Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tech Talk: Revisiting Oil Well Pressures and Blowout Preventers after BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Tech Talk: Revisiting Oil Well Pressures and Blowout Preventers after BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reason and choice from volition

Reason is the process whereby we may use logic to plan for life enhancing or cogent experiences. Emotions are merely outcomes of experiences. You may have noticed that some experiences and the processes that mitigate them are within our control, and some are not.

For instance, if my ancestral home in place X is over run by some unfriendly neighboring tribes, without warning, when I am as yet a child, THIS IS BEYOND MY CONTROL.

When I grow up, I may choose to slaughter those peoples who have captured the ground where my ancestors were living, or I can choose to find another place to revere as significant in such a context. It need not be on land as such. It could in fact be on the keyboard, fretboard or register of a musical instrument. Such a place could be found in the instrumentality of some as yet undiscovered technology or within the orthodoxy of an existing group of practices.

The point being, do I choose to fashion my own identity or is it bound to the victimization of my ancestors as I seek to find conquest in the succeeding victimization of future generations of children as yet unborn? Do I resolve my personal conflict by killing and subjugating others or by reevaluating and reinventing my own place in the sun? The bellicose choice or that of the pacifist both deserve careful consideration as the former and the latter choices both tend to perpetuate themselves over time.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The biggest rights in the gulf of Mexico

The entities with the biggest rights in the Gulf of Mexico are the nations who have delegated off shore drilling rights to multi-national corporations.
The amount of money which can be had for such drilling privilages dwarfs even the billions of dollars now required for cleaning up the Deep Sea Horizon oil spill there.

But the losses of food from this catastrophy is going to cause problems deemed of lesser importance by these same powerful nations. This great loss to the peoples of the United States and Mexico comes at a time when climate change is already putting cost increases on the oil based food production methods employed here.

Can it be wise to drill so deep beneath the oceans that only robots can do the work? In the face of new forms of energy technology is such risk to both human life and our food supply necessary? At what price does the cost of energy from deep sea oil deposits become too high. We are getting a clearer picture of these things presently!