Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Youth helmet recall
January 7, 2012, 19:01
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These cheap helmets distributed by Triple Eight are recalled for failing CPSC requirements. Which is the first time I’ve ever heard of that happening. Not saying it doesn’t. I’ve just never heard that one before.


Tracking Offshore Workers with RFID Tags
January 7, 2012, 17:10
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In their living quarters, mind you. Next step — tags implanted under the skin. As a condition of employment. You want a job don’t you? What – you got something to hide??

COTEMAR, which services oil and gas platforms operated by Mexico’s largest petroleum company, has deployed AeroScout’s Real-Time Location System (RTLS) on four of its offshore housing vessels that support PEMEX’s oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

via RIGZONE – COTEMAR Tracks Offshore Workers with RFID Tags.

2011: ‘Odd year’ for oil
January 7, 2012, 15:00
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He said, “Any disappointments on the demand side have on average been outweighed by disappointments on the supply side, and in particular the spectacular deceleration in non-OPEC supply after the first quarter started off on a strong note with non-OPEC supply in January increasing by almost 1 million b/d, continuing the momentum seen across the fourth quarter of 2010.” Despite strong growth in production of unconventional liquids, non-OPEC supply growth virtually ground to a halt. Horsnell blamed underperformance in the North Sea, technical issues in Brazil and Azerbaijan, decline rates in China, fires in Canada, strikes in Kazakhstan, and geopolitical disruptions in Sudan, Yemen, and Syria.

“The only bright spot has been the US where the momentum in oil shales has continued to tick higher, helping offset some of the weakness from the rest of the world,” he said.

via 2011: 'Odd year' for oil – Oil & Gas Journal.

Could be what Peak Oil looks like.

Mike Klink’s opinion piece on the Keystone pipeline

Appeared in Journal Star on December 31, 2011. Klink says TransCanada does shoddy work with shoddy materials, spills a lot of oil out of their pipelines, and calls it success.

Mike Klink: Keystone XL pipeline not safe.