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.
Extensive mining activity is due to start in the beautiful bush clad hills behind the iconic Karangahake Rail Trail. Continue reading
When Tasla will be building their factory in Nevada, the first question that came to my mind was: Where’s the water and power coming from? Continue reading
I have long been of the opinion that cars are really antique. Some guy invented the combustion engine years ago and carts started to morph into cars, however the basic principle behind them has not really changed – in many instances. Some exceptions only. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
I quite frequently state my concern over several software packages on the market and certain common mainstream operating systems. And people ask me what the alternatives were. I give them some and usually end up with recommendations like Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Firefox, Thunderbird, Openoffice, Libreoffice and Tine20. Continue reading