The pacific west coast of the North-American continent has just seen an unprecedented heat-wave. One Twitter, I ran into mention of the so-called Wet-Bulb temperature, and what that meant in relation to such a heat wave. And given the impending climate-catastrophe, it seems worthwhile to explore.
Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.
I got Pfizered up two week ago, so hopefully no dying of Covid in my near future. With the percentage of vaccinated growing — in the rich parts of the world, at least — we’re approaching a new phase in the pandemic. So, let’s have a look at what Covid might look like when on its tenth birthday: Covid 2030 — okay, technically, that would be Covid 2029, but screw it.
We’ve just had air conditioning installed. Not too good for the environment, but with the heat waves hitting the Netherlands the past few years, well, I need to be able to sleep as well. I did some research into the matter, so let me share something about how air conditioning works.
I have trouble keeping my mouth shut. At work, with friends, and on social media. A good debate sharpens the mind, and hopefully gives you a new perspective. However, with social media, I’m increasingly frustrated.