Techno Companies losing their way.

It’s possibly a major migraine for Sony shareholders but the losses posted over the last few years is more of a migraine for the consumer. Sony, once a leading brand plays second fiddle to Samsung and Apple. I’m a loyal Sony fan but over the years they seem to be getting quite good at losing ground. A technological company should have ground-breaking news every 6 months, I no longer see this. Not with a lot of other companies as well – companies meaning ICT, consumer electronics, industrial electronics and well, just automobiles. We add, subtract and rotate but things just seem to stay the same. I’d like to open a magazine and say “wow, this is something I’m going to buy.” Must the latest fad cost an arm and a leg?  The best in “Stuff” magazine mostly appears so. Granted, there’s some beautiful crafted equipment out there but mostly we just seem to be improving not being different. SAAB was different, maybe we should be speaking to their engineers. Apple IS different, that’s what makes them possibly better.

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How reliable is the GPS in a time of War?

As we evolve so we become reliant on technology to keep us safe.  It’s not uncommon in the first world to see and hear about blackouts in large cities. Although we have moved on to use electricity more efficiently it still does not stop the havoc that can be caused by natural disaster, mudslides, earthquakes and tsunamis.  We have become so used to having power on 24/7 that there is usually pandemonium when we do lose power to our home, town or city. We wrote about communication in an earlier article but what about the GPS?

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The impact of Modern Telecommunications

I am sure that to many ex-operators throughout the world we lived in shared the same exciting times 30-40 years back as we do today, in fact moreso because we had to make it happen. Modern telecommunications rely on dialing the correct number and that’s about it. This page is dedicated to the old operators, in fact it’s dedicated to the technology that served us so well up to not even 30 years back.

FRT-70 1KW Transmitter SSB/FSK/CW

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The Same Old Story

I’m thinking about writing a book for technicians working the field called “The Same Old Story”. How many of you have gone to visit a client, did a repair and then only to be called back the following day because “you messed something up.” Let’s go through the list, see whether you see yourself in this picture. Continue reading “The Same Old Story”

2nd Hand Automobile Survey Results

The results of the automobile survey graphically or beneath the graph you can get the breakdown.  The graph by design shows manufacturer details. Of course, you can advertise here!

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Best 2nd Hand Vehicle or Automobile Purchase

Let’s face it, times are tough and many of us are looking at purchasing a second-hand vehicle. If you love your car, drive a make/model that you’d never change and/or know about a phenomenal drive, what do you suggest is a best buy or must have?  Honda Civic is known for it’s reliability but there must be many other vehicles on the road that you can suggest to potential buyers. Please take the time to assist other road users by completing this survey – maximum 5 minutes or less. We are keeping this survey open indefinitely.Ford GT40 Continue reading “Best 2nd Hand Vehicle or Automobile Purchase”