We live like kings today, on the backs of roughly 100 energy slaves each (human metabolism is 100 Watts, but Americans enjoy 10,000 W of continuous power).
Our world has a serious energy problem as we reduce use of fossil fuels…
Australia recently passed laws that attack US tech companies. They did this at the behest of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire. The United States government needs to defend US tech companies and put similar restrictions on Australian news media company, especially targeting Rupert Murdoch’s news organizations.
A licensed security broker being sued for his involvement in a massive pump and dump scheme online. Strangely, the victims of this scheme still mostly defend him.
Is this power outage truly such a bad thing? It seems like a decision that the elected representatives of Texas have chosen to make. They basically said we would rather have much lower utility costs on a regular basis and have a risk that we lose our power every 9 or 10 years in a big storm.… read more “Texas Power Outages – A Conscious Decision By Texans?”
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26149754. Interesting thread and article on the huge amounts of fake reviews on Amazon. I have run into this as well. Most Amazon reviews are fake now. I prefer to buy from sites run by brands or manufacturers I trust instead and will avoid buying from Amazon unless I have no choice.
I read recently that Governor Inslee was going to try to shut down some of Washington State’s hydro power dams. Washington state needs a lot MORE hydro power, not less. Hydroelectric power is probably the single cleanest source of power on the planet – oil and coal cause pollution that kills millions of people with lung cancer and other problems, solar is still pretty inefficient and requires lots of oil to produce, and people are afraid of nuclear waste (though it’s not a serious problem if you have political willpower to dispose of it properly).… read more “Washington State Needs More Hydro Power”
“Jon Rubinstein, a senior vice president for hardware engineering during Jobs’s second tour at Apple, recalls almost having a heart attack in 2005 when he went with Gou to see a new factory in Shenzhen for the iPod Nano—a tiny device 80% smaller than Apple’s original MP3 player—only to find an empty field. Within months, though, a large structure and production line were in place.… read more “Why America Lost It’s Manufacturing”