Saturday, June 20, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000111: The Guts Of A PC Part 1

The basics of personal computer architecture broken down and explained in simple terms mot people can easily understand. We'll take a nice long stroll around a PC motherboard and talk about who does what. This will be a two or three part series, expect the next installment next weekend.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

MWGIC Status Update 06/14/2020

Have been battling WiFi connectivity issues on my workhorse Win 10 desktop PC for a couple of months. No wired connection available in my studio space. I've had a long suspicion #WindowsUpdate broke my #WiFi. #Realtek WiFi card. Couldn't even update Win 10.

I broke down and bought a #TPLink dongle this evening. So far WiFi has been stable. Now dealing with a bazillion updates on software & drivers, including Windows. I might be back in production next week. On top of that, I am wrestling with whether to stay a #Vlogger.

Being a one-man show (Really wish I  had a co-host) I'm torn over whether to continue #vlogging on YouTube or go back to #Audio #Podcasting or a mix of both. Not a lot of spare time...but I  think I could pull it off.

At any rate, that's the latest.

Thank you for listening.



Sunday, March 22, 2020

MWGIC-EP-110: This Virus Isn't In Your PC...Only - Hanging On To Life And Friends In The Era Of COVID-19

Show Notes:

Financial Mess:

Minnesota and Vermont Just Classified Grocery Clerks as Emergency Workers

How the coronavirus pandemic exposed deficiencies in our economy - Video

The economic fallout of coronavirus - Video

White House expresses support for immediate cash payments to Americans as part of coronavirus stimulus package

Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program

All Disney Theme Parks, U.S. Universal Studios Closing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

What History Books Left Out About Depression Era Co-ops

Newsom signs executive order halting foreclosures, utility shutoffs

Tax Day is now July 15. Here’s what that means.

Musk the Virus Skeptic Makes Reluctant Ventilator Offer After GM


Lifestyle Changes That May Stick:

Inside California's Great Lockdown, Glimpse America's Stay-At-Home Future

The drive-in, relic of yesterday, finds itself suited to now

The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them

As More People Need To Work From Home, Companies Need To Ask Themselves If Their IT Managers Are Up To The Task

Eating alone, together: Virtual dinner parties are helping people fight isolation


Health Advice:


No Song? 20-Second Count Made Easy

CDC On Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions


Stess Relief:

Musicians At Home; Larkin-Poe To Sheryl Crow & Beyond

'A Kind of Triumph of Spirit': Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World

Jokes in the time of coronavirus - Chicago Reader

Sunday, March 8, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000109: Dinosaur DNA and Warp Drives

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Show Notes:

Still Cybertruckin':

Elon Musk's million-mile battery dreams are about to come true

Tesla Cybertruck Is Leading The All-Electric Pickup Truck Revolution

Electric 40-Ton Truck Gets Dynamically Wirelessly Charged

The Tesla Cybertruck is gaining respect among real pickup truck owners

Are Construction Pros Falling In Love With The Tesla Cybertruck?

Cybertruck passes early test with construction pros | Seeking Alpha

MotorTrend Channel: Tesla Cybertruck Details Revealed—Range, Batteries and Towing

Is Tesla Cybertruck Outdone By Mahindra Gio With Cheap EV Conversion?

Tesla’s secret battery project could finally push EVs to overtake gas cars

Audi unveils new e-tron S, claims will be 'first electric cars worldwide with three motors in mass production' - Electrek

EV Battery Breakthrough: Twice The Range, Five Minutes To Charge |

Kevin Rooke: The Genius of Tesla Superchargers | CleanTechnica

Tesla Megapack Battery Installation Approved for Moss Landing

Prufrock Next-Generation Tunnel-Boring Machine Is Working — Somewhere | CleanTechnica

Which is cuter, the Microlino electric bubble car or its electric scooter companion? - Electrek

This electric bike has a novel fix for range anxiety | Top Gear


Space, The Final Frontier:

SETI@home's crowdsourced search for aliens ending after 21 years - CNN

Scientists: NASA Rover Has Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

Physicists Are Studying Mysterious ‘Bubbles of Nothing’ That Eat Spacetime - VICE

SpaceX aims to launch 70 missions a year from Florida's Space Coast by 2023 | Space

Relativity Space will 3D-print rockets at new autonomous factory in Long Beach, California | Space

SpaceX’s Starship SN1 prototype blows up during pressure test in Texas – GeekWire

Critical rocket escape system motor for NASA's Orion spacecraft aces final test | Space

Elon Musk says 'the fighter jet era has passed'

Biggest Explosion in the History of the Universe Detected by Astronomers – “Really, Really Massive”

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

There's a crack in one of the dilitium crystals, Captain!

Scientist's Lab:

Cartilage cells, chromosomes and DNA preserved in 75 million-year-old baby duck-billed dinosaur

Brain-computer interfaces could tell us what unconscious patients are thinking

114 year-old cells converted to pluripotent stem cells - Longevity.Technology

Not the torches & pitchforks again!!

PC's, Geeks, And Coding:

How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu Linux [Latest Version]

How to Build a Web Scraper With Python [Step-by-Step Guide] - By Angelica Dietzel

Python Programming Language: Best Resources for Developers and Managers - TechRepublic

How to install Rust on Linux - TechRepublic:

Cortana support going away in Windows 10 versions at 'end-of-support' dates | Windows Central:

81% of IT pros expect most data center and networking tasks will be automated by 2025 - TechRepublic

Retired Certifications - Microsoft:

Microsoft is retiring its MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certifications in June 2020

Pull the plug on that thing, Mr. Spock!

Proper Greeting For The Corona Virus:


Friday, February 28, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000108: Cybertruck Wars Continue With Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs

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Show Notes:

Cyber Truck War Zone:

This Video Showcases 7 Electric Pickup Trucks Worth Waiting For

Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Other Electric Pickup Trucks Compared

Watch Tiny, Tri-Motor Tesla Cybertruck Out Tug A Ford F-150 Pickup

Tesla Cybertruck's real-time response to payload via active suspension will upend the pickup truck industry

Tesla Cybertruck is turned into police vehicle by Ontario police - Electrek

Edmunds talks Tesla Cybertruck and its industry appeal amid growing competition

Lordstown Motors Provides Peek Inside Its Electric Truck Plant: Video

Tesla's Cybertruck is now a $400 remote control car thanks to Mattel

Tesla Cybertruck and Roadster face off for some backroad mayhem in fan video

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach half a million, tally suggests - Electrek

Tesla Cybertruck release date, specs, price: "Doesn't look like anything else.”

First drive: Volvo's 24,500lb VNR electric truck drives better than it has any right to - Electrek

Tesla nearing 400 miles in range is just the tip of the iceberg

Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck will come standard with 'laser blade lights', be ~82" wide - Electrek

Ok, An Electric Car Story Or Five:

Hyundai Gets Serious On Electric Cars — Still Does Not Understand Demand | CleanTechnica

Designer Offers Up Cybersedan To Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Electric cars threaten to pull the plug on petrol stations | Financial Times

Tesla owner lives in a Model 3 instead of her house: 'I believe this is the future'

Flat Tires?

Space, The Final Frontier:

Should NASA Send New Horizons To A Nearby Star For Its Final Mission?

Musk Reads: Why SpaceX's Mars city could become a beacon of innovation

SpaceX signs lease to build Starship rocket facility in Port of L.A.

SpaceX transported Starship SN1 to the launch pad at Boca Chica

Elon Musk’s Plan to Settle Mars

SpaceX Starlink Satellites Have Bigger Role In 'Massive' Live Fire Air Force Test | Investor's Business Daily

SpaceX Starlink: price, launch date, and how to see Elon Musk's constellation

Max Q: How to build a Starship | TechCrunch

Musk Reads: Starlink edges closer to going live

Space travel breakthrough: 100,000MPH plasma engine to cut travel times to Mars | Science | News |

Elon Musk says SpaceX Starlink satellites 'albedo will drop significantly

SpaceX’s first Starship test flight imminent as rocket nosecone nears completion

Orion and its dimming star Betelgeuse shine over a stargazer in this sentimental night-sky photo | Space

SpaceX is rapidly building Starship SN1 and a Vehicle Assembly Building

SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit - The Verge

SpaceX's California Starship factory plans detailed ahead of permitting decision

Did Ancient Aliens Send Us Messages Every 16 Days? Either Way It’s Time To Listen In Our Own Galaxy

Virgin Galactic's spaceplane relocated to Spaceport America

NASA: SpaceX will be first to launch Commercial Crew astronauts

Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life | Science | The Guardian

It Turns Out Rust Is… a Great Shield for Deadly Space Radiation (And the Magic Chernobyl Fungus)

Supercomputer to scan 'entire sky' for signs of aliens

Back to Earth, Earthman! Or Earthwoman!

Tech & Science To Dazzle - Or Baffle:

Let's Encrypt issues one-billionth web security certificate | ZDNet

The EU makes the switch to Signal as its messaging app of choice | Android Central

WhatsApp encryption under scrutiny by US government

Nuclear Fusion - Fusion Energy - Nuclear Reactor

Wood waste makes recycled concrete stronger than ever

Researchers achieve a 10x supercapacitor energy density breakthrough

'As essential as roads': How one of America's most rural states became a broadband leader

Windows as we know it is dead; what comes next? | Computerworld

Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries

Danish energy company ├śrsted's plans for the US energy grid - Protocol

Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail

Microsoft Remote Desktop for Windows updated with useful new features - MSPoweruser

New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

Privacy-focused messenger Signal is ready to go mainstream and take on WhatsApp

The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

Scientists discover how to use time crystals to power superconductors - Big Think

Microsoft plans to improve File Explorer on Windows 10

Data Doctors: Is the Brave browser safe to use? | WTOP

Tesla Steps Into The Utility Space With New Grid Controller Patent | CleanTechnica

Everything You Need to Know About the New Firefox VPN

*** Hyper-Loopin' ***:

Elon Musk's Boring Company quietly deploys its custom-designed tunneling machine

Elon Musk's Boring Company completes Las Vegas tunnel major milestone

Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel

Elon’s Secret Sauce | CleanTechnica

Dinosaurs: New study upends a belief many learned in elementary school

Take a break, Mad Scientist!

Reading Is Fundamental-ly Fun:

Elon Musk recommends science fiction book series that inspired SpaceX

Dan's Classic Sci-Fi Novel Of The Week:

Quozl By Alan Dean Foster

Starve the bookworm? Not!

Sci-Fi Fun Zone:

'Stranger Things 4': Hopper returns - CNN

Jodie Whittaker: ‘I believe in aliens 100%’ | Life and style | The Guardian