As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m in the process of setting up an alternate blog site, thanks to the growing threat of censorship and/or deletion on Big Tech blogging sites and facilities. To that end, the contents of this blog (including all the archives) are scheduled to be backed up and copied over… Continue reading No blog updates until Thursday
I was amused to learn of a California company that’s recycling and selling old-fashioned floppy disks by the hundreds every day. Tom Persky runs floppydisk.com, a California-based online disk recycling service that takes in new and used disks before sending them onto a reliable customer base — he reckons he sells about 500 disks… Continue reading A blast from the computer past
Some weeks ago the theme on the mobile template for my blog changed from light to dark. Numerous readers complained that made it more difficult to read text, particularly highlighted items. I think I figured out how to change it back to a light background. If you’re using a mobile device, does that work… Continue reading Mobile theme has changed from dark to light. What do you prefer?
I’m sure many of my readers have seen comments on other blogs about how difficult some are finding it to post new articles. Some claim that Google is improving tweaking fiddling with its Blogger architecture, trying to improve it. The Silicon Graybeard wrote a lengthy article about it recently, to which I refer you… Continue reading Technical difficulties with Blogger?
Scott Adams nails it again! Click the image to be taken to a larger view at the Dilbert Web page. They were obviously trying to be moo-tivational… Peter
Scott Adams brings the snark in his “Dilbert” comic strip last Sunday. Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the strip’s Web page. I can only sympathize. I don’t use many apps on my smartphone, but it’s still infuriating to find how many of them require this, or that, or… Continue reading Let’s hear it for technology!
SNAFU Solomon linked to a tweet from Lancer Brigade that provided a video clip about the US Army’s third-generation AN/PSQ-20 ENVG-B (Enhanced Vision Night Goggle – Binocular) and associated equipment. It was pretty amazing to watch. Intrigued, I looked for more information (you’ll find a brief overview at the link above). This twelve-minute video shows how… Continue reading The US Army’s new night vision system looks very impressive
Karl Denninger points out that the supply crunch in semiconductors directly and immediately affects whether or not our society can survive in its present form. All forms of emphasis are in the original. The United States used to be responsible for about 40% of chip capacity in 1990 but today is responsible for about… Continue reading The computer chip supply chain crunch as a security threat
ASE Global has sponsored an interesting infographic at Visual Capitalist, explaining what the next generation of manufacturing will look like. It calls it “Industry 4.0”. Here’s a screenshot of part of it. Click the image for a larger view. It looks very impressive . . . but it ignores a fundamental aspect of this… Continue reading “Industry 4.0”? Not so fast…
A recent court case has revealed some interesting information about the supposed anonymity and security of Bitcoin – and, by extension, other cryptocurrencies. The United States took action in federal court Monday to protect and ultimately return more than $154 million in funds that were allegedly stolen from a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group… Continue reading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – not so secure as presumed?