Lake County's Geysers provides electricity, jobs — and tours
Around the clock, seven days a week, its 15 plants hum quietly and efficiently, cranking out 6 million megawatts of natural, clean energy a year, enough to supply 39 percent of the United States' geothermal generation, and 18 percent of California's ...
April 10, 2015
Hi-Res Audio Hijinx: Why Only Some Albums Truly Rock
In the weeks of listening that ensued, much of what I heard moved me to near-euphoria; the music files, and the systems I borrowed to play them on, were a huge improvement over the tinny sound I'd accepted as my lot. I discovered that with the right ...
March 6, 2015
The Shape of Things to Come
That day, a hundred assembly lines in Zhengzhou, China, were turning out still secret new iPhones at a reported rate of seventy-five hundred an hour, and rumors about new Apple products, including a watch, were being posted online at nearly the same ...
February 16, 2015
The Art World's Patron Satan
Critics charge that Simchowitz often preys on vulnerable young artists without gallery representation — some say without talent — and buys up huge quantities of their work, then flips the pieces back and forth at escalating prices among a cultivated ...
December 30, 2014
We Know Why You're Always Late
Creating an extremely detailed master calendar has been a huge help, said Ms. Talley, a 60-year-old founder of an information management consultancy in Washington, D.C. “She's really helped me figure out how long something will really take,” she said....
February 2, 2015
Europe's Reusable Spaceplane Completes First Test Flight
A cylindrical rocket takes off into a sky with some clouds Photo:S. Corvaja/ESA The IXV spaceplane is launched onboard a Vega rocket in a test of Europe's re-entry technology. A splashdown in the Pacific Ocean concluded the first successful test flight ...
February 13, 2015
Lois Tilton Reviews Short Fiction, late January
While my previous column looked at some new and changing publications, here I find things rather much the same. A number of smaller and less frequent publications reviewed this time, of which I'm most pleased with Unlikely Story....
January 29, 2015
Every week as SmallBizLady , I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. James Kies is a battle hardened Agility Consultant that has a gift for helping companies improve quality, morale and profits. When James is not adding value to development teams or writing software himself he serves as a transformational leadership coach helping businesses with their scrum adoptions. James serves on the Presidents Advisory Counsel to the John C. Maxwell Team, is studying under Les Brown and is an avid Inventor, edutainer and father of 5 amazing children. James Kies: I have been authoring custom software since I was young, 18 + years. I have 5 amazing children and an equally as amazing wife. Half of my revenue comes from helping software companies take their agile adoptions to the next level. SmallBizLady: How can 18 + years of software development benefit us less-nerdy types or the small business community. James Kies: The last 25 years of software has been one big social experiment with HUGE budgets and no accountability.
First of all, a new section has been created, dedicated to friends and fellow authors who have published or released work. So without further ado, here is a short story entitled ‘ Interrogation ‘. The Interrogation. In a once quiet police station, several police officers are scurrying in a manic manner as they try to assess their most recent arrest. Behind a fortified steel door, three men sit against the wall as they await their fate. “Oliver, the arrest reports have been composed. ” He told him, his stress can be heard through his voice as he hands his superior the paperwork. Oliver signs the paperwork quickly handing it back to the officer. “Elias, do we have a statement for the media. ” Oliver asks as they begin to walk through the maze of desks. “We have a press release for the reporters outside, but they are going ballistic. ” Elias asks, unsure of how to handle the press. In his time working as an officer of the law, he never had seen the press as active as they are. I want to interrogate Colbins before Franklin releases him. ” Elias replied as he looks through the paperwork.