Category Archives: Science/Engineering

Google Fiber craters

Just in time for “distance learning,” backed by the teachers unions and Dimocrats generally, to keep parents at home and the economy down, Google Fiber blacks out homes all over Austin and elsewhere across the country. Not good, but sort of amusing coming from the Big Censor of YouTube and general manipulator of search results. Fix it, you dumbbutts!

Via KXAN

Suppressing cheap HCQ

“Last week, [conservative] PragerU was locked out of its Twitter account for retweeting a press conference of eight physicians in Washington, D.C., which had already received 17 million views, and Facebook has just informed us that if we even cite studies that show possible benefits of hydroxychloroquine (with zinc) in the early stages of a patient with COVID-19, we will lose our Facebook account.”

HCQ is cheap. Vaccines are not. Big Tech and Big Pharma know best.

Nicotine seems to help with Wuhan

It “….might represent a target for the prevention and control of Covid-19 infection.”

Smokers unite! We already social distance.

Via Instapundit

Unwarranted Fear

Bar, never one to pay too much attention to the news media (bless her heart) is suddenly hearing the screamers and is worried about what Iran may do to us for Trump’s assassination of the terror generals. Nothing, I say, at least not here in the relatively sparsely populated middle of the country.

Iran is a poor police state with little in the way of technology, no air force to speak of, no navy, and above all no intercontinental ballistic missiles. Even if they finally (after years of bluster) build a nuke, putting it atop an ICBM to withstand launch and flight is almost as hard as making the ICBM. So no worries, unless you live nearby. And we don’t.

Spengler has it right, though. The Iranian regime is mad. We’ve been at war with them since long before 9-11. Preemptive destruction of their nuclear facilities would be wise. And the sooner the better.

Via PJMedia

Wright brothers

Don Suber on Twitter: “116 years ago today, America’s Wright Brothers flew the first airplane. Within 66 years, America landed a man on the moon. No other nation has in the 50 years since.”

But the winds of Kitty Hawk are blowing in China and India, who are likely to be next. NASA talks about returning, after killing two shuttle crews, but seems happiest with its steady fed funding.

No mention of these white boys’ anniversary on Google’s cartoon, not until a woman or minority is discovered to have participated I suppose.

The Expanse expands

Season 4 is up and running. As usual, with my poor hearing, the story gets less of my attention than the special effects. The show’s claim to being really scientific, however, gets blown up every time we hear a rocket engine burning somewhere or an explosion in space. Really now.

Must not remember the old horror movie poster line: In space, nobody can hear you scream.

Via Amazon

Starship prototype

Turns out that Elon Musk’s SpaceX isn’t just about shipping people and goods to NASA’s space station, but, some day, a trip to a nearby star. Not sure why he built this, near Boca Chica in the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border, when we haven’t even gone back to the moon yet, much less Mars.