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Category Archives: Engineer
Weaponization of the Toyota Truck
Some people may remember pictures from the late 1980s and 1990s that include crews of terrorists in white Toyota trucks, with machine guns bolted down in the truck bed. The trucks were puny and fragile compared to militarized versions of … Continue reading
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Agile Military Acquisition – 1 week
Many people talk about agile acquisitions of military defense systems, trying to put away bureaucracy that has grown for decades. Elon Musk seems to operate in a different place and think differently.
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Subscription Services for Everything
I read the June 2017 Nuts & Volts editorial where Bryan Bergeron explains in the Developing Perspectives column why he has avoided upgrading his computer for 8 years. I surely agree with his observations and have accumulated even more evidence … Continue reading
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Pursuing Stability in American Politics
Fractious parties seem to dominate American politics. I have a recommendation that would fix the problem but it would require a constitutional amendment.
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The BaoFeng UV-B5 is a handheld transceiver that does wide and narrow FM on 136-174 MHz, 400-470 Mhz, and receives commercial FM(65-108 MHz). Power out is 1 watt or 5 watt output. A brand new one from eBay set me … Continue reading
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