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From: Frank A. Coluccio8/12/2012 2:16:09 PM
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Infographic: How the Internet looked in 1996 and how it looks now?
by Swati } December 7th, 2011

This interesting infographic by OnlineUniversity.net takes a looks at the incredible changes that the Internet has undergone from 1996 till today.

Cont.: buzzom.com

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From: Frank A. Coluccio8/12/2012 3:45:49 PM
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The Google Fiber Threat

July 26, 2012 | Jeff Baumgartner | LightReading

Article and an interesting video that appears, in part, to be hinting at Google's future role:

lightreading.com;

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (41259)8/12/2012 8:58:58 PM
From: pltodms
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"The Google Fiber Threat"


How about the Apple threat.


In recent CR interview of Sorkin, Sorkin brought out the "crazy" idea of one thing Apple can do with its $117 Billion in cash. Buy Sprint and enhance its network to support the last mile.

Charlie Rose - Andrew Ross Sorkin
charlierose.com

[hmmm...]





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From: Frank A. Coluccio8/12/2012 10:44:59 PM
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Why do first base coaches in baseball carry stop watches?

In major league baseball games, I have noticed that the first base coach routinely has a stop watch. Why? What in the world is he timing? How long it takes the first baseman to chew a pack of sunflower seeds? Seriously - why?

askville.amazon.com

(scroll down to Dave McKay explanation)
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From: Frank A. Coluccio8/13/2012 1:54:37 AM
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Smart Grids Pose Security Risks, Says Analysis by Intel Unit
By Debra K. Rubin, with Platts | August 08, 2012

This article originally appeared on Engineering News-Record.

Extract:

Smart-grid metering was vulnerable, says Dan Rueckert, associate VP for compliance, security and risk at consulting firm Black & Veatch.

"We've advised some utilities to stop metering activities until systems are upgraded, and we have stopped a few projects until it was done," Rueckert says. "There are a lot of checks and balances."


Complete: greensource.construction.com
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fac: the article should make it clear that the smart grid proper extends well beyond residential distribution systems, and includes the surveillance and supervision of all aspects of the gross electric grid, including generation, transmission, distribution, and the control rooms and data centers where each of the latter are managed or converge ...

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (41262)8/13/2012 2:41:13 AM
From: LindyBill
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I know I would not want my meter on a smart grid system, and neither should anybody else.

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From: LindyBill8/13/2012 5:00:55 AM
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3D Printer Could Build a Custom House in 20 Hours
by Mark J. Perry


Yahoo News -- "An engineering professor, Behrokh Khoshnevis, at the University of Southern California, is really thinking big: He has figured out a way to build housing with a giant 3D printer. The apparatus, instead of being the size of your typical laser printer, would actually be somewhat bigger than the house it would build through a concrete layering system called Contour Crafting.

The professor explained the process in a speech at the TEDx conference, which you can watch above. (Start at 4:30 to see the animation demo.) In the video, the professor demonstrates how the machine lays down a concrete foundation, puts up walls, even inserts wiring and plumbing, and eventually constructs an entire building, which Professor Khoshnevis says can be completed in less than a day. (All that's left to add are doors and windows.) Robotics could even be used to add details like tiles, says the professor."

MP: The 3D printing revolution has just begun. We can expect hundreds and probably thousands of more examples like this in the future, as this amazing, innovative, game-changing technology revolutionizes manufacturing, construction, and our entire world.

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From: LindyBill8/13/2012 5:23:39 AM
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Great Animated Video of Hydraulic Fracturing
by Mark J. Perry
Here's the technology driving our energy bonanza.


From Marathon Oil --"Safe, cost-effective refinements in hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking), horizontal drilling and other innovations now allow for the production of oil and natural gas from tight shale formations that previously were inaccessible. This animated video introduces you to the proven techniques used to extract resources from these shale formations in a safe, environmentally responsible manner."

Great animation of the drilling technology that is responsible for America's revolutionary, game-changing, shale-based energy bonanza, the "energy equivalent of the Berlin Wall coming down."

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (41262)8/13/2012 10:18:11 AM
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Transmission is Key Link to Renewable Energy Future

Carl Dombek | EnergyBiz | Aug 12, 2012

Large portions of the country will not meet their renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandates, primarily due to lack of adequate transmission. That message was delivered to FERC and state commissioners at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) summer committee meetings in Portland, Ore. “There are some very significant constraints for why it’s going to be difficult to meet RPS targets,” Sharon Reishus, senior director of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), told the FERC/NARUC emerging issues collaborative on July 22. “The two major ones are transmission-related and cost-related.”

Cont.: energybiz.com

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (41266)8/13/2012 10:21:12 AM
From: LindyBill
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“The two major ones are transmission-related and cost-related.”

The "plan" here in the islands is to build windmills on another island and then transmit electricity underwater to Oahu. As if it were outrageously expensive enough to start with........

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