Sometime in the early 2000’s, I took a trip to Paris from Neuchatel Switzerland, where we lived. Getting to Paris was easy as the TGV ran between Zurich or Bern through Neuchatel to Paris. You could literally have breakfast in Neuchatel and four hours later, have lunch in Paris. The hotel I stayed at was … [Read more…]
If you put this into a search engine “Today’s data centers are massive facilities that consume an estimated two percent of the global electrical power worldwide and emit as much CO2 as the airline industry. “, not only will you get more than a million hits, you’ll be contributing to the problem.
U.S. sues Lockheed Martin over alleged kickback scheme at nuclear cleanup site – From the Washington Post, 02/10/19. Oh, what fun we have at Hanford!
Lest we forget our legacy in failed IT systems, Robert N. Charette takes us for a survey of some special governmental IT failures. It is in the current IEEE Spectrum (02/07/19) and here
After the State of the Union address by Trump, this popped up in a search for something not related to the President, but it seemed so right and timely that I had to make note for later reference. Definition The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, … [Read more…]
IEEE Spectrum, in its ongoing reporting on the Hanford cleanup project, gives us an update on the vitrification process and some questions concerning the classification of hazardous waste. Read the article here: Hanford Nuclear Waste Cleanup Makes Progress, But Questions Loom
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A good interview in the Guardian: We’ve dug ourselves a really deep hole’ – David Neiwert on the rise of the far right – it holds up well: “The current conservative movement has decided it no longer wishes to be part of a liberal democracy.” The principal reason, he thinks, is greed. “By the time … [Read more…]
An interesting graphic from PEW RESEARCH published January 18, 2019 on Trump’s third year approval rating. What is interesting is seeing other Presidents ranked in time along with Trump. As is normal with Pew Research, the accompanying article has an excellent summary of their methods and interpretation of the results.
We’re running out of time to save ourselves … from the Washington Post