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FUEL CELLS AND THE INTERNET

WE OFTEN forget that the Internet is an immense user of energy. What’s more, this is expected to follow a Moore’s Law-like trend of doubling every five years. The good … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

1928 SANTA ANA MONOPLANE

HOME FIELD for my Microsoft Flight Simulator is Santa Ana, California; formally SNA. (See http://wp.me/p2ETap-20s.) And, sure enough, in the late 1920s there was a Santa Ana Aircraft Company designing … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

IN PRAISE OF OLD-TIME RADIO

A RECENT article in The New York Times, July 28, 2014, is titled “Sure, You Loved Lucy, but Vintage Has Limits.” In presenting his “Case of Retro TV Overload,” columnist … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

GOODING & COMPANY 2014 PEBBLE BEACH

MAYBE IT’S a sign of my age, but I seem to resonate with a goodly number of fabulous cars being offered at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions. With some … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARE YOU UNHAPPY? HERE’S NOT WHY, BUT HOW

A RECENT item making the rounds identifies the happiest and unhappiest cities in America. See, for example, http://goo.gl/IQPXNc and http://goo.gl/rskKG2. Superficially, it sounds like one of those social-network personality games: “Which … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

DR. ROBERT H. GODDARD—FATHER OF AMERICAN ROCKETRY

CELEBRATING, AS we are, the 45th anniversary of our first visiting the moon, we can also give a shout-out to Dr. Robert H. Goddard, rightfully known as the Father of … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING MORGAN

THIS YEAR, 2014, the Morgan Motor Company is celebrating a 100th anniversary, which I find a perfect opportunity to recollect Morgan’s 75th anniversary that daughter Suz and I attended in … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · 3 Comments
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