Author - Blaine Transue
Posted - 09/01/2023 01:32pm
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Author - Blaine Transue
Posted - 09/01/2023 01:21pm
20 AI Tools All Students Should Know:
20 AI Tools All Students Should Know:

1. → Research Assistant
2. → Calculate Anything
3. → Automate Lecture Notes
4. → Math Tutor
5. → Article Summarizer
6. → Study Tool
7. → Chat with Book
8. → Chat with Documents
9. → Essay Generator
10. → Write Research Papers
11. → Presentation Generator
12. → Personal Tutor
13. → Scientific Research Assistant
14. → Flashcard Generator
15. → Learn a Language
16. → Learn Vocabulary
17. → Grammar Checker
18. → Evidence-Based Answers
19. → Adaptive Learning
20. → Plagiarism Checker
Author - Blaine Transue
Posted - 07/28/2023 01:15pm
Imagine a world where your EV is always charged and distance is not an obstacle
I like EVs, really I do.

I genuinely like them. I like the way they look, I like their clean lines, grill-less fronts and stealth silence, I like their instant torque and tremendous power and speed, I like the way that just by visually eliminating the exhaust pipe they elevate you from the smog belching past and into the bright and shiny future, a future of clean energy, sustainability, responsibility. I like them, I do, but I don’t own one…yet.

EV’s are perfect for people who live mostly local

The local theater, market, dinner, even the occasional trip to a nearby town, not an issue, my neighbors have one and drive it every day, every time they return, it goes back in the garage and on the charger or they wait and charge it over night. They also have solar panels and Tesla storage cells, so "juice" is never an issue for them. Twice per year they even make the 8 - 10 hour trip from LA to SF, but they do it in 2 days, with the car charging overnight at a pre-reserved hotel near the halfway point.

If you drive long distance however

Spontaneously, randomly, or to areas unknown or outside of urban centers, driving an EV on a long trip today is akin to a pilot filing a flight plan as many of the factors that effect "range" in an EV are the same as those in an airplane. You need to map out several scenarios for refueling along your route and anticipate challenges, road construction, closures and weather delays or over crowded and broken chargers upon arrival for example. You also need to factor in conditions both internal and external, how much weight is in the car, where is it positioned? What’s it like out, is it hot, cold? Will I need to use the AC and if so when, for how long? Are there hills, how many, how steep? Is there a head wind or a tail wind? Is it going to be sunny or will there be rain or snow? Will I need the wipers, will I need the lights? How much of the trip is at night? What if I get to the first stop and it's closed, can I make it to the next stop and what do I do if that one is closed? Is there a hotel nearby? Do we need to bring food, what if there’s no food? What about the kids, the dog? 

Let’s face it, unless you’re a pilot

No one wants to drive this way, and this kind of anxiety won't end until there is a charging infrastructure in place that eliminates it. Right now, to satisfy demand, we’re busy adding power stations as fast as we can and while perhaps necessary in the moment, it seems like a short term solution to a long term problem. Grid power management and stabilization is already proving to be a challenge for over-strained utility companies and large, power-hungry, centralized stations with row upon row of high power "pumps" may strain parts of the grid never designed to handle it.

Predicting the course of our electric future and building appropriate infrastructure to suit it is an expensive and risky proposition at best but it seems reasonable to look towards systems that will shift the paradigm from power at the pump to power from the road, for example, embedding wireless charging into the infrastructure so EVs charge at every possible opportunity, effectively pulling less continuous power out of the grid and balancing it over distance and time while simultaneously allowing for power to be pushed back to the grid via bi-directional charging.

Embedding wireless charging into roadways, airport, hotel & shopping mall parking lots, garages, bus stops, taxi stands and even drive throughs may help evenly distribute and manage power on the grid while providing opportunities to charge EVs everywhere and once that happens “range anxiety” will be a thing of the past. 

Imagine a world where your EV is always charged and distance is not an obstacle. Now that's a paradigm shift.

A number of companies are leading the way to wireless charging: #Witricity and #InductEV are currently well positioned to bring wireless charging to drive throughs, parking lots, malls, movie theaters, garages, bus, taxi, ride share lots and any other place an EV stops for more than a few seconds. 

#BMW #Mercedes #Nissan #Genesis #Tesla and #VW are all actively pursuing wireless programs as are a host of other auto manufacturers who have partnerships or agreements with these companies.

In June, #Electreon, on a test track in Utah, drove a #Hybrid #Rav4 with a 44 mile range in all electric mode for 1200 miles without ever losing a charge. Smaller footprint, smaller battery, less Lithium, less cost, less waste. That's the future, infinite range from any EV and opportunity charging everywhere for everyone.

#JordahlUSA is a manufacturer and supplier of construction #infrastructure products including in-ground, on-ground and raised floor Wireless Charging Protection Systems #WCPS

#Electreon #Witricity #InductEV #wirelessevworld #infiniterange #inductivepower #powerdreams #wirelesscharging #rangeanxiety #opportunitycharging #BMW #Mercedes #Nissan #Genesis #Tesla and #VW #jordahlusa #wcps

Author - Blaine Transue
Posted - 03/03/2021 02:50pm
Apple Subscription Renewal and Account Change Email Scam
Well, here we go again, another round of fake Apple emails hitting our servers today. This one appears to be fairly legit, although if you are familiar with Apple's style, you'll notice that it's not up to par. There are a couple of emails in this group, both of which at first glance appear to be from Apple, but look deeper before you click those links.
First clue, do a quick right click on the "From" address and check the sender's email address, the first one appears to be coming from Ok, so I guess that's possible, but if you've received any other correspondence from Apple in the past, a quick check will reveal that it usually comes from or Granted, that's a a subtle difference that most people wouldn't catch, but it's enough to make me suspicious.
Check the From Email address (this example is from the fake email)

Search your Inbox for any other legit email from Apple and compare and you'll see that they usually come from (or

The next clue for me was that the subject is "Your Apple Subscription Renewal". Well, in my case, I know I don't have an "Apple Subscription" of any kind, and the subject itself is unclear, subscription to what? Maybe they were just in a rush, right, but let's dig a little deeper anyway.
Look at the body of the email. In other correspondence I have received from Apple, they refer to me by name, but in this case, they used the first part of my email address instead. I've been a customer since 1985, did they suddenly forget my name, change their policy, or is it that whoever sent this doesn't have any idea of what my name is? 

From the fake email

From a legit Apple email
Another small clue, in the fake email the username is bold and lower case, in the actual email it's not bold and all uppercase.
Ok, these are all pretty subtle differences and maybe still not enough to convince you it's wrong, so let's move on and look at the body of the email.
Note the following:
  • Addressed to a partial username and not the actual name of the recipient
  • No specifics given about what "changes" were made
  • Non-standard double spaced characters
  • Unidentified embedded Hyper Link (Apple always displays the actual full url and it's never an embedded hyperlink)
  • The word "unauthorised" is misspelled (that should be a BIG clue)
  • The body copy is not formatted to fit the screen
  • The copyright symbol in the footer is broken
  • The address is incorrect
In general, this is just "sloppy" and if you know Apple, you know they are anything but sloppy, in fact, their hallmark is perfection, so I already know this email could not possibly have come from Apple, but just in case someone in Cupertino was having a really bad day, we'll look deeper still.
The embedded link is suspicious in itself as it says "Unblock Account Now". If my account was blocked, wouldn't they have mentioned that as well?
And by the way, Apple NEVER embeds links to manage your account.

Be Careful not to click the link as that's just what they want you to do, instead, right-click on the link and copy it.

Copy the link to your clipboard and paste it into a text editor
In this case, the link goes to what appears to be an Amazon AWS sub domain. Ask yourself, why would Apple redirect me to Amazon to do anything when they have a mountain of their own servers?

This should all be enough to convince you that something isn't right, but just in case it doesn't, go a step further and look at the message headers. Most email clients allow you to look at the headers, essentially the path the email has taken to get to you. In MacMail for example, while viewing the message, Click the "View" menu and scroll down to Message > All Headers

This will show you the details of the message path and while you don't need to know what all of it means, and honestly, most of this will look Greek to anyone, pay special attention to things that just don't look right. Remember, this is supposed to be from Apple, a well oiled machine and a company that prides itself on not making mistakes, so ANY mistakes or errors should be a clue that something isn't right.
  • The test of something called the SPF record failed
  • the SPF Sender does not match the SPF record
  • The HTML Font is invalid
  • The IP address of the sender is unknown
  • The authenticated sender is something called abbey105

The bottom line is, these emails appear legitimate, but look before you leap, as they say. A little attention to what you're looking at now will save you a lot of aggravation later.