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October 16, 2019

Leverage

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:51 pm
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Pigs, it turns out, could lead to the denuclearization of North Korea.  The present US administration has made a resolution of the North Korea problem one of its top priorities.  North Korea teeters on the edge of starvation, at least for the vast majority of its population.  Now, North Korea has apparently been hit with “pig ebola” that has already struck neighboring China.  North Korea gets 80% of its protein from pork.  If this hits North Korea as hard as it has hit China, then it may provide an opening for the US to trade pigs for denuclearization.  Time will tell.

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October 15, 2019

Still playing with nukes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:23 pm
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The USAF is still testing an developing aircraft dropped nuclear weapons.  Story here.  While an air dropped nuke may seem anachronistic in this day and age, it is worth keeping more options available.  The more options we have, the less chance we end up having to use one of them.

August 22, 2019

More on that Russian nuclear accident

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:38 am
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More of the story here.  I suspect that we may not know the full story of what happened here for 20 or 30 years, if ever.  However, I think this is a much more important story than we’ve been led to believe and I hope reporters keep digging.

August 21, 2019

Earth’s inner core

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:26 am
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Interesting article on study of the Earth’s core using data generated from old Soviet nuke tests.  What they don’t tell you in the article is one of the nuke tests was the Tsar Bomba, the most powerful man-made explosion ever.  There is a kit of the Tsar Bomba and I want it.

BTW, this is what the effects of the Tsar Bomba would look like if an air burst detonation occurred over Louisville, KY

August 12, 2019

Is it just me

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:39 am
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or should the fact there was a small explosion in Russia involving a release of radiation be a bigger deal? WTF?

 

UPDATE:  Here is a much more detailed analysis of what we know or think we know.

 

March 7, 2019

Russian nuclear UUV

I’ve previously blogged about the Russian unmanned underwater nuclear drone Jeff “Inch High”Groves has brought an interesting blog post to my attention with more details about this.  Also this blog has some other interesting posts I will be commenting on in the near future.

January 24, 2019

EMP weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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I’ve always believed that any all out attack on the US would begin with a powerful EMP inducing nuclear blast high in the atmosphere over the US.  This report suggests a number of nations are developing such weapons.  China would obviously be the biggest concern.

March 7, 2018

Nuclear war

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:04 am
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Well, after reading this, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep.

 

January 22, 2018

Doomsday torpedo

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:35 pm
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Rumor the Russians have put a nuclear warhead the size of the Tsar Bomba on a remote control underwater UAV.  Great news!

February 20, 2017

Russian radiation mystery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:50 pm
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I previously noted increased radiation levels coming from Russian territory. There was some question about the validity of the report given the source.  Now, other outlets are reporting the story.

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