Sunday 26th of January 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

the crime of the century: challenging the US dollar... and he did not say this:...

facebook   

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was on Capitol Hill Wednesday (23/10/2019) to testify before the the House Financial Services Committee about Libra, Facebook's controversial cryptocurrency plan. 


At least, Libra was theoretically his reason for being in Washington, DC. Once he was in the hot seat, however, lawmakers pinned him down with questions about basically everything, making clear just how much ire the ostensible social network now draws at the highest level.

the technological challenges of the wind turbine energy apart from having to deal with political stupidity...

windy  Modern wind turbines already represent a tightly optimized confluence of materials science and aerodynamic engineering. Veers et al. review the challenges and opportunities for further expanding this technology, with an emphasis on the need for interdisciplinary collaboration. They highlight the need to better understand atmospheric physics in the regions where taller turbines will operate as well as the materials constraints associated with the scale-up. The mutual interaction of turbine sites with one another and with the evolving features of the overall electricity grid will furthermore necessitate a systems approach to future development.


changing the landscape from work to slavery?...

amazing   The American company is destroying more jobs in related businesses than it creates. Amazon has destroyed several thousand jobs in France. This is the severe statement made by the former Minister for Information Technology, Mounir Mahjoubi, in a paper published on November 21, entitled "Amazon: towards infinity and Employment".

 

does an old woman with a lisp think she owns your ABC?...

ita    Last year Justin Milne got into trouble for acting like he ran the ABC, giving directions for staff to be sacked or telling management what they should do.

a number one, a number two and a non-stick number 10...

boris  The toilet brush need never leave its holder again. Scientists have created a super-slippery coating that helps usher excrement on its way without leaving traces behind.


global warming is predictable, though global warming compounds the unpredictability of the weather...

gw Last night, on the idiot box, on an ABC show with some low bogan values presented by our favourite fence sitter, now bespectacled, Annabel Crabb, there was an important segment about "climate change" with Craig Reucassel. There some bush-hatted farmers in Queensland were stating with gravitas that, as one cannot predict the weather, one cannot predict "climate change"... thus climate change was a ridiculous concept...

the US/china aussie syndrome...

the elders  Malcolm Fraser occupies a rather unique place in Australia as someone who has, at different times, managed to incense both ends of the political spectrum. If nothing else this is indicative of someone who has a capacity to change his position over the course of a lifetime.

bonkeroo...

loonatick

As key diplomats testified in an open session, Democrats hoped to overcome the polarization that has defined Trump’s presidency.

 

interesting...

julian

Dear Mr President and the First Lady,

what is philosophy?...

philosophy
Western philosophy 'unimaginative, even xenophobic'

bushfire victims want Australia to know they are "suffering from climate change"...

fires...

Australia holds the potential to sit amongst the world’s renewable energy superpowers, but “unprecedented” bushfires across NSW reveal just how lacking the government’s climate change policy is.

beschädigungen sind untersagt...

wall

Germany marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

Berlin was the scene of day-long celebrations to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the wall that divided the city. Angela Merkel vowed during a memorial "that no wall will separate people ever again."

Germany celebrated on Saturday the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a decisive event in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

our thoughts are with you...

thoughts

Three dead, seven missing as PM warns of worse bushfire news to come

Three people are confirmed dead, seven are still missing and more than 150 houses have been lost as firestorms raged from the New South Wales mid-north coast to the Queensland border.

gus wasn't there so he cannot confirm nor deny...

pope

The journalist, who had conducted numerous interviews with the Pope, is known for writing the accounts of his conversations from memory rather than taking notes; while Pope Francis has yet to comment, the Vatican called his purported comments a “free interpretation” of what he actually said.

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