Over Easy: CA State water regulators adopt unprecedented water conservation mandate

By: Wednesday May 6, 2015 4:00 am

Yesterday, the California State Water Resources Control Board voted to approve a sweeping mandate to reduce urban water use by 25%, by setting standards that apply to water suppliers. Using a nine-tiered framework based on per capita water use, the Water Board will assign water suppliers to a tier and a target goal for water use reduction that ranges from 8-36%.

 

Over Easy: Diabetes

By: Tuesday May 5, 2015 4:55 am

Yep..I am a type 2 diabetic.  And I am a smoker as well. Will not go into that except to say I really enjoy smoking and have ever since I started when I was around 12 or so. But be that as it may [ and it may], I have been diabetic since in my [...]

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday April 30, 2015 3:55 am

A continuing emphasis on the role of mankind in creating climate change has been undeterred by criticism of the Vatican for insistence on the factual and provable nature of our contamination.

Over Easy: The technology two step

By: Tuesday April 28, 2015 4:55 am

You take one step forward and two steps back. Or so it seemed. Having been around some 65 years and more than a bit of a geek, I have seen a lot of New And Improved, come and go. Broken promises of things to come, as it were.  Here is a brief list. Automobile automatic [...]

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday April 23, 2015 3:57 am

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

A financial manipulator was before the courts in Britain, in creating the Flash Crash losses of May, 2010 in which $800 million in stock investments were lost.

Over Easy: Forensic Junk Science

By: Wednesday April 22, 2015 4:19 am

In the case of wrongful convictions based on junk science and the courts’ religious reliance on crime lab analysts’ embellished, invalid or overstated testimony regarding forensic ‘evidence,’ microscopic hair comparison analysis may be near the top of the list. On Monday, the FBI issued a press release admitting “that the examiners’ testimony in at least 90 percent of trial transcripts the Bureau analyzed as part of its Microscopic Hair Comparison Analysis Review contained erroneous statements.” The New York Times reports that in one case, a prosecutor assured the jury that there was a “one in ten million” chance that a hair could belong to someone other than the defendant when in reality the hair was, quite literally, hair of a dog.

Over Easy: Risks

By: Tuesday April 21, 2015 4:55 am

  Risk is the potential of losing something of value. Values (such as physical health, social status, emotional well being or financial wealth) can be gained or lost when taking risk resulting from a given action, activity and/or inaction, foreseen or unforeseen. Risk can also be defined as the intentional interaction with uncertainty. Uncertainty is [...]

Over Easy; Science Monday Placeholder

By: Monday April 20, 2015 4:09 am

Good morning, as BoxTurtle is ‘dead in the water’, this will be just temporary so we can comment at Over Easy.

Wishing BT well, in getting his post up when he gets through the difficulties.

Over Easy: Snowden Explains Passphrases

By: Friday April 17, 2015 5:00 am

There has been a lot of discussion in the past couple of years about password security, and the warning that we should use longer, complex passphrases, rather than short passwords. Unfortunately, most people still use a password or phrase that may seem complicated, but is easily guessable — and then use the same password for email, bank accounts, and other personal information.

Over Easy: Around the World

By: Thursday April 16, 2015 3:54 am

Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.

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