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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Recycling the gyre

Some holiday weekend humor:

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[Our more analytical explanation of why we aren’t recycling the gyre](http://seasteading.org/blogs/main/2009/11/03/why-we-arent-going-recycle-north-pacific-garbage-patch).

Apparently the webcomic above will be making fun of us next week – I hope they do a good job!

> Spoiler Alert: on Monday, I will also be talking about Seasteading, but I will be uninhibitedly making fun of some of the players on the scene.

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Recommended Reading for The Seastead View Of Politics

Hey everyone, I just wanted to remind those who don’t follow our sister blog [Let A Thousand Nations Bloom](http://athousandnations.com/) that it has a great list of recommended reading for background in my unique angle on political theory and public choice, with writing by Mancur Olson, David Friedman, Arnold Kling, and many others, including myself.

[Recommended Seastead Political Reading Here](http://athousandnations.com/recommended/)

I also created an

May 26, 2010 dynamic geography, politics

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Container Cities

Reader hd passes on a link about shipping container homes from Urban Space Management, a group of builders in London who are building entire communities, schools, and farmer’s markets using old freight containers:

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Advantages of offshore concrete structures

Although traditional shipbuilding uses steel for almost the whole structure, concrete has also been used in the past in a few vessels. But in the last years, the offshore industry has been discovering the great possibilities that concrete presents as compared to steel, and it is being used in more and more projects, such as floating LNG terminals and in the development of the MOB concept (Mobile Offshore Base), as shown on the picture.

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The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter

## The Seasteading Institute May 2010 Newsletter ##

>_”Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.”_ — Chinese proverb

## Table of Contents ##

* Highlights
* Jim Von Ehr Donates $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute
* Ephemerisle 2010: Making Headway
* Seasteading Conference on a Cruise!

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Nanotech Pioneer Takes Plunge Toward Settling the Sea

Jim Von Ehr donates $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute

Not all nanotechnology entrepreneurs think small. Jim Von Ehr, founder and CEO of Zyvex Labs–a leading nanotech company–recently gave $100,000 to The Seasteading Institute (TSI) toward the goal of creating independent communities on the open ocean.

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