Intel's Ronler Acres Plant


Silicon Forest

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Caption of the Day

U.S. Soldiers using the Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setter on an XM1156
And that's after I cut it down to the bare essentials. A giant corporation developed a 'smart' fuze for conventional artillery shells that greatly improves their accuracy. It is not as accurate as purpose designed 'smart' shells, but it doesn't cost as much either. The big advantage is that it can be used with existing 'dumb' artillery shells, and we have a gazillion of those stored away in secret warehouses. Probably next door to the Sinaloa cartel's cocaine warehouses.

Other posts about smart weapons here.

Via Bayou Renaissance Man

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Blue Oyster Cult - Take Me Away

Blue Oyster Cult - Take Me Away

I pulled up one song by Blue Oyster Cult, and now this shows up. The video is a little clunky, but it is 36 years old, so pretty good for its time. The tune is glorious. A couple of items:

Monday, April 22, 2019

Outrage Industrial Complex

Bogus Time Magazine Cover
It just occurred to me that much of the outrage we see and hear in our digital information world is fueled by advertising. I suspect outrageous headlines get more clicks than clear ones, which means the ads on those pages are going to get more clicks, which means more ad revenue and maybe even more sales. Advertisers want clicks, so they are going to pay more for sites that post outrageous shit. Of course, the more outrageous the claims, the more people are going to be outraged and respond in a similarly outrageous manner, so it becomes a cyclone of outrageousness.

So most of what is being talked about is not what's important, but whatever will generate the most outrage, and that is totally determined by advertising dollars.

Pic of the Day

Locomotive by Bill Peet
Bill Peet was a Disney artist that worked on everything between Snow White and Dumbo. He also made some kid's books. I don't know where this picture fits in all that, but it's pretty great.

Via Just A Car Guy

Sunday, April 21, 2019


ApologetiX "Paranoid - Black Sabbath" PARODY

The world is full of strange and wonderful things.

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Quote of the Day

Rashomon Movie Poster
They opened the box on Schrodinger's Probe to reveal the Rashomon Report: It says exactly what everybody thought it was going to say. - View From The Porch