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General Electric to Cut 12,000 Jobs in Power Business Revamp

December 7th, 2017

Via: Reuters: General Electric Co (GE.N) is axing 12,000 jobs at its global power business, the struggling industrial conglomerate’s latest effort to shrink itself into a more focused company. The U.S. company launched the cuts to save $1 billion in 2018, saying it expected dwindling demand for fossil fuel power plants to continue. “Traditional power […]

Tesla Completes Construction of 129 Megawatt Hour Battery

November 23rd, 2017

Via: Independent: Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the […]

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

November 20th, 2017

Thanks for everything you do, Jehu. Jehu Garcia – YouTube Via: Vice:

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leaks in South Dakota

November 16th, 2017

Via: Reuters: TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline seized on the spill, saying it highlighted […]

BitTorrent Inventor Announces Bitcoin Competitor Chia

November 9th, 2017

Via: TechCrunch: A bitcoin transaction wastes as much electricity as it takes to power an American home for a week, and legendary coder Bram Cohen wants to fix that. And considering he invented the ubiquitous peer-to-peer file transfer protocol BitTorrent, you should take him seriously. Cohen has just started a new company called Chia Network […]

Off Topic: Start and Stop E-Coin Miners Based on Solar System Power Output

November 6th, 2017

Watching our solar system export so much power to the grid started to drive me a little bit nuts. Since we don’t yet have a Tesla Powerwall to store all of that extra power, it’s essentially going to waste by being exported to the grid. I fired up a couple of instances of a pooled […]

Saudi Billionaire Prince Alwaleed, Former Ministers Detained in Corruption Probe

November 5th, 2017

What is this? Nipping a coup in the bud? Via: Reuters: One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent businessmen and a former finance minister are among dozens detained in a probe by a new anti-corruption body, a senior Saudi official said on Sunday. The official, who declined to be identified under briefing rules, said billionaire Prince […]

Cobalt, Ontario

October 31st, 2017

Via: Bloomberg: Ironically, Cobalt, Ontario—population 1,100—was built on silver. Remnants of a boom that transformed the town more than a century ago are everywhere. A mine headframe still protrudes from the roof of the bookstore, which was previously a grocery. The butcher used to toss unwanted bones down an abandoned 350-foot shaft in the middle […]

DoD Plans Solar-Storm-Based National Blackout Drill During Antifa Protests In November

October 27th, 2017

Via: ZeroHedge: According to The National Association for Amateur Radio (ARRL), elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will simulate a “communications interoperability” training exercise across the United States on November 04-06. The announcement released on October 24 has not been widely distributed to the media, because the drill is simulating a total grid […]

FBI Uncovered Russian Bribery Plot Before Obama Administration Approved Controversial Nuclear Deal with Moscow

October 17th, 2017

Update: Senate Judiciary Opens Probe Into Obama-Era Russian Nuclear Bribery Case — Via: The Hill: Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering […]

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