Category Archives: Science & Technology

All stuff covered by Science and Technology with some having subcategories like Apple Technology, Astronomy and whatever else hits my fancy.

NTSC TV in the US is finally gone

This week was the end for the last Analog-based broadcasting TV stations in the US. But by now, even the cheapest Senior Citizen has cable. I have to admit, it was an interesting system for as long as it lasted, … Continue reading

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2006: Twitter begins

Of all the Social Media platforms, I like this one best. FeceBook is just ads, ads, ads and more prone to having you discover which relatives and old friends have become right-wing, Kool-Aid drinking MAGAts…or worse, selfish Libertarian pricks. It’s … Continue reading

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LEGO® recycling!

Great news! A while back LEGO made plans to start making their famous bricks from plants which is a mixed bag; its sugar cane and it only works with softer parts like tree branches, leaves, etc. No success in making … Continue reading

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Austin is testing pizza-delivery ‘bots

The robot mostly made the news because it would be using the bike lanes in downtown Austin which might stir up our vocal cyclist community. I think the robots resemble a miniature Zamboni®. I couldn’t find out who the robots … Continue reading

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Made it to the Solstice 2021

Jennifer isn’t a fan of the Sun since she prefers to hit the sack around the same time old people prefer to. It’s mostly due to her job as a nurse; she wakes around 3:30 AM and shows up by … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Scarface the Lion

This lion dying of old age (14) is a big deal because it’s a rare event. If you didn’t read the article, the short version is that most males are only in charge of a pride for several years before … Continue reading

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A Goldbergian contraption making meh pizza

 Well, it lays out the sauce and toppings as poorly as a machine since we’ve all had those frozen pizzas that are lopsided with the pepperoni or mushrooms. Human pizza makers will always remain the best.

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Sadly, under 40% of Texas is vaccinated

This illustration works in a couple different ways. How stupid the “natural immunity” crowd is, proving that Dr. Toupée Paul went into politics in Kentucky because he is a shitty doctor. He makes Dr. Nicke Riviera a Nobel winner. The … Continue reading

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Side effects include magnetic powers or a Cardassian forehead

Damn! I knew I got the wrong vaccine since I cannot do that! What I’d give to have magnetic powers like Magneto, Polaris or Dr. Polaris from the comic books! So far every live demonstration coming the Covidiots or Freedumb … Continue reading

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There’s a snake in my yard!

 A weird thing I noticed in the corner of my eye while walking around my yard to the mailbox. I wasn’t brave enough to pick up the snake. I didn’t think the creature was doing any harm, it just … Continue reading

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Bob Garfield fired from WNYC and OTM

The downside of Twitter is its immediacy yet at least it was announced by Bob instead of me finding out by other means. At this time, the NPR affiliate fired him because he violated their “anti-bullying” policy, whatever the hell … Continue reading

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RIP Michael Collins

I’m glad that when the show For All Mankind covered the Apollo XI landing, they kept the names of the real astronauts, including the late Michael Collins who would then be in the alternate universe’s Apollo XV (sic) disaster…spoiler alert, he survived. Rather sucks. … Continue reading

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Twenty-two years at Apple

It won’t be long before my employment at Apple exceeds the duration between my birth and graduating from university, the latter action saying I’m no longer a probationary adult. Like last year, it’s a bit of a pisser thanks to … Continue reading

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2001: Mac OS X available

The great leap forward for the PowerPC-based Mac finally happened and it wasn’t smooth nor painless. Many critics called it a paid-public beta; a very old accusation of every OS or application. All the powers-that-be at Apple knew this too … Continue reading

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RIP: Lou Ottens

Music fans throughout the decades have this man to thank for developing two major formats. His first was the cassette. Before them, tape was a reel-to-reel setup. Great quality for production and editing. Crappy for the average user: the machine … Continue reading

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