Almost 2 years ago I moved in this place. Haven't regretted it yet, it's a wonderful place.0 comments
I've never voted that far left in my life. But the facts are the facts:
An old but new idea caught me last night. You probably heard of NEEMO which is NASA's underwater research station. Well consider NEEMO with a twist. It would be installed under the ice at the north pole of the planet earth. To do this I envisage a purely civilian project that uses old submarines converted with AIP fuel-cell propulsion. If you follow that AIP link it shows that this type of submarine can do 3000 nautical miles at 4 knots. Which is enough range to have a submarine go from Svalbard, Norway under the ice to the north pole and come back. The range between those two points is somewhere between 600 and 800 nautical miles (I haven't really done the math). The idea is to have a research outpost under the ice at the north pole and use nuclear fusion or just plain fuel-cells to produce electricity. Oxygen to breathe would be imported with supply submarines. Communications can be done with long wave radio as is common with submarines but the antenna is gonna be huge. There already is a research station over the ice at the south pole, this would complement its science but under the ice.0 comments
If you've seen the movie "The Time Machine" you may recall how he sat on a chair and the timemachine moved through time linearly. This would work if the earth was the center of the universe and didn't move in space and time. However our earth follows the "solar apex" which means it's pulled along the sun at some speeds in the direction of the star Vega. Also we rotate around the sun also called orbiting. We complete one orbit in 365 days and a few hours. So if you were to go forward in time but not in space then we would miss the earth if you really think about it. Same with going backwards in time. So when building a time machine make sure you send astronauts out first with preferably a spaceship so they can come back to earth.0 comments
While I don't think it's fair that greeks mismanaged their money, I feel they are Europeans like us and we should help them. It's a known fact that the south of the EU cannot produce economically like the north. So for european unity I believe a solidarity tax with the southern countries would be a proper thing. We want to be on a flat and even playing field in all of Europe but industry in the north is way beyond the infrastructure that the south has. Everyone would pay into this tax, all europeans, but it goes back to the south. So in effect it means the north is working for the south, yes. But that's the price of unity we have to pay, perhaps the south can repay us in other ways.0 comments
I think they can. Artificial Intelligence, once it's on the market the rich will be not just rich but also super smart. Because they can put full trust into AI, to make them richer. So the monopoly that peasants have over them on the Internet... well the days are numbered for that. Just my thoughts.0 comments
I have the winter blues. I decided it's worth it to spend another 8 euros for reggae. I have purchased Delly Ranx's The Next Chapter. I'll be busy listening now.0 comments
I got my electricity bill today. Something really weird is going on because I spent less electricity for heating (night electricity which charges up my electric furnaces) but more for day electricity. In a little HTML table it would look like this:
It could be one of two new computers, one of which is only on at days. It could be freifunk usage only during the days but not at nights, and it could be that I use my network which is doubly encrypted only during the days mostly. I'll be curious what 2015 will be like. It will likely go a little higher too.0 comments
I have had this on my mind for a long time now. Terrorists cause laws to be put in place to weaken crypto, or attempted laws. This falls into the hands of Organized Crime who control corporations who provide Internet. At the point when innocents join a provider that is corrupt their crypto can be read and placed on the Organized Crime black market. Now, the problem with this is who is a greater enemy to government? Organized Crime or Terrorists? Please don't tell me OC doesn't exist. AFAIK in Canada there have been identified six groups of Organized Crime and many are multinational meaning that Germany too has at least some of these groups.
Let's look at Organised Crime further, if these people were in power we'd have:
I just noticed the dates were wrong for January's articles. I forgot to increment the year from 2014 to 2015 in my template script that I use to write the articles with. It should be fixed now. Sorry.0 comments
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