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Us and them, us versus them

Many species exhibit inclusionary as well as exclusionary behaviors.

November 14, 2014

Charging EVs gone wild, or zero-to-60 in 3.2 seconds

A major barrier to adopting electric vehicles is “range anxiety,” a sensible consideration that can become genuine panic when you are the owner of an “empty” electric vehicle looking for that currently very rare thing: an operable public charging station conveniently located where you plan to be, live or work.

November 13, 2014

The most interesting man I ever met

Malcolm Muggeridge was a friend of mine, from the day we met over tea at the Huntington Sheraton in Pasadena in 1965, until the day he died, Nov. 14, 1990 – 24 years ago today.

November 13, 2014

Desmond Tutu: ‘They are lickspittle’

During a recent trip to southern Africa, Linda and I read the above headline in the “Cape Times,” the dominant daily newspaper in lovely Cape Town, South Africa.

November 12, 2014

Are you the toast of your meetings?

I’m giving a 10-minute talk at Toastmasters in New York City tomorrow night. Subject? Humor — what it is, how to create it and how to use it.

November 12, 2014

Big Truthy is watching (some of) you

This week, President Obama launched a prominent social media campaign on behalf of net neutrality and urged the FCC to "keep the Internet free and open."

November 12, 2014
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