Who stays in the same job for ten years these days?

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Not me. I’m moving on to the Ministry of Primary Industries as senior science adviser. It’s going to be the same combination of policy for science and science for policy, with a focus on the role of innovation in the primary sector. And being part of government, rather than an independent NGO, I will be …

The failure of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme, or not

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Everyone’s been slagging off the Emissions Trading Scheme for failing to reduce emissions. PCE: Returned ETS bill a failure University of Canterbury: Greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme more or less dead Labour: National’s ETS will mean burning more coal; failure to reduce emissions And here’s the NZ carbon price collapse: Market prices from Carbon Commtrade …

Sigma Mesa writeup

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Patrick’s put together a write-up of Sigma Mesa, which I mentioned obscurely a couple of weeks ago. We’ve made it onto Hackaday (Taking pictures of exploding wires) and Petapixel (Capturing High-Speed Photographs of Exploding Wires). I say “we” with a degree of caution. Patrick did most of the work, with HWMNBN contributing timing and charging …

Further jokes about critical theory

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Bruno Latourette. I’m not sorry.

Try, learn, try again – Mitochondrion Mark 4.2.4 progress

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The Mitochondrion M4.2.3 code was a bit of a mess. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either that it was put together in a bit of a hurry for last summer’s festivals. And then I tweaked it further over the summer while running out of program memory (Arduino Nano/ATmega328 so only 32 kb). And …