When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story «... →
I still like “To Serve Yogurt” as a title, but it’s brilliant nonetheless
Stranded raccoon taunts dog, homeowners |... →
This has to be the biggest “Slow News Day” item out there. As a newsie friend put it: My last news editor sent me out to cover some pointless shit before…but that might be the all-time winner. ”Jonesy! Grab your pad and get over to Elm Street! There’s a dog! And it’s barking at a raccoon!! See if you can get the dog to comment.”
West of the West →
An Indian Raga re-imagining of the Knight Rider...
Nuclear versus wind power - Greater Ottawa →
I posted this in response It’s amazing how the fight has moved from “Wind and solar are pipe dreams” to “Well they can generate some power, but not all” which is also false Wind can be a replacement, and, with a good transmission system, makes a better baseload generation system (Think: the wind may not always blow, but is the whole province ever wind-free?)...
Doin' the Nuclear Math
Cost of Nuclear, per installed MW = $3.9 Million Cost of Wind, per installed MW = $1.4 million. IE, for the amount of money that Ontario wants to put into Nuclear power over the next 20 years, we could be generating over twice as much power with wind. Next time someone says we can’t afford renewables, throw that stat in their face. Now, the nay-sayers amongst you will be saying...
This joke is going around Facebook these days, but I can’t find any real attribution, just a bunch of names that peter out… A unionized public employee, a member of the Tea Party, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table there is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies looks at the Tea Partier and says,”look out for...