Beverly Hillbillies, Updated

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 8:00 pm

It turns out that it really is possible to strike black gold in your own backyard, but instead of getting rich from the experience, now the oil belongs to someone else and you end up in an ExxonMobil-controlled no-fly zone where the foul black goop that swept away your petunias is now on its way to your drinking water supply.  The comedic possibilities of such a turn of events seem limited, especially when Keystone XL is barreling ahead unimpeded.

 

Extreme GPS (#SXSWi #HyperGPS)

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 7:52 am

We’ve got an addiction to open GPS.

Since the artificial limits were removed from civilian global positioning during the Clinton administration, GPS has become a ubiquitous technology. We use it not just to navigate but to find lost objects, and engineers have integrated it into their work in a host of other ways. Thanks to drone combat, our war machines are also GPS dependent.

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