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German World War II Military Radios w/ Demonstrations & The History of Nazi Television Broadcasting

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The Torn.E.b was a workhorse of the German armed forces under Adolf Hitler. It was a very basic, 4-tube regenerative receiver. This example is completely unaltered from the time it was made 66 years ago. 7 out of 8 of the frequency ranges were perfectly tuned, while the other range was just slightly out of tune. I just had to replace one vacuum tube in the receiver to get it working.

German WWII Kriegsmarine Military (Naval) Radio Receiver Lo6K39a in Operation

German Wehrmacht Military WWII Radio Receiver Kw.E.a after restoration part 2 – operation

German Wehrmacht Military WWII Radio Receiver Kw.E.a after restoration – physical description

Documentary on the history of Nazi Television Broadcasting

This is the link to the first of six parts.  You can easily find the rest of the parts of you are interested

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April 24, 2010 at 5:49 pm

On Multiple Intelligences, Minds, and the Education for the Future

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A couple of decades ago (1983), Howard Gardner came up with this idea that IQ (“Intelligence” Quotient) only measures one type of intelligence.  Observation shows that people possess abilities that IQ tests can not measure.  Gardner got the idea that to really understand the full range of human capability it was necessary to extend the concept of “intelligence” beyond the traditional default definition.

Gardner came up with the theory of multiple intelligences.  The belief was that multiple  intelligences better capture the full capability of human being and that an individual, evaluated on traditional IQ tests alone, did not tell the full story on a particular individuals capability.

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April 24, 2010 at 4:21 pm

For Accidental Entrepreneurs – 12 + 12 Factors to Consider in Starting a Business

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A while ago a new term entered the lexicon of popular culture; that term was “Accidental Entrepreneur”.  This came to denote a person who got laid off or otherwise lost their job and started their own business.  What could be better than being your own boss?  Well plenty, if you don’t know anything about business.  One would do well to remember the E-Myth:

… refers to the idea that most businesses fail because the founders are technicians that were inspired to start a business without knowledge of how successful businesses run.  The mythic and often disastrous assumption is that people who are experts regarding technical details of a product or service will also be expert at running that sort of business. Many small business owners eventually realize that just as they had to learn their technical skills, they have to learn business growth and management skills…. (read more)

Many Accidential Entrpreneurs don’t have a written Business Plan.  The point is not to have a business plan to have a business plan per se but to have a written business plan to demonstrate that you have thought it through and you have covered the predictable pitfalls that cause businesses to fail.

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April 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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