Author Archives: Eclipse Now

Beautiful city rule: stay in scale!

I love the way the NY times writes about this tower that is oversized for it’s neighbourhood: “The tower is not beautiful but is impossible to ignore. The top floors are set off from the rest, and the crown is … Continue reading

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Parks and bush-land saves minds and lives!

Well well well, an economist has discovered the many amazing benefits of having green spaces near where we live. The data grows, the studies compound; the verdict is in. Green is good! Keep calm: reasons to head for the park … Continue reading

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Why Alice Friedmann is wrong

Just 16 months ago Alice Friedemann asked:- Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks? The answer is Tesla! Tesla electric trucks will be not only be safer, smarter, faster, and more … Continue reading

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Please, no third Blade Runner movie!

No third movie! Not if the point is “tidying everything up in a nice bow”, as Collider said in the video below. The 2 Blade Runner movies are the Socratic method at its best: asking the ultimate questions about the … Continue reading

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Forget Left V Right, meet Up V Down-wing!

Wow, I’m having flashbacks to my peak-oiler days. “Left” and “Right-wing” versus “Up” and “Down-wing”. I used to have time to read and discuss this stuff. Those were the days! This great article from Slate discusses how elements of both … Continue reading

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How a legacy of racist American suburban planning impacts coloured people today

ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING explains how economic segregation in American suburbs and schools  is still going strong generations after the actual segregation policies ended.

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SpaceX airlines?

The EveryDay Astronaut has a good breakdown of the much longer, rambling Elon Musk presentation. It’s 11 minutes compared to Musk’s 40 minute presentation. In a nutshell, Space X couldn’t fund last year’s plans for a truly gigantic 12m diameter … Continue reading

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