California voters rejected the recall of Governor Gavin Newson by 64% to 36% this week. Republicans cried election fraud before the polls even closed. But they were correct about one thing. California elections are rigged against Republican candidates. Not because of Democratic shenanigans. California Republicans made themselves irrelevant for three reasons: geography, voter registration, and ideology.Read more “California Recall Election RIGGED Against Republicans”
Linus Tech Tips had a surprising episode with special guest Stefan Etienne this week. If he looks familiar, Stefan hosted the infamous The Verge PC build guide video two years ago. Linus gave him the opportunity to tell his side of the story while fixing the mistakes he made in that video. I’m going to recap the PC guide fiasco, the copyright strikes that followed, and the new info from Stefan.Read more “Revisiting The Verge PC Guide Fiasco w/Stefan Etienne”
JayzTwoCents had a recent video on how to keep your PC from heating up your game room.
- He explained how hot air move from the PC into the room.
- He had tips for reducing heat without reducing performance.
- He even suggested opening the window and/or door to let fresh air in.
But there was one scenario he didn’t cover in his video. How to deflect heat away from you when your PC sits underneath your desk. I got a $5 USD solution that you may already have in your home.Read more “How to Deflect PC Heat AWAY FROM YOU”
A montage of various scenes in the dealer room from both days at Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021).
Fon Davis discusses movie robots (i.e., The Matrix, Terminator and I, Robot), Isaac Asimov’s Three Law of Robotics, artificial intelligence, and future robotic developments for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Sunday, 8/29/2021). Introduction by Adam Savage.
A panel of scientists and engineers preview the future of NASA tech from the moon to Mars for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). Panelists include Jeremy Vander Kam (thermal protection systems for the Mars Sample Return Earth entry vehicle and NASA’s Orion spacecraft), Christine Gregg (Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems, or ARMADAS, project), Jonathan Morgan (aerospace engineer) Nick Cramer (Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy). Moderated by author Andy Weir (“The Martin”).
Adam Savage introduces Cady Coleman and Mary Robinette Kowel in this opening keynote for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). They talk about the isolation at the International Space Station compared to the isolation of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the space program is different today with non-NASA astronauts going into space, and the differences between European and American puppetry.
When I heard that Amazon installed an Amazon Hub in a Chicago park, that didn’t make any sense to me. No way would Amazon install a Hub in a public space to accept Amazon packages only. Unless, of course, Amazon got a sweetheart deal from the City of Chicago.Read more “Why Misbranded Amazon Hub Are In Chicago Parks”
One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.