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BUILDING A UGEARS TRAM

THIS MAY SET a new record for procrastination on my part: Back on August 27, 2016, I ended the SimanaitisSays item “Building the UGears Pneumatic Engine” by saying, “All in … Continue reading

October 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

THE ATLANTIC REDUX PART 2

YESTERDAY HERE at SimanaitisSays, Daniel Patrick Moynihan was quoted saying, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” Today in Part 2, … Continue reading

October 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE ATLANTIC REDUX PART 1

I’M IN A postpositive mood today. My topic and the word “redux” in the title are, according to Merriam-Webster, “placed after or at the end of another word.” In particular, … Continue reading

October 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

MACHINE LEARN THE NEW YORKER?

THE HUMAN BRAIN’S neural network has a hundred billion nerve cells with trillions of connections linking them. Human thought is constantly updating these links with the latest input. Artificial Intelligence’s … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

MOVIE MUSIC PART 2

THIS CONTINUES yesterday’s discussion of music for the big screen. Here in Part 2, a Brooklyn guy and several others earn applause for their music—and Oscars as well. A Guy … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

MUSIC FOR MOVIES PART 1

IS MOVIE MUSIC merely innocuous background or does it actively further the plot? My answer, briefly, is “it depends.” Here, in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, are tidbits … Continue reading

October 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

GMAX TUPOLEV ANT-25 PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, my GMax mania returned, this time in building a Microsoft Flight Simulator model of the Tupolev ANT-25 long-distance record setter. Or were its Moscow/U.S. West Coast … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · 2 Comments