Power

I like having ways to see and measure things. Here is my server build: Here is a simple AC wattmeter showing its consumption: And here’s the system in infrared showing hot spots: Measure and don’t just guess. More on low power Linux to follow;).

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2018 machine learning home build

It’s been a while since I last built a computer. Years, in point of fact. Laptops plus AWS now have replaced my old uses, and I’ve a great deal less time for gaming. However, my 2013-era server died and took with it my RSS feeds, main web server and SSH bastion. I debated simplifying with […]

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EV has spoiled me

Saw this cool old car the other day and realized that, although the style is cool, I am so not interested in the hassle of and old gas engine. EV really has made a convert out of me.

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Critical mass

Social change follows a critical mass pattern where something is adopted slowly then quite rapidly. Case in point today: residential solar power. Today my adjacent neighbors are all installed. I’m really jealous of this: 13.5kWh. So gorgeous. Now to convince my better half. Tesla powerwalls combined with solar panels is a really elegant solution. About […]

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Ural electric sidecar

This looks just amazing – Ural took the guts of the Zero DS-R and made a sidecar out of it: That looks so damned cool! From the pictures, I could carry a passenger, maybe even two, and it’d certainly work for a most of our grocery and household shopping. Alas, it’s only a prototype for now, but the […]

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Economic Distress Did Drive Trump’s Win

Economic Distress Did Drive Trump’s Win By Thomas Ferguson, Benjamin Page, Jacob E. Rothschild, Arturo Chang, and Jie Chen OCT 31, 2018 | INSTITUTIONS, POLICY & POLITICS Contrary to the dominant media narrative, social issues like racism and sexism on their own can’t explain Trump’s success. Donald Trump’s election in 2016 as president of the […]

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