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The FACOM 128B (Japan)
Technician keeps the 1959 computer humming.

NUMAZU, Shizuoka Prefecture--Long obsolete and not just a museum piece, an early massive computer developed 60 years ago remains working, thanks to a technician dedicated to preserving it for future generations.Tadao Hamada believes that keeping the historic FACOM128B operational will help hand down Japan's technological heritage to posterity.“I will maintain it forever,” said Hama...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/30/2019
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Are You Smarter than AI?
Images Expose Weak Spots

Computer vision has improved massively in recent years, but it’s still capable of making serious errors. So much so that there’s a whole field of research dedicated to studying pictures that are routinely misidentified by AI, known as “adversarial images.” Think of them as optical illusions for computers. While you see a cat up a tree, the AI sees a squirrel.There&rsqu...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/22/2019
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TALK-RADIO PIONEER CHUCK HARDER DIES
Founded the Peoples Radio Network

Chuck Harder passed away April 18th, 2018 at age 75.   During the middle 1990s, his syndicated show was second only to Rush Limbaugh with over 300 stations.I remember fondly the quiet, honest and unique For the People, broadcasting from the Telford Hotel.  Chuck's People's Radio Network was unfortunately dismantled by the same corporate smash-and-take mentality tha...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
07/04/2019
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Flat Earth Programs On WBCQ
Beginning July 8, 2019

WBCQ Programming Schedule: http://wbcq.com/schedule/MONTICELLO, MAINE -- The world's most powerful radio station, 500,000-watt WBCQ in northern Maine will be transmitting programs around the world produced by a wealthy religious organization proclaiming the earth to be flat.  Daily continuous religious programs from "World's Last Chance" are scheduled to begin July 8 ac...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/30/2019
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Star Trek Starfleet insignia found on Mars

The high resolution imaging science experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this image in the Red Planet's Hellas Planitia region. According to the University of Arizona researchers who operate the HiRISE camera for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shapes like this "are the result of a complex story of dunes, lava, and wind." But they also note t...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/17/2019
Activities
W9DYV Amateur Radio Symposium
July 19-21 Slidell, Louisiana

New Venue-Expanded Topics-Boneyard/TailgatingInterested in the full spectrum of vintage HF SSB/AM radio rig restoration, electron tubes, homebrew rig construction and even SDR?  Looking for just a good old-fashioned summertime hamfest/boneyard?  Or an XYL-sanctioned opportunity to visit New Orleans and the National World War II Museum?Here’s a can’t-miss event, just for you.B...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/09/2019
Hamfests & Swapmeets
17th Annual AM Get-Together
Gary, KI8BQ, Hosts Another Swapmeet

LOCATION:  KI8BQ QTH half way between Chicago and Detroit (on the Michigan - Indiana state line)                        TIME: 10:00 am Michigan timeBRING: Your boatanchors and guest ... camping is available for those who wish to come early. We will have Coffee and rolls.  Sloppy Joes, Chips and Soft Drinks for Lunch.AUCTION: All...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
06/04/2019
Activities
New solar cycle is about to begin
Prediction: stronger than the last one

Based on the number of sunspots which formed, scientists considered the last solar cycle, number 24, “weak." They predict that the upcoming cycle, number 25, will be a little more intense, but still in the weak category....  READ MORE

UncleBrad
04/12/2019
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2019 Princeton, KY Hamfest
June 1, 2019, 8AM - 1PM

Thanks to Mikie, N4MHT, for the heads-up.  Princeton is located in Western Kentucky, exits 4, 12 and 13 off of West Kentucky Parkway.5/6/2019 Update Talk in for the event will be 145.230 pl 179.9 ONLY. We'll use our 444.175 Fusion for chit-chat.Our Grand Prize this year, is a Yaesu FTM 100DR DE.If anyone needs to call for information, please use 270-963-5350. ARRL...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
03/29/2019
Hamfests & Swapmeets
Raspberry Pi Store
First Retail Store Opened

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has opened its first retail store in Cambridge, UK. In addition to offering Apple some local competition in the critical tech-stores-named-after-tasty-fruit market, the store aims to introduce consumers who may not have heard of the RBP to the homebrew capabilities and custom computing options that the diminutive system is capable of.The store, which you can see above, ...  READ MORE

UncleBrad
02/09/2019
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