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Papa Schwarz Memories Live On

Get down..... and boogie

Here, we can see my parents enjoying life to the fullest, to celebrate the holy union of my sister to her lovely husband.

Today was a sad day, as the world lost a wonderful man name Ken Schwarz, the only father I ever knew, he adopted me and treated me as his own. He was a great dad, a great person, a funny guy, a real man. He went through a lot of hardships in life but his optimism, sense of of humor and light hearted positivity prevailed.

My wife and I spent a good portion of our day and night grieving, with eyes of tears, and hearts full of sadness and sorrow, but we share this GIF image to celebrate the spirit of Papa Schwarz, our beloved father who passed away today. We will not remember him for his death, but instead we share this to celebrate the life he lived, his spirit of fun and happiness.

LED ^^

85% less energy, 20x longer life, instant on and often dimmable, sometimes color choices, look for ones with metal heat sinks as they will last longer. LED solves all the problems of CFL

The Ethics of 7 Billion People

With 7 billion people, our civilization is still plagued with corruption, war, poverty, pollution, rape, prostitution, slavery, hatred, bigotry, ignorance, stupidity, sickness, suffering, preventable diseases and illnesses, side effect heavy prescription drugs, greed, and evil. We can and must each choose to do better than this.... and together we can move mountains and solve these problems.

Meg Love Point GIF

Using PicGif, an App Store on IOS app, I took some photos of my lovely wife Meg, and made a GIF image with them. I share this here because facecbook does not allow its users to post GIF images yet. Glad that Google allows its blog posters to share GIF images.

Computer + LIDAR + Battery Vacuum = Robotic Vacuum Cleaner : The Neato D75

A Neato D75 w/Me in 10' by 12' room : Pentax W90 Photo every 10 Sec
The little robot took about 7 minutes for a single a pass over the rooms floor

Soil is Food

We eat dirt that turned into a plant. We eat plants that converted dirt into plant tissue. Animals eat plants and other animals that eat plants, Plants are solar powered, our homes and buildings will be solar powered some day as well. 

Internal Combustion : Gasoline and Diesel : Hybrid Vehicles : Plug in Hybrid and Pure Electric

A Sun Rise viewed through Particulate Smog
Forest Fires Create Dangerous Air Pollution

Air quality is something that everyone should be thinking about when shopping for a vehicle of any kind. Clean technology vehicles create less air pollution, and if you think about your car, its probably the tail pipe of carcinogens that you interact with the most, and this is true for most people in America, who in one way or another are hopelessly linked to using a car for transportation

ICE fused Images Image Composite Editor with Canon T5i images via a Windows 8.1 NoteBook

My windows laptop touchscreen about to be windows 10 acer 15.6inch Core i5 2013 tech helped me smith together some top notch photo stitches, the images were too large to post to facebook, so enjoy them here. I have had a long lasting interest in photography, here my interest in computer science intersects with software based image editing and digital photography.

My beautiful creative intelligent artistic loving flower sniffing granola organic lovely wife Meg was with me on this most vacation like day of good times. A nice last day of July 2015 farewell, on to forming new positive memories :)

Ancient Sun Energy Depletion

When a barrel of oil can be turned into $700 of plastic and chemicals, why are we burning it for $40 to $140? Why are vehicles so aerodynamically inefficient? Why are their no choices but blended international petrol at the gas station pump? Is this capitalism if the burning of oil products does not make economic sense? What about the ecological impacts on earths food farms from the pollution emitted by all the exhaust pipes in the world? What about our economy, we make still have to import 10 million barrels per day to fuel our transportation infrastructure, is that economically sustainable?

Sun Energy

1 square meter of earth or the ocean under full daylight is receiving 1kw of sunlight energy. Plants use this energy to covert water, co2 and minerals in living soil into food for us to eat and for animals to eat so that we can eat the animals too.

Life on earth is solar powered, industry is not. We power most of our infrastructure burning ancient sunlight, carbon based fuels that were once plants and animals. Subjected to the heat and pressure in earths crust, these plants and animals were slowly cooked in the absence of oxygen, creating hydrogen rich carbon molecules. Today we mine this coal and oil and natural gas from earths crust in an unsustainable system of natural resource depletion, pollution generation and ecological food system damage that is ultimately bad for our long term success as a civilization. The entrenched powerful industries that render this burnable carbon from the earth want to keep society linked to using energy dense liquid fossil fuels in transportation.

When a barrel of crude oil can be converted to $700 worth of plastics and petrochemicals, what on earth are we doing burning oil in crude inefficient internal combustion engine applications willing to pay only $40 to $140 for that barrel. The oil industry could make way more money and pressure society into moving beyond burning oil by converting most of the oil to plastics and chemicals.

So, then if it does not make economic sense to burn the increasingly hard to get at oil from earth crust, why are we still doing it? Stupidity and corruption in the oil sector and government and a lack of reasonable choices or alternatives at the consumer level. At the gas pump of today you have only one choice most of the time, petrol, is that a free market ?

Energy Storage Key to Solar Success

Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) Batteries : Toshiba SCiB
7000+ cycles, 20 year life, 90+ efficient
Super Fast 30C charge, Eco Friendly
Crust Puncture Safe, Only 2.4v
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While our amazing Sun outputs more energy in 1 minute than humans create in an entire year, capturing this energy is tricky business on the earth surfaces because our world is spinning on an axis, while also spinning about the Sun. The key solution to solar powers intermittent nature is energy storage technology.

2013-15 Honda CR-Z Lithium Ion Battery

Not the easiest information to find online, the specifications and details of the CR-Z battery are not something that Google will easily navigate too. I did the tenacious internet scouring using lots of search terms and dug up what I believe to be the truth about the Lithium Ion battery in the 13,14,15MY Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe :)

Sugar is Evil

Sugar is an addictive toxin that is behind the obesity epidemic, the childhood disease epidemic, the diabetes epidemic, the heart disease epidemic. Sugar is evil, more addictive than cocaine, it hijacks the brain of the consumer to turn us all into sugar junkies sick with metabolic disease, even thin people can be obese inside near the core, with all of the same health problems as fat people. Sugar is the evil that is making everyone sick!

Watch "Fed Up" on Netflix

$35 Qi Charging System for Galaxy Note 3

RAVPower ® Wireless Charging Receiver Wireless 

Charger Charging Receiver For Samsung Galaxy 

Note III 3, Qi Standard Wireless Charging Receiver

Read a really cool short article on Anandtech about the state of wireless charging technology, and remembered a person showing me this setup in the back of his Note 3. I hopped on Amazon and ordered the receiver and charging station for about $35. Have a look at the system... I put some hyperlinks in this article for you reading pleasure should you wish to think more about it! 

Toyota & Lexus Hybrid Crazy : Ignoring EV Tech

If you listen to the executives from Lexus or its parent company Toyota, their general mantra about the EV is that building pure electric vehicles is and will continue to be unprofitable, and the market for EV's is too small. Sadly, they are mistaken, but it is not hard to understand why.

Delta Airlines LED Fleet Update

Saves $50,000 per plane per year in fuel costs, while also reducing the amount of service hours needed to keep the planes up and running, further costs saving thereby realized. With LED lighting the APU can operate at a lower output, consuming less fuel, creating fewer emissions, and allowing the planes to go just a little further...... what is not to love about LED lighting?

Galaxy Note 3 : Life

Was given a Note 3 by my best friend and his wife, they upgraded to Note 4's, and so I officially retired my old Note 2 on 4/20/15. It took about 2 hours to translate the new Note 3 into a full functioning replacement of my old Note 2. I am just now finishing the deep power cycle to refurbish the battery, it gave me 49 hours to 3% SOC after I fully charged it. 

Gas Price 2015

Falling to pieces, I am reminded of TV commercials featuring Patsy Cline's famous song.... the price of gas has dropped by almost $1/gal as of late in the USA. Where I live near Seattle gas prices are below $3/gal, and in some parts of the country the prices are just less than $2/gal.

Fuel Cost EST 4 Meg

Here we compared the relative fuel cost estimates for vehicles that get 30, 40 or 50 miles per gallon. We ended up going with the 40MPG vehicle, and here is why..... the 2014 Honda CR-Z ex Man was the one.... :)

CRZ deep zoom to Honda of Japan info :)

2015 Honda CRZ JDM Spec : Images in Post From

After discussing the purchase of a CR-Z with the person who I love more than life itself, she agreed to let me buy a brand new one. Inspired by her kindness and generosity, I sought to learn more about it so that I can make a truly informed choice, and so that I will be able to fully appreciate what it is that we are adding to our family of vehicles.... at this... 

Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid

Honda CRZ Sport Hybrid : Image
The concept of a sports coupe with a 6 speed manual transmission and a lithium-ion hybrid drivetrain made by Honda is just too cool to pass up. The Lease on my 2013 Leaf S will end on Nov 11th of this year, and it will be replaced by a Honda CRZ.... here is why..... 

2016 Acura NSX Plug-in Hybrid ^^

2016 Acura NSX PHEV by Honda : Image
The 2016 Acura NSX will bring the best of the original NSX combined with hybrid technology from Honda. The Next NSX is a Plug-in Hybrid. That means more power, digital all wheel drive, and better fuel economy. The virtues of cleaner high performance will resonate with everyone when the next NSX hits the streets of Earth ^^

Tire & Wheel Weight : Vehicle Fuel Economy

2005 Toyota Prius Wheel 15in 14lbs
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At 14lb the OEM 15in wheels on the second generation Toyota Prius was one of the lightest wheels ever produced for a mass market vehicle. The magnesium aluminum alloy that Toyota used in these wheels was traditionally used for high performance racing and sports car wheels. It turns out that lightweight performance parts can also be used to improve a vehicles fuel economy.

Guns Are Dead

I put a gun on the ground and yelled at, but it would not respond. I demanded that it get up and do something, but it laid their lifeless making no choices at all. It dawned on me, this gun is an inanimate object that requires a Human operator.

Ubiquitous Surveillance

Laser Bounce Audio Harvesting Off Sheetrock

The computational power of todays computer networks will pave the way towards a more honest future. In the future the truth about everything will be easier to access because of ubiquitous surveillance.

Charge where you park : Or Not

The key to electric vehicle mass market success evades society because of a simple problem that can be easily fixed in most places: the lack of electrical outlets where cars are parked. 

Why Blame Lance Armstrong

Grand liar of Cycling, King of performance enhancing drugs, but not a drug chemist. What about the system of doctors and drug companies that produce the juice that these athletes use to dope?

Fenix LD60 2800 Lumen LED Flashlight

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Flash strobe the bad guys with this photon pumping beast of a flashlight. Light your path, your back yard, or just about anything else you can think of, except of course black holes in outer space :P This is the brightest, highest output, nicest compact LED flashlight I was able to find. Read more to watch the youtube video and to learn more about the relationship between male culture, photon sources, and our eyes..... 

Star Trek with Fusion Energy

Magnetic mirrors, like Q switching a gas laser, the Fusion Pulse Hydrogen engine of tomorrow will bring mankind to new reaches in the universe. Translating secret defense technology of yesterday into  the power we need to go interstellar tomorrow........

Beard Blast 2015

I have not posted anything in a long time, for this I am sorry to my blog readers. I have been busy, sick, and most of my idea outreach efforts have been on FaceBook, in a more casual fashion. This post is a simple GIF creation to document my early 30's experiments with beard growing ^^