In the World of the High Tech Redneck, the Graybeard is the old guy who earned his gray by making all the mistakes, and then tries to keep the young 'uns from repeating them. Silicon Graybeard is my term for an old hardware engineer; a circuit designer. Here are mental droppings from a newly retired radio engineer running from tech news to economics; from firearms to the world at large; from radio to home machine shops and making all kinds of stuff.
Second, it was close this year, but we have a new winner in this coveted category:
It was close, with Governor Cuomo suggesting confiscation of guns, and the president starting the UN small arms treaty again, but Babs Feinstein's incessant diarrhea of the mouth on the topic has driven a sales bubble as big as any ever seen - at least from what I'm hearing.