I noticed at work that my area which had been devoid of any street viewer images on Google Maps, now was blanketed with coverage. Well make that parts of my area are blanketed by Google Street View.
As the pic below will attest, Google hates my city, or at least overlooks it.
You might look at that title and say, “you’re an ass” or “my, aren’t we cocky” or some variation of the above comments and you might be right, maybe I am cocky but that’s because I have proof that I am better at computers than you, that proof is simple and it is direct below the end of this paragraph.
This was inspired by Lauren Adela who informed me tonight that she had no idea who skeelo was, which left me shocked and amazed I must say.
So here he is in all his one hit wonder glory.
The California Public Utilities Commision is wrong.
They are wrong because they are going to asess a new tax that will fund an institute that will look for ways to curb California’s global warming output. Now some of you might say, but Robert global warming is an incredible problem and we must do all we can to stop it, and I couldn’t agree more however this is not the PUC’s job and that is why I object.
It is my understanding (and I could be wrong) that their job is to “regulate privately-owned utilities in the state of California, including electric power, telecommunications, natural gas, water and transportation companies. In addition, the commission regulates household goods movers and rail crossing safety.” thanks wikipedia, their job is not to develop new technology no matter how noble the goal.
We have a California Air Resources Board for that.
I believe the climate crisis is possibly the number one threat to our planet, but this is not the way to solve it. The PUC should do its job, and quit taxing residents of this state for research and development that is outside the scope of the agency.
For more you can read an article at the LA Times.
The people over at TED are debuting today Al Gore’s new slideshow on the state of the climate crisis, nothing I say will have the same power as Vice President Gore’s words so I won’t try.