November / early Dec tab dump

Fascinating little video on an ant colony

Nuclear shelter turned data center.  Submarine backup engines and plants?!

Obama’s Use of Complete Sentences Stirs Controversy

“Instead of a bulky mechanical engine in the front third of the car, put two or four electric motors inside the wheels.   If a factory wants to produce one hundred V4 (equivalent) chassis it takes motors from Corner A.  If it wants to build two hundred V6 (equivalent) electric chassis, it takes the motors from Corner B.  This allows companies to run fewer factories at higher capacity utilization by tapping the modular design of electric motors and energy storage devices.
Consumers are going to love wheel based electric motors because they transform the driving experience around instant torque and customized software that allows the same car to ride like a Ferrari or a Minivan with the click of a button.”
Sounds like a good idea… I’ll believe it when I see it, but I like reading about this kind of technology being developed.

Peel-n-stick… solar?

“The Strangest Disaster of the 20th Century.”

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