Monthly Archives: June 2017

From Dish Soap to Geopolymer to Explosives, Oh My!

How does “green” dish washing cleaners relate to geopolymer chemistry and explosives? Well, it’s all about no phosphates and trying to find replacements in silicates and percarbonates… Continue reading

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Petya Ransomware Attack

The Petya ransomware attack, underway, locks up your system and reboots it, steals credentials, and is generally bad news. Looks to be Windowz specific and current security patch levels block it. Continue reading

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Baumol Cost Disease? I’m Not Convinced…

Baumol and Baumol’s Cost Disease. I’m not convinced… Continue reading

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Is The Average Variation Of Clouds CO2?

Is the average variation in cloud causing changes of temperature, or CO2? If it can be clearly shown that cloud variation caused large temperature changes, then does that mean it isn’t CO2? How does CO2 change clouds, and if it doesn’t, what importance can it have? Continue reading

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Dear God I Hope He’s Wrong – But “Hope Is Not A Strategy”

A disturbing prognostication about the future that “fits the known facts” and where I can’t find a fatal flaw, despite my hope to find one. Continue reading

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Thank You UPS – a DILF Moment, maybe…

It is amusing how life doesn’t repeat, but it very much does rhyme… Continue reading

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HDCP & Paranoid Copy Protection Wires

Adventures in HDMI / HDCP “copy protection” land, and how that will make support for computers in an AV setting a Royal Hell for desktop support I.T. folks. Continue reading

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