Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wherefore Art Thou, Newt?

Some reasonably intelligent and insightful commentary by Newt Gingrich, of all people. He points out a number of screwy things about our presidential election process, mostly variants on The Daily Show's point that our elections have become style over substance.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Flying for $0.30/hour

It seems that battery technology is getting close to the point where electric aircraft are viable. A guy at Oshkosh announced that he has an electric ultralight that's ready today. The battery pack lasts for about 2 hours, and a full charge costs about $0.60 in electricity.

Can't fly for much cheaper than that!