Congrats to our friends across the pond on Brexit. I don't know how it will turn out and nobody does, but the will of the British people has been carried out. Onward!
Goodbye to the Spitzer Space Telescope, after an amazing sixteen year mission. Incredible views like this one from the infrared spectrum have been the result. (click to enbiggen amazingly).
Powerline: Great news for fracking! California's last nuke to close. The Diablo Canyon power plant produced 2X more power than all the solar plants in California. The only way to replace that production is with ... natural gas. So yeah, we are trading a clean energy source for a dirtier one, and there's no lipstick which makes this pig look better. I've become convinced environmentalists are more concerned with political change than with the environment.
Up in the air with Cirrus Vision, a single-engine "personal jet". The secret is whole-aircraft parachute technology, which allows single-engine jets to be considered "safe". At just $2M this is way less expensive than other personal jets. Wheeee. I want one.
Wired: An oral history of Infinite Loop.
And so ends blogging in January, my 25th post of the year. So far so good, and already better than the last three years and two others. Onward!