Outage Outrage

The recent hurricane Irma left over 90 percent of Florida power company “FPL” costumers without power. You might think that people who have their own solar panels installed would be not affected. You would be wrong. Turns out local regulations require private customers to shut down their solar panels once the grid powers down. This … [Read more…]

“Man is Stupid” Says the Pope

According to this AP article. And that’s a quote from the Old Testament. Googling “every man is stupid” and “old testament” finds a Bible hub quote, Jeremiah 51-17 as a source, which reads in the “English Standard Version”: Every man is stupid and without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for … [Read more…]

Turtle on a Fence Post

“If you see a turtle on a fence post, it didn’t get there by itself. If you see climate skeptics taking over a major political party only in the United States, that didn’t happen by itself either.” That’s the message in this video by Al Gore. The fossil fuel industry has paid a lot of … [Read more…]

The SEC DAO Report is Great News for Bitcoin

The SEC just published a report concluding that the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) set up on the Ethereum blockchain in 2015 qualified as “securities” under American law. Since neither the DAO itself or anyone else bothered with registering this security with the SEC, collecting over $150 million at the time was illegal. And having these … [Read more…]