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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

OPTIMIZING RENEWABLE ENERGY

TRUMP ON RENEWABLES: “The wind and the television go off. And your wives and husbands say: ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS TIDBITS

THERE’S A WEALTH of insider stuff published each week in Automotive News. Plus lots of tidbits that are entertaining, even to non car-buffs. Here’s a sampling, in no particular order, … Continue reading

October 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

WHEELS INSTEAD OF WINGS

E.L. CORD, of Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg fame, exhibited a special-bodied, aerodynamic Auburn Cabin Speedster at the 1929 Los Angeles Auto Show. Inspiration came from Charles Lindbergh who set more than … Continue reading

October 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TYPEFACE GETTING NO RESPECT

THE POINT OF putting a thought into print is to preserve and share it. The choice of typography (this word from the Greek: loosely “an impression pictured”) is a complex … Continue reading

October 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

TRANSPORTATION ART, UTILITY, AND PLAY

EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY transport offered enhanced mobility in a multiplicity of ways. Balloons had been around for more than a century. Internal combustion gave them directionality despite whims of the wind. … Continue reading

October 17, 2019 · 2 Comments

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