As More Electric Cars Arrive, What’s The Future For Gas-Powered Engines?

By Camila Domonoske (NPR)

Most American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that’s poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market, although they disagree on how soon.

Most American automobiles are powered by internal combustion engines: Gas or diesel goes in, tiny explosions power pistons and turn a crankshaft, the car moves forward, and carbon dioxide goes out.… Continues

Don’t Believe the War Hype on Iran

President Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign is in many ways a continuation of the status-quo policy—but it is more effectively backing Iran into a corner, which is likely to result in a crisis or war.

by Daniel R. DePetris (The National Interest)

With American B-52’s being dispatched to the Persian Gulf and fears growing about Iranian-backed proxies preparing attacks against the United States or its friends in the region, Washington and Tehran are one miscalculation away from a large military confrontation neither the American or Iranian people want.… Continues

Disc Players and Transports

By Audio Investigations

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I started using a network audio system in 2006, Sonos, and I still believe it is a fine system fundamentally.  I Sonos Connect nodes (originally called Zoneplayers) to provide coax SPDIF digital signals to systems in every room, mostly from my kitchen Mac’s hard drive (a 1Tb Fusion drive), sometimes making connections from analog sources in different rooms.… Continues