Author Archives: Chris Savage

About Chris Savage

Electronics Engineer, Hacker, Programmer, host of Savage///Circuits TV, reviewer of Test Equipment and Musician.

Parallax Forum Posts Now Considered Illegitimate

Any posts by Chris Savage on the Parallax Forums are to be considered illegitimate / fraudulent / fake. Apparently posts on the Parallax Forums can be modified for content at will, meaning anything posted may not be what the original … Continue reading

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Tabletop Kiosks: The New Spies On The Block

If you’ve recently eaten at Red Robin, Applebee’s or Chili’s, you may have noticed a tabletop kiosk that allows you to order food, play games and even pay your bill. These devices are becoming more and more popular in restaurants. … Continue reading

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The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)

Engineers are often faced with the demands of those who don’t know the capabilities (or limitations) of the technology they’re asking us to design, sometimes putting us in the position of being asked to design something that is, quite literally, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Telemetry Hits Windows 7/8.1

Back when Microsoft was cramming Windows 10 down everyone’s virtual throat, force-installing it onto their PC if the updates were allowed to install automatically, I went to great lengths to insure I didn’t end up with Microsoft’s spyware-infested O/S on … Continue reading

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How Turning Signals Work

State Trooper creates a PSA for those who don’t know what a turning signal is.

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Jefferson Airplane Starship

Okay, so it was originally Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship and finally, Starship. But in my collection it is listed as Jefferson Airplane Starship or as my late wife called it, “The Identity Crisis Band”. No need to get technical, … Continue reading

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McDonald’s No More…For Me!

What would you do if you saw your orange juice being filled from the overflow tray at the bottom of the machine? Yeah, me too! Gross! But that’s what happened to me this morning!

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Progressive Auto Insurance

If Progressive Auto Insurance offered to insure my vehicles FREE for LIFE, I would decline. Here’s why…

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Auto Insurance Company Tactics

As of January 3, 2017 I have had four vehicles rear-ended by another driver who either wasn’t paying attention or was driving recklessly. In all four cases the other driver had insurance at the time of the accident and was … Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor Finance

Hyundai vehicles are some of the most reliable and robust I have ever driven. That’s why when I moved to CA from NY I kept buying Hyundai. The warranty couldn’t be beat and the reliability and bang for the buck … Continue reading

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