Giffy Peanut Butter

WC Will Have an Answer in a Jiffy


Back in the early Pliocene of personal computing, when a 1200 baud modem was pretty damn hot, there was something called Compuserve. Compuserve was to the internet what a spear is to a smart missile. Primitive. So primitive that they had to invent a way to include images into what had been a text-only information…

U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 2019

Trump, Sotomayor and Ginsburg


Donald Trump has demanded that U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotamayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse themselves from cases involving the President. There are so many things wrong with Trump’s latest attack on the U.S. Constitution that WC will temporarily put his lawyer hat back on and have a look at what’s really going on.…

Exotic Terranes of Eastern South-central Alaska; the arriviste is green-colored. A lot of geologists would extend the Yakutat Terrane west to the Ragged Mountain Fault. (Based on NPS Wrangell-St. Elias – A Collage of Terranes)

The Yakutat Terrane: A Geologic Arriviste


Arriviste — someone who is just beginning to arrive, esp. an ambitious or ruthlessly self-seeking person, who has recently acquired wealth or social status. You may think that “arriviste” is a strange term to apply to a geologic terrane, but stay with WC on this and he will explain himself. An exotic terrane is a piece of…

An undated photo showing an aerial view of the Red Dog Mine, in Alaska's Northwest Arctic Borough. (EPA)

Why Commissioner Brune Is Wrong


The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2018 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) earlier this month, part of the EPA’s TRI National Analysis. Since 1986, the TRI has reported the release of substances that carry a material risk of hurting humans or the environment upon which humans depend. The TRI is information. It is data. That’s all.…