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Cyber (Part Three)

Tweet According to Google, cyber is an adjective “relating to or characteristic of the culture of computers, information technology, and virtual reality,” while cybernetics is “the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and human beings.” In the previous two cyber columns, warfare was examined with the conclusion that it not only […]

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Cyber (Part One)

Tweet In the recent past, White Rock and parts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory lost electrical power for about six hours. The power loss was caused by a lightning strike that essentially destroyed a pole supporting power lines delivering electrical energy to the affected area, causing an array of circuit breakers in the Norton […]

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Efficiency (Part Four)

Tweet In part one of this efficiency series we defined efficiency as avoiding waste in doing something. Waste encompasses materials, energy, efforts, money and time.  Looking at the sun-earth system, essentially the same amount of energy is delivered by the sun each day. Some of that energy is stored for future use and the rest […]

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Efficiency (Part Three)

Tweet In the previous article, the implied conclusion was that humanity should convert to solar power for everything it does, both mechanically and biologically.  But what does this really mean and HOW (the really hard part) do we do it? Energy consumption for humanity is driven by humanity itself. Let’s consider what this means.   […]

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Efficiency (Part Two)

Tweet In the previous postwe looked at the world (earth) and concluded that it is best to maintain its temperature as a “constant” for the sake of humanity.  At the same time it was noted that the release of earth’s stored energy from coal, gas, oil, etc., increases the “free” energy available.  While this may […]

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Efficiency (Part One)

Tweet Efficiency is a measure of avoiding waste while doing things well and successfully.  Let’s consider it from two perspectives:  the world (Part One) and humanity (Parts Two, Three and Four).   The world exists with essentially one energy source – the sun.  You can argue that there also is coal, natural gas, oil, wind, […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part Two)

Tweet In part one of this series, three documents were listed for suggested for reading.  In your busy schedule, did you have the time? Let’s consider the challenge.   There is a card in circulation titled “100 Days of Summer Get Out. Get Active” One of the check boxes is “Read 100 Books.” What does […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part One)

Tweet In the winter or spring of 1973, I attended a required lecture by Walter Cronkite, the anchor of CBS Evening News and “the most trusted man in America.”  At the end of each broadcast he said “And that’s the way it is.”  I was 31yearsoldand I believed him.  Again, it was a required lecture. […]

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Who do you Trust – or is it Whom? (Part One)

Tweet In the winter or spring of 1973, I attended a required lecture by Walter Cronkite, the anchor of CBS Evening News and “the most trusted man in America.”  At the end of each broadcast he said “And that’s the way it is.”  I was 31yearsoldand I believed him.  Again, it was a required lecture. […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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