Archive for August 10th, 2017

Email Reply


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Dear Kevin, I’m sorry it’s taken me two years to reply to your email.” …

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How to Catch the Perseids


(Starts With A Bang!) – Ethan Siegel:

Despite the recent full Moon, if you know when, where and how to look, the show still can be spectacular. …

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Meteor shower

The Madman With Nuclear Weapons


(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Most nonproliferation experts — as well as former President Jimmy Carter and a number of former Pentagon and State Department officials, both Republican and Democrat — agree that the brutal and murderous Kim, for all his bluster, is not irrational or suicidal, but bent on preserving his regime and preventing a U.S. attack. Nuclear weapons are a defensive, not an offensive, tool for the North Korean leadership — which, as Bill Clinton’s defense secretary William Perry observed on Fox News in April, may be “ruthless and … reckless” but “they are not crazy.”

Got that? Kim is bad, not mad.

The same cannot be said of The Donald. …

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Nuclear mushroom cloud