And paper ballots. It’s too important. There’s no machine that is completely secure—as Harry likes to say, everything is hackable. You’re sending from every precinct to a central system and you’re sending those results by the internet. That has to stop. In New York, the paper ballots—the paper itself—gets delivered to the central counter by police van, if you can believe it. But the digital version goes via the internet to the central counter and nobody ever looks at the paper. So, what’s the point? … [Read more...] about HBO’s new ‘Kill Chain’ documentary will terrify you about American election security
Other proposals, like a “green stimulus” plan that focuses on building out the green economy, miss the second part of the equation, he says. While the zero-carbon economy and new jobs expand, we also have to dismantle the existing fossil fuel industry. It’s also politically important; if fossil fuel companies survive, they’ll continue to invest in blocking new policies that are necessary for the climate. “You can only imagine that once Congress gets serious about decarbonization, the fossil fuel industry is going to be willing to spend basically everything it has to stop that,” Paul says. “And nationalization could just simply eliminate the fossil fuel lobby and allow us to actually decarbonize in a way that’s going to preserve a habitable planet.” … [Read more...] about Big Oil is cheap: Should the government take it over?
SmartAsset also identified the 10 cities where workers in vulnerable industries make up the largest part of the workforce. Moody’s Analytics economist Mark Zandi estimates that 20% of those vulnerable workers in each of these cities could lose their jobs. They are: … [Read more...] about Economists say these cities will be hardest hit by a COVID-19 recession
Across the country, small and large 3D manufacturers are trying to figure out how they can be a Band-Aid for the flailing medical supply chain. HP Inc. is mobilizing its 3D printing teams to produce hands-free door openers, mask adjuster clips to alleviate ear pain during long periods of wear, and face shields, and hopes to soon begin testing face masks and ventilator valves. Markforged, a Boston-based 3D printing company, is in active clinical trials for 3D printed COVID-19 testing nasal swabs. Ultimaker, which manufactures 3D printers, recently announced a global network of 3D printing hubs available to hospitals so they can design, test, and 3D print tools and parts quickly. … [Read more...] about Makers are rushing to fight coronavirus with 3D printed face shields and test swabs