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May 01 2016

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April 18 2016

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Wir Schweizer sind gute Umweltverwalter, sehen uns gern als Vorbilder und sind manchmal ganz gern auch Umweltträumer, und wo Umweltschutz kostet, haben wir das Geld dafür. Sobald es aber um Verhaltensweisen oder gar um Machtstrukturen geht, lassen wir lieber alles beim Alten.

Für die anstehenden großen Umweltprobleme vom Kulturlandverlust über das Artensterben bis zum Klimawandel wird das nicht genügen.

Klimawandel: Wir Umweltverwalter | ZEIT ONLINE

April 17 2016

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It needs to be considered, however, that pathways with higher peak emission rates entail larger peak warming, which increases the likelihood of crossing thresholds for ‘dangerous’ climate change.
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/10/9/094013/pdf
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April 15 2016

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April 11 2016

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March 25 2016

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March 23 2016

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39. Any exploration program which "just happens" to include a new launch vehicle is, de facto, a launch vehicle program.

39. (alternate formulation) The three keys to keeping a new manned space program affordable and on schedule:
       1)  No new launch vehicles.
       2)  No new launch vehicles.
       3)  Whatever you do, don't develop any new launch vehicles.

Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design
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March 17 2016

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March 06 2016

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February 20 2016

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January 31 2016

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Glock: Butt-ugly plastic shooting appliance with the ergonomics of a caulking gun.  Five-pound trigger with no external safety makes it ill-suited for its target market (cops who shoot a hundred rounds a year for qualification).  Favored by gangbangers because the product name is short and rhymes with other short, rap-friendly words.

butchering a whole herd of holy cows. | the munchkin wrangler.
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EVERY SURPLUS RIFLE WITH BOLT ACTION IS CHEAP SOME TIME IN HISTORY. MOSIN NAGANT RIFLE IS MOST NUMEROUS OF ALL INFANTRY RIFLE. IT IS RIFLE THAT WINS OCTOBER REVOLUTION. IT IS RIFLE THAT CARRIES INFANTRY OF ALLIED FORCES IN EUROPE THROUGH GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR. MOSIN NAGANT RIFLE SERVES FOR MORE THAN CENTURY, OLD STOLEN RUSSIAN RECEIVER IS STILL USE BY SNIPER OF FINNISH ARMY.

YOU CAN BE HAPPY WITH 40,000 ROUBLE RIFLE WITH NO HISTORY AND PLASTIC STOCK WHO KILLS PAPER TARGET AND DEER WITH NO WEAPON OR FIGHTING HEART.

I CAN BE HAPPY WITH 2,000 ROUBLE RIFLE THAT IS ARTIFACT OF MILITARY HISTORY AND KILLS TSARIST AND NAZI ALIKE.

JOY OF HAVING MOSIN NAGANT RIFLE IS JOY THAT MONEY CANNOT AFFORD.
Firearms Philosophy of Ivan Chesnokov

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January 27 2016

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In 2015 we launched DSCOVR, a satellite that had sat on a shelf going obsolete since 2001 for political reasons: because it was proposed by Al Gore and is useful for climate science. Its images are useful for research, but the 15 years of development between it and Himawari-8 are painfully obvious in data volume and in data quality. We’ll have the GOES-R series coming online over the Americas probably starting in 2017, long after we should have had it. Its sensor is similar to the one in the Himawari-8/9 series, though without true color – the same US company built both. If we’d funded it and managed it like it mattered, you’d have just seen its data instead of Himawari-8’s. But instead we kicked and groaned as if $11 billion is a problem for four hemisphere-wide, high-res, realtime weather satellites in service to 2036. (We’re not incapable of spending money on high-end aerospace projects: $11 billion is 7% of the amount by which the Joint Strike Fighter program is overbudget.)

The United States is a spacefaring society – not a nation of 318 million astronauts, but a nation of physical and environmental science, GPS, satellite and street maps, accurate severe weather forecasts, DirecTV, marine and wilderness rescue services, and $87 billion per year in satellite industry revenue. We know how to use space to understand our planet better. What’s in the way is the fear that we’ll find something that makes political buyers mad. These Himawari-8 animations delight me, but there’s always a little pang that they aren’t possible in my hemisphere because someone’s selling out the future’s climate. If I sound angry it’s because I’m angry.

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January 18 2016

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December 23 2015

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For the past several months I've been running around with various groups of technologists, doing everything I can to convince important people that the sky is falling. Or rather, that the sky will fall if they act on some of the very bad, terrible ideas that are currently bouncing around Washington -- namely, that our encryption systems should come equipped with "back doors" intended to allow law enforcement and national security agencies to access our communications.

One of the most serious concerns we raise during these meetings is the possibility that encryption backdoors could be subverted. Specifically, that a back door intended for law enforcement could somehow become a backdoor for people who we don't trust to read our messages. Normally when we talk about this, we're concerned about failures in storage of things like escrow keys. What this Juniper vulnerability illustrates is that the danger is much broader and more serious than that.

The problem with cryptographic backdoors is not that they're the only way that an attacker can break intro our cryptographic systems. It's merely that they're one of the best. They take care of the hard work, the laying of plumbing and electrical wiring, so attackers can simply walk in and change the drapes.
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: On the Juniper backdoor
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