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Of Apps, Data Centers And The Enormous Energy Required

October 25, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This essay is sourced from the outstanding book, The Cloud Revolution by Mark Mills Few of us can repair the engine of an automobile today, as many of us once could. What was a simple machine is now controlled by a series of computer programs broadly called Apps connected to […]

From The Pony Express To Marconi, To Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits

September 27, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ This essay is sourced from the outstanding book The Cloud Revolution by Mark Mills In 1860 the government subsidized a method to send information from coast to coast in 10 days via the Pony Express. While romanticized in many Hollywood movies it lasted only 18 months before bankruptcy and the […]

Human Computers And Rooms Full Of Mathematicians To Your Apple Watch In Only 250 Years

September 13, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Once upon a time computers were humans hired to manually perform computations for any number of tasks. As early as 1757 Astronomer Edmundo Haley used a group of people to make parallel calculations leading to the time the comet carrying his name would return. They got it right. Even though […]

Fun Facts From The Rule Of Threes

July 26, 2022 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ In September 1882, it was clear that the future would be different when Edison lit up the world’s first central electric power plant at the Pearl Street Station in New York City. It was equally clear in December 1913, when Henry Ford turned on the first modern production line in […]

Coming Thru The Windows

October 15, 2021 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Remember when Windows 10 was the LAST Windows? Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

US Response To Cyberattacks? It Must Be More Than Just Biden’s ‘Off Limits’ List

July 8, 2021 by

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By Dustin Carmack ~ President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a mid-June summit in Geneva, after which Biden told reporters, “I talked about the proposition that certain critical infrastructure should be off-limits to attack, period—by cyber or any other means.” The president said he handed over a list of 16 areas of […]

Rare Earth Elements Aren’t That Rare, But They’re Vital To National Security

February 26, 2021 by

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By Maiya Clark and Ryan Williams ~ For one-third of the price of one F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon made a key investment to ensure its supply of rare earth elements. The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of […]

Scientists Develop Earth-Friendly Process To Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 23, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Lithium-ion batteries have their pluses. Their energy density is typically twice that of the tradition nickel-cadmium ones. They are low maintenance. And their discharge is less than half compared to regular batteries. Despite these advantages, however, they do have some environmental drawbacks. One is the fact that they use rare-earth metals […]

Move Over Energizer Bunny! New Batteries Could Come From Viruses

April 10, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ While the world reels from the tragic impact of the coronavirus crisis, there are other types of viruses that may provide a dose of hope to humanity instead of disaster. Angela Belcher, a bioengineering professor from MIT, has developed a process that uses viruses to build the positive and […]

CRISPR Biotech Made Easy: Who Am I Kidding?

February 15, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ By now most everyone has read the acronym CRISPR, the hottest thing in biotechnology, hailed as the path to many medical cures. But just about no one knows what the letters stand for. I will tell you but you will have forgotten by tomorrow or sooner. The full name is […]

Elizabeth Warren Slams Facebook For Helping ‘Elect Donald Trump’

October 9, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Democrats want to persecute any business, person, or group that has helped or even simply not hindered President Donald Trump. Even top social media companies. Senator and Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren came after Facebook on Twitter on Oct. 7, for “help[ing] elect Donald Trump once” and for labeling her own campaign […]

Journalism Study Claims Search Engines And Social Media ‘Not Neutral’

October 8, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ The liberal media are ready to redefine social media platforms as something only they can use freely. Harvard Kennedy School’s Joan Donovan and Data and Society head Danah Boyd wrote in a white paper that tech companies were responsible for a “new wave of hate groups.” The authors stated that platforms […]

Is Google News Legally Liable For Bias Against Conservatives?

October 6, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I recently wrote that Google News should be sued for bias against conservative sources, not regulated. Regulating Internet news aggregators is the last thing we want, but Google News is clearly doing something wrong, that needs to be corrected. To further this line of thought, here is a specific legal […]

Elon Musk: Brilliant At Gaming The System

September 9, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Elon Musk is a gamer, but I do not mean the term for video gamer though I am sure he would be great at that too. I mean he really knows how to game systems, be they federal or state tax benefits or praying on public fears, such as his […]

Amy Chozick, NY Times Hillary 2016 Reporter, Cheerleads For Democrat Voter Turnout Apps

February 25, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ The New York Times devoted 2,200 words on the front of its Sunday Review opinion section to “Can Peer Pressure Defeat Trump?” The text box: “Democrats need millennials to turn out. These apps can help.” But the piece, which cheerleads for liberal millennials to pressure their friends into voting against Trump […]

CHINESE INFORMATION WARFARE – A THREAT TO FREE WORLD

February 8, 2019 by

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BY SANDOMINA  ~    “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”―George Orwell – 1984 Chinese state and its leadership(Chinese Communist Party – CCP) are getting uneasy at the pace of progress of their global dominance and how the world is reacting to it. They firmly believe that history repeats itself. In their zeal […]

Trump Announces New Cybersecurity Strategy

September 24, 2018 by

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This is the first update in cybersecurity in 15 years, and it is focused on America first.  National Security Desk  ~   On Thursday, the White House announced a new cybersecurity strategy for the nation, the first in 15 years. The announcement noted, “This Administration will not treat cyberspace as a separate arena. Instead, we are integrating […]

You Know You’re Old When . . .

August 9, 2018 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Back in the “old days”I did a full page Friday cartoon in the Jerusalem Post. I often did a feature called “You know you’ve been here too long when. . . ” I was thinking of those golden oldie days when I did today’s cartoon. If you remember those old […]

No, Robots Won’t Put Us All On The Unemployment Line

April 13, 2017 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he’s “not worried at all” about robots displacing American workers. Yet he’s spot on: Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade […]

Press Ignores Weak U.S. And World Economy’s Impact On Intel’s Layoffs

April 20, 2016 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In another blow to the U.S. and worldwide economy, chipmaker Intel announced today that it is reducing its worldwide workforce by 12,000 people, a cut of 11 percent. Of course, there are tech-related reasons why the company made the move, most notably the shift by some users to tablets and smartphones, where […]

Brooklyn Federal Court Sides With Apple, Emboldening Tech Giant In San Bernardino Case

March 4, 2016 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Congress, not the courts, should sort out competing claims of privacy and security in today’s high-tech communications.  In a ruling that could have ramifications for Apple’s battle with the FBI over the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist, a federal magistrate-judge in Brooklyn yesterday denied the government’s request in a […]

If It Ain’t Broke . . .

January 7, 2016 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” does not seem to apply in our digital age. It seems like every time that I “update” one of my phone apps it becomes worse, instead of better. So now they’re going to “fix” or “upgrade” Twitter?? According to Forbes: […]

Privacy!

May 6, 2015 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ The generation gap is getting wider! Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Test Yourself

April 15, 2015 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Test Yourself. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/