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Sunday, July 15th, 2018

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clothes dryer fire hazard & need to insulate outlet

What online fashion brands can learn from Amazon’s stores – Digiday

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

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“Brands that have similar access to customer data — while perhaps not on the Amazon scale — can follow suit. In some cases, they’re starting to: At Reformation’s newest stores, the sales floor layout is stripped down and streamlined to only display the brand’s top-performing items. The rest of the selection can be browsed via touch screens that show the full online store. (Digital screens as a utility, however, do have their own problems, like a barrier to scale.)”

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https://digiday.com/marketing/online-fashion-brands-can-learn-amazons-stores

12 Companies That Could Thrive in the Age of Amazon

Friday, June 29th, 2018

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“He cites the example of Target (TGT), which “recently began testing replenishing stores and digital orders from the same pool of inventory with one of its distribution centers in the Northeast and saw a 33% reduction in back room inventory for these stores while also reducing stock-outs by 50%.

In fact, the switch to centralized inventory is key to his switching his view on Macy’s from “short” to “long”:”
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https://www.barrons.com/articles/12-companies-that-could-thrive-in-the-age-of-amazon-1528228978

It feels colder in parts of Canada than on Mars

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/29/its-feels-colder-in-parts-of-canada-than-on-mars/ QT:{{”
“For comparison: It’s about 1 degree at Antartica’s Amundsen-Scott weather station. (NB: It’s “summer” down there.) On Thursday, the Mars Gale Crater reached -9.4 degrees, making it feel warmer than Saskatoon, Montreal and Calgary. (At night, NASA’s Curiosity rover recorded lows of -112 degrees. So, take heart, Canadians! It’s warmer in Canada than Mars in the dead of night.)”
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It feels colder in parts of Canada than on Mars

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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“For comparison: It’s about 1 degree at Antartica’s Amundsen-Scott weather station. (NB: It’s “summer” down there.) On Thursday, the Mars Gale Crater reached -9.4 degrees, making it feel warmer than Saskatoon, Montreal and Calgary. (At night, NASA’s Curiosity rover recorded lows of -112 degrees. So, take heart, Canadians! It’s warmer in Canada than Mars in the dead of night.)”
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The Dark Bounty of Texas Oil

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The Dark Bounty of Texas Oil
https://www.NewYorker.com/magazine/2018/01/01/the-dark-bounty-of-texas-oil The development of #fracking & horizontal drilling by Mitchell et al. is perhaps not appreciated as a major tech success of late 20th century (up there w/ the web & iPod!) but it did radically change the #energy economy

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“In 1954, Mitchell obtained a contract to supply ten per cent of Chicago’s natural-gas needs. However, the producing wells operated by his company, Mitchell Energy & Development, were declining. He needed to discover new sources of petroleum, or else.

A safer and more precise method, developed in the seventies, was to use jets of fluid, under intense pressure, to create micro-cracks in the strata, typically in limestone or sandstone. Expensive gels or foams were generally used to thicken the fluid, and biocide was added to kill the bacteria that can clog the cracks. A granular substance called “proppant,” made of sand or ceramics, was pumped into the cracks, keeping pathways open so that the hydrocarbons could make it to the surface. The process, which came to be known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, jostled loose the captured oil or gas molecules, but the technology had a fatal flaw: it was too costly to turn a profit in shale.

In 1981, Mitchell drilled his first fracked well in the Barnett shale, the C. W. Slay No. 1. It lost money, as did many wells that followed it.

To cut costs, one of Mitchell’s engineers, Nick Steinsberger, began tinkering with the fracking-fluid formula. He reduced the quantity of gels and chemicals, making the liquid more watery, and added a cheap lubricant, polyacrylamide…

Mitchell combined his new fracking formula with horizontal-drilling techniques that had been developed offshore; once you bored deep enough to reach a deposit, you could direct the bit into the oil- or gas-bearing seam, a far more efficient means of recovery. In 1998, one of Mitchell’s wells in the Barnett, S. H. Griffin No. 4, made a profit. The shale revolution was under way. Soon the same fracking techniques that Mitchell had pioneered in gas were applied to oil.”


The world economy
was in danger of being held captive to oil states that were often intensely anti-American. Then, around the time that Barack Obama became President, U.S. production shot back up, approaching its all-time peak. On Fowler’s graph, it looked like a flagpole. “In the span of five years, we go from 5.5 million barrels a day to 9.5 million, almost doubling the U.S. output,”…The difference, Fowler said, was advanced fracking techniques and horizontal drilling. …
The town used to be called Clark, but a decade ago its mayor made a deal with a satellite network to provide ten years of free basic service to the two hundred residents, in return for renaming the town after the company. Satellite dishes still sit atop many houses there, and even though the agreement has expired the town’s name remains: dish.

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PODCAST: Founder Eben Bayer On Harnessing Mushroom Power To Eradicate Plastics

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurelmoglen/2017/03/15/eben-bayer-harnessing-mushroom-power-to-eradicate-plastics/

Limits of Amazon..

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Even Amazon, a Colossus, Has Its Limits, by @mims
https://www.WSJ.com/articles/the-limits-of-amazon-1514808002 Quote: “Imagine the data-collecting power of $FB wedded to the supply-chain empire of $WMT — that’s $AMZN.” But I thought Wal-mart was pretty good at data collection & analytics!

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All of these moves fit into Amazon’s core mission as a data-driven instant- gratification company. Its fanaticism for customer experience is enabled by every technology the company can get its hands on, from data centers to drones. Imagine the data-collecting power of Facebook wedded to the supply-chain empire of Wal-Mart—that’s Amazon. “}}

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Saturday, December 30th, 2017

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Winter Weather Forecast For New York City: Here’s What To Expect In 2017-18 – New York City, NY Patch

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Surprisingly accurate forecast in Oct. ’17

https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/winter-forecast-new-york-city-heres-what-expect-2017-18