Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Now You Too Can Nuke It From Orbit

This is an interactive map that lets you "nuke" a map of anywhere in the world, and shows you the effect areas of various sizes of nuclear bombs.

http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

You can use it either to figure out how far away from any strategic targets you need to move to...
Or you can have fun "nuking it from orbit".  It's the only way to be sure!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ebola again (or still)

Heads up:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/14/health/cdc-americans-ebola/
The CDC is bringing some Americans who were exposed to Ebola to the US for "monitoring".

Ebola didn't simply go away just because they quit talking about it in the media after the election.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Working from Home, were we?

http://www.geekwire.com/2015/why-the-clinton-email-server-story-matters-and-why-it-may-be-worse-than-you-think/

Hillary Clinton set up a server outside work and directed all her emails as Secretary of State through it instead of through the server at work.

Here's the quote from the article

From this point of view, the facts are nearly undisputed. The Secretary of State did not use an email account that was hosted on an official State Department server. Instead, she used an email account on an outside server. All accounts indicate that this email account was used exclusively: the Secretary never used an official State Department email account hosted on State Department servers. And reports indicate that this email account was hosted on a physical server that was not physically under government control or protection. Some reports have even indicated that it was located in the Secretary’s personal residence. Some reports have characterized this as a “homebrew” server, and that’s apt and accurate.

Since other federal employees have been charged with espionage for accidentally bringing home a single classified document in a pile of unclassified ones (Bill Binney for example), and that is the standard they were held to, I think Hillary Clinton should be charged with espionage.

You know what would be really funny? if Angela Merkel was reading all of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Some Straws for the Camel's Back

Two from ZeroHedge:

First, there is a huge, gnarly backup of container ships etc. because of the Longshoremen's Union slowdown showdown. Their employer stopped the unloading of ships for four days over the weekend. Pictures are of the harbor in Long Beach, CA. (so maybe don't try to go there in a boat). ZeroHedge says the Retail Industry Leaders Association speculates if it turns into a total shutdown of western ports, this could become the impetus for the economy to totally crash.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-12/catastrophic-shutdown-americas-supply-chain-begins-stunning-photos-west-coast-port-c





Then, there has been an explosion at an Exxon refinery in Torrance, CA. Exxon is calling it an accident (as opposed to sabotage or terrorism), and unfortunately this is not the first accident they've had in Torrance. I wonder what this will do to the price of gas at the pump.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-18/explosion-exxon-refinery-southern-california-live-feed

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mini DIY Link Dump

The tabs on my browser were getting a little much, so I'm dumping them here for reference. There's been so much good DIY stuff lately, plus I'm trying to fix my Ham radio.

http://tiddlywiki.com/ nonlinear DIY wiki you can store anywhere (firefox add-on) and you can encrypt.
http://www.morsecat.de/index.html morse code practice
http://www.qsl.net/ei7gl/cwbegin.htm more morse code resources
http://radioinc.com/Baofeng/software/UV-5R-Series/ program your Baofeng UV-5R
http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Recovery.php recover your Baofeng UV-5R's firmware
http://quidnon.blogspot.com/ this guy is designing a sailing houseboat
http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical free CAD program
http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/designspark-pcb-home-page CAD program addon to design your own PCB's
http://afailureofcivility.com/ the book is back in print for 30 bucks + shipping. It's about time!
http://comeandmakeit.blogspot.com/2015/01/diy-bulletproog-glass.html make bulletproof glass

So many goodies, so little time.
Quite a few of these links were courtesy of Come and Make It.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Solar Flare Charts for HAM Radio

I don't remember where I saw this. One of the threeper/prepper sites. My apologies for not giving credit but this has been sitting as an open tab for over a week waiting for me to have time to put a link to it.
http://www.hamqsl.com/solar.html

Here are solar flare HF propagation charts useful to HAM radio enthusiasts. When the solar flares are in season, radios can reach farther. (That's the simple answer anyway). Not just HAM radios either. During the CB radio fad in the 1970's there was a solar flare season, and the fad faded with the season.  Solar flares are on a 11 year cycle, and they were supposed to be at their peak in 2012-2013.

This solar flare stuff is something I have to learn about. I'm still pretty much a n00b, but a n00b can still link to something useful.

Monday, January 5, 2015

UN Ebola Chief Changes Tune, Steps Down

Anthony Banbury, the UN Ebola chief, is stepping down and says they could have the virus "licked" by the end of 2015, because they have their "100% burial rate target on track".
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2894693/Ebola-fight-remains-tough-won-year-UN-mission-chief.html


Compare this to the beginning of October when he was warning it could go airborne.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2778022/UN-Ebola-chief-raises-nightmare-prospect-virus-mutate-airborne.html

So which one is it, Mr. Banbury?

Is this 180-degree turnabout because somehow now Top. Men. Are. On. It?
or is it because Mr. Banbury is stepping down and wants to leave looking good?
or is it because they have no more use for alarm, or want to lull the masses, or what?