Archives for September 16, 2008

So I thought I might read the JASON report of doom. TokyoTom has the details; abebooks doesn’t have it, but google books knows it and even has the contents list and pointed me at dualj who I’ve never heard of, and who spell purchase as “Purhcase” which seems curious. It doesn’t seem to have a…

Coal-to-liquids / Oil price

On the list of things to read-n-blog since before the summer hols has been John Flecks oil-to-liquids post. John says, quite perceptively, At some price (the usual number I hear is somewhere at or above $60 or $70 a barrel) it becomes economical to make liquid fuels out of coal… The question has been why…

McCain on science

Belatedly, McCain answers the sciencedebate questions. Obama did that earlier; how does McCain fare? Its good to see that the tide of drivel hasn’t dried up: I am uniquely qualified to lead our nation during this technological revolution. While in the Navy, I depended upon the technologies and information provided by our nation’s scientists and…