Saturday, February 27, 2010

The first hard drive was not fueled by Bloom energy, but it was taller than William Wallace and Paul Ryan

- The first hard-drive.  You would have trouble fitting this into your garage:
http://royal.pingdom.com/2010/02/18/amazing-facts-and-figures-about-the-evolution-of-hard-disk-drives/




- The real history of William Wallace:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/independence/features_independence_wallace.shtml




- Any time I read an article about a new energy technology that will revolutionize the world, red-flags immediately go off in my mind.  Here's the real scoop about the Bloom Box energy cells:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/fuel-cells/fuel-cell-hype-and-hope#




- Continuing my series on future Republicans to keep an eye on, watch-out for Paul Ryan, congressman from Wisconsin.  Ryan has already announced that he will not run for president in 2012, but if Obama gets re-elected, I guarantee Ryan will run in 2016.  Pros and Cons...
Pros:
- Telegenic
- Former Jack Kemp staffer
- From a purple state
- Policy wonk
- Relatively young


Cons:
- He is a congressman, so he is not well-known
- Supports un-popular positions, like radically slashing medicare and medicaid (scares the jeepers out of senior citizens.)
- A deficit hawk, which seems to clash with his Jack Kemp, supply-side history.


More about Paul Ryan:
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1964754,00.html

1 comment:

Mucho Macho Muchacho Grande said...

I too was skeptical when I saw that piece on 60 minutes about the bloom box... It looked like another to good to be true, green movement, feel good technology...