Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Links

  • Scanning the entire internet.  This is what you need to do in preparation to release a global flash worm.  Interesting now that a motivated individual can do it with personal resources.
  • Difficulties in heating green homes - standard heating equipment is too big for the job and then tends to heat the house unevenly.  Amazing quote: "But if the doors are closed, the bedrooms will be 5 degrees colder than the hallway — even 10 degrees is possible. That’s OK for some people, but other people don’t like that. What temperature ranges are acceptable? The mass market is saying 3 degrees of variation from room to room. But in homes without any heat distribution to the bedrooms, when we measure the temperatures we get more than that."  Boy are we pampered.  I hate to go into "when I was a kid" mode, but I can't help myself.  My bedroom as a child would often get down into the high thirties and low forties on the coldest days of winter (as a scientifically minded child I made a point of obtaining a thermometer and measuring it).  And people now won't tolerate more than 3oF drop in the bedroom?
  • What happens to workers who drop out of the labor force.
  • If this was a pill, you'd do anything to get it.

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