Download Speeds on Linux

System Speed Testing For general speed tests of your connection from the command line, install the “speedtest-cli” python package via “pip”: pip install speedtest-cli Then simply run “speedtest-cli” from the command line. Current Download Speeds Because download speeds are a function of several factors, including the quality of your internet uplink, the speed of your Read More …

The Truth about “Recyclables”

In their article “Moment of Reckoning“, the Guardian reports what really happens to “recyclables” like plastic, paper, and even electronics. As China has gradually cut off the import of scrap materials from all over the world, that has left waste management officials with a dilemma: what to do with all of those materials? The answer? Read More …

Thoughts on Science and God

Can a belief in God be reconciled with scientific thought? Richard Feynman (the great explainer) thought so – by acknowledging the power of uncertainty. Uncertainty and skepticism are cornerstones of good scientific practice, regardless of your metaphysical leanings. When one abandons skepticism and doubt, one devolves into a “tyranny of ideas”, and that’s not good Read More …