From the Kara Sea to the college quad — Bryan Alexander

Thinking about the intersection of higher education and climate change sometimes can be daunting in its scope and complexity. Sometimes small, individual stories are a good way into the topic. Today’s case in point: a Russian gas tanker just traveled successfully across most of the Arctic Ocean bordering Asia.  Twice. This is such an extreme… From… Continue reading From the Kara Sea to the college quad — Bryan Alexander

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Lent | Gardner Writes

Oh man, reading Gardner Campbell’s blog entry has made me think too, it’s high time to commit to the task and Do the Thing. That’s right, you gotta write. And rather than pester and prod and forward all the neato cool things I bump into, maybe I had better just send them all to the… Continue reading Lent | Gardner Writes

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Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing — from: The Next Platform

No matter if you are talking about compute or networking, there are two opposing forces that are constantly at interplay on a field of green money. … Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform. Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing —… Continue reading Why There’s Hard, Cold Cash For Soft, Disaggregated Routing — from: The Next Platform

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Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’ – Scientific American

By Richard Schiffman (an environmental journalis based in New York City) If I’ve learned anything from the whole sad tale of Big Tobacco going after Jeffrey Wygand https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Wigand, it’s that money knows no bounds. Nothing is in good faith ever, apples to apples comparisons, it is about winner take all. And that’s been the approach,… Continue reading Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’ – Scientific American

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WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not — 9to5Mac

WhatsApp will shortly start to share your data with Facebook as a condition of use of the app. This completes a U-turn which began when Facebook first acquired the app back in 2014. At the time, WhatsApp assured users that their data would remain private, and not be shared with Facebook … more… The post… WhatsApp… Continue reading WhatsApp will share your data with Facebook whether you like it or not — 9to5Mac

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Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

The only thing thicker than the crowds is the irony. The New Year is a major holiday in Japan. There’s plenty of traditional (and dangerous) food to eat, plus the annual hatsumode — visiting a shrine to wish for health, happiness, and good fortune in the next year. Of course this year, with the coronavirus steadily… Continue reading Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

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