Monday, March 16, 2015
This is an excellent article about the impact of
fossil fuels, and their future.
Friday, January 30, 2015
I have always been interested in the USA's nuclear weapons control systems because they are designed for the ultimate in reliability.
Recently declassified videos expose the details of this historically secret system. I have grouped the videos into categories, with the
Strategic Air Command command-and-control details first, then the missile
facilities, launch, and silo videos, and finally the strategic nuclear bomber force. You will see the red and gold phones, the
underground control rooms, and the trucks used to get the missiles in and out of their silos. The dramas are particularly interesting
because they show the entire system working in a simulated attack.
While many of these videos are over fifty years old and show technology that has certainly been improved, the basic processes have not
changed. (You can see this in cases where there are old and new videos on the same topic.) There are even more
Strategic Air Command (sac) Headquarters
SAC Simulation Dramas
Missile Launch Control Facility
Missile Launch Control Center (Underground)
Missile Silo Launch Facility
Ballistic Missile Technology
Strategic Alert Bombers
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
My wife has been saying Weather Underground is more accurate in predicting the weather than the
National Weather Service for two years now. In the most recent storm, Weather Underground predicted the
magnitude of the snow storm accurately days before, while the National Weather Service had wildly-inflated estimates even the night
before. Our local National Weather Service staff have since
apologized for their inaccuracy. My
family is now switching to the Weather Underground for future weather prediction needs.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I realized yesterday that we regularly visit a wide variety of ethnic food stores. They were not easy to find so I wanted to share the