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One Engineer’s Opinion: Please Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

By Bruce Longino Don’t “drink the Kool-Aid” phrase came from a great tragedy that occurred November 18, 1978 Jonestown, Guyana. Jim Jones had a cult following of people. His followers were convinced to drink a Kool-Aid like drink laced with cyanide. That day 909 men, women and children perished in a mass suicide. Bruce Longino, PE, LEED AP After that horrible day, the expression “drink the Kool-Aid” is used to describe the behavior of believing… Read More

One Engineer’s Opinion: Money is Not Everything

By Bruce Longino I have written in the past about the benefits of bi-polar ionization units installed in our HVAC systems. Bi-polar means there are positive and negative ions. Ions are atoms or molecules that have one too many electrons [negative] or one too few electrons [positive]. Specifically in the application I am discussing, the water molecule (H2O) is split into a positive hydrogen atom +H and a negative hydroxide molecule –OH (H2O → +H… Read More