Archive for the ‘Security and Safety’ Category:

2020-09-22 RICO Suit: Portsmouth, OH Uranium Processing Plant For Toxic Releases

So many uninformed people advocate nuclear power, repeating the mantra “it’s the safest form of power.” Meanwhile, since the 1950s, the Portsmouth, Ohio “Ports” uranium processing plant has been releasing toxic radioactive wastes into the environment, “causing clusters of cancer” locally. This article tells of a whistleblower complaint and RICO lawsuit against the facility. The

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2020-09-19 BLM Does Not Matter To Blacks

Black Lives Matter does not matter to blacks. I’m not sure why there are so many ‘blacktivist’ protesters on the street. They carry signs that say things like “Silence is Compliance” or “White Silence is Violence!” Maybe they just want to be seen on the News. Most black homicides are caused by blacks killing blacks.

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2020-09-18 Kodak Sued US For Fogging Their Film – Radioactive Fallout

I knew about radioactive fallout from atomic bomb tests, but I didn’t know that it damaged Kodak film. What’s very dismaying is that the US government warned Kodak but they didn’t warn people about the dangerous fallout. Tens of thousands of thyroid cancers caused by radioactive iodine. Strontium in our bones causing cancer. That’s shameful.

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2020-09-05 Tesla Sensors&Self Driving; Truth About Nikola

This YouTube video is about self driving but it shows and tells how the sensors do their jobs. LIDAR is too expensive. https://youtu.be/P8aTDusU7dw **************************** This YouTube video is about Nikola and its business model and about costs of hydrogen vs. batteries. Good. https://youtu.be/7ynupYBLlyA

2020-08-19 Facebook Lets CoVID19 Misinformation Slip Through

It said they could trace 800 deaths to false CoVID19 information on Facebook https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/19/facebook-funnelling-readers-towards-covid-misinformation-study

2020-08-16 Presidential Emergency Action Documents

An article on CBS Sunday Morning, 2020 Aug 16, by Ted Koppel These PEADs were classified documents during the Cold War. Ted Koppel asked Prof. John Yoo, who worked at the Dept. Of Justice, about them and Yoo said he wasn’t allowed to say(!) These proclamations allow the president to declare an emergency, suspend constitutional

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2020-08-04 Microsoft Data Center Runs On Hydrogen

Microsoft Data Center test runs on hydrogen for 48 hours. See? Hydrogen is going to be an important part of the future of renewables. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp33499249/microsoft-hydrogen-generator-test/

2020-07-12 The Secret Reasons Why Nuclear Power Is Not Viable

From the comment I left at Dave’s JHAT YouTube video https://youtu.be/yofGtxEgpI8 Thank you, Dave, for the balanced and informative view. But I must bring up the “externalities” that almost every nuclear power proponent fails to address. One of the reasons why the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal, has to end is that the mining,

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2020-06-12 Superspreaders And CoVID19

From Ars Technica article https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/just-10-20-of-covid-19-cases-behind-80-of-transmission-studies-suggest/ Quote “Cowling noted that Japan—which has been relatively successful at managing the pandemic—has employed an anti-superspreading policy called the three Cs: Avoid (1) Closed spaces with poor ventilation, (2) Crowded places, and (3) Close-contact settings, such as close-range conversations. The risk for superspreading is highest in situations with all three

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2020-06-11 Optocouplers Don’t Always Protect

From FB comment Monty Ross It’s true that optocouplers are used for isolation. But I have seen whole sections of PC boards with a hole burned where the optocouplers used to be. It is incredible how much damage the power lines do to the PC boards due to high voltage spikes in the power. Transformers

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