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NO TECH MAGAZINE – We believe in progress and technology
"Starting in 1861, the wintertime Union field tent hospitals of the U.S. Civil War often used subterranean heating systems known as Crimean Ovens. The system under discussion was basically a firebox, or oven, on the outside of the tent, with a shallow, brick-lined, sheet-metal-covered trough running down the center of the tent’s interior, and ending in a chimney on the opposite exterior side of the tent. The tents were placed on ground with slight inclines, allowing the hot air to naturally rise and escape out the flue." "Dr. Charles Tripler, Surgeon and Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac, writes in a letter of November 1861 the following description of “a modification of the Crimean Oven”, devised and put into operation by Surgeon McRuer, the surgeon of General Sedgewick’s Eighth Brigade:

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Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life By Daniel Quinn / (Excerpted from the book, The Story of B) With every audience and every individual, I have to begin by making them see that the cultural self-awareness we inherit from our parents and pass on to our children is squarely and solidly built on a Great Forgetting that occurred in our culture worldwide during the formative millennia of our civilization. The Museum Of Old Techniques For almost every electronic device or oil driven machine there used to be a low-tech alternative that was powered by human muscles, water or wind. The Museum of Old Techniques aims to collect and study these historical alternatives to modern day machinery. Why, you may ask? To quote the Museum: "Evolution doesn't necessarily mean progress, what we consider to be primitive solutions are often not primitive at all".

Stephen Jenkinson: Living With Meaning Chris Martenson: Welcome to this peak prosperity podcast, I am your host, Chris Martenson and it is November 29, 3016. These are troubled times and people know this deep down. At Peak Prosperity, we say that these times and how you fair through them will be defined by three things: what you do, what you know, and how you are. Those are your actions, your wisdom, and the way in which you inhabit your life. Re-assessment of net energy production and greenhouse gas emissions avoidance after 40 years of photovoltaics development : Nature Communications Data for PV market development and environmental footprint of PV production For the study conducted here we needed several different sources of data: 1) historical data on the development of cumulative installed PV capacity (CIPC) including PV technology market shares, 2) PV cost data for the period under investigation, 3) forecast of the development of CIPC and PV technology market shares, 4) life-cycle assessment (LCA) results for PV for the period studied. Historical data for CIPC was obtained mainly from the IEA PVPS reports4,31,32, reports from SolarPowerEurope (formerly EPIA)1,33 and other literature data16,25,26. Cost data was taken from16,25,26,34,35; all cost data in this paper is corrected for inflation by means of the Consumer Price Index36 and expressed in 2015 USD. Data for PV technology market shares was taken from16. Environmental impact data was obtained from LCA studies conducted between 1976 and 2014, shown in the Supplementary Information in Supplementary Tables 1–5.

How to stop the sixth mass extinction To understand how big of a deal that is you don't have to look much further than the definition of "mass extinction." It means that three-quarters of all species vanish -- forever. In all of history, that's happened only five times.

How To Set Up A Low Tech Mushroom Farm - GroCycle Quick Summary Here's a quick run down of what we'll cover in this article, so you can decide if it's for you or not: Why Mushrooms are a great crop to growWhy they're perfect for small-scale local food productionHow many mushrooms can be grown in a small unused spaceWhy low-tech mushroom farming is the easiest methodSome ideas for generating income from mushrooms Ok, if that sounds like something you want to learn more about, let's get stuck in! Read time: approx. 12 mins Egalitarianism & Arrogance – Patrick F. Clarkin, Ph.D. “When men are most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most mistaken, and have then given views to passion, without that proper deliberation and suspense which can alone secure them from the grossest absurdities.” – David Hume Person 1: “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team.’ ” Person 2: “True, but there is an ‘M’ and an ‘E.’ ” On occasion, I have been arrogant at times in my life. To be fair to myself, I believe such episodes have been rare, and most people who know me would probably describe me as introverted, possibly even timid. More than once, I have been told that I am “too nice” and overly conciliatory.

The Myth of Renewable Energy and Climate Change The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here are a few good reasons. New Zealand Geographic Museum of London Flood, drought and cold repeatedly destroyed crops worldwide during the 17th century, while famine and war killed millions. By the end of the century, the world’s population had been reduced by about a third. Writers at the time felt that the sequence of disasters was exceptional, but their work was largely forgotten as conditions improved over the following centuries. However, in the 20th century, historians revived interest in what became known as the Little Ice Age. Geoffrey Parker explores this in his magisterial book Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century.

Jean Laherrere on Proven Reserves » Peak Oil Barrel Jean Laherrere has posted the following charts and comments on Bakken and World oil reserves. EIA proved reserves on Bakken (ND +Montana) plus cumulative production have changed at end : -2012 3754 Mb -2013 5701 Mb -2014 7203 Mb -2015 6671 Mb As shown in this graph in red squares, together with HL ultimates, USGS estimates and cumulative production.