Controlling Interests Editors' Blog

FUD and Fukushima

Anybody remember the Tohoku earthquake? No? Here’s a hint. Fukushima-Daiichi. Now do you remember?  April 7, 2011. The earthquake struck Japan, and in the subsequent tsunami, upwards of 18,500 people, their towns and livelihoods were literally swept away.

About Customer Service #pauto #powertrip #SOG

My recent customer service experiences with Powertrip and SOG are lessons we all need to learn.

Real Scientist and Engineer Humor: @CERN does standup! #pauto #STEM

Engineers and scientists at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson (the God particle), and the World Wide Web aren't always known for being really, really funny guys and gals. Tonight they plan on changing that.

OUT of Control: The Second Best Einstein Story Ever! #pauto #engineer_humor

Joe Kaulfersch provides the Second Best Einstein Story Ever!

Friday Funnies II: OUT of Control's Joe Kaulfersch Strikes Back! #pauto #engineer_humor #automation

Joe Kaulfersch tries to outdo himself with another great humor post for engineers.

OUT of Control's Friday Funnies: Joe Kaulfersch Strikes Again! #pauto #engineer_humor

Joe Kaulfersch, Control's designated humorist, treats us to some more engineering humor. If you are an engineer, it's funny. If you aren't, we can tell by the blank stare.

Good Managing Editors are Hard to Find: Happy Birthday Nancy! @Nancy_Bartels #pauto

Today is Nancy Bartel's birthday, an event that gives me a chance to reflect on the importance of competence and teamwork.


 Yeungnam University Student Uses Dynamic Simulation Software to Optimise the Natural Gas Liquefaction Process, Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Costs, and wins 2013 Unisim Design Challenge for Asia Pacific region

@Metso to upgrade @Délipapier's automation #pauto #pulpandpaper #automation #energy

Metso to upgrade Délipapier's automation to boost availability and tissue production performance at its Tissue Plant #1 in Frouard, France.

3000 Sensors for Magnet Quench at @ITER #pauto #fusion #automation #safety

The huge fusion power proof of concept project called ITER will go online in a few years and expects to provide practical fusion power --but they're ready if things go wrong.