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It appears that Syrian government forces plan to mount an offensive to retake Aleppo, where more than 100 people have reportedly been killed over the past week.
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"Many of the refugees and migrants trying to enter Europe are fleeing war, violence or repression in the Middle East and South Asia. Most are coming from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.  The E.U. has been overwhelmingly hostile to their arrival, even while it fuels and intervenes in some of the conflicts they are fleeing.  Europe has setup “hotspot” registration centers for refugees in Greece. Varoufakis says, “When you see the word ‘hotspots,’ just translate it to ‘concentration camps.’ It’s very simple.”"
Yanis Varoufakis says Europe could help refugees, but instead forces Greece to "intern" and treat them inhumanely
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Just the thing you needed for your little hemp farmer in the making.
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Remember, Cruz===Theocracy.   And for him the sort of Christianity that would be predominant is kinda wacko.
In early March, the Cruz for President campaign announced the formation of an official Religious Liberty Advisory Council.
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I have a question about the PATH variable on Windows to use with locally installed npm packages.  FYI - I'm not a newcomer to Node.js, I've been using it since 2011 and am now writing the 3rd edition of my book.  

There's a common practice being recommended to avoid "npm install -g" and instead install in the local folder.  When you do that the CLI tool that arrives with the package lands in ./node_modules/.bin, at least for Unix-like systems.  

To simplify using such tools it's recommended to add "./node_modules/.bin" to the $PATH environment variable.

What I'm curious about is the equivalent for Windows.

I spent a long while the other night yahoogling.  I'm not certain that a relative path works in a Windows PATH variable.  All the examples I found of Windows PATH variables have absolute pathnames for every component.

It does seem you can put variables into the PATH variable .... and under that theory, perhaps "%CD%\node_modules\.bin" would have the same effect on Windows.

Any idea/suggestion?
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I've never seen relative path in PATH variable ever. PHP etc use it on Windows but the relative path is defined inside their own config file rather than the PATH variable. So I suspect it's not doable.

One thing you CAN do is define those binaries as scripts in package.json. E.g.

scripts : {
'webpack' : './node_modules/bin/webpack'
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has CNN connected in some way with Fox...??
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Nice write-up. A few observations.

600 kWh ~= 15 gallons of petroleum. Given the Solar Impulse has an electric drive, and probably sees 85% rather than 35% motive efficiency, we can multiply that by about 2.4, to get the equivalent energy of 36 gallons of petrol.

Also, from the flight profiles you provide, SI2 has two batteries. One is the electric batteries it carries. The other is its daytime elevation. By climbing to 30k ft and gliding to 5k, the aircraft acts as a glider for several hours. Battery drain doesn't start in earnest until the plane has arrived at 5k ft. But the SI2 is banking gravitational potential just as much as it is electric.

And the mean speed-over-ground is about 28 mph.

While the experiment is interesting, I see the real lessons here as the challenges facing flight in a world without abundant liquid hydrocarbon fuels. A wingspan longer than that of a 747, a groundspeed only modestly challenging to an accomplished cyclist, and a need to squeeze every bit of storage from both batteries and altitude, and the aircraft can only carry a single human pilot.

One thing this isn't is the future of commercial aviation.
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Blogger, Green Transportation and Technology Advocate, Software Engineer, Mouth Breather
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Journalism, Blogging, Software Engineering, Online community management
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  • LongTailPipe.com
    Blogger, 2009 - present
  • V is for Voltage - http://visforvoltage.org
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Owner of online discussion forum focusing on electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric motorcycles, electric cars, etc
  • examiner.com - writer
    Green Transportation Examiner, 2009 - present
    Covering news about Green Transportation, Green Living and the Environment
  • Packt
    Book author, 2011 - 2013
    Written Node Web Development, an introductory guide to software development with Node.js. First version was in 2011, second version was in 2013.
  • PlugInCars.com
    Reporter, 2013 - 2014
    News and journalism covering the electric vehicle scene.
  • Recargo
    Website Developer, 2013 - 2014
    Upgrading look/feel/implementation of PlugInCars.com, one of the leading news and information websites in the electric vehicle field. This means Drupal theming work.
  • TorqueNews
    Reporter, 2011 - 2014
    News and journalism about electric vehicles, focusing specifically on Tesla Motors
  • Charged EV's Magazine
    Writer, 2012 - 2014
    Magazine articles covering the unfolding electric vehicle scene
  • Yahoo
    Principle Engineer - Mobile Test Software Automation, 2009 - 2011
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for Yahoo's Node.js hosting stack
  • Sun Microsystems
    Staff Engineer, 1998 - 2009
    Architect of Software Quality Engineering for the Java SE platform.
  • VXtreme
    Senior Software Engineer, 1996 - 1997
    Software engineer developing video streaming server software
  • MainSoft
    Senior Software Engineer, 1994 - 1996
    Software engineer developing GUI toolkit for Unix/X11 that's compatible with WIN32 API.
  • The Wollongong Group
    Senior Software Engineer, 1990 - 1994
    Software engineer developing X.400/RFC-822 compatible email systems.
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Electric Vehicle Journalism, Software Development, Node.js book author
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Journalist covering electric vehicles via PlugInCars.com, and TorqueNews.com, as well as other green technology and environmental topics on examiner.com

Software engineer, most recently with Yahoo working on their Node.js stack; formerly with Sun working in the Java SE team

Software Quality Engineering Test Automation Architect

Author of a Node.js book, Node Web Development

Blogging about Sustainability issues, Green Transportation, the full-life-cycle of the transportation system, and technology and other stuff

Helping to launch Transition Silicon Valley and Transition Mountain View (Transition Towns movement)

Developer of Java's java.awt.Robot class
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  • Univ of Kentucky
    Computer Science, 1981 - 1988
  • Barbara Brennan School of Healing
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