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Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum (2013)

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum (2013)

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ScienceJames Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.By Rebecca BoyleApril 2, 2013
People, Power and Technology: The 2020 Digital Attitudes Report

People, Power and Technology: The 2020 Digital Attitudes Report

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People, Power and Technology: The 2020 Digital Attitudes Report The public is once again recalibrating its relationship with technology.  The pandemic lockdown has accelerated even further the already dizzying speed of technological change: suddenly the office has become Zoom, the classroom Google and the theatre YouTube.  The transformations wrought in this period will be lasting.…
For work from home, technology’s convenience matters more than its power

For work from home, technology’s convenience matters more than its power

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Over the years I’ve worked as a technology journalist, I’ve been lucky enough to watch multiple product categories evolve from their earliest days to maturity and sometimes sunsetting — a cyclical process that is rarely identical between different types of products, but often has similarities from category to category. One common thread I’ve noticed is…
Deleting a Few Lines of Code Can Yield “Significant” Power Savings on Linux

Deleting a Few Lines of Code Can Yield “Significant” Power Savings...

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A patch slated to be merged for the Linux 5.8 kernel cycle next month that simply deletes ten lines of code (well, six lines of code and four lines of comments) will for some systems yield "significant power savings" due to an oversight in the kernel code that has lasted for about twelve years. Queued…
The Stone Soup and Super Power

The Stone Soup and Super Power

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I recently read The Pragmatic Programmer — By Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas. The book introduced me to the Stone Soup story which is as follows.Stone Soup🍜The three soldiers returning home from war were hungry. When they saw the village ahead their spirits lifted — they were sure the villagers would give them a meal.…