It is about the dash

If you ever have looked at my last name I have a dash or hyphen in it.  If you ever had questions about how it got there, I am going to tell you.  It is a clerical error when my great-great grandparents were getting U.S. citizenship in 1874 at Cortland, NY.  Originally the name was spelled Horstkötter and when getting citizenship it got changed to Horst-Kotter.

Out of the Box Episode 102: OTT TV Box

Looking at the OTT TV Box and Kodi installed on it. I am going to unbox it and give a review of it.

Out of the Box Episode 101: Ancestry DNA

Ever wonder what those DNA tests entail? I will be opening the AncestryDNA kit by ancestry.com. Show you what is included and what my results are.

My T-Shirt Shop

I have a t-shirt shop on Zazzle.com. Made some interesting designs that are geek centric.  Check it out at https://www.zazzle.com/radicalgeek.

Out of the Box coming soon

I want to give you an update on the new web show I am putting out called out of the box.  I have 2 episodes ready instead of 1.  The reason I have 2 is because to there was some old footage I had saved for what I shot last summer.  Hope to have them up soon.

New Web Show

I have been looking to get back into making videos.  The new show is called Out of the Box.  I am going to be doing unboxing videos on gadgets and review them.

Crash, bang, boom!!! My Accident Part 3 – New Wheels

Tonight I picked up a new car.  This ordeal of the car accident is over.  I look forward to take many trips on my new 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

Let’s Recall…the 2016 Presidential Election.

Jill Stein has been raising money for a recount in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  The current electoral votes are Trump’s 290 to Clinton’s 232.  The electoral votes for the three states are as follows:

  • Michigan: 16
  • Wisconsin: 10
  • Pennsylvania: 20

So what if the recall over turns all three states from Trump to Clinton the total will be as follows:

  • Clinton – 278
  • Trump – 260

That is more then the electoral votes then on election night.  (That’s a big if.)  What after the recalls only some of the states changed to Clinton.  She would need to win all 3.  The break down with her winning only 2 of the 3 states would be following.

Clinton wins MI and WI

  • Clinton – 258
  • Trump – 280

Clinton wins PA and MI

  • Clinton – 268
  • Trump – 270

Clinton wins PA and WI

  • Clinton – 262
  • Trump – 276

Now look at the popular vote totals right now are

  • Clinton – 62,523,126
  • Trump – 61,201,031

That is a narrow margin with is why we need to get rid of the archaic system of the electoral college.  To do that will require an amendment that with a 2/3 majority in both the house and senate and then 3/4 of the states.  With the Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, so they won’t pass it.

There is a campaign to change that with in the Constitution called the National Popular Vote that changes the electoral vote to be covered over the whole nations votes and not a winner take all of the states.  Check that out.

Progress(?), car accident part 2

Friday I called my insurance company and I am glad then did.  They are able to send a claims adjuster to look at my car and was able to get my a rental.  I have a rental for a few days and hopefully I can get it fixed or replaced.

Crash, Bang, Boom! a.k.a. my car accident part one.

2015-05-17

My car, a 2010 Hyundai Elantra

On Tuesday 11/22/2016 I was in a car crash.  I was on the highway coming home from work.  The lane I was in turns into the exit I wanted.  It was backed up so I had to use the breaks not to hit the car in front of me.  First car behind me swerves to the shoulder to avoid me and then second car tries to avoid me, but hits me denting my rear driver’s side panel and destroying my tire.  My car and hers was towed away.  I get home and call the other driver’s insurance company to report it.  Asked about a rental and they said that they will get into contact with their client and call me back.

It is Thursday 11/24/2016 and I get no response from them so I call them back and they have contacted their client on Tuesday and left a message, but didn’t return it.  They say they will call 4 times before they escalated the issue, and they will only called once so far.  I borrowed my mom’s car to do to work on Wednesday but still waiting for a rental because I can’t keep borrowing my mom’s car.  Friday I will call again before I go to work.  Hopefully they can get into contact with their client to get a rental, and I can move forward on either getting fixed or getting a new car.