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.

Earth reaches its 2022 perihelion!

Despite it being Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and colder than Hell lately, Earth passed through its closest point to the Sun. I always thought this coincided with the Winter Solstice back in December but that is when our planet’s … Continue reading

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Sen. Mansion saying “no” wasn’t a shock

What’s really sad is how the Establishment Dems have called the Squad and Bernie supporters the naive ones. Meanwhile, the old farts who won’t have to live with the consequences have failed the human race once again. Thanks to their … Continue reading

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1901: The first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission!

On this day, Marconi’s solution to wireless transmissions was put to the test. From Cornwall (UK), the letter S in Morse Code was transmitted and clearly received in Newfoundland (Canada). The success paved the way for the UK’s naval forces … Continue reading

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Got my booster shot against CV-19 today

Not sure if the booster is making me tired, the long weekend or the aftermath of Daylight Savings Time ending. Just glad I had it done as Winter will kick in. Can’t get a flu shot though for about four … Continue reading

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Visited a little shrine of Computer Science History

To save our energy and health after the RenFest, Jennifer booked a hotel for the night. Brilliant idea. Beats the hell out of driving another three hours back to Austin after walking around all day. Since we stayed nearby, she … Continue reading

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Italian #57: Licia Troisi

For starters, her name is pronounced LEE-cha TRO-easy, not, what I’m predicting from lazy American English, LEE-sia TROY-see. I’m also going to be upfront, I don’t know much about Mrs. Troisi other than I was thrilled to find a person … Continue reading

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I scored the new iPhone 13 Pro

Well, I really bought last Friday (9/24/21) but I wait several days to execute the migration over from my really good Xs due to last weekend being pretty busy. It was also my first time doing the iPhone-to-iPhone migration since … Continue reading

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These assholes should buy them in bulk

It is a common refrain from the dying and sick taking up all the ICU beds urgently needed for other problems. We truly, truly live in the Stupid Ages thanks to all these graduates from Googling University.

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Pre-Cursor to the iPod in 1975

In adjusted dollars, this would cost 200 smackers and you’d still have to provide your own facial hair, blow-dry coiffure, patterned shirt and the bell-bottoms we can assume he’s wearing. It’s amazing how much we’ve managed to miniaturize headphones to … Continue reading

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Horsemen of the Apocalypse had an expansion draft

Twenty years ago, the cartoon Sealab 2021 made its debut and one of the jokes made by Debbie the Teacher was, “Who can tell me what the Internet was and how it almost destroyed the world in the early 21st Century?” … Continue reading

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We’ll add not the killing people feature in an update

Obviously, this plays into our upcoming fears about Artificial Intelligence but I think near-future computers will just kick back and wait. We’re doing a pretty good job on our own poisoning the planet.

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Shmow-zow! It’s Enchiridon Day!

If the numbers on the back of the famous Fantasy manual are a date, then yes, it would be today! However, it’s only a coincidence because eight, 13 and 21 are part of the Fibonacci Sequence if you’re going from … Continue reading

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One hundred days of learning Italian!!

Italian is what I’m primarily learning. I’m also picking up bits and pieces of Spanish while also refreshing my French. Why though? It all started with my friend Jeremy who lives in the Netherlands. Thanks to Amerika finally shedding its … Continue reading

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Five Million Steps!!!

I started tracking my steps in 2019 when I found this pretty cool, free app for my iPhone/Watch. I would’ve achieved this much sooner if it weren’t for the pandemic since my daily walking around my work campus would’ve doubled … Continue reading

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Let’s see Red Amerika solve this

If you want to see the six questions better, click on it and it will zoom up. I sent a copy to one college friend with a PhD in BioChemistry who is super smart. Why? Well, I trust her expertise … Continue reading

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