Adult Supervision?

It’s being reported that Hillary may wind up with the same number of delegates from New Hampshire as Bernie even though he won a crushing victory at the poles. Here’s how.

popcorn4bkThere were 24 delegates up for grabs in the New Hampshire primary to be awarded proportionally based on the vote tally. Bernie won 15. Hillary got 9. However, there are also 6 superdelegates. These party elders have not been swayed like the many youngsters who voted for Bernie, and they intend to cast their convention votes for Hillary who they see as the electable candidate.

9 + 6 = 15. It’s a tie.

Sanders is wrong about most things, but he’s right when he says the deck is stacked against him.

A New X-ray Astronomy Satellite

On Friday, Feb. 12, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will be launching their sixth satellite dedicated to X-ray astronomy, ASTRO-H, from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan. The launch is scheduled at 3:45 a.m. EST.

The observatory carries a state-of-the-art instrument and two telescope mirrors built at Goddard Space Flight Center. That instrument is the Soft X-ray Spectrometer which is able to detect individual low-energy x-ray photons. The SXS detector is cooled to 0.05 degrees above absolute zero, and to keep system noise within useful limits, the operating temperature is held constant ±0.000001 degrees. I was the analog electronics engineer for the team that designed the temperature control system for the SXS.astro-h_illo_labels_0

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Image Credit: JAXA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

A recurring theme in many of the Team Kimberlin LOLsuits is the inclusion of claims for nonexistent torts. For example, two of the claims in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit were thrown out at summary judgment because they weren’t based on any recognized cause of action. In that case, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tried to my codefendants and me for stalking and harassment, but while they are crimes, they are not torts. In the RICO Remnant LOLsuit, he’s trying to sue for conspiracy, and, as Judge Mason told him, that’s not a stand-alone tort either.

popcorn4bkThe Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has followed in his excellent friend’s footsteps. When he filed LOLsuit I: The Emotional Picture, he included a claim for harassment. In LOLsuit IV: The Voyage to Oblivion, the Cabin Boy™ tried to sue for both harassment and conspiracy. In LOLsuit VI: The Undiscovered Krendler, … well, we’ll see.

Stay tuned.

The Internet of Insecure Things

Here’s why I have no interest in an Internet-connected refrigerator, washing machine, or thermostat for my house.

But as home computing migrates away from the laptop, the tablet and the smartphone, experts warn that the security features on the coming wave of automobiles, dishwashers and alarm systems lag far behind.

Read the whole thing and consider what it would be like if the SJWs had access to such a distributed system to monitor your microaggressions.


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