Monthly Archives: November 2013

Fukushima and Nuclear Energy for the Thick but Intrepid

You might still be hearing a bit of news now and again about radiation seeping into the ocean in Japan and about how they are finally getting around to removing those inconvenient fuel rods.  If you are listening to the … Continue reading

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Tailing Pond Spills into the Athabasca River

October 31, 2013 Hinton Alberta: A coal mining plant tailing pond breeched today, spilling approximately 1,000,000,000 Litres (264 million US gallons) of tailings (hydrocarbons, chemicals, heavy metals, coal, silt, salt and brackish water) into the head-waters of the Athabasca river, … Continue reading

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The Death of a Spy

I have Mr. Robert Ludlum and his fictional character, Jason Bourne to thank for my curiosity in all things covert.  So this story of the suspicious passing of a British Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) ‘cyberwarfare expert’ in London, England caught … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Raymond Loewy

Originally posted on Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues:
Google honors the father of industrial design; so does Scholars & Rogues I have grown to really appreciate design in recent years. I’ve never had any formal training in it, unfortunately –…

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What is happening to the Star Fish?

Star Fish aren’t really fish but belong to a large family of marine invertebrates, so to differentiate their symmetrical, five (or more) arms and to distance them from ‘Brittle Stars’, the term Sea Star is used.  Of the 1800 or … Continue reading

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You called me a what?!?

If I were to confess a strong dislike for Canada, I would be considered ‘anti-Canadian’.  If I were to say that I disliked the United States, I would be considered ‘anti-American’ and if I were to say that I disliked … Continue reading

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If I read one more panic-inducing news article about CO2, I’m going to vomit.

Yet it’s not because I don’t believe we are harming the environment… During my career as industrial designer and applications engineer for international and north American firms, I have applied fossil fuel and waste-fired heating processes which operate in the … Continue reading

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