Active rigs: 194
RBN Energy: review of condensates, and how they differ from region to region
WSJ Links: Abbreviated
Section D (Personal Journal):
Section C (Money & Investing):
Section B (Marketplace):
- Americans fall back in love with pick-ups.
- What the well-dressed fracker is wearing.
- Finally, a great quarter for Cisco; exceeded expectations.
Companies' pursuit of "big data"—collecting and crunching ever larger amounts of information—is often thought of as another way to figure out exactly what customers want. But big data is also a means of measuring millions of little things in factories, such as how many times each screw is turned.That is what Raytheon Co. is doing at a new missile plant in Huntsville, Ala. If a screw is supposed to be turned 13 times after it is inserted but is instead turned only 12 times, an error message flashes and production of the missile or component halts, says Randy Stevenson, a missile-systems executive at Raytheon. Improvising with a defective screw or the wrong size screw isn't an option, he says. "It's either right or it's not right."
Deming is probably turning in his grave; he was doing this in Japan after WWII. Jack Welch six sigma over at GE has probably been doing this for awhile also.
Section A: There appears to be a common theme coming out of the White House: I see nothing. I know nothing. I did not even get up out out of bed this morning.
- Farm belt's boom shows sign of slowing.
- IRS chief reiterates plans to retire this summer. LOL.
- White House releases Benghazi e-mails. It will be interesting to see if the president is mentioned. What a joke; first e-mail is time-date stamped 67 hours after the event. Unless of course, no in the White House was aware of what was happening for the first 67 hours. LOL.
- The president wants stronger laws to protect the media from government intrusion. LOL.
- Counterterrorism officials increasingly believe Boston Marathon bomber "suspect" was never truly radicalized. LOL.
- The Kepler space telescope appears to be on its way out.
- Nothing in the paper about the TrainWreck.