New Computer – 2014 vs. 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

The cost to do so was about the same as using Box and paying for the existing email service. With both of those cancelled, the monthly cost for Office 365 is slightly less over time.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

The Madness of the Alberta Tar Sands: Its poor quality, and the temporary oil glut created by large-scale fracking, has meant that the environmentally ruinous Tar Sands bitumen sludge, which costs $50-70/bbl to produce, is wholesaling for $16/bbl.

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E-Learning 3.0: Conversation with Ben Werdmuller

Jenny Connected

I have considered whether to move this WordPress site to Reclaim Hosting, but there is very little cost difference (I only pay for two plugins which I renew each year on WordPress) and I am very happy with WordPress. The guest for this third week of Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0

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The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

The low prices were unsustainable to many producers, especially those with higher production costs that ceased or curtailed exploring, and that, combined with increasing demand from third-world countries, began pushing prices up again, to $60 /bbl in 2005 and $90 /bbl in 2008.

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Risky Business

How to Save the World

Intriguingly, “rising chronic diseases” (faintly) make this second chart, though the associated risks identified with this trend are inexplicable. Last year’s Davos Global Risk Forum “landscape” Larger clearer version with legend here. .

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Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

Will the Crash of 2018 Be the First Stage of Civilization’s Collapse?: Editor Joel Caris brings to it an interesting philosophy and writes thought-provoking intros to each edition that alone are worth the cost of a subscription.

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