Thursday, December 8, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
So here we are, millions of us; unemployed in Greenland; and essentially unemployable. A cog is a cog is a cog; and a cog in
Monday, August 29, 2011
Miss you Greenpa. Hope all is well with you and the beautiful girl.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I've always considered there were many reasons not to live in Phoenix (lack of water, for example) - but this pretty much makes it certain I'll not be moving there. :-)
Apparently these things are not exactly uncommon there- it's just not featured on any of their tourist info or Chamber of Commerce hand outs.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The highlights for me: there have been "pieces of fuel rods" - found
up to TWO MILES away from the power plant.
Uranium, Plutonium, and Americium-have been captured
out of the air- in the continental USA.
And while Arnie won't say so quite yet; I don't see any
"alternative hypothesis"to the one that says there was a
small atomic explosion in the spent fuel pool at #3.
That's what "criticality" means. Enough uranium got pushed together
to start a chain reaction. When that happens outside a nuclear bomb,
the explosion quickly blows the uranium apart, and the reaction
stops. Most of the difficulty in building a good big bomb is
figuring out how to hold the uranium/plutonium together long
enough for a "good" energy yield.
If you're in the mood for more real information on all this;
the NYT has a good one up, about internal management
practices in the Japanese nuclear industry (and ours.)