Here are some of the things you might
like to know about:
We start this week with some free things you may want:
FREE RIGHT NOW- ANTENNA BASICS
Transmitter manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz has prepared a very nice
ePub on Antennas. The free download, which can be read on line and/or
printed out, has material for beginners and experts. They will ask for
your name, but that is only to gauge how many different people find
the booklet useful (they promise no marketing emails will result).
Grab it here.
FREE RIGHT NOW - NAB FLOOR PASS
Get yourself a
free floor pass now.
FREE, SOON - ProTools
ProTools is getting ready to release
a free version
While the date has not been announced, you can sign up to be notified
when it is released.
Some information is here.
Microsoft has announced that users of Windows 7 and 8 will be
allowed to upgrade to Windows 10 at no charge for a year after the new
OS is launched, later this year.
Someone is parting out a Continental 316F, including the variable
vaccuum caps. An ERI 6" to 3" adaptor flange is also among the new
items. And, frankly, we are surprised the "Free" BG-1G has not been
taken, so far as we know. And someone still needs help with parts and
manual information for an Energy-Onix Pulsar 5000. Can you help?
Buy or sell here.
OK, there is still a lot of snow on the ground in many places,
including New England. But this is a great time to plan projects for
the spring. Need a consulting engineer to help design things?
Here are some
excellent folks. And if you need a contractor to come out and do
the work, check out
Do You Remember? This week in history:
29 years ago (1985) 45 stars gathered to record "We are the World."
46 years ago (1969) the Beatles played together as a group for the
last time, on the roof of Apple Records.
51 years ago (1964) the USA launched Echo 2, its second communications
57 years ago (1958) the USA launched its first satellite, Explorer I
(At the same time, this was historically a bad week for the space
(12 years ago (2003) the Space Shuttle Columbia burned up during
re-entry, killing all aboard.
(29 years ago (1986) the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds
after launch, killing all aboard.)
66 years ago (1949) RCA introduced the 45 RPM record. It was probably
less than a day later when the first radio engineer glued an insert on a
33 so the 45 could be more easily slip-cued on the air.
And, some items of more general interest:
32 years ago (1983) Lotus 1-2-3 debuted as the spreadsheet to have. What
did 1-2-3 stand for?***
33 years ago (1982) Intel debuted the 80286 microprocessor.
57 years ago (1958) the Lego brick's design was patented. (Lego comes
from "leg godt" - play well - in Danish).
65 years ago (1950) President Truman announced the invention of the
67 years ago (1948) Mohandas Ghandhi was assassinated.
70 years ago (1945) the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland was
100 years ago (1915) the first Intercontinental telephone call was
connected without a busy signal.
.....And 128 years ago Monday (1887) when Groundhog Day was first
started ... except for Bill Murray.
*** Lotus' application handled three
important functions: spreadsheet calculations, database functionality, and
graphical charts - hence the name "1-2-3".
We know, for many, the weekend is an extended party, watching the Super Bowl
... or as Stephen Colbert calls it, the Superb Owl.
But, for those of you who are not fully interested in the Super Bowl - Dish
Network says they will reverse their controversial AutoHop feature during the
day of the game so that viewers could skip the game and just watch all of the
commercials in succession the day after the game.
And, OK ... if it makes you feel any better, here is the potential flip side
of the snow mess in New England (although it never was as bad as the news
programs led us to believe). Global warming? That is just for lightweights.
Whatever you do, enjoy your weekend!
... and now for something completely different:
... all the extra stuff .. some important ... some just interesting.
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