Friday, June 24, 2016

Temper tantrum in Congress

My congressman was in the group that threw a temper tantrum and shut down the House of Representative. The Democrats already got the vote they are demanding. The Senate voted on the same bill and they lost. Adults would have said "OK. We lost this time." But they ...

Monday, June 06, 2016

An honorable Marine and a Secretary of State

When a young Marine committed a single security violation he followed the Marine honor code and turned himself in - with consequences.

A Secretary of State violated Department policies  -- set up an email server with minimal security to avoid the disclosure required by law. Then stored classified material where foreign governments could get access. (Did they access it?) She expects her violations to be excused and to be rewarded with the highest trusted position in the US.

Phillip Jennings in USA Today.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

When will Bezos pay to locate an Amazon facility in space?

No. He doesn't plan to risk his business by putting it in space, but yours! He expects Boeing to!! In order to "Save the Earth" of course.

His comments at the Code Conference on May 31 via

Bezos says tasks that require lots of energy shouldn't be handled on Earth. Instead, we should perform them in space, and that will happen within the next few hundred years."Energy is limited here. In at least a few hundred years ... all of our heavy industry will be moved off-planet," Bezos added. "Earth will be zoned residential and light industrial. 
You shouldn't be doing heavy energy on earth. We can build gigantic chip factories in space." Solar energy, for instance, is more practical for factories in space, he said. 
"We don't have to actually build them here," he said. "The Earth shades itself, [whereas] in space you can get solar power 24/7. ... The problem with other planets ... people will visit Mars, and we will settle Mars, and people should because it's cool, but for heavy industry, I would actually put it in space."
The reporter adds:
No word yet, however, on when Bezos plans to move Amazon fulfillment warehouses beyond the surly bonds of Earth.