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


Saturday, February 22, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000107: The Shadows Eating The Whispers Of The World

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Show Notes:

"The dramatic insecurity of SMS text messaging, how unaware the general public is of this insecurity. What are some of the best secure SMS messaging clients out there, and a new credible threat from our government to encrypted messaging platforms of all types on the web that just came out today. You don't need encryption for nefarious purposes, you need it to protect yourself from bad actors with nefarious purposes."

Shadow Zone:

Chinese Hackers Just Gave Us All A Reason To Stop Sending SMS Messages

Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes

New Android Text Messaging Update ‘Exposes Most Users To Hacking’

* Sunlight Enters The Room *

Shields Up, Captain:

The Best Encrypted Messaging Apps You Should Use Today [Updated 2019]

Best encrypted messaging apps 2020 for Android

The safest messaging apps

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

* Captain, We Have A Crack In The Dilithium Crystal Chamber! *

The Sith And Their War Games:

Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

* Is It Down The Rabbit Hole, Or Down The Black Hole, I Forget? *

Signal (software) - Wikipedia


Friday, February 14, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000106: Space Operas - Mad Scientists - War Of The Cybertruckers

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Show Notes:

Reading & Sci-Fi Zone:

E.E. "Doc" Smith's "Skylark" series - a classic 20th-century 'Space Opera' jewel:

Project Blue Book Full Episodes, Video & More | HISTORY

Open access journals get a boost from librarians—much to Elsevier’s dismay | Ars Technica


Space, The Final Frontier:

SpaceX resurrects California Starship factory plans just one year after abandoning it

Elon Musk promotes Texas ‘career day’ as SpaceX files paperwork for Starship flight as early as March | TechCrunch

SpaceX requests permission to fly new Starship rocket on 12-mile-high test flight - The Verge

Will Humanity Achieve Interstellar Travel And Find Alien Life?

Elon Musk Sent His Tesla Roadster Into Space Two Years Ago. Here's Where It Is Now |

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship production well underway inside new Texas factory

Elon Musk working at night, shares Starship SN1 progress from Boca Chica

William Gerstenmaier joins SpaceX, and that’s a really big deal | Ars Technica


Communicator - Networking & Broadband:

This Cybertruck-inspired iPhone 11 Pro costs $15K and isn’t made by Tesla or Apple - The Verge

SpaceX Starlink: when will it be available in my area?

Report: SpaceX is planning to spin out Starlink satellite broadband network and take it public

Elon Musk Says He's About to Deliver the Future of High-Speed Internet |

SpaceX Starlink is a step closer to beaming satellite internet to Australia

5g Technology - 5g Antenna - MIMO


Artificial Intelligence - Computing & Robotics:

Google’s New Messaging App To Unify Gmail, Drive, And Hangouts…And Other Small Business Tech News

Just how big a deal is Google's new Meena chatbot model? | VentureBeat

VPNs will change forever with the arrival of WireGuard into Linux | ZDNet

How to Restore Gmail's Missing Dark Mode on Android

Lock down your Gmail account like it's Fort Knox with the Google Advanced Protection Program - CNET

Install All Media Codecs in Ubuntu With a Single Command

How to use Multipass, a new tool for launching virtual machines - TechRepublic

Microsoft Confirms Massive Windows 10 Upgrade Changes

Windows 10’s planned PowerToy could seriously supercharge your keyboard | TechRadar

Microsoft's Windows Terminal: This is the final preview of its new command-line tool | ZDNet


Hard Science:

Room Temperature Superconductor Breakthrough at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chernobyl Disaster - Chernobyl Now - Extreme Fungus


Bones' Journal - Health & Aging:

Could ‘young’ blood stop us getting old? | Society | The Guardian

Neuralink: Elon Musk teases 'awesome' advancements will be revealed soon

How The Sound Of Your Alarm Affects Grogginess & Which Is Best

Revitalizing the Aging Brain by Activating Immune Cells

Synergistic Cellular Pathways Identified That Extend Lifespan by 500%

Molecular 'switch' reverses chronic inflammation and aging

Caltech ultrasound technique can selectively kill cancer cells - SlashGear


Keep On Cybertruckin' - Electric Trucks:

Tesla's Giga Texas completely solves the Cybertruck's 'Cowboy Problem'

Tesla Cybertruck blasts "Back to the Future" in amazing fan-remake

Will Tesla Make These Changes To The Cybertruck Before Launch?

Nikola Reveals Badger Electric Pickup Truck With 600-Mile Range

Tesla Cybertruck Engineering Analysis Explains Exoskeleton’s Edges

How It's Made: Watch The Tesla Cybertruck Model Construction Process

Henrik Fisker Teases, or Accidentally Posts, Alaska EV Pickup

The electric pickup wars are about to begin - CNN


Jobs In Tech's Gilded Age:

How a Walmart apprenticeship can help those without degrees land a job



Saturday, February 8, 2020

MWGIC EP-000105: Peppermint 10 Linux Demo

Have you been trying to revive an older computer? Have a PC that's running Windows 7 and either don't want to pay for Windows 10 or your hardware won't support Windows 10? Concerned about all the problems with Windows Updates in the past couple of years? Consider Linux for Desktop. It's free and open-sourcce, and as this demo shows, pretty easy to use, sophisticated, and there are tons of free applications/apps/programs available for it. Take a test drive around Peppermint 10, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but lighter.


Saturday, February 1, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000104: Electrifying Reading & Cybertrucking

Show Notes:

Cybertrucking Zone:

Elon Musk on Tesla Cybertruck: It’s better than people realize — there’s more to it

Tesla Cybertruck spied filming segment for Jay Leno’s Garage with Elon Musk

Tesla Cybertruck driven by Elon Musk and Jay Leno spotted driving around Los Angeles

Tesla’s Elon Musk greets passerby in Cybertruck as Jay Leno drives down iconic SpaceX street

Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced

The Hummer is coming back as a 1,000-horsepower electric truck

Hyundai Kona Electric Sets An EV Record You Never Knew Or Probably Even Cared About

Space, The Final Frontier:

Voyager 2’s Science Instruments Are Back On After Tripping Fault Protection Mode

SpaceX successfully launches its fourth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites

These are the most detailed photos yet of the far side of the moon

The Technozone:

Researchers In US & China Use Machine Learning To Make Better Solar Panels

Motorola Razr is coming. What you can expect from the first foldable flip phone

Windows 7 should live on as open source, spectacularly optimistic petition demands

Ditch Windows 7 For Ubuntu Linux With This Great Guide

WireGuard VPN protocol will ship with Linux kernel 5.6

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Hardware Support

Atari is opening its own hotels in eight US cities

Electrifying Reads:

What is new for the e-paper and e-reader industry for February?

‘The Open Book’ eReader Is What Open Source Lovers Need Right Now

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

Dan's Favorite Books *** Pics (In no particular order):

Sooth Your Inner Science Geek:

How to Levitate Objects With Sound (and Break Your Mind)

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash


Papyrus greeting card brand to live on after stores close

Live Long, and Sci-Fi:

'Doctor Who' makes history by casting its first black Doctor

Geek's Cafe:

The biology of coffee, one of the world’s most popular drinks