By Andrew Crane-Droesch – Washington Post – 10/21/19 … Out of the blue, in August 2018, agriculture secretary George “Sonny” Perdue announced that my agency and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture would relocate from Washington, D.C., to some yet-to-be-determined location. He claimed that this would lower costs and bring us closer to “stakeholders.” … [Read more…]
From IEEE Spectrum: New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy 15 Oct 2019 | 15:00 GMT New Alternative to Bitcoin Uses Negligible Energy Novel algorithms are secure like blockchains, but simpler, faster, and more energy-efficient By Charles Q. Choi A nearly zero-energy alternative to Bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that promises as much security but … [Read more…]
From the Guardian, Sept 9th, 2019: “The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it,” Yoshiaki Harada told a news briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday. “The whole of the government will discuss this, but I would like to offer my simple opinion.” … Six years ago during the city’s bid … [Read more…]
24 May 2019 – IEEE Spectrum TELCOM By Lucas Laursen “Rural Cooperatives Deliver High-Speed Internet for Less,” tired of waiting, some rural residents are funding their own Wi-Fi networks to bring broadband to their homes.
(From Wikipedia) Qian Xuesen, (11 December 1911 – 31 October 2009), was a prominent Chinese aerodynamicist, cyberneticist and politician who contributed to rocket science and established engineering cybernetics. Recruited from MIT, he joined Theodore von Karman’s group at Caltech. Later, he returned to China and made important contributions to China’s missile and space program. During … [Read more…]
In the September 14, 2017 New Yorker, Adrian Chen wrote an essay on fake news. They use the byline ” Old fights about radio have lessons for new fights about the Internet”. Naturally, this containing some radio history, I was interested in the points made. “The greatest organizers of mass hysterias and the mass delusions … [Read more…]