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emergentfutures:

This Norwegian House/Powerplant Produces More Than Twice The Energy It Uses

The slanted roof is set at the optimal angle to absorb sun throughout the year and also helps naturally ventilate the house. “We didn’t want to allow the technology to be the driver of the design in the house,” says Edwards. “We didn’t want the experience of the dwelling to just be electric equipment and sensors, so we focused on natural ventilation. The windows fully open, and it’s shaped for a natural updraft, to let air out of the building.”
The house was also designed to maximize natural light without overheating in Norway’s long summer days. “One of our goals was not to need sun shading, so you don’t have to pull down blinds when you most want to see out your window,” Edwards explains. “For example, the atrium gives an enormous amount of light but doesn’t require you shades that close out the view.”
Different technologies will be tested as the house operates, like multiple systems for heating and hot water, so the team can measure and analyze which is most efficient.

Full Story: FastCoExist

emergentfutures:

This Norwegian House/Powerplant Produces More Than Twice The Energy It Uses

The slanted roof is set at the optimal angle to absorb sun throughout the year and also helps naturally ventilate the house. “We didn’t want to allow the technology to be the driver of the design in the house,” says Edwards. “We didn’t want the experience of the dwelling to just be electric equipment and sensors, so we focused on natural ventilation. The windows fully open, and it’s shaped for a natural updraft, to let air out of the building.”

The house was also designed to maximize natural light without overheating in Norway’s long summer days. “One of our goals was not to need sun shading, so you don’t have to pull down blinds when you most want to see out your window,” Edwards explains. “For example, the atrium gives an enormous amount of light but doesn’t require you shades that close out the view.”

Different technologies will be tested as the house operates, like multiple systems for heating and hot water, so the team can measure and analyze which is most efficient.

Full Story: FastCoExist

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine (via moralanarchism)
No I am not making a reference to any of my previous gigs

No I am not making a reference to any of my previous gigs

historicaltimes:

A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.
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How many times did the Rotunda burn?

historicaltimes:

A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.

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How many times did the Rotunda burn?

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings (via laliberty)

Individual?

mostlysignssomeportents:

The term cobra effect stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi.[3] The government therefore offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, however, enterprising persons began to breed cobras for the income. When the government became aware of this, the reward program was scrapped, causing the cobra breeders to set the now-worthless snakes free. As a result, the wild cobra population further increased. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse.

malformalady:

Koi fish swimming in a circle

malformalady:

Koi fish swimming in a circle

emergentfutures:


21st Century version of the Maslow pyramid 
Via: Twitter

emergentfutures:

21st Century version of the Maslow pyramid

Via: Twitter

thinkoutsidethestate:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

thinkoutsidethestate:

This is a remake of the diagram that can be found here. 

The problem with libertarians is that pink market. The idea that war and imprisonment are immoral is pervasive in their nonsensical philosophy.

This isn’t a diagram of the five libertarian markets it’s a diagram of the five markets, just because things are immoral or wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t a market for it. Moreover I think the more telling issue is that the pink and red markets are state approved. We pay for these things through taxes and most libertarians I know would like not to pay taxes especially because it funds those atrocities. Most libertarians also would like not to fund locking people up for participation in grey and black markets.

thinkoutsidethestate:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

thinkoutsidethestate:

This is a remake of the diagram that can be found here

The problem with libertarians is that pink market. The idea that war and imprisonment are immoral is pervasive in their nonsensical philosophy.

This isn’t a diagram of the five libertarian markets it’s a diagram of the five markets, just because things are immoral or wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t a market for it. Moreover I think the more telling issue is that the pink and red markets are state approved. We pay for these things through taxes and most libertarians I know would like not to pay taxes especially because it funds those atrocities. Most libertarians also would like not to fund locking people up for participation in grey and black markets.

It should be emphasized that, in contrast to the Women’s Lib forces who tend to blame capitalism as well as male tyrants for centuries-old discrimination, it was precisely capitalism and the “capitalist revolution” of the 18th and 19th centuries that freed women from male oppression, and set each woman free to find her best level. It was the feudal and pre-capitalist, pre-market society that was marked by male oppression; it was that society where women were chattels of their fathers and husbands, where they could own no property of their own, etc. Capitalism set women free to find their own level, and the result is what we have today.
Murray N. Rothbard (via eltigrechico)

Empowering for how many years?