September 27, 2020

Weekly Roundup (2020 Week 39)

Learn to read the room, people...

The New York town of Swastika votes to keep its name
A small town in upstate New York voted to keep the name Swastika, saying that the town founders named it after the Sanskrit word and not the hate symbol associated with Nazis.

I just got a new Volvo XC40 (like, just yesterday) but this is giving the Volvo XC40 Recharge (electric) a run for its money. My goal is to have an electric car in two years. Let's see how these shake out by then.

The Fully Electric VW ID.4 Is A Direct Assault On Internal Combustion Crossovers
September 23rd, 2020 by Kyle Field This morning, Volkswagen officially took the wraps off of the highly anticipated ID.4 electric crossover. Ahead of the public unveiling, CleanTechnica sat down with Johan de Nysschen, Chief Operating Officer Volkswagen America, Matthew Renna, Volkswagen America Vi…

Saving this here for the inevitable "What should we get Brian for Christmas?" questions from the family.

Moog book explains how to use synths

I'm usually skeptical of free energy claims but this sounds amazing

Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it
California company NDB says its nano-diamond batteries will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years without ever needing a charge. They will offer higher…

In more town name news...

Asbestos, Canada Struggles to Find a Name Better Than ‘Asbestos’
Intercourse, Pennsylvania has some stiff competition.

Genius. Worthy of George Costanza himself.

Three railroad workers built a ‘man cave’ under New York’s Grand Central Terminal
Three railroad workers were suspended for building a man cave under Grand Central in New York