General Petraeus

An excellent article in Vanity Fair about General David Petraeus, the commander who turned around the war in Iraq in the face of considerable opposition at home in the US.

Let’s hope he turn things around in Afghanistan as well.

Human Achievement Hour

Since my lights are powered by nuclear fusion1, I will not be turning them off tomorrow night.

Instead I will be turning on all that I can, in order to celebrate human ingenuity and technology.

If you really care about the earth, why don’t you spend a month naked in the woods, without fire, which, after all, produces carbon emissions!

  1. The sun heats up the ocean, whence water vapor forms clouds, which precipitate rain onto the mountains, which runs into a turbine and powers my lights.