Category Archives: Armageddon

UPS’ drone army

This is a very interesting chart from a very interesting article about surprise and first-strike capability. Also, nanoexplosives. (!!) Emphasis mine. This brings us to another area where U.S. systems are outranged: ground vehicles. Researchers at the University of Virginia … Continue reading

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Still Enjoying the Decline

Just a reminder of what I’m about nowadays; the sentiment’s still quite the same as when I quoted this Irish fellow. As he seems to have taken his own advice and is off doing better things with his life than … Continue reading

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Well that’s one way to get out of a lease…

…but I don’t want to! The Butte Fire has been devastating my adopted second home of Calaveras County. As it exploded, I made the two-hour drive from Livermore to the West Point area Thursday night for a very sad mission … Continue reading

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Eating me up inside

So, a couple weekends ago I took an afternoon off and went to a Meet Up with some local folks who are “interested” in disaster preparedness. The topic was on “Hardening the Home and Neighborhood” and it was an interesting … Continue reading

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Differing Opinions

Earlier this week, the New Yorker published an article on “The Big One” that the PacNW is overdue for Under pressure from Juan de Fuca, the stuck edge of North America is bulging upward and compressing eastward, at the rate … Continue reading

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This could get ugly

Found on the internet. However, with most hospitals and care centers declining most of the exchanges, even if this is a fake, the real ones will be popping up soon. I’m thinking it may look something like this My own … Continue reading

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Is the Sky Always Falling?

The late Haynes Johnson’s literary career scribing “notebook dumps” provides a cautionary note for those, like me, who tend to focus on doom-and-gloom observations. I remember watching the guy on various political news programs when I was a kid, and … Continue reading

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Dude Needs to Get Laid

How many evil geniuses were created because their high school dry spell extended past college? Here, I suspect, is one: Many people mistakenly think that creating a smarter than human AI, that will ultimately destroy all other life on earth … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of the Weekend, Enjoy the Decline Edition

This country has been infected. It’s been infected with the same nonsense that seem to be pirulating everywhere else. So, here is what I’m going to do. I’m going to get myself a nice comfy chair. I’m going to buy … Continue reading

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Living in a SF Novel

Some days it feels like we’re living through one of those hard SF thrillers that just piles on the big ideas, each of which would deserve a novel of its own. Each link below is to something that’s actually happening … Continue reading

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