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Posted on March 26 at 10:21 a.m.

as a UC grad, I'm proud of this endevor. I think the UC should invest as much as possible in scientific research. I believe over time if UC schools become "dorky nerd schools" (i.e. MIT, etc.) there will be less attraction for students more interested in gang rape than gang statistics.

On UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang & Co. Building $1.4 Billion Telescope

Posted on March 14 at 9:36 a.m.

Yes, you are completely incorrect in what the Bren School does and what "green building" (I assume you mean LEED certified) actually means.

On What in the world is happening to Isla Vista?

Posted on February 20 at 8:59 a.m.

I'm sure most of the alleged gangsters would qualify for a free education under the DREAM Act. but that would require a desire to do something constructive.

On About Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction …

Posted on February 19 at 11:02 a.m.

The groups mentioned have absolutely no power in the sense of enforcement; they simply challenge legality under CEQA on state and private land (in CA), and NEPA on federal land.

On Eco Economics 101

Posted on February 19 at 9:27 a.m.

GPS technology is passive, i.e. it does not send a signal of your location, it simply compares precise time stamps sent from satellites to triangulate your location. My idea would be to have your on-board computer equipped with simple linear locations of off-ramps so if you pass through one the wrong way you're car would know you are about to enter a freeway going the wrong way. If you have ever used a cell phone to find something near you with a mapping application then you have already used this exact same concept.

On Wrong Way 101 Driver Dead in Carpinteria

Posted on February 18 at 1:42 p.m.

It is more than likely cheaper for the state to deal with the 0-5 car accidents caused by wrong way drivers in SB county each year then install and maintain wrong way blades at every off ramp indefinitely. In the future of autonomous vehicles, or even having every registered vehicle installed with GPS, we could eliminate many of these accidents by creating "geo fences", i.e. geographic boundaries, that in this case once breached, would tell the car to cut power to the engine.

On Wrong Way 101 Driver Dead in Carpinteria

Posted on January 8 at 2:13 p.m.

It was cold today, therefore, it was not warm.

On Global Freezing?

Posted on November 15 at 10:14 a.m.

I don't think our local landfill can disposing human remains.

On Detectives Seize Guns and Drugs After Year-Long Investigation

Posted on September 11 at 11:55 a.m.

This report prepared by a group of elite climatologist, biologist, hydrologist, and politicians (i know, "elite politician") is pretty useful for getting an understanding of where we are and may go.
http://www.ppic.org/main/publication....

On Clean Energy: A Crop to Harvest

Posted on September 11 at 11:51 a.m.

The decrease in available water in CA is not a direct result of a warmer climate, i.e. less precipitation as the author has stated here. In fact, a warmer climate will increase precipitation in moderate and wet climates. The issue as we all know is that Southern California relies heavily on water transports from the north (moderate to wet climate) which gets most of their supply from snow melt held in foothill reservoirs of the Sierra Nevada. As the climate changes (warms up in the case of CA) there will be more precipitation in the form of rain and less as snow in the Sierra Nevada. We need to augment our water infrastructure to capture the projected higher winter runoffs in order to maintain, and possibly increase, or water supply. Aggressive groundwater recharge and conjunctive use will help, but it's really more of a policy issue at the end of the day.

On Clean Energy: A Crop to Harvest

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