notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2013-11-29

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“ during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes. ”

2013-07-26

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Things you can’t take on a plane.

Things you can’t take on a plane.

2013-05-07

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Planners also failed to consider that authorities might balk at an experimental nuclear reactor located under a planned flight path. The reactor in Berlin’s southwest Wannsee district is operated by the Helmholtz Zentrum, a materials and energy research institute. The Wannsee route was declared illegal by an administrative appeals court in a Jan. 23 ruling.

“The risk of a plane crash and an aviation terrorist attack and the release of ionized radiation from the research reactor was insufficiently considered,” the court said in a statement issued with the ruling, in which it scolded airport planners for failing to recognize and evaluate the risks.

2012-05-15

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The power is on - so back off, a poster from the East London line’s late 1990s rebuilding at London Transport Museum’s Pick Mix site (thanks, Chris)

The power is on - so back off, a poster from the East London line’s late 1990s rebuilding at London Transport Museum’s Pick Mix site (thanks, Chris)

2012-03-16

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“ ‘Hopkins,’ I wrote of the middle-aged lecturer who is the hero, ‘Hopkins was never without a book. It wasn’t that he was particularly fond of reading; he just liked to have somewhere to look. A book makes you safe. Shows you’re not out to pick anybody up. Try it on. With a book you’re harmless. Though Hopkins was harmless without a book.’ ”
Alan Bennett, quoting his own work in Baffled at a Bookcase in the London Review of Books.

2010-08-10

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“ Among the great disappointments of modern life is the fact that something as fun as a giant inflatable slide springing from the side of a massive flying machine exists—but may only be used in near-death situations, when one is least inclined to enjoy it. ”

Gawker, on the Steven Slater/JetBlue flight attendant, via willwade.

Am I the only person to see a post-<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blech/galleries/72157622446482623/”>Carsten Holler</a> art installation in this?

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