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Monday, 4 May 2020

Happy 5/4

quote [ Dave Brubeck - Take Five ]

Just some appropriate music for anyone who needs a reminder to groove.
[SFW] [music] [+6 Good]
[by Bruceski@8:19pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Judge orders teen charged for starting Eagle Creek Fire to pay $36.6M in restitution

quote [ HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Hood River County Circuit Court judge ordered the teen responsible for starting the Eagle Creek Fire to pay more than $36.6 million in restitution to cover the damage caused by the fire. ]

I get the reasoning behind it, and I don't necessarily disagree, but at some point it feels like execution would be a more humane punishment.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+2 Good]
[by Bruceski@1:47amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Down the Mighty Columbia River, Where a Power Struggle Looms

quote [ Now, the Trump administration has proposed rethinking the entire system, with a plan to sell the transmission network of wires and substations owned by the Bonneville Power Administration, a federal agency that distributes most of the Columbia basin’s output, to private buyers. ]

I don't see what good can come of this. Article in full post.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Bruceski@6:28pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 25 July 2016

Why the Clinton America Sees Isn't the Clinton Colleagues Know

quote [ This is not a profile of Hillary Clinton. It is not a review of her career or an assessment of her campaign. You won’t find any shocking revelations on her emails, on Benghazi, on Whitewater, or even on her health care plan.

This is an effort to answer a question I’ve been struggling with since at least 2008: Why is the Hillary Clinton described to me by her staff, her colleagues, and even her foes so different from the one I see on the campaign trail? ]

I found this a rather interesting read.
[SFW] [politics] [+7]
[by Bruceski@9:03pmGMT] [24 comments]

Friday, 23 May 2014

Don't drink Portland's water (not hyperbole)

quote [ The State of Oregon Health Authority?s Drinking Water Program has required the City of Portland to issue a Boil Water Notice for all Portland Water Bureau customers and some regional water providers. ]

Signal boosting for any people in the city who don't watch TV, don't spend time on social media sites where their friends have linked the news, haven't set themselves up to get alerts from the city via email/text message, and yet still visit SE.

***The water is now safe as of Saturday, 5/24***

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Informative]
[by Bruceski@8:33pmGMT] [41 comments]

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Same-sex marriage is back on in Oregon.

quote [ A federal judge threw out Oregon's same-sex marriage ban Monday, marking the 13th consecutive legal victory for gay marriage advocates since last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of a federal ban. ]

I have no idea who will or will not care, but since my friends lists are jumping for joy I may as well share the news.

[SFW] [politics] [+10 Good]
[by Bruceski@9:26amGMT] [8 comments]

Sunday, 13 April 2014

US Navy can make fuel from seawater (and electricity)

quote [ Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. ]

I'm headed out for Passover/vacation/family reunion, but this has started hitting my friends list with "we can run cars on water" free-energy bunk so I figured I'd get to the article first and head off the overreaction.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Interesting]
[by Bruceski@6:11pmGMT] [25 comments]




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