I fear that my list of project ideas, which I assemble out of an optimistic hope that the future will bring a long span of free time for such undertakings, includes an idea for a screenplay. It would be a film in the style of Apollo 13 (technically and historically accurate, and developed with lots […]
From The Economist: “Body-disposal teams are credited with checking Ebola in Liberia. But such teams are often attacked in Guinea. Resistance is reported in over a third of prefectures. … At times last year it looked as if Ebola was under control in Guinea, the largest of the affected countries. But health workers have trouble […]
I recently updated the SSL certificate used to provide encrypted access to this site via HTTPS. Chances are, nothing sensitive is passing between my server and your computer. Running the site this way by default does, however, increase the overall volume of encrypted traffic on the web, which may hamper some ubiquitous surveillance efforts. In […]
I got some photos at the Remembrance Day commemoration at Soldiers’ Tower and Hart House this morning.
One of the best Wired articles ever, written by Neal Stephenson, and available for free online: Mother Earth Mother Board
An interesting speech from the Green leader:
“The final switch: Goldsboro, 1961” “New Details on the 1961 Goldsboro Nuclear Accident“
Thomas Friedman interviews Obama on climate change, and the president explicitly states that we can’t burn all the world’s remaining fossil fuels and that we should keep to the target of keeping warming below 2˚C. He also endorses a price on carbon. This makes it seem that Obama does understand the key dimensions of climate […]
I was just at “Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Extraction: Perspectives Across Provinces“, but decided to switch things up a bit with “Remote and Preemptive Warfare“, which is largely about drones. At 1:30pm, I have “Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resource Extraction: The Political Economy of Extraction, Enterprises and Resistance“.