Monthly Archives: April 2015

Better Living in the Desert… and How Nobles Are Made

The Empty Quarter has always been modeled after a ‘realistic’ view of the economy – that is most people are at the bottom, and few at the top, regardless of ideology (see: Pareto Principle). Certainly, the very existence of the … Continue reading

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Enhance Your Eye

From Gizmag: Imagine being able to see in black and white or with an Instagram-like filter, or to have what you see through your eyes transmitted wirelessly, simply by swallowing a pill. Or imagine having vision so sharp and accurate … Continue reading

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Bespoke Security

For tycoons and noble types… Managing the life of Sergey Brin is big business. Through Bayshore Global Management, the Google Inc. co-founder has hired former bankers and philanthropy experts to help manage his $30.1 billion fortune. He’s employed a former … Continue reading

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Engine Cost Savings…

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has entered the reusable launcher race with its Next Generation Launch System (NGLS), also known as the Vulcan rocket. This replacement for the current generation of launch systems will incorporate a rocket engine assembly that … Continue reading

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Catching Bad Guys

I am impressed with the Joker’s level of intelligence and situational awareness here. And yes, call me wimpy, but I still feel it’s psychotic enough to not actually show the video here. Fortunately, the vast majority of criminals in the … Continue reading

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Real-life Vehicle Design

I will never design anything but imaginary vehicles for the Far Future, so I greatly admire real vehicle designers, with that combination of brains and guts that’s so difficult to find nowadays… An interesting article on Sea-doo Sparks an be … Continue reading

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1) The Blessings of Destruction 2) Dying on Swords

A family that lived in a rural area in Germany during World War II may not have suffered greatly. No bombs fell on it. No troops invaded. The family may have had a small farm, and therefore had access to … Continue reading

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