Sunday, February 13, 2011

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Well to start off, when I ran across this article I liked the idea of the bridge as soon as I saw it, but what I liked more was the reference to the need for creative applications to energy production, in order to create enough. I think they made a right on statement in that it will be necessary in the future to be very creative in the application of just how and where we generate the energy of the future, due to increased need coupled with the replacement of fossil fuels.

2) While I am not a fan of cell phones, I am very much a fan of getting rid of telephone poles, unfortunately this has just brought on the proliferation of cell towers, sorry but the attempt to turn them into fake trees is not cutting it for me. When I read this I thought ‘here is something I can get behind’ if this turns out to be the future I think it may be a step in the right direction.

3) The unrest in Egypt the last week or two has had me glued to Aljeezera Live English since the beginning. I have been thinking about how someone in the position of being a dictator comes to the conclusions and actions they do. Somehow to me the strong armed tactics seem to be counterintuitive to long term success. Then I suppose short term gain is a better definition of the goals of most dictators. At any rate, the thought of whether or not I would wind up in the same place given the same circumstances has been an interesting contemplation for me.

4) I was totally blown away by the giga-pixel camera shots of Prague a while ago, now they have applied the technique to the great paintings. Not sure why other than for a limited number of hard core art enthusiasts, heck I guess that’s reason enough. I still think there are many more applications for this technology, and I am looking forward to seeing just how far they can take it.

5) I almost used this last week as a sort of geek self-defense mechanism for relatives, it seems Google has set up a site to teach tech to your older relatives. I suppose it is also aimed at me, but I am not to sure how much.

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