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Forum: Lounge 2021-12-01, 15:18
Replies: 284
Views: 34,824
Posted By tServo
On Dec 1, 1955, in Montgomery Alabama, bus...

On Dec 1, 1955, in Montgomery Alabama, bus passenger Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat so a white could occupy it. She was arrested by police and charged with one of the numerous segregation...
Forum: Lounge 2021-12-01, 14:46
Replies: 284
Views: 34,824
Posted By tServo
first voice message sent over the airwaves

100 years ago ( sorry for the delay but the article was published late ) on Nov 5, 1921, RCA transmitted the first voice message sent over the airwaves.

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Forum: Lounge 2021-11-29, 00:38
Replies: 1,531
Views: 161,886
Posted By tServo
WRONG-O ! In 2020, only heart disease ( 690k )...

WRONG-O !
In 2020, only heart disease ( 690k ) and cancer ( 598k ) killed more people than Covid ( 343k ). Stroke and car accidents were quite a bit further down.


here are the numbers according...
Forum: Lounge 2021-11-26, 15:28
Replies: 284
Views: 34,824
Posted By tServo
99 years ago on this day, November 26, 1922,...

99 years ago on this day, November 26, 1922, archeologist Howard Carter made a tiny hole in a stone door of a site he was excavating with Lord Carnarvon and saw "wonderful things". It was the mostly...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-11-15, 16:09
Replies: 93
Views: 8,540
Posted By tServo
China and Russia didn't even bother to attend. ...

China and Russia didn't even bother to attend.
The U.S.A. didn't sign the agreement to reduce coal use ( don't want to offend sen. Manchin ).
India, which signed a pledge to "phase down" coal use,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-11-12, 15:35
Replies: 284
Views: 34,824
Posted By tServo
First commercial microprocessor hits the market

50 years ago on Nov 10, 1971 Intel announced via an ad the availability of the 4004 microprocessor.
The attached link shows the ad, discusses the "first" claim, but best of all is the enclosed table...
Forum: Hardware 2021-11-11, 14:44
Replies: 175
Views: 36,533
Posted By tServo
Presumably these would be faster than the phones...

Presumably these would be faster than the phones used by Ernst in his cell phone cluster running MLucas.
The very limited memory might be a problem, tho.
Also, the infrastructure to power, support,...
Forum: Lounge 2021-11-10, 21:13
Replies: 1,810
RIP
Views: 189,689
Posted By tServo
Max Cleland

Max Cleland, former senator from Georgia, died at 79.
Despite losing both legs and an arm in Vietnam, he lost his bid for re-election in 2002 as
republicans impugned his patriotism because they...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-10-30, 15:01
Replies: 93
Views: 8,540
Posted By tServo
COP26, being held starting Oct 31, 2021, is a...

COP26, being held starting Oct 31, 2021, is a total sham.
There will be arguing, hand wringing, and then some watered down meaningless document will be signed at its end and then it will be utterly...
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-06, 00:05
Replies: 1,376
Views: 103,215
Posted By tServo
What is going on inside this guy's head such that...

What is going on inside this guy's head such that you could forget that you found a mortar shell?
Perhaps his mind is porous like Swiss cheese. ( nudge nudge wink wink know what I mean ? )
Anyway,...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-05, 01:05
Replies: 205
Views: 6,841
Posted By tServo
I Agree. I saw an episode of "NOVA" on my local...

I Agree. I saw an episode of "NOVA" on my local PBS station a fairly long time ago in which the "secret" of how the pyramids were constructed was revealed. A team of of a westerner engineer and...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-27, 12:49
Replies: 4,402
Views: 377,654
Posted By tServo
Project Cassandra predicts future conflicts

I just read this article from "The Guardian" about a project the German military along with some University profs created called project Cassandra, named after the renown Trojan princess who could...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-27, 00:04
Replies: 1,531
Views: 161,886
Posted By tServo
I worked in a medium size hospital before...

I worked in a medium size hospital before retiring recently and I agree with the quoted article paragraph that begins "But there's one problem". Our ER ( now called trauma centers, BTW ) went thru 2...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-09, 23:25
Replies: 1,531
Views: 161,886
Posted By tServo
Constitutionality of vaccine mandates ?

Here's an article from Politico as per the title of this post.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/09/08/vaccine-mandate-strong-supreme-court-precedent-510280?utm_source=pocket-newtab
...
Forum: Lounge 2021-09-08, 00:27
Replies: 1,531
Views: 161,886
Posted By tServo
Another disgusting milestone just passed: The...

Another disgusting milestone just passed: The U.S. has had over 40 million Covid cases.
Forum: Software 2021-09-03, 13:36
Replies: 0
Views: 338
Posted By tServo
Easily install and run Windows 10 or 11 on Raspberry 4 !!

I haven't tried this myself but I thought I'd put it out here anyway.
It sound like the authors have done the vetting to make sure this is legal.
The authors provide a script that allows a very...
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-24, 12:51
Replies: 1,531
Views: 161,886
Posted By tServo
Just ask anyone who has experienced chemotherapy...

Just ask anyone who has experienced chemotherapy for cancer. Reading how these drugs work, they usually try to interrupt some cellular basic process such as metabolism. This sometimes works since...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-08-18, 00:04
Replies: 2,947
Views: 267,433
Posted By tServo
Probably the AMC channel is making a series about...

Probably the AMC channel is making a series about it.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-08-17, 21:40
Replies: 131
Views: 16,703
Posted By tServo
An excellent "speculative fiction" book ( tho it...

An excellent "speculative fiction" book ( tho it seems less fictitious every day) is Paolo Bacigalupi's "The Water Knife".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Knife
Forum: Lounge 2021-08-12, 14:39
Replies: 4,402
Views: 377,654
Posted By tServo
In the biggest crypto currency theft to date,...

In the biggest crypto currency theft to date, hackers stole 600M dollars worth of them !!!!

https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-take-600m-in-biggest-cryptocurrency-theft/

"In order to keep...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-31, 20:14
Replies: 284
Views: 34,824
Posted By tServo
I lived in Michigan at that time and everybody...

I lived in Michigan at that time and everybody used to joke that his body was dumped in one of the giant concrete posts that supported an I-475 overpass which was under construction. I-475 was...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-30, 14:13
Replies: 4,402
Views: 377,654
Posted By tServo
D'oh!

Workers in the control room of a nuclear power plant in Taiwan moved a chair to clean under it and accidentalt shut down a reactor:
...
Forum: Hobbies 2021-07-28, 16:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By tServo
Smile It's already ben attempted !

This is "The Tonya Harding" way to win.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-07-26, 13:31
Replies: 93
Views: 8,540
Posted By tServo
Exactly. As Mt. Pinatubo did in 1991. The link...

Exactly. As Mt. Pinatubo did in 1991. The link below is an article that looks back on the eruption and discusses various aspects of the eruption. #8 concerns geoengineering aspects. The first...
Forum: Lounge 2021-07-06, 21:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By tServo
For comparative purposes: There is an informal...

For comparative purposes:
There is an informal race called the CannonBall Run over public roads between a parking garage in NYC and a hotel in Los Angeles . During the height of the pandemic when...
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