Wednesday, February 21, 2024

IMHO, Quantum Computing Will Kill Banking as we Know It

Today's UK Register is the first to break the dilemma of Quantum Computing and banking (read it here). 

Surprisingly, it's Singapore that is leading the charge to educate the world. Specifically in the article, they lay out the beginnings of their case:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised on Monday that financial institutions need to stay agile enough to adopt post-quantum cryptography (PQC) and quantum key distribution (QKD) technology, without significantly impacting systems as part of cyber security measures.

Maybe there is finally an application for the block chain propeller heads to glom onto. And even then, I believe state actors with malicious intent can bring down the whole banking system.


Monday, January 22, 2024

Can't Charge Your Tesla this Winter in Chicago? Relax: Hydrogen/Fuel-cell Cars Are The Answer.

 I've been scraming to my biddies at Gartner and TIME Magazine that the EV/battery lobby has well and truly paid off the media and the politicians (Yuck it up, California!). EV stations in Chicago this winter have made public the idiocy of this technology.

I've long maintained that hydrogen/fuel-cell technology is the answer.

Short term, hydrogen compression and using existing internal combustion engines are the answer.

Long term, when we perfect the semi-permeable membranes in fuel cells, BINGO!

Haven't any of these battery geniuses ever done their college homework?

Gosh, it sucks to always be right.


Monday, November 13, 2023

Hacking Your Wife's Heart?

 About 25 years ago, I took the greatest bicycle trip of my life. My son Matthew had business in his job for Oracle, so I tagged along with him to Paris and shared his hotel room. While he attended meetings all day, I rode my bike around France. He went with me a couple of days and acted as my interpreter (he served his Latter-day Saint mission in Belgium and France). On one of my jaunts, I looked for a present to bring back to the states for my wife and…viola!…I found a really cool (well, there are other adjectives that might describe the container) bottle of Jean Claude Gautier perfume  (see back row, middle). I liked the smell and really liked that bottle. The rest is history.

Every birthday and Christmas since, I've given my wife some Jean Claude Gautier perfume. She only saved the unique bottles, as she's gone through about one a year (Did I tell you she is quite frugle?). Here's the collection, so far. The latest is in ther front row, third from the left (you can see the rest are empty).

I highly recommend you check out these bottles for the upcoming Christmas gift that will…be…uh…ooohed and aaahed over. Of course, your kids are going to go, "Woah Daddy!"

By the way, is available (as of 11/13/2023 at 3:19pm MST), if you have a hankering to start your own gift business.


Friday, November 3, 2023

Hacking Boring Meetings At Nap Time


Holographic Snoozing Glasses

How to get in a few quick winks at boring meetings? Get these holographic eyeglasses. You will blink when your head nods, and people will think you're looking at them from whatever angle they're sitting around the conference table. If your head drops when you doze, cross your arms and have one fist holding up your head, as if you're contemplating the deep meaning of every word coming from every speaker.