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.@NOLAnews New Orleans area hurricane levee designs should be reanalyzed by 2018, Corps of Engineers says ~Mark Schleifstein

As with our last post, we continue to cover the follow-through by our US Army Corps of Engineers with our nation’s disaster infrastructure. The Corps is a time machine, to wit: what they do, the things they build effect everyone in this nation drastically, symbiotically over short and long periods of time. There when the…


Review of NOLA.com Hurricane Hotel Tracker @neworleanstech

By the time I finally reached friends in Memphis, 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, as Rita bore down on Louisiana, over 3 million people had landed in or passed through the city. 4 states worth of evacuees had flat worn out basic services and hotel rooms were fast and furious or non-existent.  This is why…


Drone Air Space: no longer a question of If but Where

I started working on this post last Wednesday, around the time the FAA’s $10,000 fine against Raphael Pirker for using his UAS for commercial purposes at the University of Virginia was dismissed. Here is Mr. Pirker’s Motion to Dismiss. Then I realized I was merely treading in the ebb and flow of a quickly rising…