New Climate Agreement Is a Step Forward, But Is the Step Big Enough?

A mini drama just played out in Lima, the capital city of Peru. More than 190 countries have agreed to a tentative deal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions by 2020. The salvaged agreement, which was threatened by clashing views from the U.S. and China (of course!), will set the stage for the United Nations Climate… » 12/14/14 4:25pm Sunday 4:25pm

How Greenpeace Wrecked One of the Most Sacred Places in the Americas

Greenpeace can get a little aggressive with its tactics. That doesn't mean that it's not fighting for a good cause! But after the organization marched through the sacred Nazca Lines etched into the Peruvian desert for a climate protest, capturing it all on camera with a drone, you have to wonder what the hell they… » 12/11/14 3:30pm 12/11/14 3:30pm

First Windows XP OLPC Pilot Marks the Transition From the Sugar UI

Today the government of Peru, Microsoft and the OLPC announced the first official pilot of XO laptops running Microsoft Windows. This was expected of course » 9/15/08 4:59pm 9/15/08 4:59pm, but it marks the beginning of a major shift away from Sugar / Linux—although both will remain as for the foreseeable future. It also represents a who stand to…

Peruvian Anti-Riot Police Uniforms Look Like Judge Dredd Meets Batman

These happy characters are Peruvian anti-riot police, who are seen here parading in celebration of Peru's independence day yesterday. Yes, they are terrifying. This makes Peru the latest entry in a long list of countries I will try to avoid rioting in. I'm still all about rioting in Canada and Sweden, however. [She… » 2/04/08 11:25am 2/04/08 11:25am