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Technology Fossil Fuels Will Save the World (Really)

Monday, March 16, 2015

This is an excellent article about the impact of fossil fuels, and their future.

 


Technology Nuclear Weapons Control Systems

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 videos available.

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

Annual Reports

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Technology Weather Underground

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.

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Community Local Ethnic Food Stores

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 list:

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