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Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail

29 July 2015 - 04:26 AM

You probably should have DVR'd this last night if you didn't. So far, it's a fantastic documentary about the history of uranium and how it shapes the modern world. If you didn't DVR it, it looks like it'll be pretty widely available online pretty soon.

It's hosted by the dude from Veritasium.

Are there any good books on the Holy Roman Empire?

25 July 2015 - 02:49 PM

I know a basic outline about it from broader European/world history books, but I've never read anything in-depth about it. Like, how did it function? How did it operate? It seems like it was more a confederation of loosely affiliated dukes, lords, and barons, rather than an "empire" by any definition of the word. They fought each other as much as anyone else.

And then I also want to read more about the rise of Germany/nationalism, because that's always fascinated me.


19 July 2015 - 02:22 AM


Basically, perhaps at some point in the next 50 years, or absolutely within the next 500, the pacific northwest is gonna be megafucked by one of the biggest earthquakes we've ever seen.

It's amazing, reading that article, that most communities along the coast of Oregon and Washington have evacuation plans that roughly consist of "say goodbye to your loved ones, 'cause you're fucked."

British Open (the golf one)

18 July 2015 - 07:09 AM

So the play has been suspended for the second time today due to inclement weather. The wind is gusting so hard that balls are blowing around on the greens.

There are still some guys who have to play the entire back 9 from yesterday, plus a full round, and there's only like 8 more hours of daylight. If the delay continues much longer, we could be looking at round 2 going into Sunday.

My mom got me a NuWave Oven

18 July 2015 - 01:35 AM

It's a fucking broiler. Like, I appreciate the gesture, and I love my mom, and I always appreciate free things, but.... I already have an easy, effective way of cooking my food. It's called AN OVEN. Now I have to figure out somewhere to stash this...

Also, I love how the commercial totally encourages you to put frozen meat in there, like you can't do that with a regular oven. You can cook frozen meat on anything, it's just that raising the temperature so quickly results in damaged cells and shitty meat, and there's no way the NuWave can fix that without breaking the laws of physics. Freezing meat to begin with damages the cells, anyway, so I guess it's kind of a moot point, but still.