The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus

Climate change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans — over 58 percent — refuse to accept it. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and Senators from the 113th Congress on climate change. Roll over any state on the map below for information on its resident climate deniers, or click on the state to be taken to the full quotes and figures.

via The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus | ThinkProgress.

Some interesting read from HP re “big data”

Just some amazing stats from HP. A billion exabytes. And all this data is stored somewhere distributed across  the globe on little spinning magnetic disks… still magnetic disks. Wondering when the change will happen there. I am just imagining in my mind things like power loss, magnetic interferences etc. and our universe is gone. It seems so incredible fragile. Who has not yet lost some data at home? Continue reading

Technology and Kids: Startling Statistics Every Parent Should Know About Addiction to iPhones & Screens

First of all, consider that a majority of kids and teens spend about 75% of their waking lives attached to a screen of some sort. Then consider these startling research facts gathered by the International Center for Media & the Public Agenda (ICMPA). This study asked 1,000 students in ten countries on five continents to quit using technology and media for just ONE day. When that day was over, the researchers asked the students what happened and how they felt, and here’s what they said: Continue reading

The Many Downfalls of Kids’ Addiction to Tech: Why Limiting Screen Time Will Benefit Your Child

If you think most kids are using tech in moderation, think again. Consider the following shocking statistics:

Recent Rasmussen College research shows that 90% of all two year-olds have used a computer and 50% of five year-olds use a computer regularly.

A study released in June (2013) by Northwestern University (pdf) shows that 21% of children under the age of 2 have a television in their bedroom while 40% of 6 to 8 year-olds have a bedroom TV set. Continue reading

UPnP buggy on most home routers

Not exactly  some environmental news, however I thought it was interesting and worth sharing.

Almost all or maybe even all router manufacturers of routers that provide this UPnP functionality use a open source library called libupnp in their router software. However, in early 2013 this library was found to have some defects. Moreover, this library is also used in several vendor network devices, in addition to media streaming and file sharing applications or digital DVRs – so basically in any network connected device, even a lot of printers. Continue reading

Generation Zero questions Auckland Council’s sign-off for greenfield land in Helensville

A political youth group has concerns about the haphazard releasing of land for urban sprawl which includes Helensville.

Generation Zero gained confidential minutes obtained through a Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act request to show how the council’s governing body signed off the release of greenfield land in Helensville south on May 1 against the official advice of the Housing Project Office. Continue reading

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