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Tech Tuesday – Puppy Power Edition

Got to see the dam at The Dalles, in OR, which is a massive concrete structure on the Columbia with 22 turbines, a fish ladder, and a shipping lock.

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Tech Tuesday – Spooky Action Edition

To be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of Octonions, and when I first read the title, I wasn’t entirely certain they weren’t talking about a layered root vegetable.

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Tech Tuesday 06/11/19 – Back in WA Edition

It is so good to be back in WA, where the sun does not assault your skin! TT01 – We should do this with every major bridge.  Not just the installation of sensors, but...

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Tech Tuesday 05/14/19 – Back From Vacation Edition.

Ordinary Times’s weekely science and tech feature with links to stories on water, thrust vectoring, plastics that actually recycle, NASA fraud, and evolution has it’s unintelligent moments.

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The Why of the 737 Max

In short, this is on both Boeing and the FAA, and both should get taken out to the woodshed over it, both criminally and civilly

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Tech Tuesday

This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.

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Tech Tuesday 1/29/19 – Cool Sounds Edition

Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.

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Tech Tuesday – 12/18/18

On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.