Intel's Ronler Acres Plant


Silicon Forest
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pentium Pin

Intel P5 Pentium Processor Chip Lapel Pin (1994)

My wife was clearing out some obscure corner and came across an Intel Penitum Processor that had been made into a tie-tac, or lapel pin. I presume I must have got it when I worked there, but I sure don't remember it. I took a picture of it but it was too fuzzy to show much detail, so I Googled it and turned up this image.

Pic of the Day

Bride's Attire / Ivan Semenovich Kulikov (1875-1941)

Surprise! No Wikipedia page about Ivan. Art places seem to know about him.

Beriev A-50

Beriev A-50

The Beriev A-50 is the Russian AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System). The Soviets built 40 of them since 1984. We say 'Russian' and 'Soviet' but that was just who was claiming to be in charge. Beriev, the company that built them, is based in Taganrog, a city on the north shore of the Sea of Azov, which is like a sub-sea of the Black Sea.

Those engines don't look big enough to push this ungainly monster into the sky.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Two Bastille Days?

Storming of The Bastille, Jean-Pierre Houël, 1789

"The aristocracy may have been slightly out of touch in 18th-century France but they were giants of insight in comparison to American "progressives" and race baiters." - read it all

Stolen entire from Hatless in Hattiesburg


Missile Perspective

New Lunar Starship design

Biggish money:

A maintainer looks over a Minuteman III in a silo about 60 miles from Grand Forks AFB, N.D., in 1989. - U.S. Air Force

There are about 400 Minuteman missiles remaining in our arsenal. They stand about 60 feet tall and are five and half feet in diameter, so they are relatively tiny compared to SpaceX's Starship which is like 400 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter. The volume of a Starship is about 200 times the volume of a Minuteman. Still big enough to enough to deliver nuclear bombs to Russia. The current version dates back to the Apollo Moon landing project. Wikipedia knows all.

Update a couple of hours later: reformatted first paragraph so that the three links could be seen as separate and not just one giant link.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Javascript Graphics

Trying my hand at graphics using javascript.

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I Knew It Was Aliens!


Comment from Fenrir on The Gibraltar Massacre:

Covid-19 is the avian flu (mycobacterium avium + its passenger viruses such as sars-cov-x; the real pathogenic agent is M. avium). The avian flu comes from the atmosphere, raining down on the surface of the Earth, that is why the masks and lockdowns are useless. This cometary dust was observed by astrobiologists back in November 2019:

“On October 11 2019 a meteoritic bolide (probably fragment of a comet) explodes in a brief flash in Nth East China. We think it probable that this bolide contained embedded within it a monoculture of infective nCoV-2019 virus particles that survived in the interior of the incandescent meteor.”

On November 25th, 2019, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe made the following stark warning, weeks before the coronavirus emerged.

On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.

Chandra Wickramasinghe, Current Science, November 25, 2019

How does the avian flu spread? Through HeLa cells. The fact that bacteria communicate instantly through radio waves was discovered back in the 1930s by K. Blome, and the experimental evidence came from L. Montagnier and J. Benveniste. That is, bacteria can send electromagnetic imprints of its cells instantly over a distance of thousands of kilometers. All vaccines contain HeLa cell lines (directly or indirectly). A leaky vaccine will allow the HeLa cells to communicate with the M. avium in the atmosphere, that is how the new powerful strains (B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1) appeared out of nowhere, at it seems, throughout the world. That is how the first powerful strain, D614G, also appeared back in January 2020, and spread all over the place in March 2020.

Astrobiologists know that the Covid-19 was caused by the solar transit of Mercury in 2016 (it takes some two years for the dust from comet Encke to reach the surface of the Earth; comet Encke encounters with Mercury). However, now we expect a second wave of even more powerful pathogenic agents to come down, the cause being the solar transit of Mercury in 2019.

Via I Want a New Left