Category Archives: survival

Why are we failing?

Can you have too much concern over safety and security?    Yes, and we do in this country.   Far too much though I don’t expect things to change any time soon.    Our irrational perceptions of risk are damaging our economy more … Continue reading

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The Hockey Stick Controversy …

You are well advised to avoid the globally frustrating mistake of getting interested in the underpinnings of climate science as it relates to global warming, climate models, paleoclimate reconstructions, the IPCC, Al Gore, and the academy awards. However if you … Continue reading

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What is “Intelligence” ?

Some good posts are popping up over the the Singularity Institute blog, though the discussions have been taking that odd “hostile academic” tone you often find from PhD wannabes who spend way too much time learning how to reference obvious things in obscure ways. … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and IPCC

Congratulations – sort of – to Al Gore and the IPCC for the Nobel Peace Prize.   I’m somewhat confused because it seems to me their efforts would not fall under the general category of promoting “Peace”.    AP story about Al Gore and IPCC Peace … Continue reading

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Canyon Creek Lakes, Trinity Alps, Northern California

    Above Lower Canyon Creek Lake looking South Originally uploaded by JoeDuck. We continued our labor day tradition of meeting our great friends in Weaverville, CA and then hiking in to the Trinity Alps Wilderness along the trail up to … Continue reading

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Holy Crap! $19,000,000 for a space toilet?

C’mon NASA, you don’t think you could have come up with a space toilet for, say, $18,000,000? The space station toilet physically resembles those used on Earth, except it has leg restraints and thigh bars to keep astronauts and cosmonauts … Continue reading

Posted in Science & Technology, survival | 2 Comments blog is now live Danger Data Blog As a local I blogged the Kim Family search here in Southern Oregon, and it became clear that it might be helpful for search efforts to have more *simple* ways to distribute and share data, leads, … Continue reading

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