Category Archives: Technology

A good reason not to care about global warming

From Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson: If you take a “long-term view” of billions (!) of years on environmental problems, why bother about anything else then? Surely, when the sun is going to explode, it won’t ask us how … Continue reading

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Climate Change History

Of course the climate has changed before, but never as dramatically as now in a short time. (Ok, maybe that one time in 1816, but that had terrible effects too.) Anyway, I don’t understand what kind of an argument “the climate has … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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No signal

Pokemon Go had only been introduced in Peru a few days ago. But it had already transformed public life. Selva Alegre Park in Arequipa suddenly saw more teenagers, but they didn’t see anything of the park. Outside of Santa Catalina … Continue reading

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Where does the Internet come from?

You have all seen these cables on wooden poles, dangling across fields, leading from village to village, from country to country and even connecting the continents underwater. This is how the internet comes into your home. Have you never asked … Continue reading

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The real WALL-E lives in Bolivia

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Why I don’t make friends on LinkedIn

People send me a friend request on LinkedIn; I give them a history lesson.

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