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San Felipe WiFi



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On main road into Cantina

Rancho is between “Calle 5” and “Calle 6” – 100 yards southwest of Fire House w/ Flag Pole

“El Chinero” signs. Bob Yen might be around …



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I was in San Felipe twice during 2019, Norra 1000 & Ultra4 San Felipe. I followed NORRA down the peninsula to San Jose Del Cabo. On the way back, I took my time, catching sunrises over Sea of Cortez. As I got into San Felipe, I got an email from a couple

[ Stanford alumni, History majors..they own a place in El Dorado Ranch. The father of 1 of them is wealthy, lives in San Marino/CA (next to Pasadena where I live). I met them at the start of NORRA 1000, they were looking for some offroad racers, to borrow their trailer. They flew in on a powered glider from Maine, engine is VW Type 4. They found someone to bring the engine to their place, so they could work on it ]

I ended up meeting with them at their place to talk about an Aero project. They are part of a cutting edge group of powered gliders (thermal seekers). My Dad

[ U of Illinois Aerospace Eng & Dept Head

( CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) specialist, aka "Wind Tunnel on a Computer" )

hired Dr Mike Selig (U of I BS, Princeton Masters, Penn State PhD) who is a wind-tunnel aerodynamicist. His article in Aviation Week & Space Technology caught the eye of Craig Hampson

( chief engineer at famed Indycar team Newman-Haas, with drivers Nigel Mansell/Mario Andretti/Michael Andretti in '93 -- the year Robby Gordon broke into Indycar with AJ Foyt Racing )

which resulted in a 6 race consult. 3 wins for Michael Andretti, see autographed pic (Michael Andretti)

UIUC APA - People

His expertise has been applied to unmanned aerial vehicles/systems, kilowatt through multi-megawatt scale wind turbines, record breaking solar powered aircraft, wing-sail and appendage design for the America's Cup, front and rear wing designs for IndyCars/CART and Formula 1, and many other areas

`` The Need for Speed''
``I feel the need for speed'' were actor Paul Newman's words before the 1st PPG Indy Car CART race of the 1997 season in Homestead Florida. Those words rang true at the end of the race when Michael Andretti finished 1st in a field of nearly 30 drivers (cover story RACER, May 1997, cover story Racecar Engineering, Vol 7, No 3, 1997, and AutoWeek, March 10, 1997, Road and Track, April 1997). Paul Newman is co-owner of Newman-Haas Racing with drivers Michael Andretti and Christian Fittipaldi. The good showing of Fittipaldi during the race was stalled when he was black flagged for an oil leak. The Andretti victory marks the first time in 14 years that a American designed and built chassis has won an Indy-car race.

Prof. Michael Selig and Ashok Gopalarathnam played a key role in the victory. For nearly 2 years, through the support of Ford Motor Company, they have been developing a design methodology for high down-force Indy-car wings in support of Newman-Haas Racing (NHR). More recently, William J. Jasinski (ME, graduate student) and Dr. Antonio Filippone (Postdoc) have been involved with the effort. The wings used in the Homestead race were designed by Prof. Michael Selig using the software developed for Ford in support of their motorsports activities. Those same wings were used at the Michigan US 500, and the California 500, where Andretti quickly moved through the grid to lead the race, only to drop out because of mechanical problems. Selig and his group were special guests of NHR at the PPG CART race at the Gateway International Raceway (St. Louis). Also, Selig attended a closed test at Fontana (location of the California 500) and got a 100-mph tour of the new 2.5-mile race track with Andretti behind the wheel of a Lincoln Town Car!
Indycar/F1 is a sector I've been working on since 2005, when I started the LiveWebCast project for Offroad Racing. Kevin Kalhoven (co-owner Champcar, owner GPALP/Grand Prix Assn of Long Beach..which owns Long Beach GP, owner Cosworth), was co-owner of KVRT (Kalhoven Vasser Racing Technology)

( Jimmy Vasser was a peer of Robby Gordon during his Indycar years )

which won 2013 Indy 500 (driver Tony Kanaan). I had association with this team & went to my 1st Indy 500, thru Dr Dennis Beller (UNLV Nuclear Eng Prof, who brought Clean Nuclear sponsorship via Entergy, for Simona DeSilvestro..Kanaan's teammate). I rushed back to U of Illinois (just over IL/IN border) & had 2 meetings with Dr Selig

Last year there were rumors of a German engine mfr coming into Indycar, plus current ruminations of Ferrari wanting in. McLaren bought a partnership with SPM (Schmidt Petersen Motorsports), forming Arrow McLaren for 2020 season. Fernando Alonso (former McLaren driver) drove for them at this year's Indy 500. I have contacts at McLaren, from last years Indycar 2019 Long Beach GP..my Pete Sohren based project. Pete had gotten calls from DoD (Dept of Defense), there has been a LONG history of collaboration between Offroad Racing & US Military (Chenoweth FAV/Fast Attack Vehicle for 1st Gulf War, Rod Hall Racing doing suspension/shocks for Humvee, Rod Millen for helicopter delivered vehicle, DARPA Grand Challenge "Robot Race in Desert", etc). My background is Aerospace/Defense (formerly Caltech/NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory), so I have LOTS of contacts

Keyword is Supercomputers & Data Analytics -- F1 has become a Big Data "race" (using supercomputers), the top teams have the resources to do this. U of Illinois has historically been a leader in Supercomputing (ILLIAC parallel computing machines), then NCSA, & now Bluewaters


You will recall the most famous spinoff from NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)

NCSA Mosaic, 1st graphical web browser

( Marc Andreessen of Netscape fame, he/I had the same boss at U of Illinois. This launched the modern Web/Internet as we know, Jeff Bezos/Amazon being the notable benefactor )

founded at U of Illinois (by Dr Larry Smarr, Astronomy PhD..black-hole supercomputer simulation)

( He's linked to the 2017 Physics Nobel "Discovery of Gravitational Waves" from colliding black-holes, it was U of I/NCSA that did the simulation of the expected LIGO (Long Base Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory) waveform. Yes, this is another sector I'm involved in -- HEP (High Energy Physics), Astronomy/Cosmology..physics of the Small (elementary particles) & physics of the Large (astronomy/cosmological scales) )

Larry was my research contemporary while I was PhD student in early/mid 80's, he was in next door ACB/Advanced Computation Bldg..I was at Coordinated Science Laboratoty/AARG/Advanced Automation Research Group

Computer Vision, Robotics, AI (Artificial Intelligence)

^^^ CORE Technology for Autonomous Cars (25 BILLION $$ valuation for 2019) -- EVERY major Auto Mfr (General Motors, Ford, Audi, BMW, VW, Hyundai, Toyota, etc) has an effort here

You will recall Autonomous Cars was "birthed" in Offroad Racing, via DARPA Grand Challenge ("Robot Race in Desert) in 2004/Barstow & 2005/Primm where SCORE administered it


A U of Illinois alumni (Dr Scott Bennett, PhD '83 Computer Science "Machine Learning", co-founder SRA International, Vice President R&D) was 1 of the 2 contractors (other one was NAL Research, founded by Virginia Tech Aerospace Eng Prof Dr Ngoc Hoang) who did the

LiveWebCast for DARPA Grand Challenge

I did a test using their IRIDIUM based vehicle-tracking (used by British Military/helicopers, US DoD/Dept of Defense) at 2006 SCORE Baja 500 (George Seeley Class 5)


^^^ was done after Troy Herbst asked me to to a LiveWebCast for Terrible Herbst Motorsports, after seeing my multimedia LiveWebCast demo at 2006 SCORE San Felipe 250. We just needed a LIVE tracking solution, so I turned to DARPA. A simple email, 45 min later I got a response, then got email from Dr Scott Bennett/SRA. Scheduled a conference call with his lead engineer 1 week later, & the SCORE Baja 500 test happened

^^^ Professionals at work. It should be noted that Dr Bennett/SRA sent an email to Sal Fish/SCORE, wanting the LIVE vehicle tracking solution at end of 2005

NO RESPONSE by SCORE

"Sal has problems with links in emails"
-- Craig Reitz/Rallytrack, personal communication

The STUPIDITY!! All this IRC (IRIDIUM based, French solution using American Technology) was result of 2 offroad racers going to Dakar Rally, & bringing it back. When there was an AMERICAN based solution

DoD/Dept of Defense (DARPA) funded by American taxpayers!!

[ making the whole MAGA (Make America Great Again) a FARCE. America has always been Great (quality people, top R1 Univs, etc), it's been FAILED LEADERSHIP (stupid politicians, bureaucrats, etc), which has MESSED IT UP!! ]

right under everyone's noses. Well, *I* found it..& it got STOLEN AWAY by OFFROAD scoundrels. Lance Clifford & Camo (co-founders Pirate4x4) know the details. Casey Folks/BITD got DUPED (via Kevin Macgillivray, so-called Technology guy for BITD..out of his home), was calling Sal Fish/SCORE on a DAILY BASIS to push it. So, both series would be "on the same wavelength"

^^^ "I AM LAUGHING AT YOU"!!

Dave Cole & Ultra4 are STILL using an ad-hoc IRIDIUM vehicle tracking (vehicles NOT updated at same time), so NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHO IS LEADING THE RACE!!

What is it..FOURTEEN YEARS of amateur-hour??

Back to the story.

AARG's most famous alumni is Martin Eberhard (my office-mate in summer '81, U of I Masters Electrial Eng '83, I'm PhD '84 Electrical Eng), who became noted Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur..sold his Nuvomedia (Rocketbook e-book) startup for 180 MILLION), then co-founded Tesla Motors (Elon Musk being the 1st funder..40 MILLION) with his Nuvomedia partner Marc Tarpening (UC Berkeley Masters Electrical Eng


See pic, that crimson Tesla Roadster (1st off the production line) belonged to Elon Musk, who launched it on SpaceX Falcon Heavy (towards Mars). See pic


This includes releasing pictures of the payload which will be sent into space, which is none other than Elon Musk’s own cherry-red Tesla Roadster.
)

Lesson learned:
STAY IN SCHOOL (I'm yelling at you!!, to paraphrase Art Saveedra..Tech guy for SCORE) get your STEM degree (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)..preferably from R1 Univ (Research Tier 1). It attracts the TOP students, TOP Professors

^^^ Book Knowledge, as opposed to Motorsports (mostly "Real World Knowledge", aka Empiricism/Trial & Error)

It should be noted that Tony Tellier is U of Arizona grad (Geology), who works for Boeing ("Real World Testing")

"Simple formula, get the top students & Profs..GREAT things will happen"
-- Dr David Baltimore, Medicine Nobelist, former Caltech President ]


Lo & behold, Ultra4 San Felipe had their Contingency on Malecon


I got a media-pass on-site, & shot the race. I also got sweet sunrise from Pete's Camp -- it arguably was the best of all the places (from San Jose Del Cabo to San Felipe)


I also got a nice sunrise video from Malecon (1 member of Ultra4 race-team was also there), will post it later. See pic, its from San Jose Del Cabo..no Photoshopping, fishermen at sunrise
 

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San Felipe WiFi



Casa #181’s Internet

@ Pete’s Campo



On main road into Cantina

Rancho is between “Calle 5” and “Calle 6” – 100 yards southwest of Fire House w/ Flag Pole

“El Chinero” signs. Bob Yen might be around …



Server Name (Will appear automatically)

INFINITUM4A93A5



Password (Case-Sensitive)

9B6331DC5A
El Chinero, will there be enough bandwith available to read mig29's ramblings?..........

I was in San Felipe twice during 2019, Norra 1000 & Ultra4 San Felipe. I followed NORRA down the peninsula to San Jose Del Cabo. On the way back, I took my time, catching sunrises over Sea of Cortez. As I got into San Felipe, I got an email from a couple

[ Stanford alumni, History majors..they own a place in El Dorado Ranch. The father of 1 of them is wealthy, lives in San Marino/CA (next to Pasadena where I live). I met them at the start of NORRA 1000, they were looking for some offroad racers, to borrow their trailer. They flew in on a powered glider from Maine, engine is VW Type 4. They found someone to bring the engine to their place, so they could work on it ]

I ended up meeting with them at their place to talk about an Aero project. They are part of a cutting edge group of powered gliders (thermal seekers). My Dad

[ U of Illinois Aerospace Eng & Dept Head

( CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) specialist, aka "Wind Tunnel on a Computer" )

hired Dr Mike Selig (U of I BS, Princeton Masters, Penn State PhD) who is a wind-tunnel aerodynamicist. His article in Aviation Week & Space Technology caught the eye of Craig Hampson

( chief engineer at famed Indycar team Newman-Haas, with drivers Nigel Mansell/Mario Andretti/Michael Andretti in '93 -- the year Robby Gordon broke into Indycar with AJ Foyt Racing )

which resulted in a 6 race consult. 3 wins for Michael Andretti, see autographed pic (Michael Andretti)

UIUC APA - People






Indycar/F1 is a sector I've been working on since 2005, when I started the LiveWebCast project for Offroad Racing. Kevin Kalhoven (co-owner Champcar, owner GPALP/Grand Prix Assn of Long Beach..which owns Long Beach GP, owner Cosworth), was co-owner of KVRT (Kalhoven Vasser Racing Technology)

( Jimmy Vasser was a peer of Robby Gordon during his Indycar years )

which won 2013 Indy 500 (driver Tony Kanaan). I had association with this team & went to my 1st Indy 500, thru Dr Dennis Beller (UNLV Nuclear Eng Prof, who brought Clean Nuclear sponsorship via Entergy, for Simona DeSilvestro..Kanaan's teammate). I rushed back to U of Illinois (just over IL/IN border) & had 2 meetings with Dr Selig

Last year there were rumors of a German engine mfr coming into Indycar, plus current ruminations of Ferrari wanting in. McLaren bought a partnership with SPM (Schmidt Petersen Motorsports), forming Arrow McLaren for 2020 season. Fernando Alonso (former McLaren driver) drove for them at this year's Indy 500. I have contacts at McLaren, from last years Indycar 2019 Long Beach GP..my Pete Sohren based project. Pete had gotten calls from DoD (Dept of Defense), there has been a LONG history of collaboration between Offroad Racing & US Military (Chenoweth FAV/Fast Attack Vehicle for 1st Gulf War, Rod Hall Racing doing suspension/shocks for Humvee, Rod Millen for helicopter delivered vehicle, DARPA Grand Challenge "Robot Race in Desert", etc). My background is Aerospace/Defense (formerly Caltech/NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory), so I have LOTS of contacts

Keyword is Supercomputers & Data Analytics -- F1 has become a Big Data "race" (using supercomputers), the top teams have the resources to do this. U of Illinois has historically been a leader in Supercomputing (ILLIAC parallel computing machines), then NCSA, & now Bluewaters


You will recall the most famous spinoff from NCSA (National Center for Supercomputing Applications)

NCSA Mosaic, 1st graphical web browser

( Marc Andreessen of Netscape fame, he/I had the same boss at U of Illinois. This launched the modern Web/Internet as we know, Jeff Bezos/Amazon being the notable benefactor )

founded at U of Illinois (by Dr Larry Smarr, Astronomy PhD..black-hole supercomputer simulation)

( He's linked to the 2017 Physics Nobel "Discovery of Gravitational Waves" from colliding black-holes, it was U of I/NCSA that did the simulation of the expected LIGO (Long Base Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory) waveform. Yes, this is another sector I'm involved in -- HEP (High Energy Physics), Astronomy/Cosmology..physics of the Small (elementary particles) & physics of the Large (astronomy/cosmological scales) )

Larry was my research contemporary while I was PhD student in early/mid 80's, he was in next door ACB/Advanced Computation Bldg..I was at Coordinated Science Laboratoty/AARG/Advanced Automation Research Group

Computer Vision, Robotics, AI (Artificial Intelligence)

^^^ CORE Technology for Autonomous Cars (25 BILLION $$ valuation for 2019) -- EVERY major Auto Mfr (General Motors, Ford, Audi, BMW, VW, Hyundai, Toyota, etc) has an effort here

You will recall Autonomous Cars was "birthed" in Offroad Racing, via DARPA Grand Challenge ("Robot Race in Desert) in 2004/Barstow & 2005/Primm where SCORE administered it


A U of Illinois alumni (Dr Scott Bennett, PhD '83 Computer Science "Machine Learning", co-founder SRA International, Vice President R&D) was 1 of the 2 contractors (other one was NAL Research, founded by Virginia Tech Aerospace Eng Prof Dr Ngoc Hoang) who did the

LiveWebCast for DARPA Grand Challenge

I did a test using their IRIDIUM based vehicle-tracking (used by British Military/helicopers, US DoD/Dept of Defense) at 2006 SCORE Baja 500 (George Seeley Class 5)


^^^ was done after Troy Herbst asked me to to a LiveWebCast for Terrible Herbst Motorsports, after seeing my multimedia LiveWebCast demo at 2006 SCORE San Felipe 250. We just needed a LIVE tracking solution, so I turned to DARPA. A simple email, 45 min later I got a response, then got email from Dr Scott Bennett/SRA. Scheduled a conference call with his lead engineer 1 week later, & the SCORE Baja 500 test happened

^^^ Professionals at work. It should be noted that Dr Bennett/SRA sent an email to Sal Fish/SCORE, wanting the LIVE vehicle tracking solution at end of 2005

NO RESPONSE by SCORE

"Sal has problems with links in emails"
-- Craig Reitz/Rallytrack, personal communication

The STUPIDITY!! All this IRC (IRIDIUM based, French solution using American Technology) was result of 2 offroad racers going to Dakar Rally, & bringing it back. When there was an AMERICAN based solution

DoD/Dept of Defense (DARPA) funded by American taxpayers!!

[ making the whole MAGA (Make America Great Again) a FARCE. America has always been Great (quality people, top R1 Univs, etc), it's been FAILED LEADERSHIP (stupid politicians, bureaucrats, etc), which has MESSED IT UP!! ]

right under everyone's noses. Well, *I* found it..& it got STOLEN AWAY by OFFROAD scoundrels. Lance Clifford & Camo (co-founders Pirate4x4) know the details. Casey Folks/BITD got DUPED (via Kevin Macgillivray, so-called Technology guy for BITD..out of his home), was calling Sal Fish/SCORE on a DAILY BASIS to push it. So, both series would be "on the same wavelength"

^^^ "I AM LAUGHING AT YOU"!!

Dave Cole & Ultra4 are STILL using an ad-hoc IRIDIUM vehicle tracking (vehicles NOT updated at same time), so NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHO IS LEADING THE RACE!!

What is it..FOURTEEN YEARS of amateur-hour??

Back to the story.

AARG's most famous alumni is Martin Eberhard (my office-mate in summer '81, U of I Masters Electrial Eng '83, I'm PhD '84 Electrical Eng), who became noted Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur..sold his Nuvomedia (Rocketbook e-book) startup for 180 MILLION), then co-founded Tesla Motors (Elon Musk being the 1st funder..40 MILLION) with his Nuvomedia partner Marc Tarpening (UC Berkeley Masters Electrical Eng


See pic, that crimson Tesla Roadster (1st off the production line) belonged to Elon Musk, who launched it on SpaceX Falcon Heavy (towards Mars). See pic


)

Lesson learned:
STAY IN SCHOOL (I'm yelling at you!!, to paraphrase Art Saveedra..Tech guy for SCORE) get your STEM degree (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)..preferably from R1 Univ (Research Tier 1). It attracts the TOP students, TOP Professors

^^^ Book Knowledge, as opposed to Motorsports (mostly "Real World Knowledge", aka Empiricism/Trial & Error)

It should be noted that Tony Tellier is U of Arizona grad (Geology), who works for Boeing ("Real World Testing")

"Simple formula, get the top students & Profs..GREAT things will happen"
-- Dr David Baltimore, Medicine Nobelist, former Caltech President ]


Lo & behold, Ultra4 San Felipe had their Contingency on Malecon


I got a media-pass on-site, & shot the race. I also got sweet sunrise from Pete's Camp -- it arguably was the best of all the places (from San Jose Del Cabo to San Felipe)


I also got a nice sunrise video from Malecon (1 member of Ultra4 race-team was also there), will post it later. See pic, its from San Jose Del Cabo..no Photoshopping, fishermen at sunrise
A post for wifi inspired this? Every time I attempt to read your posts I feel like I'm watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
 

michael.gonzalez

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A few phrases stood out.

DARPA Grand Challenge. Just googled it and man I wish I could have been a part of that! Unfortunately I was in middle school at the time.

Autonomous off-road vehicles! I want to see more.
 

Chris_Wilson

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What would Pat Chicas think?
CRazy Bob Yen?
Didn’t he have stickers printed?
 

JDDurfey

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Back in 03 SCORE was promoting an autonomous off-road vehicle event at the end of year awards ceremony. Sal Fish himself promoted the even and if my memory stands correctly they showed a promo video and the organizer spoke. I don't think many desert racers were real interested. My crew sure wasn't.

Anyway, sorry to hijack the thread. I know this has nothing to do with the availability of wifi in Baja.
 

az_amsoil

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FFS Is there a way to hid ALL posts from a user? :rolleyes:
 

MTPyle

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Mig29,

You always post some interesting stuff, Haha. But somehow you need to learn how to keep it all relevant and shorter. LOL I read it all and I think you made some good points about tracking technology.

Mike
 

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When life gets back to normal we should pitch in to get MIG to a race. Listening to him ramble at a bar or camp area would be entertaining to say the least!
 

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BY is a genius seriously. He’s never really wrong about what he’s saying, he’s usually right. Problem if you just can’t figure out what in the hell hes talking about most of the time but when ya do he’s not wrong. Lol
 

MTPyle

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Who is Bob Yen?

Mike
 

bajafox

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A few phrases stood out.

DARPA Grand Challenge. Just googled it and man I wish I could have been a part of that! Unfortunately I was in middle school at the time.

Autonomous off-road vehicles! I want to see more.
I was there. It was an amazing privately held event. Mike Majors (think that was his last name) invited me and I think he's still with SCORE. We finished in Laughlin and got wasted. It was definitely a super interesting event, too bad I only got to do it for one year.
 

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CBob Yen has been a fixture in front of TTs casa for years at races. Sometimes he even gets out of the car and joins the festivities. Genius is almost putting it mildly. Overly misunderstood would not be a misstatement either.
 
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