Day: October 9, 2020

DIY F/A-18 LED Cockpit Display Panel

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A modern LED replica of the vintage F/A-18 display.

Mangy_Dog explains in this video that he became intrigued with the notion of creating a modern LED replica of the 1970s-vintage McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 fighter jet’s archaic digital display panels as a part of an aborted project to produce a complete, programmable cockpit. Maybe the producers of the new Top Gun sequel were interested in just a simulator for shooting scenes for that film?

Anyway, Mangy_Dog describes the challenges in producing his impressive retro-themed display and outlines the steps for you to build your own DIY display. In his case, Mangy_Dog is using the display to show the subscriber count for his YouTube channel in celebration of surpassing 1,000 subscribers. Here is his explanation:

Each digit has its own 595 shift register, and solder connections on the side. The idea is

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Trump administration expected to urge state attorneys general to probe social media bias

By The Washington Post Time of article publishedSep 23, 2020

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By Tony Romm

Washington – The Trump administration is expected to urge Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to investigate social-media sites over allegations they censor conservatives online, escalating the White House’s war with Silicon Valley at a time when tech giants are increasingly taking action against the president’s most controversial posts.

The Trump administration plans to raise the issue at a gathering with at least eight top Republican officials, encouraging them to use their existing state laws to probe and potentially punish perceived acts of political bias, according to two people familiar with the White House’s thinking. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an event that has not yet occurred.

The effort comes nearly four months after Trump signed an executive order that opened the door for the federal

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Fake ‘Meghan for President’ website launched calling for ‘equality, empowerment and kindness’

A fake “Meghan for President” website has been set up claiming that the Duchess of Sussex has entered the race to become the next US president ahead of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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The website, which is called, features photographs of Meghan at several former engagements, including a visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London earlier this year and during her royal tour to South Africa in 2019.

In a blog post published on 29 September, falsely credited to the Duchess of Sussex, it states that “after months of reflection and internal discussions”, she had “heard your calls to become President of the United States of America”.

“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few months, that I feel prepared to make this decision,” the post reads.

“With your support I believe we can bring equality,

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