Update From Last Week’s Zoom Meeting
Oops! I failed to include invitation information from Joel S. to watch or play – VINCI The ANCIENT 21st Century GAME | Sundays at 6:30PM CST via Zoom 899 9972 3471. The password is 811459. Everyone is welcome.
From Our Readers
Shelly B. (12/27/21) emailed me about a May, 2021 program on 60 Minutes about the Ritchie Boys. According to Wikipedia they were a 15,000+ WWII unit of “US special German-Austrian unit of Military Intelligence Service officers and enlisted men…many of them were German-speaking immigrants to the United States.” They were valued because they were fluent in many European languages and were familiar with the German culture and language.
A replay of the segment is available at (depending on your TV or streaming supplier): ishort.ink/osvS. Also, a one-hour expanded (with previously unshown footage) version is on schedule for Sunday’s (1/2/22) 60 Minutes time slot at 6:00 Central. (If you record it as I do, allow extra recording time if there is a scheduled late afternoon football game on prior to allow for time overrun.)
First Time Zoom Attendee
Joe N. (12/23/21) – Thank you so much for inviting me to your SAGES meeting. It was most informative. You covered several of my favorite shortcuts and I learned a couple of new ones as well and at least one “aha.”…Please keep me informed of your future SAGES programs.
Gmail and Outlook Hack
If hackers can gain access to your Gmail or Outlook with this technique, they could then break into even more accounts.The U.S. Sun (12/23/21)
MikeY: Use HaveIBeenPwned to check to see if any of your emails have been included in these leaks. I did and all three of my major emails were and two were pasted. I changed each one over the weekend!
More Than Just A Little Mix-Up!
The data for the week of Dec. 12 to Dec. 18 was revised when the CDC released new data for the most recent available week, Dec. 19 to Dec. 25. Instead of Omicron becoming dominant between Dec. 12 and Dec. 18, Delta was still dominant at the time, making up 77% of cases.
Now, according to the most recent estimate for the week of Dec. 19 to Dec. 25, Omicron is dominant. It’s still only making up 58.6% of cases, though, not the 73% that was once reported.Daily Caller (12-28-21)
Stellar Pizza’s robotic machine can make, bake, and top a pizza in under five minuteBusiness Insider (12/25/21)
If you didn’t know semiconductor chips were important before the pandemic, you do now.
Also known as “microchips,” these little bits of tech form the brains behind new cars, phones, computers, gaming consoles, and countless other products we rely on everyday (which are now all abruptly in short supply).
Now, IBM and Samsung have unveiled a new microchip design that promises radically faster, more efficient chips — and a big upgrade to all of our tech that relies on them.Freethink (12/25/21)
The test uses a simple anterior nasal swab sample that can be conveniently self-collected and self-tested by individuals aged 14 years and older, and by an adult for children aged 2-13 years old. The test is able to produce accurate, reliable and quick results in as few as 20 minutes for SARS-CoV-2 and all known variants of concern, including Omicron.Roche (12/24/21)
Wind turbines are powerful sources of clean energy that provide cheap reliable energy in many areas. In the past, we have brought you news of this model that can power a home for two days with a single spin and this one that can power 20,000 houses every year.Interesting Engineering (12/24/21)
Some Great Photos
The Hill offers its top photos of the year at https://thehill.com/media/586969-photos-of-the-year
Fanside (12/15/21) – Incredible Wild Life Photos Caught By Trail Cams
AP (12/2/21) – (154 image slideshow) – A world ablaze, captured by AP photographers in 2021
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