Monday, March 27, 2017

BRIGGS: It’s Time To Flip The Conversation | The Hayride

BRIGGS: It’s Time To Flip The Conversation | The Hayride: "While the United States is experiencing a significant increase in drilling activity, Louisiana is seeing historically low rig counts. The United States saw a drastic increase in employment from 4.5 percent in December to 5.1 in January, but communities like the Houma-Thibodaux area saw 1,800 jobs cut in the same 31-day period. Unemployment in this area has increased from 6.1 percent in December to 6.7 percent in January, according to the article."

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Time crystals make their appearance, no blue police box reported | Ars Technica

Time crystals make their appearance, no blue police box reported | Ars Technica: "A time crystal is almost analogous to the crystals that you may be more familiar with, like salt and sugar. Salt consists of two atoms (sodium and chlorine) that are arranged in a fixed order in space. In any given direction, there is a characteristic length over which the crystal repeats itself. If I were located somewhere in the middle of a crystal and moved in any direction by the characteristic length (or a multiple of it), I would not actually be able to tell that I had moved. That is translational symmetry in space. This is more important than it sounds. The properties of matter are often dominated by the spatial order of the crystal. When you break that order, cool things happen (melting is an example of breaking spatial order). Rather than order in space, a time crystal has to have order in time. And we all know things that have order in time: the hands on a clock or a playground swing. These all repeat themselves in time. Do they count? No. And the reason is a bit technical."

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PassivDom is a Zombie-proof “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house” | TechCrunch

PassivDom is a Zombie-proof “autonomous 3D-printed mobile house” | TechCrunch: "There are three models, from ultra-simple to fully autonomous. The Autonomous house is 36 square meters and costs €59,900 to pre-order. There is already a model in Ukraine and they have a few thousand folks already on the waitlist for the houses. Luckily the team doesn’t take itself too seriously. They also offer a special “Zombie apocalypse” package that includes armored glazing, an alarm system, extra toilet paper storage and a bible."

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NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA | TechCrunch

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NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA | TechCrunch: "Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food delivery businesses have tended to focus on urban areas with a high concentration of restaurants and people who frequently order takeout. Now, New Orleans Saints Quarterback, philanthropist and angel investor Drew Brees is backing a startup called Waitr to make takeout more convenient outside of the biggest cities. Waitr, which is based in Lake Charles and Lafayette, Louisiana, has been delivering food from restaurants to customers’ homes since 2014 in places like Lafayette, New Orleans, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Sacramento, California and Beaumont, Texas."

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Generate Electricity from Bacteria in Mud | Make:

Generate Electricity from Bacteria in Mud | Make:: "With some mud, salt, and water, you can create a closed circuit that generates a current. This is called a microbial fuel cell, a device that uses bacteria to create electrical power by oxidizing simple compounds like glucose or organic matter in wastewater. Given the finite supply of fossil fuels, this biofuel cell is a promising approach for generating power in a renewable, carbon-neutral way. "

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How Halliburton Is Handling Cyber Security - Bloomberg

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How Halliburton Is Handling Cyber Security - Bloomberg: "Chief information officers from major oil and gas companies speak at the Bloomberg Future of Cyber Security: Spotlight on Oil and Gas event in Houston about how cyber risk is driving industry decision-making and how companies are responding to the need to defend their systems. (Source: Bloomberg)"

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Coach Orgeron Sets Out Decoys To Lure In 5-Star Recruits | THE PUSH POLE

Coach Orgeron Sets Out Decoys To Lure In 5-Star Recruits | THE PUSH POLE: "I’m a marsh rat. I do things a little different. Check out this fantastic spread here. No great football player could walk past these decoys without hitting the snot out of them. I got a perfect line of sight from over there in that blind (points at van). I’m gonna get first dibs on any big hitter who passes through here.  I expect by the end of the day, I’ll have bagged my limit."

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VIDEO: Did You Catch The Creepy Bill Nye On Tucker Carlson Monday Night? | The Hayride

VIDEO: Did You Catch The Creepy Bill Nye On Tucker Carlson Monday Night? | The Hayride: "Objectively, Bill Nye The Science Guy, who is not actually a scientist but rather a mechanical engineer, should have had his career come to an end on Monday owing to what you’ll see below. Nye, who is busy popularizing the leftist myth that there is settled science surrounding the idea of anthropogenic global warming, said over the weekend that it’s “cognitive dissonance” which explains the fairly widespread lack of buy-in to that myth. That wasn’t good enough for Carlson, who had Nye on his show and examined his reasoning by asking a fairly simple question for which Nye should have had an answer but did not – namely, what amount of the global warming Nye sees is man-made? Carlson wouldn’t leave that question alone despite Nye’s inability to give a straight answer to it, and before it was over Nye was babbling about English winemaking and declaring that global temperatures ought to reflect what they were in 1750 had man not screwed up the climate. This is, of course, rubbish – 1750 fell right in the middle of the Little Ice Age, a period of global cooling which happened from the 16th to 19th centuries. Prior to that time, there was a great deal of winemaking in Britain; in fact, for most of the history of that land domestic winemaking has been the norm, and if the climate allows for the growing of wine-worthy grapes there today it’s merely reflective of a return to normal."

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Coming Soon In Lafourche: The “Let That Son Of A B*tch Go Back To Mexico” Library | The Hayride

Ahhh...Lafourche Parish!


Coming Soon In Lafourche: The “Let That Son Of A B*tch Go Back To Mexico” Library | The Hayride: "“He wasn’t really against the library,” Lorraine said in a phone interview. “He might have been against the tax, but in his heart, he was for the library. If it wasn’t for Lindel Toups, they wouldn’t have a library in Gheens. The reason I went to the library is because he stood up to get a library back there. There’s a lot of things that Lindel said that maybe didn’t make sense, but the man always had his heart in everything he did.”"

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NEWS  |  Oil, Gas Leaders: Automation about Efficiency, Not Job Elimination  |  Rigzone

NEWS  |  Oil, Gas Leaders: Automation about Efficiency, Not Job Elimination  |  Rigzone: "Part of what’s great about the oil and gas industry is that it lends itself to advanced technologies and constant evolution. That’s why there’s more than one way to drill a well, to interpret seismic data, and so forth. And coming out of the two-plus-year industry downturn, many oil and gas companies are strategically finding ways to increase automation and integrating more use of digital technology. Subsequently, that changes the workforce … which doesn’t have to be a bad thing."

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