Monthly Archives: November 2017

Paris Discord: You Can’t Make This Up

On the heals of yesterday’s post, In the Coal Debate, there’s an Asian Elephant in the Room, the CBC has an article Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years. Who could be responsible for such a thing? Preliminary … Continue reading

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In the Coal Debate, there’s an Asian Elephant in the Room

Canada, the UK, and others are talking about eliminating the use of coal to generate power. Coal burning causes close to half of global CO2 emissions. Only one problem: Our combined share of the total coal burned is tiny. As … Continue reading

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Review of “Thor: Ragnarok” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A The death of Thor’s father, Odin (Anthony “Hannibal” Hopkins), the ruler of Asgard, which is triggered by Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the god of mischief, releases Hela, goddess of death (Cate “Galadriel” Blanchett) who takes over … Continue reading

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The Banking Robot Apocalypse

CNBC claims that the Deutsche Bank CEO suggests robots could replace half the company’s 97,000 employees. Are robot bankers on the horizon? Some very smart people say that robots are going to steal your job. Lead with the appeal to … Continue reading

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Robots Replace 2/3 of Workers at On-line Grocer

Bloomberg has an interesting article on automation in the on-line grocery business: How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order? Here’s a summary: The U.K.’s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado¬†Group Plc put together … Continue reading

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Comments, Debate, and Responses

Most of the comments I get are thoughtful, and I appreciate them. Occasionally, as happened today, someone points out an error I’ve made. When that happens, if the error is significant, I will attempt to correct it. Often I’m attempting … Continue reading

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Rick Perry is Right that Electricity Would Help Africa

Another article from the Guardian tells us that Rick Perry is under fire for suggestion fossil fuels can reduce sexual assault. What did he actually say? Perry, who was at an energy conference in Africa last week, said on Thursday … Continue reading

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