Posts from the ‘technology’ Category
Click below for A sobering item from the US on waste as West Australia considers allowing uranium mining against the wishes of voters.
We need also to remember that in the years it will take to build any sparkling new nuclear power stations, the world economic dynamic will have changed so that truly clean and renewable alternatives are a lot more competitive and practical.
Please comment on whether we in W.A. should mine Uranium and send it overseas, sometimes to nuclear armed countries with unstable governments and with no clear direction on how to deal with waste that will still be deadly in thousands of years.
For other info on our “friend” uranium Google “depleted uranium Iraq” – be careful if you’re a sensitive soul – it’s not pretty and it’s very real for the children and families affected.
People in WA are now gearing up to remind the Barnett Govenrment why this state has been free from Uranium mining and nuclear power all these years – watch this space! You may also like to visit this youtube link
Nuclear waste dogs US energy policy
Yucca Mountain was supposed to be where the highly toxic material was sent. But Obama’s energy budget leaves it out.By Gail Russell Chaddock | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor from the March 6, 2009 edition
The BBC reported this around 1700 GMT/UTC Saturday January 31st – it will be interesting to see what caused the problem.
If your service was affected or you can help with info please leave a comment
Fault hits Google search service
Users were warned that all search results were dangerous
Google’s search service has been hit by technical problems, with users unable to access search results.
For a period on Saturday, all search results were flagged as potentially harmful, with users warned that the site “may harm your computer”.
Users who clicked on their preferred search result were advised to pick another one.
Google says it is unclear what caused the problem, which is now resolved, but that it will make a statement later.
“There was a fault. We don’t know the nature of it yet. Everything has been solved. We are still making initial enquiries, ” a Google spokesperson told BBC News.
President Barack Obama blogs too! And America please remember he didn’t promise “he” can, he said “we” can – so don’t leave it all up to him.
THE BLOG: TUE, JANUARY 27, 9:48 AM EST
“My job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives,” President Obama told Al Arabiya, an Arabic-language news channel based out of Dubai. “My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy.”
Midnight to dawn radio lsteners in Perth ( 882 am )and those listening online around the world ( at 6pr.com.au ) might find these links useful over the next 3 weeks as I fill in at the Farifax radio station.
I’ll add to the links and welcome your input – simply click on the comments link after the tags at the bottom of a story. I have yet to set up email in the studio but you can text me your number anywhere in the world and I’ll call back, SMS/text your name , country,area and phone number to +61 403 339 290
Hours related to this material are midnight to 0530 local time, 1500GMT/UTC to 2030 GMT/UTC weeknights from Dec 22 to Jan 11.
The call in number is +61 8 922 11 882 and in a pale imitation of the great NPR network ” all things are considered,” so join in and talk about anything at all, because as long as we’re respectful we can tackle anything.
Special shout outs to Paul in Alicante Spain, Gina in Phoenix, Byron in Oregon, my friends in Israel and Palestine and anyone who’s been listening but has yet to make a call.
Listen in in over the next night or two for a chat with Robin Chapple from FARA a global network of people concerned about the destruction of ancient rock art that preadtes the Pyramids – click here for info on the shameful neglect and corporate vandalism of the Spirit Rocks on West Australia’s Burrup Peninsula.
Now some food for our brains
One of the greats of brain science explains the principles and amazing applications of brain plasticity – covering ageing issues, strole, mood disorders and a lot more. This video runs an hour and twenty minutes, so grab a cuppa and prepare to be inspired
Watch here as Alvaro Fernandez describes some new brain science that promises breakthroughs in treating a range of illnesses and injuries that had ’til now thought to have been something we just had to live with or die from.
Wired has more useful info on the web access problems caused by cable cuts in the Mediterranean -
Web access through and from the middle east is being heavily affected by a cable break offshore from Italy.
Australia’s ABC reports here that the outages have cut web access by 80 per cent to Egypt and traffic between the middle east and europe is being affected by either a loss or a slowing of service.
There’s no word yet of when the services my be restored or what effect the outage has had on security or business.
If you hear anything useful please post a comment.
Here in Australia the only tech hassle I have seen today is my gmail sending me a (#500) error when trying to access mail to or from the middle east – but it may be unrelated.
for more information on the cable problem click this link to the ISPCP which deals with the undersea cable network.