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Ternura Rojas commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Lets Just Go Nuclear...
"Still don't buy it man, good ideas in the wrong hands...In Spain there is a saying: "the cemetery is nothing but full of good intentions" Look for example how Einstein's work ended up in Hiroshima :-( bad, bad thing...but it…"
May 14, 2010
Ryan Friedrich commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Lets Just Go Nuclear...
"EeePCs... Those are developed by Asus, as a matter of fact I own one. They are quite nice, I have the 11 inch clamshell model. I've never heard of Gate's involvement in Asus. Gates doesn't "Take" money. You're…"
May 14, 2010
Ternura Rojas commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Lets Just Go Nuclear...
"Hello Ryan, I understand you views, believe me, if it was YOU in charge of Nuclear Energy i would totally trust, I trust a person who is self-trusting. and this leads me to you question: "why are French nuclear programs so succeessful? Are they…"
May 14, 2010
Ryan Friedrich commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Lets Just Go Nuclear...
"If we have resources to bailout massive banking groups and car makers yet turn a blind eye on nuclear energy, then we have a serious problem. I should emphasize something here. The world is a game of resourcefulness not resources. If you learn to…"
May 14, 2010
Ryan Friedrich commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Lets Just Go Nuclear...
"Sadly this is the same distrust and disbelief that Nuclear works that has been instilled in to so many people. I ask then, why are French nuclear programs so succeessful? Are they not the same irresponsible apes you mention? Gates is a…"
May 13, 2010
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Michael Pollan Gives a Plant's Eye View

Michael Pollan discusses the backwards approach via which we understand agriculture. This video gives interesting food for thought as well as a discussion on permaculture and how we can use it to produce more food per square acre.
May 13, 2010
Ryan Friedrich commented on Jane McGonigal's blog post I've got a feeling... somebody's watching me... and it's awesome!
"Jane, I caught you on TED. I think your ideas are good but there are things lacking within your model. Being a software developer and a soon to be psychologist I'd like to share some of those ideas with you. I should also note I spent part of…"
May 13, 2010
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Helping people..

Knowing where I will be in 10 years is silly. I know not how my path leads me but the goals of my path. In this way I know that I will be helping people as I do today. In 10 years my ability to help people may have greatly accelerated or diminished. How am I to know this? I am not. I walk my path as I am provided and make the best out of the opportunities I am given. There's a strong possibility that in 10 years I will be a psychologist helping people with various types of struggles.See More
May 11, 2010
Jeremy Laird Hogg commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Guarenteed Education. Empowering People to Empower Themselves.
"I think the idea to encourage domestic reading is excellent. I would change the incentive I think. But that's a great k. share insight about student progression and what happens out of school."
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Ryan Friedrich commented on Ryan Friedrich's blog post Big problems, simple solutions..
"This is a simple example of stopping what is taken for granted and making it have more value to those it was previously being granted to."
Apr 9, 2010
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Lets Just Go Nuclear...

There are too many fields of innovation for energy on the horizon. I could cover the use of biofuels created by captured carbon that is then burned to create more carbon in a cycle using the sun as energy. Perhaps nuclear fusion is on the horizon. Perhaps we should use something we have had for decades.

Nuclear power! What is wrong with nuclear energy? Why is it feared? Why does France use it so happily?

This largely has to do with a public perception of nuclear…

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 10:31am — 7 Comments

An End to Negative Sum Thinking

A end to negative sum thinking needs to occur and in the year 2020 perhaps this idea will come to broader understanding. What is negative sum? What is positive sum? Zero sum?

A zero sum situation refers to a situation where nothing is gained or lost from a system. There is perfect balance. A negative sum situation, which is what most agriculture and farming is now, is where something is lost from the system. In this case a plot of forest is lost so that cows may graze for…

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 10:14am

Permaculture and growing grass

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies.

Below is a presentation from TED.com posted on permaculture. This is an idea that I believe with a little effort can produce more than enough good. The presenter, Michael Pollan, says at one point in the talk "You could do this all over Africa" with a tone as if to say "Hey it's really not that hard". If you watch and listen, you'll…

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 10:05am

Wasted Agriculture..

The area which I live in is largely agricultural and fields have to be replenished with nutrients regularly so that the fields don't become depleted. Often a food crop is grown on these plots of land and eventually tilled under when it has fully grown. This helps to replenish the soil for further growing. Tomatoes are a commonly grown crop and are only harvested by people who know that the tomatoes are free for the taking.

What can be done?

I was told once that there is…

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Posted on May 13, 2010 at 9:59am

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It's impossible to find a good solution to a problem you don't understand. I think that the first place to start when looking for a solution is understanding the problem by listening to the people it impacts the most. The knowledge one gains creates a foundation for a solution to be built on.Listening to the right people also leads to understanding the circ***tances of the problem: what other social, cultural or political elements contribute to this problem? What has already been tried? Who…See More
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