The BBC has an article about Berlin’s ongoing airport issues. Hard to believe so many mistakes could be made.
What the lessons of 1918 can teach today’s world leaders
I don’t agree with everything in this article, but there are some interesting historical points made:
The kilo is about to gain weight
Officials will vote to overhaul the SI system of measurements, basing units such as the kilogram not on physical objects but on fundamental constants
So What is it Good For?
From a Washington Post article:
Dennis Shea, the U.S. ambassador to the WTO, said the body was incapable of policing China’s behavior.
Many of the Chinese policies that the United States objects to — such as subsidies that promote excess capacity in steel and aluminum production — are not prohibited by WTO rules, Shea acknowledged.
and how long has it taken our politicians to figure this out and how much damage has been done to our economy during that period?
Python’s Ruler Steps Down
Somehow I missed this. I’ve been using both R and Python a lot lately and have been working on a post about why I would start all new software projects using Python instead of R.
NATO Partners Lack of Military Maintenance
I was an F-16 avionics tech in the US Air Force. If we had an aircraft that had not flown in more than a week someone had to answer for it.
Read this in this week’s economist:
None of Germany’s six submarines is operational. Only four of its 128 Eurofighter jets are combat-ready