|Monday, February 18th, 2013|
|Sunday, February 17th, 2013|
|Can they learn?
I don't think this sort of pointless police shooting
and killing of two people is rare, at least this one has gotten some investigation. I hope the Cleveland police can learn something from this, I hope they want to.
|Saturday, February 16th, 2013|
|Vancouver 1907 Dash cam
A Dash cam video
of Vancouver from 1907. Not much action, mostly interesting because of the period. People seem to be cutting it pretty close, the don't seem afraid of the trolly.
|Thursday, December 27th, 2012|
|Turttles on the moon
Was a turtle the first earthling to see Earthrise from the moon? Amy Shira Teitel
has an interesting article in Discovery News
about the flight of Zond 5
which made a flight around the moon in September of 1968. The space ship had turtles as well as other animals on board, they all returned ssafelydespite a 20 G descent back to earth. No word on if there were windows so the turtles could see outside.
|Tuesday, December 25th, 2012|
|Friday, December 21st, 2012|
A good summary on Informed Comment
, Juan Cole's
blog about why America has not cut green house gas
production. The post is actually a guest post by Tom Giesen. The post explains where we are, but does not provide any hope improvement.
|Thursday, May 5th, 2011|
provides a good write up of what little is known about the Fukushimia Dai-ichi
nuclear disaster. Clearly there is still much more to learn, but it is good to read a sober summary of what is now known.
|Friday, April 8th, 2011|
|Thursday, March 3rd, 2011|
|Sunday, February 27th, 2011|
|Saturday, February 26th, 2011|
|Saturday, February 5th, 2011|
|Saturday, January 22nd, 2011|
|Thursday, January 20th, 2011|
|Wikileaks before it was cool
was not the first to leak diplomatic cables to try to influence politics. This BBC story about Tyler Kent
tells the story of a US diplomat who tried to leak US and British diplomatic cables to stop the US from joining world war 2 or aiding the British. He supported the Nazis out of anti-semitics and anit-communism. He is unrepentant, or was when this was filmed.
Wikipedia has an entry on him which makes him sound even more repulsive
than the BBC piece.
|Saturday, January 15th, 2011|
|Tuesday, January 4th, 2011|
|Tuesday, December 28th, 2010|
|Another step in the rise of private armies
A consortium of insurance brokers and insurance companies is close to start a private navy
to protect boats operating near Somalia. It makes sense for the shipping companies to arm themselves to defend their boats. This is a job that should be done by states their failure to do so is another step in the downfall of the nation state.