The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is Now The Manhattan Project National Historic Park

The Home of the Manhattan Project, The First Nuclear Reactor and, Now, a National Park

English: Unofficial emblem of the Manhattan pr...
English: Unofficial emblem of the Manhattan project, circa 1946. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a huge fan of our National Parks.  Being from Cleveland, I am blessed by the presence our “Emerald Necklace“. I can literally walk to 2 of our parks in less than 20 minutes.  That said, The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a contaminated waste site and, infamously, the home of The Manhattan Project.  It has to be one of those things that make you go “hmmm”.

While the article at phys.org states that visitors will be nowhere near anything radioactive, I still have my doubts about the matter.  The article states “miles” and my mind thinks, “just how many miles please?”.  Since the site is roughly half the size of Rhod Island, it seems possible that they could keep you away from anything harmful.  After some further thought, it certainly is less frightening than Hillary Clinton saying she wants a “Manhattan Project for encryption“. Continue reading “The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is Now The Manhattan Project National Historic Park”

The Roscoe Rap from Tapeheads

A Hillarious Video Roscoe’s Rap from the Movie Tapeheads

While I saw the movie a long time ago, I was reminded of it again a few months past.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t because of the Roscoe’s Rap I am about to share.  Seems that one of the Roscoe’s, yes it is a real restaurant chain, lost a racial discrimination suit and not for the movie, Tapeheads.

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The New York Times Has an Interactive Map of Saturn’s Moons

I find space exploration fascinating.  I came across this via a post at Gizmodo.  The video is a great way to spend about ten minutes learning about Saturn and some of it’s moons.

My Ongoing Techno-Curse

My Love-Hate Relationship with Technology

While many compliment me regarding my ability to resurrect ancient hardware by installing and using Linux, I often refer to myself as one who is technologically cursed and impaired. Yes, I do have a Mac G5 running Debian, an old P4 running Ubuntu, an E1000 running Crunchbang, and a dual booting crunchbang/Ubuntu Studio Core2 Duo. However, the only way to actually do anything is to run all of them by linking them through Synergy and using one each for only one or two functions. Most of the time, it actually works pretty well, all be it slowly. Continue reading “My Ongoing Techno-Curse”

Weather Forecaster Nails the Delivery of Star Wars Puns

12 Star Wars Puns in 40 Seconds

I found this on in my io9 feed.  I think she did a wonderful job and is very punny.

An Endless Wave Machine

The Kelly Slater Wave Machine

While I have no experience what so ever regarding surfing.  One thing I do know you can’t surf if there are no breaking waves.  Thanks to the Kelly Slater Wave Company, there is a technological option.  They are calling Kelly’s Wave.  I think it is one neat bit of technology which is, in my opinion, best described as an endless wave machine.

Check out the video I found over at Gizmodo.  It seem pretty cool and the surfer never has to run into the beach.

Much Happening in Space this Christmas

An Asteroid and a Full Moon

full moon photoMost of my readers are aware that I love space exploration and astronomy.  This year’s Christmas is going to be rather “spacey”.

First off, on Christmas Eve, an asteroid will pass rather close to Earth.  Fear not, however, scientists are assuring us that the space rock will not cause earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

And Christmas Night, the sky will have a full moon.  The last time there was a full moon on Christmas was in 1977.