Category Archives: Tech

Not a feature it’s a bug.

Colorado business owner fights back after falling victim to ‘caller ID spoofing’ When Stayc Lafean launched a small towing company last month, spending $5,000 to print her new business phone number on trucks and advertisements, the Colorado woman never imagined … Continue reading

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Ya, I got a thing for space weather, makes more sense than planet earth at present.

How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds, known as … Continue reading

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Sometimes I post here because I can’t comment there.

One-Third of Texas Was Running on Wind Power This Week On Wednesday, March 27th, the largest state in the contiguous United States got almost one-third of its electricity by harnessing the wind. According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages … Continue reading

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Doug: History of the Car Radio

HISTORY OF THE CAR RADIO Seems like cars have always had radios, but they didn’t. Here’s the true story: One evening, in 1929, two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high … Continue reading

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40 years late

SpaceX to launch amazing rocket that lands itself on legs In the early morning hours of March 16, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral to  deliver 8,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. What’s … Continue reading

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Die, Sony! Die!

Commercials walk a line between annoying and addictive. By letting viewers skip ads by shouting the brand’s name, a new Sony patent may tilt that balance. by L. Rhodes | August 2012 OK, everyone. After me, “I solemnly swear that … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas Needed.

The man who saved the lightbulb A modern day Edison has a bright idea: a way to keep the incandescent bulb burning brightly, despite a government law set to go into effect New Year’s Day that effectively outlaws the most … Continue reading

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