Watching the US Federal Election through Twitter

The US Federal election last week didn't go as a lot of people, or as a lot of pollsters, had planned. Living abroad, it certainly felt as though a Hillary Clinton victory was certain. There was always a bit of uncertainty in the data, which FiveThirtyEight do a great job of discussing. I became a … Continue reading Watching the US Federal Election through Twitter

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Why South Australia had a blackout, and the debate we deserve to have about it.

Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer. My background is in aerospace engineering and applied physics. Which still makes me arguably more qualified to discuss this issue than Barnaby Joyce. On September 28, 2016, a large storm hit South Australia and ended up causing a state-wide blackout. While the fallen power lines pictured below¬† are … Continue reading Why South Australia had a blackout, and the debate we deserve to have about it.