I'm fed up with 1&1 as my host and am in the process of transferring hosts. There will likely be a lot of downtime this week as I work out the transfer (never done it before) and get the site back up and running.
I know the 3 of you who read this will be incredibly disappointed, but thems the breaks.
No, you will not solve all of our problems. But you make us want to try and say that you'll support us and... well, that's more than we've been able to say in a long time.
Welcome Mr. President, we've been waiting. Enjoy your day today, because tomorrow this country will forget it's good will and turn back to its bitter, divisive ways. Be the better person this country needs.
This week is the North American Auto Show, the annual circle jerk of the automotive superpowers, as they demonstrate the latest and greatest in Detroit. Despite it precarious status as the center of the automotive world, Detroit still holds sway over the direction of the industry and, if this year is any indication, the future is electric. From the Chevy Volt, to the Cadillac Converj, to the new Prius, to an unknown Daimler electric, full-electric cars are destined to hit the market very soon. At almost half the total operating cost of a standard vehicle (at 12,000 miles per year), these are financially attractive vehicles. But, what would it mean to actually power one? In today's world, filling up is a task done once, maybe twice, a week for the average commuter.But, with electric, you have to top off daily, if not more than that. The expected range for a Volt upon release is somewhere in the neighborhood of 40 miles per charge. If I live 25+ miles from work, I have a dilemma; ro…
My AD forwarded yet another article today (this one in Science Magazine) about the increased administrative burden placed on faculty and researchers. To quote: A 2007 survey by the U.S. Federal Demonstration Partnership... found that 84% of faculty in the United States believe that the administrative burden associated with federally funded grants has increased significantly in recent years. Most notably, the study indicates that of the total time that faculty devote to research, 42% is spent on pre- and post-award administrative activities. [Here's the report] First, this is a perception that is widely shared up and down the research structure. Central offices, research assistants, and researchers alike are being asked to complete more paperwork, submit to more reviews, and respond to more and deeper questioning than ever before. And, with good reason.