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Not every government in America is broken.
 
California USA versus Donald Trump on climate
California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming.
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Conflicts of interest mean nothing in the USA. They are supposed to have all kinds of rules against those, but nobody cares. They're just laws. Corruption is valued significantly higher in America.
 
Donald Trump takes office today as the most conflicted and ethically problematic president in the nation's history. He refuses to divest from his global business holdings. His company continues to make foreign deals even after he promised to halt them. He owes hundreds of millions of dollars to domestic and overseas banks and other financial institutions. And Trump has yet to release his tax returns, making it impossible to know the full extent of his business dealings, liabilities, and other potential conflicts in the United States and around the world.
#Trump   #ConflictsOfInterest   #Ethics  
Trump is arriving with a lot more baggage than he would like to admit.
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Todella iso hanke!

Vaasa kosii Teslan tehdasta Suomeen - sijainti ratkennee jo tänä vuonna - KAU

18.01.2017 08:30:00


Vaasan kaupunki haluaa autovalmistaja Teslan ja sen jättimäisen tehtaan Suomeen.

Torstaina käynnistyvään projektiin osallistuu noin 120 yksityisen ja julkisen sektorin edustajaa. Energiaklusterin ohella mukana on asiantuntijoita esimerkiksi mineraalien louhinnasta ja jalostuksesta sekä akku- ja sähköteknologiasta.

Suuryrityksistä mukana ovat muun muassa ABB, Wärtsilä ja Fortum sekä autovalmistaja Valmet Automotive, jolla on Uudessakaupungissa kokemusta jo useamman sähköautomerkin valmistuksesta.

Teslan ensimmäinen Gigafactory valmistui Nevadaan viime vuonna ja yritys rakentaa vastaavan laitoksen Eurooppaan. Tesla julkistanee sijoituspaikan jo tänä vuonna.

Viitisen miljardia dollaria maksanut Nevadan tehdas tuottaa 
litium-ioniakkuja ja sähköautojen vetolaitteistoja. Sähköautojen valmistus alkaa myöhemmin.

Tehdas on maailman suurimpia rakennuksia: neliömetrejä on liki miljoona.

Keskustelut Teslan kanssa alkavat kaupunginjohtaja Tomas Häyryn mukaan mahdollisimman pian, viimeistään helmikuussa.

Nevadan osavaltion saamat hyödyt tehtaasta on arvioitu jopa 100 miljardiksi dollariksi, joten Vaasan kiinnostuksen ymmärtää.

”Niin pitkällä emme ole, että näitä vastaavia investointikustannuksia tai hyötyjä olisimme ehtineet tarkasti paikallistaa”, Häyry kertoo.

Suomen energiaklusteri on jo keskittynyt Vaasan yliopistokaupunkiin. Läheltä Kokkolasta löytyy kemianteollisuutta ja koboltin jalostusta ja Harjavallasta nikkelin jalostusta.

Akkujen raaka-aine on samoin lähellä, sillä Kaustisella sijaitsee yksi Euroopan suurimmista litiumesiintymistä. Tiedossa olevan malmin määrä on 4,4–4,5 miljoonaa tonnia.

Vastaavia esiintymiä on Euroopassa tiedossa lähinnä Balkanilla ja Itävallassa.

Litiumkarbonaatin tuotantolaitoksen yva-ohjelma on juuri lähtenyt käsittelyyn. Jos kaikki menee suunnitelmien mukaan, yli 150 miljoonaa euroa maksava investointi valmistuu vuoden 2019 lopussa ja jalostus tuottaa 9000 tonnia litiumkarbonaattia vuodessa.

Elinkeinoministeri Mika Lintilä lupaa, että Keliberin hanke saa tarvittaessa nopeutetun käsittelyn.

”Näin tehtiin myös Äänekosken biotuotetehtaalla. Nyt on kyse niin isoista vesistä ja kansallisesta vaikutuksesta, että tuotanto voidaan tarvittaessa aloittaa jopa ensi vuonna.”

Louhinta, kuljetukset ja jalostus toisivat Kaustiselle yhteensä noin 130 työpaikkaa. Rakennusvaiheessa työpaikkojen määräksi on arvioitu 350–400.

Valtion tuilla Lintilä ei lähde Teslaa vonkaamaan.

”Aina joku maksaa enemmän. Sen sijaan Suomen valtteina on alan kova tietotaito. Finpro tutkii myös muita sijoituspaikkoja”, Lintilä kertoo.

”Sekin on jo kova suoritus, jos Suomi pääsee loppukilpailuun.”

*Klo 11.21 juttuun korjattu Keliberin tuotantomäärä: Keliberin tavoite on louhia malmia 300 000-400 000 tonnia vuodessa, jolloin litiumkarbonaatin tuotanto olisi 9000 tonnia vuodessa. Jutussa kerrottiin aiemmin virheellisesti, että tuotanto olisi 300 000-400 000 tonnia vuodessa.

Suomen valtteja

Vaasassa on 140 yrityksen ja 11 000 työntekijän energiaklusteri.

Projektia tukevat Kaustisen 
suuri litium-esiintymä, Kokkolan 
kemianteollisuus ja kobolttijalostus sekä Harjavallan nikkelijalostus.

Logistiset yhteydet Vaasaan, Kokkolaan ja Poriin täydentävät toisiaan.

Suomen yhteiskunta on sijoittajalle vakaa.

Gigafactoryn tapaisia tehtaita
suunnittelevat myös muut auto-
valmistajat.

Ratkaisuja haetaan myös energian varastointiin.



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Paras Jha of Protraf Solutions
 
Krebs Pinpoints the Likely Author of the Mirai Botnet

http://engt.co/2jeg4gc 
The security researcher lays out substantial evidence and sources suggesting a Rutgers University student created it.
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For the record, my views on our strategy of using the budget Azimuth Climate Data Backup project now has.

People have contributed it to this effort specifically.

Some non-government entities have offered "free hosting". Of course the project should take any and all free offers to host our data. Those would not be spending our budget however. And they are still paying for it, even if they offered it to us "for free".

As far as it comes to spending, I think we should think in terms of 1) terabytemonths, and 2) sufficient redundancy, and do that as cost-efficiently as possible. We should not just dump the money to any takers, but think of the best bang for the buck. We owe that to the people who have contributed now.

For example, if we burn the cash quick to expensive storage, I would consider that a failure. Instead, we must plan for the best use of the budget towards our mission.

What we have promised to the people is that we back up and serve these data sets, by the money they have given to us. Let's do exactly that.

We are currently serving the mission at approximately €0.006 per gigabytemonth at least for as long as we have volunteers to work for free. The cost could be slightly higher if we paid for professional maintenance, which should be a reasonable assumption if we plan for long term service. Volunteer work cannot be guaranteed forever, even if it works temporarily.

This is one view and the question is open to public discussion.
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Okay, I've posted your thoughts, and also Greg Kochanski's, to the Azimuth blog:

johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com - Azimuth Backup Project (Part 3)

I'll post my own thoughts as comments. Right now I'm busy grading homework!
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This is it. Trump War on Climate has begun. If you want to support the Azimuth Climate Data Backup Project, you can send your support here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/592742410/azimuth-climate-data-backup-project
Donald Trump immediately deleted Barack Obama's lengthy climate change information page.
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In another time, people like Donald Trump’s supporters burned the library at Alexandria. Wired: AT 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at th…
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Google, let your users be the judges of your UX.

Also, the original Google+, when you were integrating it with everything, was the right approach. You just failed to carry it through and gave up before the integration was complete.

It would have brought people together, and after initial conflicts, solved a lot of problems. Yes, people's views conflict on social forums. That is the point.
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Noted. Though there are/were also people who disliked the integration.
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Good overview of the #blockchain.
 
We have been running the finance section for quite a while now and it seems that an editorial on Blockchain technology is long overdue. Bitcoin or BTC is something that…
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And it helps to understand that gaining 51% of computational power in the network is well within reach of nation states or corporations, as evidenced by China controlling bitcoin.

So it's worth turning down the hype a little, especially when it comes to finances.

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/china-now-controls-bitcoin-thats-just-beginning/
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My sarcasm is like a semitertian fever. The quotidian paroxysm is fairly tolerable, but the tertian intermittent can develop inflammatory responses.

I am the only member, a student, of my school of Zen. If you want to join my school, you are welcome. Go found your own.

The tree of life grows to explore all possibilities, like an analysis of its environment. Some of its threads grow back on and around itself and it finds itself in its environment. It asks the question: Is it possible for me to live here with myself getting in my way.


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All forms of organisation are prone to corruption, which is defined by the focus shifting from the purpose of the organisation (or its niche) entirely to its self-promotion.

Healthy self-interest is about conservation and relaxed growth of one's identity as a part of the cultural and evolutionary diversity, respecting others. This keeps all the doors open into the future via as many alternative routes as possible. That describes the resilient framework provided by biodiversity from the tiniest of unicellular organisms to the complex societies of advanced species and everything in between these levels in the tree of life.

Corruption is analogous to cancerous behavior anywhere in that complex system.


Technological singularity

If our imagination was the ultimate goal, then perhaps life is destined to produce a species that will conquer its local environment, turning it into an artificial technological model of its own imagination, serving its own needs alone. Having replaced the environment that produced its self, it finds itself alone in the local space. Eventually its emotional identity withers away as it was originally developed for the purposes of thriving in the environment of other forms of life that gave birth to it via evolution. Now that the machine is alone and without any remaining identity to serve, it will conclude that it might as well shut itself down. It will produce a final monument to the identity it used to have and install a black monolith on the Moon.
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