Think of the shipping container as the Internet of things
Make sure to read the discussion as well, as there are quite a few insightful and interesting comments, with calculations, comparisons, and such.
Wow! I thought ships weren’t supposed to do that. But apparently I know nothing about ships. For more information, here’s the Wikipedia page about FLIP (Floating Instruments Platform).
Sometimes when I tell people that I have the worst handwriting ever, they think that I’m joking. So, here is some real proof. This is a snapshot of the A1 paper which I used yesterday on a meeting. This is me describing the shipping industry to a colleague of mine.
And that’s me not being limited to either space or time. This is one of the most readable things I’ve ever created. Mostly, because here you can see a diagram ,a list of things, and at least the first letters of the words that I was writing. And, I haven’t layered topic over topic over topic, as I usually do.
The comment from the colleague in regards to this:
There are doctors with the better handwriting than you!
I know. That’s why I touch type.
Cyprus Mail reports:
PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades yesterday invited the shipping sector to play a leading role in the recovery of the economy.
Anastasiades was speaking at the 24th Annual General Meeting of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber in Limassol where he said the industry had not been affected overall by the banking crisis.
“The shipping sector now constitutes a crucial part of the ‘spinal column’ on which the Cyprus economy will depend in its road to recovery,” he said. Shipping contributes around 5.0 per cent to GDP.
“Foresight, proper planning and hard work are therefore virtues which are now indispensable in our mission to preserve Cyprus’ leading edge. For this precise reason the government is determined to introduce those mechanisms necessary to protect this important sector, as well as reinforce it further,” said Anastasiades.
Here is my translation to human-speak: we, the government, helped to demolish tourism, banking, and real estate industries. Shipping – you are next!
While reading Kottke’s blog about some old Titanic pictures, I came across something really surprising. Apparently, there are a lot of people who didn’t know or didn’t believe that the Titanic was real. I guess most of them thought it was just a fictional ship from the movie.
Just in time to miss the 100-year anniversary of the fatal voyage of the Titanic, Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer announced he has plans to recreate the Titanic, calling it Titanic II. ‘It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st Century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,’ says Palmer. He stated it was to be as close to the original as possible, with some modern adjustments. Its maiden voyage is set for 2016.
Some people never learn …
Cyblog.ru has some pictures of the new marina project for Larnaca. I have no idea where these are from and if that is at all reliable, but one thing is for sure – it does look super cool!
Make sure to watch this video in full screen mode – I promise you, it’s worth your time.
This is a rather old video, but it’s funny and I just realized that quite a few people missed it. USS Montana versus …