Month: February 2021

Five myths about voting machines

Voting machines were hacked

Trump has complained of “voting machine ‘glitches’ all over the place (meaning they got caught cheating!).” His former lawyer Sidney Powell has said computer algorithms shifted votes from Trump to Biden. Democrats made similar allegations about voting machines in Ohio in 2004, suggesting that tampering helped reelect President George W. Bush.

Voting machines are easy to hack: In the hands of a skilled person, individual machines are shockingly vulnerable, as experts demonstrated at Def Con, a hacker convention, in 2019. That’s why a growing movement over the past 20 years has pushed to replace paperless voting

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Why GM is idling the hot-selling Corvette next week

General Motors is planning to idle production of the hot-selling Corvette sports car next week due to a parts shortage.

Bowling Green Assembly, the automaker’s plant in Kentucky, will idle operations from March 1 to March 5. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is produced there.

The downtime is not related to the global semiconductor chip shortage that’s proving to be a thorn in automakers’ sides.

“Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of March 1,” GM spokesman Dan Flores said in an email. “Our supply chain, manufacturing

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Pre-Retirement Workshop Webinar

January 1, 2021

Plan Your Retirement

Pre-Retirement Workshops are intended for members within five years of retirement. We will address the steps you must take before and during the IMRF retirement application process.

At this time, registration cannot be completed using an Internet Explorer web browser. Please use another browser such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari. Thank you.

Saturday, January 9, 9 am – 10 am (central time)


Thursday, January 14, 5 pm – 6 pm (central time)


Tuesday, January 26, 1 pm – 2 pm (central time)


Tuesday, February 9, 1 pm

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Los Angeles – Ace Tech Collision Center


Ace Tech Auto, established in 1987, is an auto body shop servicing all of Los Angeles, CA. We are recognized as one of the largest and most-modern auto collision repair center in the area. We have a state-of-the-art automotive shop facility servicing Los Angeles, that provides professional services and craftsmanship on auto collision repairs.

Performing quality auto body repairs, dent repairs, windshield replacements, and auto body paint jobs requires the use of sophisticated equipment. We employ top-of-the-line auto repair equipment and auto body painting machinery including unibody frame repair machine and

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CNC Machining Trends in 2020

The book, The Goal, stresses the necessity of identifying the primary bottleneck in operation and determining a way to eliminate it or increase its throughput. In the novel, the bottleneck is easily identified by identifying where production parts are stacking up in the process. Once identified, another machine is introduced in that process step to run parallel jobs and better streamline the workflow.

This approach is useful for production, but with higher demands in custom low-volume manufacturing, it is often difficult to truly understand critical bottlenecks without good data. This is where novel sensors, feedback systems, and predictive software

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