Digital Geography

Reading stuff the Spritz way

This is truly not a GIS oriented post but when it comes to science or studying you probably faced a big stack of books or a more or less endless list of PDFs you always wanted to read. My main proplem always was: it takes huge amount of time to read stuff.

NASAs 2014 Budget: the launching of a crisis?

Following sequestration and bitter budget wars in Washington NASA find itself in a difficult position. NASA has proposed a budget of $17.715 billion, down from $17.893B last year. The House passed a bipartisan bill this last week: slight increases in Earth Science are proposed as are cuts in Planetary Science. Exploration receives more than $300 million more in FY2014 than FY2012; Space Operations slightly less in FY2014 than FY2012. The International Space Station continues to deplete budgets by more than $3B a year (rising to $3.5B by 2018). Planetary Scientists are not happy with the budget. Really not happy (though it should be noted that…

the best laptop for earth scientists. a personal review.

Once in 2008 I was searching for a reliable and powerful notebook for my work at the University and for my field-campaigns in Central Mongolia. So my thaughts on that were: get a high-end CPU small screensize for weight and long lasting battery power easy to open and enhance WWAN Module for Internet access everywhere robustness for field work Looking at this list the one and only laptop for my purpose was the IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X200: