 2014 I spend time refurbishing these old citizen band transceivers (made in the 1960′s) because they last forever and work like mules. The tubes will outlast new solid-state gear if … Continue reading

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How I Might Teach Software Programming

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]  Original: November 2, 2000    I got to wondering how I ever managed to learn how to write computer code. Considering how lazy I am, it almost seems impossible that I would ever achieve even … Continue reading

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RADIO K5FNW

Rating 3.67 out of 5 [?]I’ve been toying with electronics for about as long as I can remember – as a kid, building crystal sets by the dozens, 1T4 single-tube radios and finding countless ways to play with old carbon … Continue reading

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Future Freeways of America

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Original: July 28, 2000 I got to thinking about the increasing problems of city traffic. You know bumper-to-bumper freeway congestion from dawn to dusk – 365 days a year. Poor Betty drives around in this … Continue reading

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Muterize Me

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Original: April 15, 1997 The older I get the more I dislike television commercials. Most of them are aimed at young people. Most of them use audio compression techniques that make the sound seem much … Continue reading

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The BIG Kavot

Rating 4.33 out of 5 [?]Original: February 12, 2001 I know that I have mentioned it before but the following questions are really blowing my mind. It seems as if Einstein (Mr. One Mug) was always sorry that he couldn’t … Continue reading

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Algebra Hokie-Pokie

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Original: November 4, 2003 I found myself having to solve one of those little ratios and proportions math problems the other day and it got me to thinking about a man who taught me what … Continue reading

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Mass Equals Zero

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Original: August 28, 2000 I got to thinking about something. What if a discovery is made that fully explains how the pyramids were built and what if the answer lays in a way that mankind … Continue reading

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Robots and Other Neat Stuff

Rating 3.00 out of 5 [?]Original: December 9, 2003 As I’ve said, I truly enjoy reading and learning about new technological advances. Unless some unforeseen catastrophe occurs that prevents technological achievement, I’m convinced that many specialized robots will live side … Continue reading

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An Electrifying Thought

Rating 2.50 out of 5 [?]Original: April 1996 About 1964, I overhauled a 4-wheel drive 1948 Jeepster engine. This early edition of a Jeep sedan had a 4-cylinder, flat head motor that wasn’t very complicated. So, even as broke as we … Continue reading

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