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Category: Sci/Tech

LG and Square Trade: Never again

*** Warning: Lengthy Consumer Rant *** This is a smart LG television (OLED55B8PUA, 2018 model): This is the 13-page Square Trade extended warranty on that television: I strongly suggest you […]

One ringy dingy

Telephones. Love ’em or hate ’em. At various times in my life, I’ve done both. As a teen, starting with something like the black one in the picture, I could […]

Perseverance lands safely on Mars

Our newest Mars rover Perseverance has landed safely on the surface of the planet and almost immediately sent back this photo. Way to go, Percy! There were a few tears […]

I am the storm

Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, ‘I am the storm.’ — Unknown Such bravado! Nevertheless, the screenshot is me — er, my character — in Assassin’s Creed […]

You won’t believe your eyes

Focus only on the cross in the middle and the familiar, recognizable faces become grotesque: The explanation for this is on Bright Side, a website full of nothing but happy, […]

Deny science at your peril … and mine

The pandemic is real. Covid-19 is real, and it’s killing people, people of all ages. Believe the doctors, the scientists, the facts. Please wear a mask, keep your distance, and […]

Boing, boing, Boeing

Just a note in passing: Regardless of what the future holds for the now-infamous Boeing 737 Max airplane, you’ll never find me in one. I’ve no doubt the plane will […]

Robot hand does Rubik

This robotic hand, developed by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence lab, can solve a Rubik’s Cube. And it does so without each movement being preprogrammed. I was never able to solve […]

Gaming Grandma still gaming at 76

Lest anyone think otherwise, I’m still an avid video gamer, even at 76 and change. I spent the entire summer engrossed in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. It’s basically a role-playing game […]