700 tonnellate di cianuro di sodio. Circa 70 volte il limite consentito dalle norme di sicurezza hanno causato un’esplosione avvertita a 160km di distanza.
Il cianuro di sodio è usato industrialmente per estrarre le tracce d’oro dalla pirite.
Oltre al controvalore di quasi 700 milioni di dollari in auto nuove andate in fumo, chi patirà il danno più importante è l’industria estrattiva “underground”.
A Tianjin c’è un ComEx:
Il deposito era vicino al porto di Tianjin. Le principali miniere cinesi sono distandi decine di ore di treno da Tianjin, difficile che vi si lavorassero terre di pirite provnienti dalla Cina. Più probabile che venissero raffinate terre importate i cui prodotti venivano poi commercializzati tramite il ComEx di Tianjin.
Il tutto con un certo Chinese-Twist… visto che il depostio di cianuro di sodio era clandestino.
Sorry if I disappointed you. There is no such thing.
I could link here hundreds if not thousands of such pieces – and I won’t – in short, whenever and where ever you find an article or a book titled like «The one secret that…whatever» that-sold-million-copies-but-it’s-a-secret, I can assure you, it’s pure junk.
When and if you are job hunting, there’s just one thing to be aware of:«there are no tricks», full-stop.
I have never returned to Android neither iOS so fascinated I am with the challenge that Microsoft had undertaken.
I soon realized that Windows8 was – and still is – by far the most innovative and in many ways truly new OS platform on the market. It was, and largely is, immune to all the monkeying that had characterized the growth of iOS and Android and beside a few hints gathered from the other OS it has its own “vision” and path. Plus MSFT has learned the lesson. A hard learned lesson, far too late – it took MSFT nearly seven years to do the homework – but the outcome is great. Therefore, for an absolute geek technologist like me, it is definitely an unmissable journey to see how MSFT gets out of the corner and I was anxiously waiting foran announcement like this:
We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes
But then the recent disquieting announcement of massive layoffs came. I then tried to put everything into perspective. Continue reading →
Foreword: the role and the limits of government scope and influence in surveillance and security is an extraordinarily complex and wide topic, I don’t have the goal to unfold all of its implications. What urges me is point out a few interconnected factors and unintended effects of the current immaturity of the legal framework ruling on data ownership and data collection.
Two things can’t be first
At minute 26 of this fascinating debate, moderator Thomas Friedman asks Satya Nadella what he thinks the US Govern should do to help the business of companies like Microsoft (HP and Intel). Nadella’s answer is “reform of the surveillance regime”. Or “scale down spying” as he stated elsewhere.
“The balance of power is shifting toward consumers and away from companies… The right way to respond to this if you are a company is to put the vast majority of your energy, attention, and dollars into building a great product or service and put a smaller amount into shouting about it, marketing it.”
“If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your inventiveness.”
“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.”
“You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”
“Frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”
“The great thing about fact-based decisions is that they overrule the hierarchy.”