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By Cat Herding Cabal on July 31, 2013
Time for another Overflow thread. This is NOT an Open Thread.
Please help us keep discussions focussed by making an effort to not cross the streams.
By Brian on July 30, 2013
The day after we posted on Alan Kohler’s interview with Origin Energy’s CEO Grant King the major utilities were again pushing aggressively to have the support mechanisms for large-scale wind and solar developments removed or diluted according to an article […]
By Brian on July 29, 2013
Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a population of some 170,000 lying 190km northwest of Atlanta Georgia has been through some tough times: The same mountains that provided Chattanooga’s scenic backdrop also served to trap industrial pollutants which caused them to settle over […]
By Cat Herding Cabal on July 28, 2013
Since we don’t live by politics alone (I sincerely hope), what else did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
By Cat Herding Cabal on July 27, 2013
An open thread where, at your weekend leisure, you can discuss almost anything* you like.
By Cat Herding Cabal on July 26, 2013
In order to keep Saturday Salon as a 2013 Federal election-free zone, here’s a separate news-cycle week-ending thread where you can talk about the politics of the upcoming election.
n.b. we already have specific roundtable for the asylum seeker issue, and #leadershit still belongs on Overflow.
By Brian on July 26, 2013
The Rethinking thread ended up very much as a roundtable. It’s approaching 300 comments, so a new one is in order. To me the last few days have been dominated by two issues. One is the treatment of asylum seekers, […]
By Brian on July 25, 2013
Roasted cricket, fried flies, toasted silkworm pupae, roasted scorpion, butterfly candy or grub allsorts, the choice is yours. There may soon be a Big Bug franchise near you. Perhaps not, but eating insects is already a niche market in Australia […]
By Guest Poster on July 25, 2013
John Davidson is a retired process engineer who has spent most of his working life in the mining and construction industries. His work has ranged from formal research through to design, commissioning and operations management. John takes a look at […]
By Paul Norton on July 24, 2013
The answer is: don’t know, and not particularly fussed one way or any of the other three, but let’s see whether this thread can spin as long as one with a similar title and theme from back in the day. […]
By Brian on July 24, 2013
Origin Energy chief Grant King in an interview with Alan Kohler reckons carbon would have to be priced at about $40 a tonne before Origin and other major suppliers would move away from developing new coal-fired power stations. More particularly […]