The Limits of National Power Grid Simulations

This news release from Argonne National Labs just showed up in my mailbox. Argonne has just hosted a workshop on "the need for new methods to simulate the national power grid by modeling the creation and flow of electric power as well as the grid's connection to other critical infrastructures,...

Yet another Doh! moment

Look. I don't want to diminish the importance or complexity of securing our critical infrastructure from Evil Doers, Bad Actors, Wingnuts, Doofuses and Well-Intentioned Idiots. It's an important job that has to be done much better than we've done it so far.

Obama and infrastructure-- I think he gets it.

"The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind...