Friday, February 28, 2020

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






Watch Video On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYif7aX2FPc

Show Notes:


Cyber Truck War Zone:

This Video Showcases 7 Electric Pickup Trucks Worth Waiting For

https://insideevs.com/news/401268/video-7-upcoming-electric-pickup-trucks/


Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Other Electric Pickup Trucks Compared

https://insideevs.com/reviews/401084/video-tesla-cybertruck-rivian-r1t-trucks/


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

https://autos.yahoo.com/watch-replica-cybertruck-vs-ford-000702198.html


Tesla Cybertruck's real-time response to payload via active suspension will upend the pickup truck industry
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-real-time-ui-towing-calculator-active-suspension/


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

https://electrek.co/2020/02/21/tesla-cybertruck-police-vehicle-ontario/


Edmunds talks Tesla Cybertruck and its industry appeal amid growing competition
https://www.teslarati.com/edmunds-talks-tesla-cybertruck-and-its-industry-appeal-amid-growing-competition/


Lordstown Motors Provides Peek Inside Its Electric Truck Plant: Video
https://insideevs.com/news/399966/lordstown-motors-plant-sneak-peek/


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

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/teslas-cybertruck-is-now-a-400-remote-control-car-thanks-to-mattel.html


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

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-vs-roadster-fan-video/


Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach half a million, tally suggests - Electrek
https://electrek.co/2020/02/19/tesla-cybertruck-pre-orders-tally/


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

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/61141-tesla-cybertruck-pics-price


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

https://electrek.co/2020/02/14/first-drive-volvos-24500lb-vnr-electric-truck-drives-better-than-it-has-any-right-to/


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

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-400-miles-vs-tsla-killers-tip-of-the-iceberg/


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

https://electrek.co/2020/02/21/tesla-cybertruck-standard-laser-blade-ligths-elon-musk/


Ok, An Electric Car Story Or Five:

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

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/16/hyundai-gets-serious-on-electric-cars-still-does-not-understand-demand/


Designer Offers Up Cybersedan To Tesla CEO Elon Musk

https://autos.yahoo.com/designer-offers-cybersedan-tesla-ceo-170125189.html


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

https://www.ft.com/content/a2845e24-1c44-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af


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

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-rv-interview-video/




Flat Tires?
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Space, The Final Frontier:


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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/02/24/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

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/musk-reads-why-spacexs-mars-city-could-become-a-beacon-of-innovation


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

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/spacex-signs-lease-to-build-starship-rocket-facility-in-port-of-la.html


SpaceX transported Starship SN1 to the launch pad at Boca Chica
https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/starship-sn1-launch-pad


Elon Musk’s Plan to Settle Mars
https://news.yahoo.com/elon-musk-plan-settle-mars-093002155.html


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

https://www.investors.com/news/spacex-starlink-satellites-virgin-orbit-massive-live-fire-air-force-exercise/


SpaceX Starlink: price, launch date, and how to see Elon Musk's constellation
https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starlink-price-launch-date-how-to-see-elon-musks-constellation


Max Q: How to build a Starship | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/24/max-q-how-to-build-a-starship/


Musk Reads: Starlink edges closer to going live

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/musk-reads-starlink-edges-closer-to-going-live


Space travel breakthrough: 100,000MPH plasma engine to cut travel times to Mars | Science | News | Express.co.uk
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1244735/Space-travel-nuclear-fusion-plasma-engine-cut-travel-to-Mars-Pulsar-Fusion-space-news


Elon Musk says SpaceX Starlink satellites 'albedo will drop significantly

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/elon-musk-starlink-spacex


SpaceX’s first Starship test flight imminent as rocket nosecone nears completion
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-first-starship-test-flight-imminent-nosecone-production/


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

https://www.space.com/orion-constellation-betelgeuse-stargazer-photo.html


SpaceX is rapidly building Starship SN1 and a Vehicle Assembly Building

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/starship-sn1-stacking


SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/18/21142137/spacex-tourism-orbit-earth-private-citizens-dragon-space-flight


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

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-california-starship-factory-details-permit-decision/


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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/02/14/distant-aliens-may-have-sent-us-radio-signals-every-16-days-so-why-dont-we-look-in-our-own-galaxy/


Virgin Galactic's spaceplane relocated to Spaceport America

https://newatlas.com/space/virgin-galactic-spaceplane-relocation-spaceport-america/


NASA: SpaceX will be first to launch Commercial Crew astronauts

https://www.wesh.com/article/nasa-spacex-first-to-launch-commercial-crew-astronauts/30935113


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

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/15/astronomers-to-sweep-entire-sky-for-signs-of-extraterrestrial-life


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

https://futurism.com/the-byte/rust-shield-deadly-space-radiation


Supercomputer to scan 'entire sky' for signs of aliens

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10981327/seti-scan-sky-alien-signal-technology/



Back to Earth, Earthman! Or Earthwoman!
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Tech & Science To Dazzle - Or Baffle:


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

https://www.zdnet.com/article/lets-encrypt-issues-1-billionth-web-security-certificate/


The EU makes the switch to Signal as its messaging app of choice | Android Central
https://www.androidcentral.com/eu-makes-switch-signal-its-messaging-app-choice


WhatsApp encryption under scrutiny by US government
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/whatsapp-encryption-under-scrutiny-by-us-government.html


Nuclear Fusion - Fusion Energy - Nuclear Reactor

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a31080902/fusion-energy-hydrogen-boron/


Wood waste makes recycled concrete stronger than ever

https://newatlas.com/environment/wood-waste-recycled-concrete/


Researchers achieve a 10x supercapacitor energy density breakthrough

https://newatlas.com/energy/supercapacitor-density-breakthrough/


'As essential as roads': How one of America's most rural states became a broadband leader
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-how-north-dakota-became-a-leader-in-rural-broadband-202346782.html


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

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527860/windows-as-we-know-it-is-dead-what-comes-next.html


Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-ultrasound-device-lithium-batteries.html


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

https://www.protocol.com/wind-massachusetts-orsted-energy


Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail
https://phys.org/news/2020-02-combine-lasers-terahertz-camera-unseen.html


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

https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-remote-desktop-for-windows-updated-with-useful-new-features/


New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-green-technology-electricity-thin-air.html


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

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/17/privcy-focused-signal-mainstream-take-on-whatsapp/


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

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/16/the-best-free-and-open-source-alternatives-to-google-keep-on-android/


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

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/scientists-discover-how-to-use-time-crystals-to-power-superconductors


Microsoft plans to improve File Explorer on Windows 10
https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/15/microsoft-plans-to-improve-file-explorer-on-windows-10/


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

https://wtop.com/tech/2020/02/data-doctors-is-the-brave-browser-safe-to-use/


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

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/14/tesla-steps-into-the-utility-space-with-new-grid-controller-patent/


Everything You Need to Know About the New Firefox VPN

https://lifehacker.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-firefox-vpn-1841795750


*** Hyper-Loopin' ***:

Elon Musk's Boring Company quietly deploys its custom-designed tunneling machine
https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-boring-company-prufrock-deployed/


Elon Musk's Boring Company completes Las Vegas tunnel major milestone
https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-the-boring-company-las-vegas-tunnel-completion/


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

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/a-new-hyperloop-standard-could-pave-the-way-for-continent-wide-travel


Elon’s Secret Sauce | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/19/elons-secret-sauce/


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

https://www.inverse.com/science/dino-body-temperature-data-upends-a-common-belief-about-evolution



Take a break, Mad Scientist!
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Reading Is Fundamental-ly Fun:

Elon Musk recommends science fiction book series that inspired SpaceX
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/elon-musk-recommends-science-fiction-book-series-that-inspired-spacex.html

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

Quozl By Alan Dean Foster




Starve the bookworm? Not!
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Sci-Fi Fun Zone:


'Stranger Things 4': Hopper returns - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/14/entertainment/stranger-things-4-hooper/index.html


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

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/25/jodie-whittaker-i-believe-in-alien-100-per-cent


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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





Watch Video On YouTube: https://youtu.be/zrIr-t47hf4
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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/11/03/chinese-hackers-just-gave-us-all-a-reason-to-stop-sending-sms-messages/#1812722b78c1


Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/millions-sms-messages-exposed/


A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes
https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/millions-sms-text-messages-leaked-two-factor-codes/


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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/11/30/new-android-security-threat-text-messaging-update-puts-most-mobile-users-at-risk/#4ef38d657598

* Sunlight Enters The Room *
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Shields Up, Captain:


The Best Encrypted Messaging Apps You Should Use Today [Updated 2019]
https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/the-best-encrypted-messaging-apps/


Best encrypted messaging apps 2020 for Android

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-encrypted-messaging-app-android


The safest messaging apps

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/the-best-encrypted-messaging-apps/


Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/


* Captain, We Have A Crack In The Dilithium Crystal Chamber! *
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The Sith And Their War Games:


Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/805032627/trump-administration-targets-your-warrant-proof-encrypted-messages


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


Signal (software) - Wikipedia



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Friday, February 14, 2020

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





Watch Video On YouTube: https://youtu.be/44Ink9hhqnQ


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

https://www.history.com/shows/project-blue-book


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

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/how-librarians-keep-for-profit-scientific-journals-from-squeezing-their-budgets/

*LAST WORD*
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Space, The Final Frontier:


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

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-resurrects-california-starship-factory-plans/


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

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/04/elon-musk-promotes-texas-career-day-as-spacex-files-paperwork-for-starship-flight-as-early-as-march/


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

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/4/21122220/spacex-starship-rocket-20-kilometer-test-flight-boca-chica-texas


Will Humanity Achieve Interstellar Travel And Find Alien Life?


https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/02/05/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 | Inc.com

https://www.inc.com/don-reisinger/elon-musk-sent-his-tesla-roadster-into-space-two-years-ago-heres-where-it-is-now.html


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

https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-spacex-starship-production-well-underway/


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

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/musk-shares-starship-sn1-progress


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

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/spacex-has-hired-a-key-nasa-official-to-help-with-human-spaceflight/


*END THIS WEEK'S UNIVERSE*
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Communicator - Networking & Broadband:



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

https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/31/21117052/caviar-cybertruck-cyberphone-tesla-apple-iphone-11-pro-max


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

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/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

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/report-spacex-planning-spin-starlink-211611010.html


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

https://www.inc.com/don-reisinger/elon-musk-says-hes-about-to-deliver-future-of-high-speed-internet.html


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

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starlink-satellite-australia-radio-communications/


5g Technology - 5g Antenna - MIMO

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30792867/smart-surface-phone-signal/


*CLOSE CHANNEL*
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Artificial Intelligence - Computing & Robotics:


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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2020/02/02/googles-new-messaging-app-to-unify-gmail-drive-and-hangoutsand-other-small-business-tech-news/


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

https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/01/just-how-big-a-deal-is-googles-new-meena-chatbot-model/


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

https://www.zdnet.com/article/vpns-will-change-forever-with-the-arrival-of-wireguard-into-linux/


How to Restore Gmail's Missing Dark Mode on Android

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-restore-gmails-missing-dark-mode-on-android-1841426472


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

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/lock-down-your-gmail-account-like-its-fort-knox-with-the-google-advanced-protection-program/


Install All Media Codecs in Ubuntu With a Single Command

https://itsfoss.com/install-media-codecs-ubuntu/


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

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/multipass-is-a-new-tool-for-launching-virtual-machines/


Microsoft Confirms Massive Windows 10 Upgrade Changes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/11/microsoft-windows-10-windows-10x-upgrade-changes-update-windows/


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

https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10s-planned-powertoy-could-seriously-supercharge-your-keyboard


Microsoft's Windows Terminal: This is the final preview of its new command-line tool | ZDNet
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-windows-terminal-this-is-the-final-preview-of-its-new-command-line-tool/


*SCOTTY - PULL THE PLUG ON THAT THING*
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Hard Science:

Room Temperature Superconductor Breakthrough at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
https://scitechdaily.com/room-temperature-superconductor-breakthrough-at-oak-ridge-national-laboratory/


Chernobyl Disaster - Chernobyl Now - Extreme Fungus

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30784690/chernobyl-fungus/


*OK MAD SCIENTIST - GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM - ER - LAB*
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Bones' Journal - Health & Aging:

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

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/feb/02/could-young-blood-stop-us-getting-old-transfusions-experiments-mice-plasma


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

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/neuralink-elon-musk-reveals-more-details-coming-soon


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

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-sound-of-your-alarm-affects-grogginess-and-which-is-best


Revitalizing the Aging Brain by Activating Immune Cells

https://scitechdaily.com/revitalizing-the-aging-brain-by-activating-immune-cells/


Synergistic Cellular Pathways Identified That Extend Lifespan by 500%

https://scitechdaily.com/synergistic-cellular-pathways-identified-that-extend-lifespan-by-500/


Molecular 'switch' reverses chronic inflammation and aging
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-02-molecular-reverses-chronic-inflammation-aging.html


Caltech ultrasound technique can selectively kill cancer cells - SlashGear

https://www.slashgear.com/caltech-ultrasound-technique-can-selectively-kill-cancer-cells-10609172/


*TIME FOR FRANKENSTEIN TO TAKE A NAP*
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Keep On Cybertruckin' - Electric Trucks:


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

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-giga-texas-cybertruck-cowboy-problem-solved/


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

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-back-to-the-future-fan-video/


Will Tesla Make These Changes To The Cybertruck Before Launch?

https://insideevs.com/news/397670/possible-tesla-cybertruck-changes-video/


Nikola Reveals Badger Electric Pickup Truck With 600-Mile Range

https://insideevs.com/news/397880/nikola-badger-electric-truck/


Tesla Cybertruck Engineering Analysis Explains Exoskeleton’s Edges

https://insideevs.com/news/397899/tesla-cybertruck-analysis-explains-exoskeleton/


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

https://insideevs.com/news/398253/video-tesla-cybertruck-model-design-construction/


Henrik Fisker Teases, or Accidentally Posts, Alaska EV Pickup

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a30898799/fisker-alaska-ev-pickup-leaked/


The electric pickup wars are about to begin - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/14/cars/electric-pickup-truck-wars/index.html


*OK - HAND OVER THE KEYS*
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Jobs In Tech's Gilded Age:

How a Walmart apprenticeship can help those without degrees land a job
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/how-a-walmart-apprenticeship-can-help-those-without-degrees-land-a-job.html


*GET A HAIRCUT - AND A REAL JOB*
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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.

Video:



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
https://electrek.co/2020/01/29/tesla-cybertruck-elon-musk-better-than-people-realize/

Tesla Cybertruck spied filming segment for Jay Leno’s Garage with Elon Musk
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-spy-shot-jay-lenos-garage-design-center/

Tesla Cybertruck driven by Elon Musk and Jay Leno spotted driving around Los Angeles
https://electrek.co/2020/01/25/tesla-cybertruck-elon-musk-jay-leno-driving/

Tesla’s Elon Musk greets passerby in Cybertruck as Jay Leno drives down iconic SpaceX street
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-elon-musk-rides-passenger-jay-lenos-garage/

Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/electric-vehicle-maker-rivian-expect-003557325.html

The Hummer is coming back as a 1,000-horsepower electric truck
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/30/21115040/gm-hummer-ev-truck-gmc-horsepower

Hyundai Kona Electric Sets An EV Record You Never Knew Or Probably Even Cared About
https://www.carscoops.com/2020/01/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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2020/01/30/voyager-2s-science-instruments-are-back-on-after-tripping-fault-protection-mode/#7775c16b7b11

SpaceX successfully launches its fourth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/29/21073930/spacex-starlink-satellite-constellation-falcon-9-rocket-launch-watch-live-stream

These are the most detailed photos yet of the far side of the moon
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/615085/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

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/01/25/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
https://www.cnet.com/features/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
https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-7-should-live-on-as-open-source-spectacularly-optimistic-petition-demands

Ditch Windows 7 For Ubuntu Linux With This Great Guide
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/01/29/read-this-before-upgrading-from-windows-7-to-ubuntu-linux/#5fe8e56d7345

WireGuard VPN protocol will ship with Linux kernel 5.6
https://www.techradar.com/news/wireguard-vpn-protocol-will-ship-with-linux-kernel-56

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Hardware Support
https://fossbytes.com/linux-kernel-5-5-release-download-features/

Atari is opening its own hotels in eight US cities
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/28/tech/atari-hotels-trnd/index.html


Electrifying Reads:

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

https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/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
https://fossbytes.com/the-open-book-an-open-source-ereader/

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019
https://news.gallup.com/poll/284009/library-visits-outpaced-trips-movies-2019.aspx



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Sooth Your Inner Science Geek:

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

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-levitate-objects-with-sound/

Lab turns trash into valuable graphene in a flash
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-lab-trash-valuable-graphene.html


Econozone:

Papyrus greeting card brand to live on after stores close
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-papyrus-cards-20200127-z3ba5kcwyrchtot334s2bqttju-story.html


Live Long, and Sci-Fi:

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

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2020/01/27/doctor-who-makes-history-first-black-doctor/4586937002/


Geek's Cafe:

The biology of coffee, one of the world’s most popular drinks
https://www.salon.com/2020/01/25/the-biology-of-coffee-one-of-the-worlds-most-popular-drinks_partner/


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