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Capped Gusher

Mon, 19 Jul 2010, 08:48 AM (-06:00)

What a relief. They capped the gusher.

They Took Off Their Engineering Hats

Tue, 15 Jun 2010, 06:42 PM (-06:00)

A hard problem to solve. Why don’t you tell me how your happy-talk can stop the spewing oil in the Gulf? Tell me how being a team player would help or how spin and PR will. Show me how the invisible hand will fix the glop and the death. Tell me how innovation that flows from unfettered profit […]

I Bought Some Land

Fri, 11 Jun 2010, 08:48 PM (-06:00)

I’m having trouble getting Dan’s code to run—well, not quite.  It’s running, but it’s not doing what I expect it to. So I’m on the phone with him, and I can tell from the way that he answers my questions that he’s really chomping at the bit to figure out what’s going wrong. I can […]

Stunned Silence

Sun, 6 Jun 2010, 08:53 PM (-06:00)

You haven’t said much lately.  What’s been going on? I haven’t felt like talking.  I don’t have very much to say. You always have something to say.  What’s wrong? I guess I’ve just been sitting in stunned silence.  You know: BP’s spewing gusher a mile under the surface. Oh for heaven’s sake!  You need to […]

The Gulf of Mexico is a Very Big Ocean

Fri, 4 Jun 2010, 03:46 PM (-06:00)

The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume. — BP CEO Tony Hayward [Guardian] Unfortunately, not so tiny relative to attempts to clean up your spew. Nice try, though, doctor. hat tip: […]

Define Modest

Thu, 3 Jun 2010, 08:33 PM (-06:00)

[…] the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest. — BP CEO Dr. Tony Hayward [sky news] photo: AP/Charlie Riedel [Boston Globe]

Live From Down Under

Fri, 21 May 2010, 06:43 PM (-06:00)

They’re finally showing the oil gushing forth live. Seems that more’s coming out than what they’ve been saying.

Coming Ashore

Thu, 20 May 2010, 04:49 PM (-06:00)

And so it comes ashore. Drill, baby, drill! Source: Greenpeace/flickr

Turtles All The Way Down

Thu, 20 May 2010, 04:25 PM (-06:00)

CBS tried to get a look at oil coming ashore in Louisiana a couple days ago. They have video of a boatload of BP contractors turning them back.  The boat evidently included a couple Coast Guard officers.  It was “BP rules” the Coast Guard officers said, as they told the journalists to turn back under […]

The Small Leak

Tue, 18 May 2010, 05:57 PM (-06:00)

The leaking BOP a mile below the surface.  Just a small leak. Just a few drops in the ocean. hat tip: kos/video