OK so the commentary is a little cheesey, but a great virtual tour of a typical oil refinery from CB&I.
Entries from July 2010
0 July 29, 2010 at 7:34am by Psybertron
0 July 29, 2010 at 3:10am by Psybertron
Interesting, via Rivets. And intelligent use of the web.
0 July 28, 2010 at 3:49am by Psybertron
For better or worse I have the Saturn Sky back on the road again here in the UK. These photos from new in 2007.
0 July 28, 2010 at 3:47am by Psybertron
Much photographed Pennine Way location was the highlight of our walking weekend.
0 July 19, 2010 at 2:03am by Psybertron
Interesting analysis from John Udell of Excel and Google Spreadsheets from a web publishing perspective. Still hard to beat the spreadsheet for human readable organization of data (*), but the flexibility of format and use makes automation problematic. (*) And not just presenting and organizing data, also as a mark-up and mapping UI, adding adjacent […]
2 July 16, 2010 at 9:55am by Psybertron
There are lots of sites with photos of abandoned inhabitation, but this was clearly a beautiful resort location. I’m guessing despite the spelling it’s here, in Georgia on the Black Sea ? (Friday evening dose of Rivets.) And a little too much IKEA for my liking but some of these are excellent. The Lays potatoes […]
0 July 16, 2010 at 9:33am by Psybertron
It says it’s a photo from the BBC, (no link) but it’s photo-shopped surely ? Is it my imagination but isn’t that the roof of a human mouth in there with a row of incisors.
1 July 16, 2010 at 1:12am by Psybertron
Only the second time I’ve seen this. A badger on this occasion. Need to track down the earlier example, of yellow lines painted over an armadillo. In fact there are plenty. This is the one I recalled …. a possum in fact.
0 July 15, 2010 at 3:23am by Psybertron
Mentioned before, concerns about how much of the commercial aircraft industry is dependent on budget airlines. Apparently the 6000 selling Boeing 737 has 2000 more on the order book. [Post Note - Talking of planes, military this time, excitement about the JSF / F35 ]
0 July 15, 2010 at 3:00am by Psybertron
Andrew Marr, news romantic, on technology, journalism and the media, and again it’s really about valuing what needs to be paid for in the web-enabled world.
0 July 14, 2010 at 5:58am by Psybertron
Unlearning (or relearning) communication habits through the experience of social media is the topic of this brief observation from Euan Semple. (I happen to agree – I believe that is a major effect of the overload of communications we all seem to participate in these days – basic social rules are really tied to the […]
0 July 13, 2010 at 1:02am by Psybertron
Jorn Barger (original coiner of the term weblog or blog) dropped off my radar about the time he went from RobotWisdom to RWWX (auxiliary) pages a couple of years ago, but I see he is very active using Google reader. Always one to watch. (Blogroll updated)
2 July 13, 2010 at 12:02am by Psybertron
I’ve blogged a few comments recently about non-freedom of information in the communication (verb) sense of information … in the public domain in connection with government, economy, science, business, etc. Not all information should be publicly communicated just because it can be. A moral issue affecting the quality of decision-making that affects us all. Here […]
4 July 12, 2010 at 6:45am by Psybertron
Interesting set of links spinning out of a Ben Goldacre piece on “judging quality” in scientific “evidence”. Cialdini’s “Influence”. Complementary & Alternative Medicine. Ben’s piece with My original comment, plus comments by JDC at Stuff & Nonesense, and Keith Douglas the philosopher-animal. The cognitive “short-cuts” people use – heuristics – to make complex decisions pragmatically, […]
0 July 12, 2010 at 6:30am by Psybertron
Another to add to the collection: Spherical-Scalar-Wave-based Matter. So simple – action at a distance explained, no multiverses to hide in. Milo Wolff http://www.quantummatter.com/ and Geoff Haselhurst http://www.spaceandmotion.com/ (Thanks to Adrie over on MD) [Post Note : Got an interesting cross-hit on Hillary Lawson's "Closure" that reminded me of the "aetherial" monism inherent in this kind of […]
1 July 12, 2010 at 3:06am by Psybertron
As a footie fan I have to say that was a great World Cup Final. Webb had a great game. 9/10 says Graham Poll too. Both teams got what they deserved. Only one reff’ing mistake – the free-kick massively deflected off the wall but given as a goal-kick. Plenty of judicious application of the rules […]
0 July 9, 2010 at 4:53am by Psybertron
I was digging up the Hunter S Thompson quote on living life to the full …. you know the one … “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly […]
0 July 8, 2010 at 2:14pm by Psybertron
Brilliant collection of mash-ups on the theme of “If America was still British“. Pages and pages of them.
6 July 7, 2010 at 3:52am by Psybertron
From the Slate, a piece by Kathryn Shulz interviewing ex-astronaut James Bagian on relative risks and relative attention to risks in bleeding edge exploration and business-as-usual. [Post Note : I have since read the complete article and it is really very good, on the human psychology side of "error" and risk, and between error and […]
0 July 7, 2010 at 3:43am by Psybertron
As is so much of Dilbert. Value is in risk.
1 July 1, 2010 at 4:33am by Psybertron
There it is again, the case for less open communication is real. Real life business cannot function without it, as I must have said till I’m blue in the face.