Graphic: Persistent Surveillance Stoplight Chart

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PPT: Single Source Evaluation Matrix 1.2

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Analysis @ Phi Beta Iota

Big Data @ Phi Beta Iota

Yoda: Exascale by 2020? No Way, Jose! Four Socko Graphics and Bottom Line Upfront — Human Brain Still a Million Times More Power Efficient

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May 16

Graphic: Cost of a Petabyte (Storage Only)

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CLAIM: Even including the surrounding costs—such as electricity, bandwidth, space rental, and IT administrators’ salaries—Backblaze spends one-tenth of the price in comparison to using Amazon S3, Dell Servers, NetApp Filers, or an EMC SAN.

UPDATE: Price per petabyde now down  to around $50,000 not counting controllers and other peripherals. Here is a good slam on Amazon’s cloud (within which CIA’s mini-cloud is a virtual rain-drop): Cloud Storage Marketing Hype: Amazon Glacier’s Big Claims.

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May 3

Graphic: Energy Poverty (and Sensibility)

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This snapshot of the world at night, stitched together with photos from NASA, contrasts with the little access to electricity in Africa compared to the global north. Energy poverty translates to poor health care, stifled economic growth, toxic fumes, limited or no education, and lack of safety.

Phi Beta Iota: As with water, the absence of use can also represent sensibility — most of the energy use shown here is waste.

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Apr 26

Graphic (3): Peacekeeping Technologies Concept for UN High Level Panel on Peacekeeping Technologies

ROBERT STEELE: Dr. Walter Dorn is a member of the new panel which virtually assures their success. Below are three graphics I submitted for consideration.

PPT (3 Slides): Peacekeeping Technologies Survey Concept

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Apr 24