Where would life be without fascinations?  Where would life be without exploring the different aspects of our world through laughter, amazement, curiosity, and that childlike glee when we see something anew for the first time?  I only wish that I could somehow bring many of the different treats that arrive on my web doorstep to your attention.  Of course, through the magic of the Internet, there are few constraints to this excitement.

On the last workday of the week (usually Friday), we will bring you something at 12:00 noon Pacific Time (that’s late afternoon on the East Coast, so you have something before leaving the office). It’s here to tickle your fancy, entice you to learn, entertain you, or simply explore your funny bone.  It may not always be humor, but it should never be boring.  It will be clean, safe for work and the family, and will be related to our core topics at Computer Talk Radio, that’s computers and technology, and occasionally just plain nerdy.

Further, like many of the other things around here, if you submit something that we use in our Friday Fascinations, I’ll also send you something from the grab box(es).

Benjamin Rockwell

Freedom of Speech is disappearing.

This isn't about left or right. I would scream about this no matter who is working to keep our voices silent. I despised the efforts years ago to censor music. I was against the censorship of a certain comedian who I found to be foul and obnoxious, as it made him more...

Sci-fi types of medical implants will be here soon

Sci-fi types of medical implants will be here soon

The past days have been filled with odd news items out of CES, trying to tell us the future again. One such spin was how sci-fi medical implants are coming. It's all based on a product which I reviewed back at CES five or so years ago... a glucose monitor in a watch....

Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-01-2022

Computer Talk Radio Broadcast 01-01-2022; Blackberry, Alexa, Tesla, Metaverse; Benjamin’s rare walkback; Keith’s new virtual reality; Marty’s CES reality; blackmail scams; Steves predictions; Benjamin’s musings; saving money; having backups; hibernation