Daily Archives: August 13, 2011

Netherlands testing car use meters that tax your environmental impact as you drive

Looks to me like a system ripe for hacking and fraud that will turn ordinary citizens into criminals. The New York Times reports that the Netherlands is testing a new car use tax system that will tax drivers based upon … Continue reading

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Posted in carbon tax, Government idiocy, Technology | 151 Comments

Open Thread

I’m off on a small adventure today, chasing and logging a USHCN weather  station which had been misidentified in the early days of the surfacestations project.

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Pielke Sr: Climate Includes Extreme Events

A Forecast Extreme New Zealand Weather Cold and Snow Event By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. While it is common to state that weather is not climatology, the reality is that climatalogy is composed of a collection of weather events over some … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, Snow | 82 Comments

Hey – how much Thorium you got under the hood?

Much like “flying cars”, atomic powered cars were a campy futuristic meme of the 50′s, for example, there was the Ford Nucleon concept: From Wikipedia: The Ford Nucleon was a scale model concept car developed by Ford Motor Company in … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Energy, thorium power | 173 Comments