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What Americans fear most — it’s not what you think

Chapman Unversity Study reveals what Americans fear the most

Champman University in Southern California has just released the results of its survey of what Americans fear the most. The survey of American fears included 1500 participants and boiled results down to four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today […]

SuperSync 6 lets you compare and share iTunes Libraries


One of my favorite iTunes Manager application is SuperSync. With SuperSync’s built-in client/server software, users can instantly retrieve a song left on their laptop, play a song on their home computer while using an office PC, or copy their entire iTunes library on to a new computer or disk drive. I’ve been able to share […]

Self-driving vehicles to be tested at Concord Naval Weapons Station

Mercedes Benz to test self-driving vehicles and Concord Naval Weapons Station

In a new plan announced by the Contra Costa County Transportation Authority in cooperation with the City of Concord the, US Navy, and Mercedes Benz, the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) will become a test site for testing self driving vehicles. The paved, city-like roadway grids at CNWS is an ideal site for testing self-driving […]

Newspapers in decline

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What would our civilization be like without newspapers? Your leisurely breakfast with a cuppa joe  while reading the important news of the day might become a relic of the past. As sad as it might be, this day may soon be approaching. Dwindling readership and advertising revenues have put many formidable newspapers out of business with others […]

Industry first Lightning Serial+Power Cable from Redpark

redpark lightning serial+power cable for iOS

Redpark Development, located in Emeryville, has announced an industry first cable Lightning Serial+ Power Cable for iOS. Apps are increasingly being developed for kiosks, medical, retail, point of sale, labs, and remote monitoring, or Cisco console connections. Yet a need exists to allow an iPad or other iOS device to not only connect to some […]

Ballot arguments against Acalanes School Tax Measure A

Acalanes school tax measure A

Acalanes School Tax Measure A purports to Measure A will protect over $3,900,000 annually in local education funding without raising taxes. In fact it is an extension of an earlier tax which is extended with no sunset. See recent coverage about the Acalanes School Tax Measure A by frequent contributor Richard Colman, of Orinda. Frquent […]

Activist blames Los Angeles earthquakes on fracking in California

fracking in california

After a series of earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Los Angeles Area in March, CREDO, a progressive organization working to halt fracking in California. In the meantime, the political theater is timed to promote SB-1132 ahead of a California Assembly Committee vote to halt fracking in California. Introduced in March, by State Senators Mitchell and […]

No Global Warming since August 1996


Global Temperature Update: No global warming at all for 17 years 8 months – No Warming Since August 1996 ‘The global warming trend in the 17 years 8 months since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents just over half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979.’ ‘The […]

Little evidence linking Global Warming to California drought

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The New York Times recently posted a story by Justin Gillis concerning the lack of scientific evidence that Global Warming is causing the California Drought. Gillis writes: President Obama and his aides cited the state as an example of what could be in store for much of the rest of the country as human-caused climate […]