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The future of global energyrickmc

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:04:34 +0000

I’ve always been suspicious of stories predicting the rise of solar and wind and the imminent plunge of coal and oil. But it’s here. Solar in Dubai is already the least expensive source of electricity in the history of the world — 2.42 cents / kwh. Click PLAY or watch a TED Talk on YouTube. (38min) … Continue reading The future of global energy(image)


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carry your bike like a backpackrickmc

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:04:12 +0000

This is cool. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. detailsFiled under: cycling, product endorsements(image)


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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follettrickmc

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:04:37 +0000

Highly recommended. Best book I’ve read in some time. The Pillars of the Earth is a historical novel by Ken Follett published in 1989 about the building of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge, England. It is set in the middle of the 12th century … The book traces the development of Gothic … Continue reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett(image)


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American politics went batshit crazy starting with Newt Gingrichrickmc

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:04:04 +0000

I ignored American politics until 2004 when — inexplicably — George W. Bush was elected for a second term after being unbelievably bad in his first term. What the Hell was going on? Jim VandeHei explains why the USA has such extreme politics in 2017: Newt Gingrich, Fox News (1996), MSNBC, CNN, Facebook and later Twitter, Sarah Palin and finally Trump. Jon … Continue reading American politics went batshit crazy starting with Newt Gingrich(image)


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you might be killed by a dronerickmc

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:04:51 +0000

Greg linked to this video. I thought it was real … for the first few minutes. It’s fiction. Black Mirror scary. Click PLAY or watch Slaughterbots on YouTube. The video was created by Autonomousweapons.org and Stuart Russell, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. … Next WebFiled under: bad news, ethics, firearms, government, … Continue reading you might be killed by a drone(image)


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narrowboat holiday on U.K. canalsrickmc

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:04:47 +0000

Warren posted a report on their summer 2017 holiday on a rental narrowboat called “Cedric” … 68 feet long and only 6′ 8″ wide. They chose Montgomery Canal. trip report – Llangollen CanalFiled under: travel(image)


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how Google (and myself) avoid taxesrickmc

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:04:07 +0000

I’m in Bermuda right now … hiding my vast wealth. 😀 According to the latest available figures, 63 percent of all the profits made outside of the United States by American multinationals are now reported in six low- or zero-tax countries: the Netherlands, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Ireland, Singapore and Switzerland. … The NY Times has a comparatively … Continue reading how Google (and myself) avoid taxes(image)


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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorialrickmc

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:04:49 +0000

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington D.C., dedicated to the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, and to the era he represents. Weird and interesting, I liked the unusual layout of this memorial. Filed under: travel(image)


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Argentina beats the All Blacks at World Rugby Classicrickmc

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:51:54 +0000

It was a dark and windy night. Horizontal rain. Ideal for a Rugby tourney final. Each year Bermuda hosts a tournament for veteran players. Many bring friends and family. The Classic Pumas (Argentina) delivered a typically physical performance full of pride and passion last night to overcome a strong New Zealand outfit 15-5 and record … Continue reading Argentina beats the All Blacks at World Rugby Classic(image)


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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter should be regulatedrickmc

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:04:17 +0000

Great article. Al Franken: Last week’s hearings demonstrated that these companies may not be up to the challenge that they’ve created for themselves. In some instances, it seems that they’ve failed to take commonsense precautions to prevent the spread of propaganda, misinformation, and hate speech. … … we can’t trust the companies to get it … Continue reading Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter should be regulated(image)


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