‘Hunters’, sci-fi and pseudoscience

One of the ways in which pseudoscience is connected to authoritarian governments is through its newfound purpose and duty to supply an alternate intellectual tradition that subsumes science as well as culminates in the identitarian superiority of a race, culture or ethnic group. In return, aspects of the tradition are empowered by the regime both…… Continue reading ‘Hunters’, sci-fi and pseudoscience

Lightning storm

A lightning storm rages outside. The large window panes going from floor to ceiling in the living room rattle as the wind whips around, gathering dust off the ground right outside my building, spinning it up into little, but no less terrifying, tornadoes (maybe it’s the tornado-like action of the wind that’s terrifying; you never…… Continue reading Lightning storm

Plotting transmission losses

Transmission loss in GWh in India. Data from Central Electricity Authority. Click on the image for hi-res version. All data available here. Transmission loss as % of net generation in GWh. Net generation = Gross generation — consumption by auxiliary power plant units (Model used to fit: LOESS) Rise of net supply to ultimate consumers…… Continue reading Plotting transmission losses