NABU PC Gets CPU Upgrade, Emulates a TRS-80

The NABU PC caused a bit of a buzz in the retrocomputing community a while back. After all, it doesn’t happen often that a huge batch of brand-new computers from the 1980s suddenly becomes available on eBay. Out of the box, the computer itself isn’t that useful: with no internal storage, or any application software whatsoever, it can really only serve as a bare-bones development platform. But since its hardware is quite similar to that of other contemporary home computers, emulating one of those shouldn’t be too difficult, which is exactly what [Ted Fried] did: he managed to turn his NABU into a TRS-80 clone by using his MCLZ8 CPU emulator.
The MCLZ8 is basically an 800 MHz Teensy CPU with an adapter board that allows it to be plugged into a Z80 socket. It emulates the Z80 CPU in real-time, but it also holds the TRS-80 ROM and performs real-time translation between peripherals. On the input side, it reads out the ASCII characters coming in from the NABU’s 8251A UART and stores them in the virtual TRS-80’s keyboard buffer. On the output side, it transfers the TRS-80’s video data to the NABU’s TMS9918 video chip.
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One problem [Ted] ran into was a difference in screen resolution: the NABU has a 40×24 character display, while the TRS-80 generates a 64×16 character image. [Ted] solved the vertical difference by simply keeping the NABU logo on the screen at all times, and decided to just ignore the 24 characters that drop off the right side – it’s not a big issue for a typical BASIC program anyway.
The repurposed NABU might not be a perfect TRS-80 clone, but that’s not the point: it shows how easily the NABU’s hardware can be reprogrammed to do other things. For example, [Ted] has already started work on a new project that doesn’t emulate the Z80, but instead runs code directly on the Teensy’s ARM A9 processor. As you might imagine, this gives the NABU several orders of magnitude more processing power, although the practical use of this is limited because the CPU still has to wait for the NABU’s slow data bus and display chip. [Ted] explains the setup and runs a few impressive demos in the video embedded below.
[Ted]’s NABU experiments are a great example of the Teensy board’s flexibility: we’ve already seen how it can emulate a Z80 as well as an 8088. We’re also curious to see what others will develop with the NABU’s hardware – if they can still buy it, of course.

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‘I Also Orchestrated It’: Uncharged J6 Witness Ray Epps Transcript Released

Ray Epps, the uncharged man identified as a key instigator behind the January 6, 2020 Capitol Breach for telling people to storm the Capitol, said in a text message to his nephew that he “orchestrated” things, according to newly released witness transcripts from the January 6th Committee.On January 6, 2021 Ray Epps texted his nephew to say, “I WAS IN THE FRONT WITH A FEW OTHERS. I ALSO ORCHESTRATED IT.” See the relevant section and also link to full transcript below https://t.co/JV1cITkprd pic.twitter.com/EJb6UKoDfU
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 30, 2022″At that point, I didn’t know that they were breaking into the Capitol,” Epps told Congressional investigators, adding “I didn’t know anybody was in the Capitol. … I was on my way back to the hotel room.”But the night before, Epps was seen going around to various groups of Trump supporters, telling them they need to storm the capitol. Ray Epps was near the front line from the very beginning of the riot when he was whispering in Ryan Samsel’s ear to when he helped push a large metal sign into the police line (for which others have been charged with felonies)No “I didn’t know what was going on” for him https://t.co/SJUpIXzH8h
— Stephen Horn (@stephenehorn) December 30, 2022In two interviews with the FBI in 2021, Epps explained his actions on Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. He admitted he was guilty of trespassing on restricted Capitol grounds and confessed to urging protesters to go to—and into—the Capitol on Jan. 6.Epps also told members of the Committee that he found himself playing peacekeeper between Trump supporter “Baked Alaska” and the police – who called Epps a Fed.”I was trying to find some common ground,” said Epps. “This guy was trying to turn people against me…he was calling me ‘boomer,’ and it’s his generation’s fault that we’re in the position we’re in.”Despite the admissions, the FBI never arrested Epps and he was not charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with any Jan. 6 crimes. The non-action has fueled a crop of theories that he might have been working for the FBI or another agency.Epps, 61, has repeatedly denied those suggestions through his attorney.Ray Epps encourages protesters to go into the Capitol the night before the siege of January 6, 2021. (Villain Report/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)Speculation that Epps was a ‘fed’ intensified after a Revolver News reported with the headline: “Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears To Have Led The Very First 1/6 Attack On The U.S. Capitol”Revolver also determined, and will prove below, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy. -Revolver NewsAs speculation over Epps grew, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) claimed that Epps had “cooperated with the Jan 6 committee,” and was removed from the FBI’s most wanted list “because apparently he broke no laws.”pic.twitter.com/ZNF8QMNkpl
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 18, 2022We’re sure Epps, who claims he wasn’t working for the feds, ‘cooperated’ indeed.And who’s this guy?Who unlocked the magnetic doors on the east side of the Capitol on January 6? When George Tenney first tried to open them, both were locked. Then after he pointed at the doors and said something, the left door opened. #SmokeyInsider #GreenSidesPack #ScruffyBouncer #January6 pic.twitter.com/4VlH2pIlhJ
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Biden Admin Expands Crackdown on Ghost Guns

The Biden administration has dialed up its crackdown on so-called “ghost guns” by issuing guidance that basically expands the definition of what “readily converted” means in a new federal rule and making more do-it-yourself pistol parts subject to restrictions.In an open letter to firearms dealers (pdf) dated Dec. 27, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) told firearm vendors that nearly-complete handgun frames or receivers—basically the pistol grip and firing mechanism—will be treated the same as fully completed firearms.
Ghost Gun Rule
Firearm vendors who sell near-complete pistol frames and receivers—often as kits that can be relatively easily turned into untraceable homemade guns—were hit with the new rule in August, which required that frames and receivers that could be “readily converted” into fully operational guns are subject to the same regulations as traditional firearms.
President Joe Biden holds up a ghost gun kit during an event at the White House in Washington on April 11, 2022. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)
The August regulation, dubbed the Ghost Gun Rule, meant that kits containing partially complete frames or receivers plus assembly tools and instructions were subject to licensing, background check, and serialization requirements.
But ambiguity around the definition of the word “readily” in the regulation meant that some vendors continued to sell nearly-complete unserialized frames and receivers as standalone products while additional components needed to finalize their at-home manufacture were offered separately, or by third parties.
Such was the argument made in an October letter (pdf) by a dozen or so Democrat lawmakers to the ATF and Justice Department, which claimed that a number of ghost gun companies were continuing to sell unserialized frames and receivers by interpreting “readily” in a way that amounted to a loophole.
A “ghost gun” is displayed before the start of an event about gun-related violence in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 11, 2022. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“The final rule, however, is clear and unambiguous: a nearly-complete frame or receiver is a firearm,” the lawmakers wrote.
“The rule does not cover only frames and receivers sold as part of a kit, but also frames and receivers that can be readily completed,” they continued, urging the ATF to issue enforcement guidance that basically expands the definition of what it means for pistol components to be considered as “readily converted” into a functional firearm.
They asked the ATF and the Justice Department to consider a nearly-completed frame or receiver as “readily convertible” not only when it’s sold as part of a kit containing things like jigs, molds, templates, and tools for assembly but also when such auxiliary equipment is available to the general public.
“In particular, we urge the Department and ATF to confirm that how ATF reviews the ‘readily convertible’ nature of a nearly-complete frame or receiver will not be limited to what tools, equipment, and instructions are included in the same sale or distribution of the part sold, but rather premised on the tools, equipment, and instructions that are readily available to the general public, including those easily obtainable online through third parties,” the lawmakers wrote.
ATF agreed and by issuing the new guidance, the agency is making clear that it will now be requiring relevant firearm frames to have serial numbers and to be sold by licensed dealers who carry out background checks just like with fully completed guns.
“Ghost guns” seized in federal law enforcement actions are displayed at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) field office in Glendale, Calif., on April 18, 2022. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)
“Today’s open letter is another important step in implementing the crucial public safety rule regarding privately made firearms, or Ghost Guns,” ATF Director Steven Dettelbach said in a press release. “Ghost Guns can kill like other firearms if they are in the wrong hands, so they are treated as firearms under the law.” 
According to explanatory remarks to the Ghost Gun Rule published in the Federal Register, from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2021, there were around 45,000 homemade ghost guns recovered by law enforcement from potential crime scenes, including 692 homicides or attempted homicides.
Before Regulating ‘Ghost Guns,’ Enforce Existing Laws
Several current and former law enforcement members told The Epoch Times that the proliferation of ghost guns at crime scenes is a problem, but that being insufficiently tough on repeat offenders under current laws is a much bigger problem.
“If we are going to invest energy to fight crime, we should invest energy to get repeat offenders off the street,” Al Maresca, a deputy U.S. marshal in the District of Maryland, told The Epoch Times in an earlier interview.
“Felon in possession of a gun is already illegal, a straw purchase is already illegal—there are all these other laws on the books that we can be focusing our efforts on,” he added.
Roberto Alaniz, a recently retired sergeant from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), told The Epoch Times that focusing on ghost guns is unlikely to make a dent in violent crime.
“For me, it doesn’t matter if the gun is a ‘ghost gun’ or not, it is a gun, and the minute you start to use it to rob or kill, you should get consequences,” Alaniz said, adding that regulating privately made firearms is like getting into a “niche market,” as opposed to targeting the “mainstream market” of gun-related violence.
“We should punish the criminal behaviors, not the tools, to drive down crime,” he said.
Against the Constitution
Meanwhile, some critics of rules restricting homemade guns argue that such regulations go against the Constitution.
“The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This is a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years,” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), one of the critics, said in a post on Twitter.
Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights, also concluded that the action runs afoul of Americans’ rights.
The Biden administration “is making up unconstitutional gun control rules he can’t get through Congress,” Brown said in a statement.
“California already has this ban, and like all gun control, it failed to stop a recent shooting because it only restricts law-abiding gun owners, not criminals,” he said.
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) took a similar angle, writing on social media that additional gun laws that restrict the Second Amendment “won’t make our cities safer.”
“We need to punish criminals, not criminalize law-abiding gun owners,” he said.
Cara Ding and Zachary Stieber contributed to this report.

Tom Ozimek is a senior reporter for The Epoch Times. He has a broad background in journalism, deposit insurance, marketing and communications, and adult education. […]


Major US Anti-Tank Systems Deal Underscores Taiwan Fortifying Itself Against Future Invasion

This week the State Department announced that it has approved the new potential sale of $180 million more in arms for Taiwan, chiefly consisting of anti-tank systems, which the begins the process of Congressional approval next. Taiwan’s defense ministry said the Volcano system will boost the island’s “asymmetric warfare” capabilities and the sale should take about a month. Crucially the announcement came mid-week, just after on Monday China sent a record number of 71 aircraft to buzz the self-ruled island, which included more than half of these jets breaching the Taiwan Strait median line.Chinese PLA drill simulating beach assault, Xinhua photo”The Chinese Communist Party’s frequent military activities near Taiwan have posted severe military threats to us,” Taiwan’s defense ministry said, stressing that ongoing US military sales are the “cornerstone of maintaining regional stability and peace.”Northrop Grumman, as well as Oshkosh Corporation, are named as the principal contractors for vehicle-launched Volcano anti-tank munition-laying systems and related equipment.The Volcano system disperses multiple anti-tank mines when mine canisters are ejected over a large area. The Volcano is part of efforts to shore up the Taiwan military’s ability to protect its coastline from possible Chinese amphibious landing and invasion.President Tsai Ing-wen this week vowed to bolster the island’s civil defense systems following the recent repeat Chinese PLA incursions of the island’s Air Defense Identification Zone. “The more preparations we make, the less likely there will be rash attempts of aggression. The more united we are, the stronger and safer Taiwan would become,” Tsai ​said.​​President Biden recently outraged Beijing by signing the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which approves an unprecedented $10 billion in loans for Taiwan to buy US-made arms.US Army clip showing the Volcano mine-laying system in action…[embedded content]In response to the new Taiwan funding in the NDAA, China has vowed to keep up the military pressure through drills near the island, which has also of late included naval warships in some instances breaching the Taiwan Strait median line. Beijing officials cited the “the escalating collusion and provocation by the United States and Taiwan.”Loading… […]


Gun Owners Of America Labels 18 Republican Senators “Turncoats”

Authored by Michael Clements via The Epoch Times,Gun Owners of America (GOA), the Virginia-based Second Amendment rights advocacy group, issued a scathing rebuke of the 18 Republican senators who voted for the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Act.In a Dec. 22 press release, GOA accused the group of advancing the Biden administration’s anti-gun agenda.“Unfortunately, 12 gun-control items just passed the Senate with the help of these 18 Republican turncoats,” the press release states.The Republicans who voted for the bill are Sen. Roy Blount, Missouri; Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas; Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia; Sen. Susan Collins, Maine; Sen. John Cornyn, Texas; Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas; Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina; Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma; Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky; Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska; Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio; Sen. Mitt Romney, Utah; Sen. Mike Rounds, South Dakota; Sen, Richard Shelby, Alabama; Sen. John Thune, South Dakota; Sen. Roger Wicker, Mississippi; and Sen. Todd Young, Indiana.The GOA was already unhappy with Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) for his support of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Attempts by The Epoch Times to contact the senators were unsuccessful due mainly to their offices being closed for the Christmas holidays.All 18 listed expressed support for the Second Amendment on their websites. All but Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds mentioned their Omnibus votes. The vast majority said military spending, national security issues, and funding were part of their decision.One example is Sen. Jim Inhofe who represents Oklahoma, considered the reddest of red states.His Omnibus press release lists defense as one of his top priorities. Inhofe touts spending on computer technology, weapons systems, and construction projects at military installations around the world.He also includes a list of infrastructure projects in at least 17 counties and municipalities in Oklahoma. Not to mention grants for research at various Oklahoma institutions.One Oklahoma project that might draw GOA’s attention is a $10 million Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) to train law enforcement officers to respond to mentally ill or disabled persons.GOA flagged such spending as a way for federal officials to promote Extreme Risk Protection orders—so-called Red Flag laws—in the states.Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) touted defense spending, homeland security, and infrastructure projects as reasons he supported the Omnibus bill. (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)Red Flag Laws allow local officials to confiscate firearms owned by a person who has been ruled to be a danger to himself or the community. This can be done regardless of whether the person has broken the law.Inhofe wrote that, overall, he is happy with the Omnibus deal. “While this is not the package Republicans would have written on our own, the $45 billion increase for our troops will make our country more secure,” his statement reads.But, a review of the 18 senators’ reveals a mixed bag regarding Second Amendment fervor. All the senators criticized by GOA portray themselves as Second Amendment advocates. Some, however, do call for limits or increased regulation.Senator John Cornyn, from the generally gun-friendly state of Texas, draws GOA’s ire in particular.Like Inhofe, Cornyn touts defense, homeland security, and infrastructure spending as big wins. However, his press release highlights school safety grants and laws supporting crime victims.Much of this is covered by the “Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” which Cornyn helped pass. The GOA opposed the law and school safety grants as the foot-in-the-door for Red Flag Laws.During his fight to pass the Act, Cornyn denied that it called for such laws.Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote on her website that she believes Extreme Risk Protection orders can be balanced with due process rights. She also listed defense spending and infrastructure as reasons she supported the Omnibus spending bill. (Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images)However, Senator Susan Collins, who worked on the Act with Cornyn, pointed to Maine’s “Yellow Flag” law as an example of what could be done to reduce gun violence and protect individual rights.Collins’ website doesn’t have one press release specific to the Omnibus bill, but she does list several projects funded by the plan. These include new ships for the U.S. Navy and funding for colleges and medical facilities.She is also a strong supporter of Red Flag laws.On her website, Collins says these laws can be implemented while respecting the due process rights of individual citizens.Utah’s Sen. Mitt Romney also supported the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.His press release on the Omnibus bill doesn’t mention the Second Amendment, but he does agree with Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. They complain that the current process makes it difficult to take firm stands on specific issues.“The process for government funding must change in the next Congress and allow for individual appropriations bills to be voted on in regular order instead of being combined into large catchall bills which force us to vote for the bad to get the good,” Romney wrote.Graham agrees.“This legislation is far from perfect, and the process that led us to this point needs to change,” Graham wrote on his website.Loading… […]


SELLERS: Top 10 Conspiracy Theories that Will Be Validated in 2023

(Ben Sellers, Headline USA) There has been a lot of talk lately about the “word of the year.”Some say it is “gaslighting,” which happens to be a personal favorite of mine.
Others say “goblin mode,” a bizarre term linked to Kanye West and Elon Musk that the Left’s semantic gatekeepers have rushed to redefine from a meme that was funny precisely because it had no obvious definition.
In the spirit of New Year’s predictions, I will boldly assert that the same may be true of 2023’s future word of the year, “conspiracy theory.”
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9 Controversial California Laws Taking Effect On Jan. 1

Authored by Sophie Li via The Epoch Times,As Californians get ready to turn the page on 2022, hundreds of new laws will go into effect starting Jan. 1. From increasing the minimum wage to legalizing jaywalking to shielding criminal records, the new laws will impact employment, health care, housing, public safety, and consumer protection.The California State Capitol building in Sacramento on April 18, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)Here’s a look at what to expect in 2023.Minimum Wage (SB 3)California’s minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.50 per hour, which will also expand to nearly all workers—regardless of the number of employees at a business.This 3.33 percent increase is less than half of the 7.9 percent inflation increase between 2021 and 2022 calculated by California’s Department of Finance.According to the law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016, if annual inflation increases by more than 7 percent, it triggers the minimum wage to increase.Currently, the minimum wage is $15 per hour for companies with 25 or more employees and $14 per hour for those with 25 or fewer employees.Jaywalking (AB 2147)Under the new “Freedom to Walk Act,” pedestrians will no longer be fined for crossing the street outside of designated intersections or crosswalks unless the person causes a hazard on the street.Supporters of the law state that it will reduce inequitable policing toward certain racial groups. Some also suggest that the law will encourage more people to walk instead of drive.Opponents worry that it will lead to more accidents and ultimately cause more pedestrian deaths.In California, the base fine for jaywalking is $25 and it can go up to $250 per ticket.COVID Misinformation (AB 2098)This law allows doctors to face discipline for spreading so-called misinformation or disinformation about COVID-19—including information about vaccine effectiveness and other treatments—and categorizes it as unprofessional conduct.Physicians and surgeons are regulated by the Medical Board. Under current law, the board is required to act against any licensed doctor who is charged with unprofessional conduct.Criminal Records (SB 731)At least 225,000 Californians with prior convictions or arrests will be able to have their records automatically sealed from criminal background checks due to a new law.While these records will be automatically sealed once people complete their sentence and go four years without new arrests, others will be able to petition a judge to have theirs sealed.In California, there are around 8 million people that have criminal records, according to Californians for Safety and Justice.Loitering (SB 357)A new California law decriminalizes loitering for the intent to engage in prostitution.Also known as the “Safer Streets for All Act,” the law was introduced last year by Sen. Scott Weiner (D-San Francisco). In a statement, Weiner said it “eliminates an anti-loitering offense that leads to harmful treatment of people for simply ‘appearing’ to be a sex worker.”However, opponents said that the law will place the community at risk by encouraging higher numbers of prostitutes and “Johns” in public. Los Angeles Sheriff Department officials also stated it will take a major tool away from law enforcement, especially for targeting sex buyers.Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD) deputies patrol at Venice Beach in Los Angeles on June 16, 2021. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)Parking Requirements (AB 2097)The law will prohibit cities across the state from enforcing a minimum number of parking spaces on a development project if the project is located within a half-mile of public transit.The law was established to support the development of affordable housing units by reducing the cost and land space required for development.Critics of the law say that it will, instead, reduce developers’ efforts to build affordable housing, because many cities are already reducing parking requirements as an incentive for developers to include affordable units in their projects.FAST Recovery Act (AB 257)The new law applies to fast-food chains that have 100 or more locations nationally and would create a council that would set industry-wide minimum standards on wages, working hours, and other conditions.Under the law, minimum wages could rise to as high as $22 an hour for 2023, with the option to increase further each year based on inflation.Read the rest here…Loading… […]


Millennials Don’t Become Conservative As They Age, Unlike Other Generations

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A recent study revealed that millennial voters are not becoming more conservative as they age — they move even further to the left.Millennials, people who were born between 1981 and 1996, are famous for loving their pets more than their children and being the last generation that grew up without the Internet, according to the Daily Caller.
Usually, voters tend to vote for destructive leftist policies up until they turn 35 and then start caring about the country where they live, but millennials broke the pattern, the Financial Times reported.
It seemed like the generation was on the track to become more conservative, as every generation did before, until about 30 but sharply dropped away from conservatism by the time they reached 40, the Times said.
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Raspberry Pi and ppLOGGER Make a Low-Cost Chemiluminescence Detector

[Laena] and her colleagues at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science in Melbourne, Australia used a Raspberry Pi to make a low-cost electrochemiluminescence (ECL) detector to measure inflammation markers, which could be used to detect cardiovascular disease or sepsis early enough to give doctors a better chance at saving a patient’s life.
ECL reactions emit light as a result of an electrically-activated chemical reaction, making them very useful for detecting biochemical markers in blood, saliva, or other biological samples.  ECL setups are fundamentally fairly straightforward. The device includes a voltage reference generator to initiate the chemical reaction and a photomultiplier tube (PMT) to measure the emitted light. The PMT outputs a current which is then converted to a voltage using a transimpedance amplifier (TIA). That signal is then sampled by the DAQCplate expansion board and the live output can be viewed in ppLOGGER in real-time.
Using the RPi allowed the team to do some necessary, but pretty simple signal processing, like converting the TIA voltage back to a photocurrent and integrating the current to obtain the ECL intensities. They mention the added signal processing potential of the RPi was a huge advantage of their setup over similar devices, however, simple integration can be done pretty easily on most any microcontroller. Naturally, they compared their device to a standard ECL setup and found that the results were fairly comparable between the two instruments. Their custom device showed a slightly lower limit of detection than the standard setup.
Their device costs roughly $1756 USD in non-bulk quantities with the PMT being the majority of the cost ($1500). Even at almost $2000, their device provides more than $8000 in savings compared to ECL instruments on the market. Though cost is much more than just the bill of materials, we like seeing the community making efforts to democratize science, and [Laena] and her colleagues did just that. I wonder if they can help us figure out the venus fly trap while they’re at it? […]


Josh Hawley Slams Mitch McConnell For Poor Republican Outcome in 2022 Midterms

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri is laying some of the blame for the outcome of the 2022 midterms at the feet of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Hawley is certainly not the first person to do this. Lots of people are blaming McConnell for not giving enough funding to certain campaigns and for questioning the quality of certain candidates.

Conservative voters are happy that the GOP retook the House, but in a year like this many feel that Republicans severely underperformed in Senate races.
Townhall reports:

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Sen. Hawley Blames Poor Midterm Outcome On McConnell
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is blaming the Republican’s terrible track record during the midterm election on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

During an interview at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest conference, Hawley explained how several Republicans, including McConnell, have enabled the Biden Administration’s progressive agenda.
“Listen, if you look at the last just two years in the Senate: Cave to Big Pharma on insulin. Cave to Chuck Schumer on gun control. Cave to the radical left on the climate agenda. That’s the so-called infrastructure bill,” Hawley said.
Eighteen Senate Republicans voted to advance the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill, which contains billions of dollars earmarked for Democrats’ woke agenda such as LGBTQ museums and antiracist institutions.
“That’s a terrible record. And then they wonder, Why didn’t we do better in the midterms? Gee, why, I don’t know,” Hawley questioned.
The Missouri senator was one of about 10 Senate Republicans to oppose McConnell’s bid to continue serving as the Senate Minority Leader.

Lots of conservatives are ready for a change in leadership.

Please resign @LeaderMcConnell. Step aside or get out. You have stolen/taken or received enough kickbacks.
GOP senators blast McConnell for ‘arrogance,’ voter betrayal in big spending bill https://t.co/MAQXwlWBeJ via @JustTheNews
— Stewart Kahn (@StewartKahn) December 26, 2022

Mitch McConnell is a RINO and needs to resign.
Exclusive — Josh Hawley: Mitch McConnell’s ‘Terrible Record’ Led to Poor Midterm Election Results https://t.co/nZlCRvkuFJ
— Exposing Domestic Terrorists 🇺🇸 (@Scott100234372) December 31, 2022

McConnell should pass the baton to a younger leader.
Cross posted from American Lookout. […]