Archive: June, 2008

San Francisco to vote on whether to rename sewage plant after Bush

From The Times Online: San Francisco is to hold a vote on whether to rename one of its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush, in what supporters describe as “a fitting monument to the President’s work”.

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Farewell physics

Starting next week I’m making a departure from physics, and academia as a whole. There are several reasons for my decision to depart, which I want to share, as I think the problems I have with the academic system don’t just pertain to me, but are very generic problems that affect many people in the […]

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DJ Rohde album: The Road to Nowhere

I’ve just made available my first electronic music album, The Road to Nowhere, available on the free online music distributor Jamendo. You can get the album here. Enjoy.

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Oil production

Today Kevin Rudd, Australia’s Prime Minister, called for the G8 nations to “apply a blowtorch to OPEC” to increase oil production. While I agree that we should apply diplomatic pressure to OPEC to up supply, I find this to be a bit of a contradiction, given that Rudd recently signed the Kyoto Protocol on Australia’s […]

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Where does chaos come from?

I have a question, which may be a very simple to answer for people who actually studied physics. Unfortunately I didn’t so this question perplexes me. The question is “how does (classical) chaos come about given that everything has to be consistent with quantum mechanics?”. Chaos is when a very small difference in the initial […]

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