Re-building Haiti: Simple engineering by high-tech engineers
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Engineers are in high-demand in Silicon Valley, but their skills are also needed in the developing world. Engineers without Borders is a nonprofit wo...
Engineers are in high-demand in Silicon Valley, but their skills are also needed in the developing world. Engineers without Borders is a nonprofit working on projects big and small all over the world. SmartPlanet visits the organization's San Francisco chapter to learn about its efforts to build a health clinic designed to accommodate more than 50,000 patients in Bayonnais, Haiti.
Mar 5, 2012
Haiti doesn't want solutions, Haiti wants handouts. We hear of multitudes of people still living in filthy hovels in open sewerage swamps all these years since the water got a little high because that way they are close to where all the handouts are dispensed. When Haiti decided all the whites on the island, along with all the coloreds needed to be murdered in the most horrible ways possible, so that Haiti would be all black, Haiti turned in it's humanity card. Let them get handouts and engineering assistance from Zimbabwe. Sometimes nature just says, hey, yeah you, idiot; DIE. What has Haiti ever given the world? Aids? Inbreeding? Voodoo? Haiti should be left as they wanted it, no one should be on that island cesspool except for pure black race people. Surely the same geniuses that gave us....uh....hmmm...er.......OH ZOMBIES...well no...zombies are just lobotomised with plant toxins...maybe these masters of pharmacutical science , can come up with some creative way of solving their own problems...you know, kill a black rooster and scream and juke around like a spastic Howler Monkey on crack till everybody believes that hoodoo that they do is big important cultural JuJu. I can just see cats down in Harlem getting into Voodoo...not really gonna catch on. The best use for Haiti is as storage for spent nuclear fuel rods, just kick em out of a C5 Galaxy as ya fly over, maybe it'll help cure some of those diseases they have the rest of the world has never even heard of. Haiti can serve as an example of what happens when humans devolve, when enough fuel rods are dropped on it it can serve as an example of how devolved humans dissolve. Problems solved? 2 No more Hunger in Haiti! No more problem about what to do with spent fuel rods! Engineering at it's best!
that open concepts like that which Plantronics has moved to decreases productivity of workers like engineers because it interferes with their ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.
You know, once somebody comes up with an idea that rocks, there aren't enough hours in the day. They don't want to stop working out the kinks. I worked in Chemical Engineering when we were coming up with things like etching cartoon characters in Microchips. We even came up with ways to grow microchips by the dozen in crystals with circuits already in them. We also came up with itsy bitsy semi-conductors, and stuff we didn't even know what it was supposed to do, we just figured out what it was...more or less...and made more of them for scientist dudes who were usually high on some psychadelic they whipped up in the lab. We did most of it because we really hated slide rules, and serious people who thought they understood what we did. Nobody understood what we were doing, we just caught on when we noticed something we copied doing something. I'm not saying it was alien technology, but it was alien technology. We eventually made scientific calculators you needed at least a Ph.D or three to use, just to give nerds ulcers we made some of em solar powered. Would I lie to you?