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Think You’ve got High Speed Internet?

One of the micro-comb photonic chips, which allowed internet speeds of up to 44.2 Tb/s
One of the micro-comb photonic chips, which allowed internet speeds of up to 44.2 Tb/s
Monash University
An Australian research team has recorded the fastest ever internet speed from a single light source – an absolutely astounding 44.2 Terabits per second. That’s more than 44,000 times faster than the highest speed connection available to consumers today. This incredible feat was made possible by a new kind of optical chip.

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“Yikes” – Biden’s was not a Perfect Conversation

from the American Spectator:

The Telephone Bill Comes for Sundown Joe

You’ve likely never heard of Andriy Derkach, and that’s all right. If the Democrat Party and their media allies get their way, you’ll never hear of him again.

But Derkach, a former Ukrainian intelligence officer trained in Moscow and a member of the Ukrainian Parliament aligned with the party of Russia-friendly former leader Viktor Yanukovych, dropped a major bombshell Tuesday in a press conference in Kiev, releasing audiotapes of phone calls which seem very much like they include conversations between another Ukrainian leader, Petro Poroshenko, and former Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden in 2016.

Those audiotapes, which Derkach says he received from “investigative journalists” — it’s OK to call his sources spies — do not present, to put it kindly, Biden in a good light. The material they contain is apparently the same stuff that Rudy Giuliani was so fired up about after he made his trip to Ukraine late last year; Derkach was one of the people Giuliani met with. read more

Order Up! Your Hubless Motorcycle

The Verge TS, a remarkable looking Finnish electric motorcycle
The Verge TS, a remarkable looking Finnish electric motorcycle
Verge Motorcycles

You can now order yourself a Finnish electric motorcycle with lots of torque, lots of range and a very unique look. Oh, and it’s also got a jaw-dropping, gaping hole where the middle of the back wheel would normally be. read more

New Style Wave Pool

Surf Lakes' functioning 5 Waves prototype, in the town of Yeppoon
Surf Lakes’ functioning 5 Waves prototype, in the town of Yeppoon
Surf Lakes

In most surf parks, surfers ride artificially-generated waves down the length of an oblong pool. Unfortunately, such an arrangement limits the number of people who can rides the waves at once … which is where the 5 Waves system comes in.

Designed by Australian engineering firm Engenuity Solutions, the setup consists of a large sort-of-pentagonal pool with a piston-like wave-generating mechanism in the middle. The latter is powered by a compressed air system, rising up as air is pumped into it, then plunging down into the water as that air is suddenly released. read more

Cuomo shows where his loyalty lies

by: Brent Smith

This is from a portion of a Washington Examiner article.

My humble commentary is indented and italicized.

It’s entitled:

Andrew Cuomo labels coronavirus the ‘European virus’ in latest press briefing

During a press conference Monday, the Democratic governor addressed how coronavirus cases in the state are on a downward trajectory before labeling the virus as having originated in Europe rather than China.

“New York, the cases are now on the decline. You look at the rest of the nation outside of New York, the cases are still on the incline. We took the worst situation in the nation and changed the trajectory. So, now we are on the decline. The rest of the nation, the cases are still on the incline. That is because of what the people in this state did,” he said.

No governor – that is what you ordered people to do. And although you have begun to ease the lockdown, the State is nowhere close to being “open.” And New York City is still locked down. read more

An Inspiring Real-Life Lord of the Flies Story

from the Guardian:

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

A still from the 1963 film of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Photograph: Ronald Grant

 

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently from William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman.

For centuries western culture has been permeated by the idea that humans are selfish creatures. That cynical image of humanity has been proclaimed in films and novels, history books and scientific research. But in the last 20 years, something extraordinary has happened. Scientists from all over the world have switched to a more hopeful view of mankind. This development is still so young that researchers in different fields often don’t even know about each other. read more

Biden to Fund Terrorism

from the Clarion Project:

Biden to Resume Funding of Palestinian Authority

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a virtual town hall. Biden recently said he would resume funding of the Palestinian Authority (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden holds a virtual town hall. Biden recently said he would resume funding of the Palestinian Authority (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democrat presumptive nominee for president Joe Biden announced that he would restore U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if elected.

Congress cut most of the U.S. tax payer-funded assistance to the Palestinian Authority due to its support for terror. The Palestinian Authority pays stipends to families of jailed or dead terrorists. The scale of the payments depends on how “successful” the terror attack was. read more

Ultimate VR Gaming Platform

The ball is completely isolated, with its own battery system and VR computer, and is driven by Omniwheels in the base
The Nova’s ball is completely isolated, with its own battery system, and is driven by omni wheels in the base
Eight360

By far the most extreme gaming and simulation platform we’ve seen, the Nova places you in a fully untethered ball that’s free to spin in any direction, creating all sorts of wild gravity effects for total immersion in a range of different vehicle types. read more

Puch 230 GE Multifunctional Camping Vehicle

Lorinser goes beyond a basic restoration, turning this Puch 230 GE into a full mini-motorhome
Lorinser goes beyond a basic restoration, turning this Puch 230 GE into a full mini-motorhome
Lorinser Classic

Usually the term “Swiss Army camper” denotes a multifunctional camping vehicle (or kit) with swiveling and folding components meant to quickly transform on the fly. Such designs rarely ever have any material connection to Switzerland’s actual armed forces. But in the case of this Lorinser Puch 230 GE, the term comes to mean a motorhome with verifiable Swiss Army roots. After finishing its military career in Switzerland, the 1993 G-Wagen becomes a worldly adventure rig, marrying an ornate high-roof camper body with a super-efficient two-sleeper interior complete with solar-backed power and microwave. read more

More Proof Herd Immunity is the Way to Go

from The Hill:

Sweden could reach ‘herd immunity’ in weeks, top doctor says

Sweden has faced some criticism for not imposing a lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.