Friday Open Thread

“Dear Math, please grow up and solve your own problems, I’m tired of solving them for you.”

— Anonymous

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  1. itlduso says:

    Mike Bloomberg — The Retirement Plan I've Been Waiting For!

    I hereby offer my services as a Mike Bloomberg national delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Cost: a mere $3 million (routing number available upon request.)  Now, don't any of you try to undercut me and run for a lesser sum.  We must not engage in a bidding war!!

    • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

      If Bloomberg gets delegates and actually appears at the DNC, I think that will make him the most successful NYC mayor in national politics.  de Blasio, Bloomburg, Giuliani, and Lindsay are the ones I recall making a run.  Lindsay got a few delegates from early primaries, but withdrew when he got shellacked in some of the later ones.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    Too much carbon dioxide . . . 
     

    . . . global warming and its just as evil twin, ocean acidification.

    The Baymen’s Nightmare: All the Scallops Are Dead

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/nyregion/peconic-bay-scallop-season.html

    . . . But, let’s all party like it’s 1959!!!!

     

    For all his quirks, Morris reminds us, Edison never lost sight of the future. And that, perhaps, is the key takeaway from this elegant, loosely crafted, idiosyncratic book. No inventor did more to nudge the world toward modernity, and few had a better feel for what the next generation of inventors might pursue. Topping that list was a plea for a greener country — not because Edison was an environmentalist, but because he despised the excess and inefficiency that had come to define American industry and leisure, thanks in no small part to his close chum, Henry Ford. “This scheme of combustion in order to get power makes me sick to think of — it is so wasteful,” he grumbled. “Sunshine is a form of energy, and the winds and the tides. … There must surely come a time when heat and power will be stored in unlimited quantities in every community, all gathered by natural forces.” He added, in true Edison fashion: “I’ll do the trick myself if someone doesn’t get at it.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/books/review/edison-edmund-morris.html

    Last one left on the planet, don’t forget to turn out the lights . . .

    . . . Ah, fuck it, on second thought it isn’t really gonna’ matter, is it?

     

     

  3. MichaelBowmanMichaelBowman says:

    Noel Casler attempts to explain climate change to David Dennison in terms John Barron might understand…

  4. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Sad. Not.

    Colorado oil and gas well permitting cut in half by drilling reforms
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2019/11/08/colorado-oil-and-gas-well-permitting-post-reform.html?iana=hpmvp_den_news_headline

    "Colorado is approving less [sic] than half the number of oil and gas well locations and new drilling permits it was before this spring’s overhaul of state laws regulating the industry.

    The COGCC  extended that distance to 2,000 feet after the a health-impact study  published in October found exposure to the chemical benzene can spike within that distance during a phase of new-well drilling.

    Fewer new permits will eventually lead to decreased production and a smaller industry. Critics of SB-181 warned it could pitch the state’s economy into recession
    …"

     

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