Even the NY Times has recognized that mandatory recycling is a waste of resources. Reducing trash and recycling valuable waste is a good idea. But once again, a good idea gets perverted when it becomes public policy.
I’ve learn the hard way a couple of time not to rely too heavily on web service—especially free ones. This site monitors google services. There are quite a few that I never heard of.
The internet of
sh*t things sure has a lot of downside. Read about another example of awful.
Quadriga CX is a crypto-currency exchange. The only person who knew the password died and now the exchange cannot access $140 million dollars of bitcoins. Stories abound of people forgetting a password and losing their bitcoins. But this is an exchange that has lost the password. Read more.
One problem is that bitcoins are ether—not tangible. However, I never see or touch most of the dollars in my paycheck, which is electronically deposited in my and mostly goes to the many electronic bills. The primary problem is that the exchange was badly managed.
Edmunds compared a Ford Raptor to a Fiat 500 to leaf blowers. The Raptor had lower emission than the others. Most impressive, in terms of hydrocarbons, the Raptor actually cleaned the air: “the ambient air contained 2.821 ppm of total hydrocarbons, and the amount of total hydrocarbons coming out the Raptor’s tailpipe measured 2.639 ppm.”