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”

Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring

Here I Go Again

Jacob Appelbaum
Jacob Appelbaum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Earlier today, I stated that I rarely give a video even 15 minuts. Yet I am about to post a video by Jacob Appelbaum. Jacob is an independent computer security expert and one of the key players behind the TOR Network.  He has won journalistic awards for his independent reporting and exposing our government’s behavior regarding spying on it’s own citizens.

He discusses just how bad our survellience state has become. It is worth the hour. More specifically, how nieve Americans are to think that we will not be targets. Continue reading “Jacob Appelbaum on American Monitoring”

Wow

Old News But is it Fading News

I originally posted this here on 28 February, 2006.

High Tech Hydroponics

English: weed
English: weed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While it is still interesting I wonder if busts like these are going to soon be history.  Colorado reportedly earned over 2 million dollars from recreational marijuana sales in the first month it was legal alone. Furthermore, although some sources disagree, it seems that the legalization has actually lowered the crime rate.

I have also wondered why the government seems to have completely forgotten about why The Prohibition was lifted.  The reality is that if people want to smoke pot, they are going to do so whether it is legal or not.  The same would be true if they made tobacco illegal.

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140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak

 

RouterBoard 112 with U.FL-RSMA pigtail and R52...
RouterBoard 112 with U.FL-RSMA pigtail and R52 miniPCI Wi-Fi card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak.

As the article points out, it is really a very small percentage of people impacted.  However, what are the implications of this when, as I have experienced, you walk into an establishment to seek employment and they reply “we only take applications online”?  Furthermore, should we not have a fundamental problem with the fact that there is no judicial decision made in the process what-so-ever?  Add to it, the competency of those who are making the accusations.  Such organizations have actually accused network printers of being file sharers. Continue reading “140 U.S. Internet Providers Disconnect Persistent File-Sharers | TorrentFreak”

A Drone Flying Through Fireworks

Fireworks

On some previous Fourth of July, I was on a flight going from one military post to another. I really enjoyed many a fireworks display from above the clouds that year. This video may actually be kewler.

 

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A Historical Cat Twitter Bot and More from The Digital Library of America

Free and Open Source – The Digital Library of America

Those of you who know me know I am totally into podcasts and open source software.  One of my favorite podcasts is FLOSS Weekly.  The podcast is NOT about dental care, FLOSS is short for Free Libre Open Source Software.  The episode currently in my earbuds is all about The Digital Library of America. Continue reading “A Historical Cat Twitter Bot and More from The Digital Library of America”

The Revolving Door of Washinton DC

To Be Filed Under “WTF?”

I honestly don’t know how or why the citizens of the world, especially those in the Corporate United States of America put up with the blatant greasy palm and revolving door politics.  I really wish I could tell people we live in a democracy.  Truth seems closer to a “Corporatocracy” of bullshit and lies. Continue reading “The Revolving Door of Washinton DC”