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Tech trash

This study reveals how much “material for tech” we’ve extracted and produced from the Earth — 30 trillion tons. It’s an amazing amount of tonnage and I was totally stunned when I read it. They call it our Technosphere. Technosphere includes physical human-made structures such as houses, factories, smartphones, computers and landfill. All is not lost though. Electronic recycling is strong in the United States and is growing more efficient every day. In fact, many places give you a good sized payment for your efforts. So the next time you’re ready to upgrade your computer just remember to recycle responsibly — and wipe your data first. 😉 Check it out… Read More

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Apollo 13 Mission

On this day in history in 1970 the ill-fated mission of Apollo 13 re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and safely splashed-down in the Pacific. The crew made it home after a long and weary trip around the moon, surviving on virtually no power, no heat, and no guarantee of returning to Earth. They showed us how to handle a disaster, and turn it into victory. We can only hope to handle our Earth-bound disasters with such skill and leadership.

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Fancy Pants Domains

I remember the giddy feelings way back in 2000 when ICANN announced new Top Level Domains (TLD) were added to the standard .com, .net, and .org. Much to most everyone’s disappointment they spewed out .museum, .aero, .biz, and other crazy-stupid TLD’s. Flash-forward nearly 20 years and it seems a fresh batch of ICANN leaders are now getting it right. There are hundreds of TLD’s out now, and many waiting in the wings for release. Check them out. All I can say is… that .rocks!  

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