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Chip Shots

Listen to talk radio on any Monday/Tuesday morning during the NFL season, and you will talk chatter about Instant Replay in the NFL, most of it critical. The NFL, a multi-billion organization, with multiple billion dollar partners in the television industry, still has not mastered instant replay, despite having used it since 1986 in a limited form, and extensively since 1999.  The NFL uses 12 to 20 cameras per game, depending on network and the television interest, including a camera on a guide wire over the field. Major League ...

For All the Dollars

          By the mid 70s, Italian studios were moving onto different trends, like giallo horror, poliziotteschi crime, and macaroni war. For those that still produced spaghetti westerns, the rule of the day was comedy. Yet, some directors weren't ready to hang up their colt pistols. The pictures they made these years were referred to as twilight spaghetti westerns.           Even darker than their 60s predecessors, twilight spaghetti westerns were categorized by their apocalyptic ...

Kevin's Corner

How an air conditioner works Air conditioners use refrigeration to cool indoor air. When a liquid converts to a gas, it absorbs heat. This process is called phase conversion. Air conditioners use phase conversion by forcing refrigerants to evaporate and condense over and over in a closed system of coils.  What air conditioner filters do Filters remove particles from the air, keeping dust out of the home and providing clean air. Be sure to change your dirty air filter every one to three months, depending on usage. Neglecting to ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If Mark Zuckerberg is truly worried about his legacy and that of Facebook, casting legitimate news publishers and businesses into the abyss will only further tarnish ...

Whispers of Winter

There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death. In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this discovery to Sam Tarly. Jon has cared about little more than the war between the living and the dead since long before his death, but after being killed later that same episode, he never mentions Valyrian steel’s power again. Since ...

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