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  • 62 Years Ago Today

    Posted by Jay Manifold on December 2nd, 2004 (All posts by )

    Let all true Maroons pause for a moment on this anniversary, both to remember and look forward.

     

    2 Responses to “62 Years Ago Today”

    1. tipperography Says:

      On this day in 1942 . . .

      via Chicago Boyz man first initiated a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, and controlled it This is an interesting write-up of the experiment and how it proceeded.

    2. MatyaNoBaka Says:

      Slow acting WMD? If you accept biological weapons as mass destruction, wouldn’t that make the catapult and a few enemy cadavers the first WMD? It ended quite a few sieges months earlier than starvation would have.

      I think we will be doing enough things at night and under ground or sea that we will need something to supplement photovoltaic energy sources. SNAP seems to fit the bill pretty well; the nuclear batteries in satelites are an outgrowth of that program, ne? And it has the virtue of de-centralizing power production and not requiring materials that can be processed to weapons grade.

      Matya no baka