The beauty of solar power plants

PS10 solar power plant, Seville, Spain

The 354 MW SEGS CSP installation is the largest solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert of California. Other large CSP plants include the Solnova Solar Power Station (150 MW) and the Andasol solar power station (150 MW), both in Spain. The over 250 MW Agua Caliente Solar Project in the United States, and the 221 MW Charanka Solar Park in India, are the world’s largest photovoltaic power stations.

The truth about companies that started in garages

The garage where Apple was founded in 1976.

Contemporary culture has an idealized picture of the American Dream where a company can be started from nothing by anyone in a garage. According to the the stories Amazon, Apple, Disney, Google, Harley Davidson, HP, Mattel, Microsoft, Dell and Nike among many other giants all started by previously unknown genius founders from incredibly humble beginnings of simple garage operations and became multi-national, billion dollar corporations. I would like to argue that the idea of starting these businesses from zero is largely misrepresented.

Introduction to transhumanism

Google founder Larry Page wearing Google Glass

Do you want to be free of cancer and heart disease? Do you want to see your great-grandkids graduate, mankind establish colonies on other planets or dinosaurs brought back to life again? Do you want to be able to feel the Earth's magnetic field, dive down into the ocean without scuba gear or run at 50km/h for hours without being too tired? Do you essentially want to become superman? Transhumanists do.

Value the opinion of your adversary

The wisdom of crowds postulates that on the long term group decisions are better than those made by the smartest single member of the group. In general the more diverse the opinions and the more independent the members of the group are the better the decision will be. This applies to all areas of life except for one: creativity. Commitees almost never come up with good creative solutions.

Change your life with habits

If you didn't already know about the power of habits, this post will be one of the most important articles you will ever read in your entire life. I know it sounds like an overpromise, but it's really true and I can say that without being boastful because it's not my idea, I'm just retelling a concept in a nutshell that many smart people already said in great detail.

Many of us want to change ourselves to be better both privately and professionally. We also want to live better and provide a better life for our loved ones.

Hundreds of great free eBooks for iOS and Kindle

Here is a giant collection of free mostly classic eBooks that are worth reading. You can put most of these books easily on your iPhone/iPad, Android or Kindle device.

On iOS you should simply download the book for free to your iBook app. Alternatively for .mobi apps you can also use the free Kindle app. Open iTunes and under the Apps tab find the File sharing section. Select Kindle and drop the book into the Kindle Documents window. Sync.

How Maple Syrup is done

There is nothing more Canadian than maple syrup. And hockey. And poutin. And... My point is the plant that is featured on the Canadian flag not only creates a spectacular scenery in the fall, it also provides with a nutrient rich sweet crop that is harwested early in the spring time.

Google Glass vs iWatch

Google Glass vs Apple iWatch mock-up by Yrving Torrealba

The comparison and analysis of these products is of course premature since neither Google Glass nor Apple's smart watch (iWatch) hit the shelves yet. While we have seen what Google Glass looks like, the iWatch is not even an announced product by Apple. This whole blog post is based on my best guesses and a general idea on the category of wearable computing.

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