Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fukushima and Chernobyl

It is somewhat ironic that the second worst nuclear disaster might have turned out differently had the worst disaster not been associated with a test at Chernobyl that might have prevented the escalation of the problems at Fukushima Dai-ichi. The … Continue reading

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David Sedaris

Tonight, Rosa and I went to the NAC to see David Sedaris, one of my favourite authors. He was just starting his new tour, and had all new material, including some readings from his diary and a few short stories. … Continue reading

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Moving to Blu-Ray

I decided that it is time to move to Blu-Ray. My current (old) TV and receiver do not support high definition. However, my Dell U2410 LCD monitor does support 1080p high definition so I choose to get a Blu-Ray drive … Continue reading

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Ignorance

(Originally, I wrote this in September of 2010, but did not post it, as the person in question changed his mind and did not follow through on his proposed burning of the Qu’ran and Talmud. I am posting it now, … Continue reading

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News Overload

I feel like I’m suffering from news overload. There is so much going on. Who would have predicted any of the events of the first 11 weeks of 2011 (also, the first 11 weeks of the new decade). What’s going … Continue reading

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The continuing efforts at Fukushima

As with everyone outside of the Middle East (where people are dealing with the continuation of the Libyan civil war and the invasion of Bahrain by foreign troops), I’ve been watching the events at the Fukushima I nuclear power plant. … Continue reading

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Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant – continued

I continue to follow the events at the nuclear power plants hit by the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami. I had one of those d’oh moments. Whereas yesterday I was confused by the continuing issue with cooling a subcritical reactor, … Continue reading

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Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant

After the “Arab Spring” events in Middle East and northern Africa, comes the devastating quake in Japan. I’ve been glued to the major news websites for weeks. The horrific Sendai quake and tsunami in Japan is stunning. There is so … Continue reading

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Mac Hack Attack

Over the past few days, I have not been able to properly see the imdb.com web site. It comes out garbled. I tried it on my Macintosh using three different browsers. I started to worry that I might have been … Continue reading

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Breath that lifts

When I was reading Moonfire, one statement really jumped out at me and made me think. “What a vehicle was the spaceship! A planet-traveler massive as a destroyer, delicate as a silver arrow. At the moment it lifted off from … Continue reading

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