Category Archives: Technology

Foci and Mirrors

This week’s discussion topic will attempt to answer the question: Suppose your Newtonian reflector has a mirror with a diameter of 20 cm and a focal length of 2 m. What magnification do you get with eyepieces whose focal lengths … Continue reading

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So Your Home Printer Just Ran Out of Ink . . .

Home printing and printers are the bane of my existence.  I’m very spoiled.  My employer is a large law firm.  Law firms excel at killing trees (i.e. printing reams and reams and reams of paper).  I’ve had access to exceptional … Continue reading

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Local Library Makes Computer Access Easy as Pie

Easy as pie?  For me, it is way easier.  I’ll explain that later. My local library, the Lansing Community Library, recently installed software created by EnvisionWare which makes accessing a computer a snap. Here’s a quick ‘how to’ to give … Continue reading

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Windows 10? Here are privacy issues you should consider

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ More and more reasons to try or switch to Linux.  Beware of Windows 10 “Free” upgrade … it will only cost your privacy. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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How Chess Has Changed Over The Last 150 Years

http://io9.com/how-chess-has-changed-over-the-last-150-years-1707692642 Chess is one of those games I know how to play but have no desire to play. As noted in this article, the rise of the machine has made human play almost an afterthought. I like computers but I … Continue reading

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Never Feed the Trolls!

Report: Trolls can be detected early on – KCTV5. I’ve been a moderator in various forums online over the years. My number one axiom is ‘Never Feed the Trolls!’ Now there’s a study to back up that assertion and to … Continue reading

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Article: Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’ http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/06/google-executives-explain-why-the-mba-approach-to-building-things-is-stupid/ Expect the unexpected. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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