Category Archives: Technology

Deciphering the Kchibo KK-9615

The Kchibo KK-9615 is a Chinese AM/FM/Shortwave shirt-pocket radio from a decade or so ago. It has analog tuning and a digital display with clock and alarm. I know of no English-language manual for the Kchibo KK-9615, but through trial … Continue reading

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Keepers

I’ve been interested in shortwave radio since I was a teenager, and over the decades I’ve owned quite a few shortwave radios. Now it’s time to downsize and I’ve been selling radios on eBay right and left, 61 so far. … Continue reading

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Comparing 3 Tecsun radios: PL-660, PL-380, PL-330

I haven’t bought a radio in quite a while, but the new Tecsun PL-330 seemed quite capable, so I used the proceeds from selling off older radios on eBay to buy a new PL-330 (with firmware version 3306). I was … Continue reading

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Will Tesla actually be able to do full self-driving?

Based on my original article at Quora. I’ve driven every incarnation of Tesla’s Autopilot system, from the Autopilot Convenience Feature using the Mobileye chip, to Enhanced Autopilot using TeslaVision and the NVidia computer, to the FSD computer and Tesla’s limited … Continue reading

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Tesla Firmware V11

Some people like Tesla’s latest revision to the user interface, and some don’t. I’m in the first group. How quickly they forget I’ve gone through every version of Tesla firmware since Version 7. Once you get used to one, the … Continue reading

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Tesla reporting vs. journalism — shame on CNBC

So this is a rant about a recent story on CNBC’s website, the headline of which read: Tesla Model 3 was traveling up to 90 mph before fatal crash in Florida, NTSB finds As far as I can tell, the … Continue reading

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Tesla goodies

I took delivery of my Tesla Model 3 in August of 2018. Most cars just get older with wear, but Teslas improve in some ways with age. It comes with over-the-air firmware updates. This post details some of the improvements … Continue reading

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