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Is oil exploration getting safer?

Posted in Analysis, Geek, Sustainability on June 20th, 2010 by leodirac – 2 Comments

Recently one of my friends asked whether or not there was a general trend towards improved safety in oil exploration. ¬†Coming from a mechanical engineering background, he noted that things like bridges and buildings have gotten safer over time through failures. ¬†Every new structure is built with the collective wisdom of the many failures before […]

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The Paradoxes of Color Temperature

Posted in Physics, Science, Seattle, Sustainability on February 22nd, 2009 by leodirac – Comments Off on The Paradoxes of Color Temperature

Last week I went to the Indoor Sun Shoppe in Fremont and got a couple new CF bulbs for the house. I love their selection — they have everything from tiny 7W candelabra bulbs to these massive 150W bulbs that look like death-rays. A giant 105W bulb (pictured) is now trying to make my monstera deliciosa’s home in the living room a little more like tropical mexico and less like winter-in-seattle. In addition to a huge range of powers, they also clearly show you the color temperature of each bulb. Some of my friends have avoided CF bulbs because of…

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Greening up the Home Office

Posted in Cloud Computing, Electronic Security, Hardware, Sustainability, Tech Industry on April 22nd, 2008 by leodirac – Comments Off on Greening up the Home Office

It was pretty late at night at my friend Miller’s birthday party last week. She had asked everybody to do something good for the world in lieu of birthday presents. The awake were discussing options as I was dozing off. I overheard somebody say “If you’ve got an old linux box that you’re using as a firewall drawing 400 watts continuously, consider spending $30 on a dedicated router.” I thought about the headless Pentium 3 box in my office closet which is running the IP Cop Linux firewall distro. I thought about the four matching ethernet cards I’d put in…

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