Unpleasant truths…

Hear, hear:

Why are managers afraid to manage? | View from the Cubicle | TechRepublic.com

“Much of the time, a manager will turn a blind eye to a bad employee even though all the signs are there. Then they’ll wait until a co-worker comes in to complain. At that point, the manager gives the ‘You should talk to her and explain how that makes you feel’ speech. … [N]ine times out of ten, such a ‘talk’ will result in one employee being directly in the ‘hate radar’ of another. Most unbearably unpleasant people also happen to be defensive about their unpleasantness.

Second, isn’t that what the manager gets the extra bucks for…managing?”

Emphasis mine.

I’ve got a generator in my pocket – tiny nuclear power plants

Toshiba is building baby nuclear reactors.

Interest in pocket nuclear plants is growing among developing countries and island nations, advocates say. Like solar and wind power, a pocket nuke is a modular, carbon-free power source. Unlike those other energy sources, it would generate power 24/7 and at a fraction of the cost of a diesel generator, they say.

Not everyone thinks this is going to work though (from the comments)

But what is more likely is that this project will never materialize and the entire discussion is an exercise in a technophilic distraction from the pressing work of reducing carbon emissions in the near term.