Used to augment the police in crime fighting, to combat narcotrafficking (although there have been no arrests) and protect the national parks and archaeological sites, but little deployment on the borders and coasts, which would be closer to their mandate. Commentary from a Guatemalan military analyst.
Cool. Portable. Being tested in La Florida, Guatemala. via Ron Granich. Thanks Ron!
42 of them assigned to the División de Protección a la Naturaleza to help protect the forests.
15 to protect tourists, 25 to add to the force in San Benito, Flores, and Santa Elena.
Simpler once you have set up hotkeys and installed a couple of Applescripts. Essentially, it lets you stay in a text-editing or wordprocessing window and still control Quicktime player. No switching between applications.
Available in 2012 for $18,000. So that will be a different world then. Weighs less than 600 pounds. The seats in our van weigh that much.
Two of the Girls Gone Green, our environmental group at the Girls Club, have written an excellent report for the Crain's site as part of an internship. A cheer for Daria and Qu Ting!
Hosted by those Car Talk guys. Have to watch it online and see what they really look like. Some good extra material on the site to share with the Girls Gone Green.
Here's a video logging and annotating program that uses the MPEG-7 metadata standard to embed shot by shot information in the clip itself. I'm wondering if Final Cut Server has any of this capability.
Close to us in the Adirondacks, our first trailer jam, and intro to Colin Hyde, our new Airstream guru.
Never mind the polar caps. That's just water.
File this under "Oh Shit..."
Yes, but we will get substantial "rebates" from New York State through NYSERDA incentives.
"This rebate program further establishes San Francisco as America's solar energy leader and symbolizes the commitment of the city to make affordable solar power available to those who want it," Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
He hopes the incentives will launch in July with some $3 million in annual funding, and touts their potential for attracting more businesses and green jobs.
However, the city has a long way to go before becoming a solar capital, regionally or nationally. The San Francisco Solar Task Force ranked the city last in the Bay Area for the number of solar installations, with panels on only 744 of 195,000 rooftops.
Not quite sure how this makes SF the top in rebates. I guess that city incentives are added to state and federal there. But let them crow about it. It's all good.
How many algae must die for us to drive?
Never mind - it's a real breakthrough.
Giant project to be built in Mexico.
Yaxha was the location of the most recent removals of illegal settlers in Guatemala's protected areas and archaeological sites.
Forty other families were removed from the Sierra del Lacandon park on May 23. The largest community, Centro Campesino, is still in a legal battle. Other actions are expected.
I just returned from the Porvenir station on the Usumacinta, where a contingent of 15 soldiers is in place to guard against reprisals on park guards and archaeologists.