The New York Post warns: “Remote work could cost Americans their jobs within decade, experts say“. Remote work may be a blessing for Americans who enjoy not having to commute to the office, but experts are warning that workers should be careful what they wish for because companies could easily hire someone overseas to… Continue reading Remote work is a two-edged sword
Hurricane Ian highlights another important need in a disaster
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ian, hundreds of thousands of Floridians found that their cellphones did not work. The towers were inoperative, either due to storm damage or because their power had been cut off. Many were repaired within a day or two, but apparently several hundred cellphone towers are still not working,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian highlights another important need in a disaster
Yes, a good hurricane (if that isn’t a misnomer) highlights the folly of electric-only vehicles as just about nothing else can. I doubt there’ll be enough charging stations along evacuation routes to do much good. Also, good luck finding a way to recharge your vehicle after the storm has passed, when the power’s out… Continue reading True dat
Technical difficulties with Blogger?
I’m sure many of my readers have seen comments on other blogs about how difficult some are finding it to post new articles. Some claim that Google is improving tweaking fiddling with its Blogger architecture, trying to improve it. The Silicon Graybeard wrote a lengthy article about it recently, to which I refer you… Continue reading Technical difficulties with Blogger?
Glenn Greenwald warns that Internet censorship is intensifying
In a series of tweets, journalist Glenn Greenwald – who is anything but right-wing or conservative – warns that overt, in-your-face censorship collaboration between the state and Big Tech is becoming worse and worse. Here’s the Threadreader version of his warning. The regime of censorship being imposed on the internet – by a consortium… Continue reading Glenn Greenwald warns that Internet censorship is intensifying
Is NASA’s Space Launch System doomed because of obsolete components?
The Silicon Graybeard argues that they’re a major factor in the problems the SLS is currently experiencing – particularly in the prototype’s fuel system. The persistent issues that have been arising with trying to fuel Artemis I for its maiden flight are drawing attention to an awkward conclusion. Either the contractors for Artemis and whoever… Continue reading Is NASA’s Space Launch System doomed because of obsolete components?
Increasingly, dissidents will find their finances being used against them
If you publicly dissent from government policies, in many parts of the world your own bank accounts may be used as a weapon against you. It’s happening more and more often. Some examples: CANADA: Froze bank accounts of those involved in the trucker protests earlier this year, focusing on leaders and activists in particular.… Continue reading Increasingly, dissidents will find their finances being used against them
The technological society doesn’t “need” most of us – but who defines “need”?
Yuval Noah Harari is one of the policy gurus assisting the World Economic Forum. He has a distinctly jaundiced view of the future of humanity, as illustrated by these quotations: “AI is not even near its full potential; it’s just in its infancy. We haven’t seen anything yet. So, every 10 years, you are… Continue reading The technological society doesn’t “need” most of us – but who defines “need”?
Doing business in a technological environment…
Scott Adams nails it again! Click the image to be taken to a larger view at the Dilbert Web page. They were obviously trying to be moo-tivational… Peter
Electric vehicles and hurricanes – a match made in hell
Earlier this week I posed an article advising those who’d recently moved to hurricane-prone areas to take precautions against such storms. One of the most common is to evacuate before the hurricane hits. However, for owners of plug-in electric vehicles, that may not be as easy as it sounds. Were a hurricane barreling toward… Continue reading Electric vehicles and hurricanes – a match made in hell