Monthly Archives: June 2017

Going Solo And Solar

“Given the current costs of generating and storing power at home, even residents of sunny Arizona would not have much economic incentive to leave the electric-power system completely—full grid-defection, as McKinsey refers to it—until around 2028. But partial defection, where … Continue reading

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OMG! Here’s A List Of Foods I Mostly Like!

“A new study calculates how much climate-warming pollution is created by food production, and red meat comes through as the worst offender.” See These are the most climate-damaging foodsOMG! I love 8 of the ten foods listed: beef, – one of … Continue reading

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EOL

“The long-awaited project, expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, involves the expansion of Kenaston Boulevard to six lanes, the expansion of the St. James Bridges to eight lanes and the acquisition of all or part of 136 properties, … Continue reading

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Electra Meccanica Vehicles Will Trade As ECCTF on OTCQB

It takes money for a start-up like EMV to ramp up production. They can do it the slow way by selling cars and recycling the profits or they can do it faster by selling shares of the company or increasing … Continue reading

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Battle Of The 3-wheelers

Arcimoto plans to achieve its mission by replacing the global urban and suburban use of 4,000 lb. internal combustion engine vehicles for regular daily trips with the Arcimoto SRK, a pure electric solution that is a quarter of the weight, … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Trump

“President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election.” See Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claimWow! Just when we thought we’d heard all the nonsense possible from Trump, … Continue reading

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The Only Good Murdering Bastard Is A Dead Murdering Bastard

“A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.” See Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’It used to be thought by some … Continue reading

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First Delivery Of A Solo EV

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver our very first SOLO to a family right here in the Vancouver area,” said Mark West, President of Electra Meccanica. “We think it fits perfectly with their local healthy food business as … Continue reading

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Upgrading to Debian Stretch

I’ve done it. Our server and all but one of our clients have been dist-upgraded to Debian Stretch. The dist-upgrade went smoothly on all clients. The server was another matter. Oh, the dist-upgrade was smooth but web-applications were ripped by … Continue reading

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Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

“Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. It already gets 83 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 per cent renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule. To … Continue reading

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Intel Surrenders To ARM

“Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets. The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison, Galileo and Joule compute modules and boards … Continue reading

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Debian 9 “Stretch” Released

I’ve had a couple of systems running it. Today I will convert my main machine. See https://twitter.com/debian

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