Category Archives: history

The flawed logic of preppers

I started writing this one a few month ago (prior to travelling long distance) and then forgot about it, but thought maybe I should finish it. For quite some time in American there has been a survivalist movement, which grew out … Continue reading

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Space a sustainability solution? A critical review

One could characterise the whole environmental debate, or the debate about issues like peak oil or overpopulation as all boiling down to one key issue – resources, or lack thereof. We live on a single planet, which has only a … Continue reading

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Debunking the Great Reagan myth

Originally posted on daryanblog:
A central founding myth of the Tea Party is the legacy of Ronald Reagan. It is one of the reasons cited for supporting Trump as they see him as another Reagan (although its worth noting that not…

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With friends like these, who needs enemies!

I’ve been my usual busy self over the summer, both with holidays and of course work commitments so not been the most active blogger. One of those distractions over the summer included attending an event hosted by the UK nuclear industry (with … Continue reading

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Time for a Fracking reality check

One story that the major news media seems to have missed was that of a recent set of shale gas protests in rural Romania against the actions of the US owned firm Chevron. It would seem Chevron decided to start … Continue reading

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Blackout Paranoia

Here in the UK had a programme on Channel 4 the other week “Blackout”, which asked the question, what if the UK’s power grid went through a major failure? I watched it out of hope that it would attempt to … Continue reading

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Why things change….3D printing

This is the 2nd in a semi-regular series I’ve started doing “why things change and why they stay the same”, in which I will focus on a particular topic or theme and explain what technology can a achieve, where’s its … Continue reading

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