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Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 April, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 7 April, 2017

Good morning Amazon came out with a wonderful short-term sale on its tablets.  I’ve reviewed both their entry-level 7″ tablet and their greatly enhanced 8″ tablet before, and so I add a short item after this weekly roundup that basically records the deal and links you to the earlier reviews. Amazon’s sale drops the 8″ […]

Always a Good Deal - Temporarily a Great Deal

Always a Good Deal – Temporarily a Great Deal

Amazon’s 8″ screened tablet has been placed on special, and for a short time is only $69.99 rather than $89.99. Even if you’ve bought one or two before, at that price, it becomes hard to resist the temptation to buy another one (or two!). Amazon has also put their 7″ screened tablet on sale, dropping […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 31 March, 2017

Good morning After several weeks of pressing distractions, I’m back this week with the probably final (sixth) part of my series on the future of transportation. This week, it is time to look at the nonsense and hype surrounding flying cars.  While the abstract concept of a dual purpose vehicle has enormous appeal, the reality […]

Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again - Part 6

Our New Opportunity to Make America’s Transportation System Great Again – Part 6

Part 6 :  Are Flying Cars the Future or a Folly? This is a further part in our article series on how we have a new opportunity for the United States to once again take a position of world leadership in transportation. In part one, we looked back at three previous periods of American greatness, […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 24 March, 2017

Good morning What a crazy week it has been, with the TSA managing to set a new low for inanity and insanity. We’ve seen some terrible things in the past – with the worst perhaps being the global ban on all electronics on all flights, and their extended insistence on subjecting us to potentially dangerous […]

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The Idiocy of the New Electronics Ban

The TSA has banned passenger flying from ten specific airports to the US from taking any electronic items larger than a cell phone into the cabin with them.  The airports are in Cairo, Istanbul, Kuwait City, Doha, Casablanca, Amman, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UK followed with a similar but not identical ban.  […]

(At Least) Three Things You Need Due to the New Electronics Ban

(At Least) Three Things You Need Due to the New Electronics Ban

At first, the new and utterly nonsensical ban on any electronics bigger than a phone on some flights seemed like it was something most of us would happily avoid. But by essentially including all flights from Dubai to the US (ie Emirates), from Abu Dhabi (ie Etihad flights) and Istanbul (ie Turkish Airlines) it has […]

TSA's Selective New Secret Ban on Some Electronics

TSA’s Selective New Secret Ban on Some Electronics

The craziness of TSA security has reached a new height (or depth) with word leaking out about their promulgating a secret ban, prohibiting any electronics larger than a cell phone, on some airlines. Now, you’re probably wondering ‘How does a secret ban work?’.  That’s a very good question, and for sure, the word ‘chaos’ has […]

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 March, 2017

Weekly Roundup, Friday 17 March, 2017

Good morning My comments last week about California’s deliberate withholding of its Department of Public Health findings on cell phone dangers engendered a few comments and, quite understandably, a few concerns as well.  As a result, I have not one but two articles to offer this week. The first is nice and short and simply […]

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