eclectro writes: NASA is reporting that in July 2012 that a huge solar storm crossed the path that the Earth takes, with Earth missing it by a week. If the storm had occurred a week earlier it would have at least equaled the 1859 Carrington event. It would have sent civilization back to the 18th century costing the world economy 2 Trillion dollars. A scientist has calculated that the odds of this happening in the next ten years is 12%.
eclectro writes: Stunning news that famed analog engineer Bob Pease, on the way back from Jim William's memorial service crashed his beloved 1969 VW Bug and was killed. It has been apparently reported in the Mercury News.. It's a hard week for those in electronics.