Episode 620: Why Batteries Suck
Because I work with people on the East Coast, I'm up at 6 o'clock, hiding out in my kitchen, trying to work on my cell phone. You know, I surf the web. The big problem is they do not improve anywhere near the speed that everything else improves in ...
USA Caught in Enormous Policy Vise
Before diving into the newest economic wrecking balls, let us share a reminder on the destructive wrong-footed monetary policy which serves the financial elite and prevents national debt default, however with huge consequences. . It can never be ...
May 1, 2015
USA Caught In Enormous Policy Vise - ZIRP & QE Destructive Influence
The pathetic result to the USEconomy has been seen in a 50% reduction in Money Velocity, the big wet blanket. In no way is ZIRP a policy success, this ZIRP Forever. It can never be removed, since Wall Street needs the free money to gamble on carry ...
May 2, 2015
The secret life of a cycle courier
Traffic lights regulate the entire mechanism like enormous clocks, telling you when to move and when to stop. By the Friday of a working week, after cycling 300 . Controllers are still jumpy about being overheard sending out big jobs over the radio ...
May 1, 2015
Salone Satellite: 15 Emerging Designers to Watch
He exhibited three times (the maximum number of times one can show at the Satellite) from 2008 through 2010, and last year won a prestigious Compasso d'Oro prize from the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) for his Counterbalance lamp ...
April 27, 2015
Waters begin to rise
Communication headquarters also was set up there manned by amateur radio operators around the clock. Through this center messages runs along the Meredosia dike. One of the major accidents occurred April 20 when 15 young people who had been working ...
April 28, 2015
Ian Schrager Is the Emperor of Details
The emotions Schrager felt when the paper was removed seemed straight out of an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but the joy of the big reveal was replaced by horror. He called John Pawson, the renowned British minimalist who had designed ...
April 27, 2015
STEVE HENN, BYLINE: Pretty much every morning I get up really early. Because I work with people on the East Coast, I'm up at 6 o'clock, hiding out in my kitchen, trying to work on my cell phone. ROBERT SMITH, BYLINE: Dude, tell me about it. My battery was getting so bad in my iPhone that I did the thing you are never supposed to do. I ordered a battery from the Internet, and I pried my iPhone open, and I changed out the battery myself. And opening an iPhone is really a revelatory experience because when you look at it - this amazing supercomputer - all the computing power is, like, shoved into the corner - tiny, little processors. And the thing that takes up the most space in an iPhone is the battery, the giant battery. And, you know, if you look at how the battery has improved in the iPhone, it really hasn't improved because the battery has gotten better. It's just the iPhone has gotten bigger, so there's more space for it. And that's kind of the dirty little secret in batteries. Everything else in electronics gets smaller and cheaper and smaller and cheaper every year. And batteries just stay the same. Anyone involved in this field says the same thing we do. Take Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, a guy who sells cars that are basically giant batteries on wheels. ELON MUSK: The issue with existing batteries is that they suck, OK. They're really horrible. They're sort of stinky, ugly, bad in every way. SMITH: This lack of a powerful, cheap battery is what is holding.
Today is May Day, the international day of workers celebrated by most communist and deeply socialist nations. To be sure, Obama should come out of the closet with admission of not only his Muslim roots but his Marxist roots. The US police forces have been given carte blanche to conduct an extremely wide raft of criminal activity ranging from simple roadside mugging robberies, to commercial hijacks, to orchestrated public explosion events, to home invasions without... A detail came to the fore recently, that the US Police Forces killed more of its own civilians in the year 2014 than the United Kingdom did in the entire 20 Century. My belief is that they would decry the advance of the police state, as consequence of the banker class domination, which has trampled the Constitution and ripped the Bill of Rights to shreds. He is fast advancing the police state, with a race war chaser as distraction to the more suitable class war. The Occupy Wall Street movement was largely gutted, subverted, and waylaid.
hen I became a bicycle courier I found that I loved cycling for a living. I loved the exhilaration of pedalling quickly through the city, flowing between stationary cars and weaving through the lines of moving traffic. I loved the mindlessness of the job, the absolute focus on the body in movement, the absence of office politics and cubicle-induced anxiety. I loved the blissful, annihilating exhaustion at the end of a day’s work, the dead sleep haunted only by memories of the bicycle. Most of all, I loved learning what London taxi drivers call the Knowledge: the litany of street names and business addresses that constitutes a particular map of the city, parallel to that contained within the A–Z street atlas but written on the... You learn the secret smells of the city: summer’s burnt metallic tang. Riding a bike for a living means you learn to read the road too, calculating routes, anticipating snarl-ups, dancing round potholes almost unconsciously. Look down and the tarmac tells you what to do. Traffic lights regulate the entire mechanism like enormous clocks, telling you when to move and when to stop. By the Friday of a working week, after cycling 300 miles or so, I found my bicycle had bled into my being, infecting me with its surfaces of leather and steel.
Classic cars brought back to life
It is five o’clock in the morning on a small industrial side road in North Vancouver ... That’s the thing about art: you hang it on a wall and it moves you. Here, the beauty is in the motion and the noise and the entire experience.
April 25, 2015
Ad Tech Integration Shifts Expectations
“Even small things like a countdown clock”—which shows how much longer the commercial will run—or the ability to ... go to a broader television ecosystem,” Hasker told the Wall Street Journal. He emphasized that the “synergy” between ...
April 29, 2015
Waters begin to rise
Communication headquarters also was set up there manned by amateur radio operators around the clock. Through this center messages ... would be one of the area's danger spots. If it broke, a wall of water would sweep over 12,000 acres, putting both Erie ...
April 28, 2015
The Earth is Too Big to Fail
The proverbial clock is ticking. Our dilemma invites cynicism ... The consequences of collapse were too catastrophic. Maybe Wall Street was, in fact, too big to fail. Maybe an injustice had to be done in defense of the common good. I wasn't convinced ...
April 22, 2015