The Cry Baby is on sabbatical ....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Video: 18-month old kid with a foul mouth

Hey, kids will be kids ... but this kid has one hell of a one-word vocabulary going. Next stop: Working on the docks for the Sopranos. Why the parents would proudly post this is beyond me. Watch the kid swear:

The first civilian nuclear accident was in Canada

The first civilian nuclear accident happened in Canada on December 12, 1952 at Chalk River, a Canadian nuclear research facility.  A reactor shutoff rod failure, combined with several operator errors, led to a major power excursion,  which is an accidental increasing of the nuclear chain reaction, doubling the reactor's output. Operators were able to stop the reaction in 30 seconds. The fission products  were released through the reactor stack. Irradiated light-water coolant leaked from the damaged coolant circuit into the reactor building; some 4,000 cubic meters were pumped via pipeline to a disposal area to avoid contamination of the Ottawa River. Subsequent monitoring of surrounding water sources revealed no contamination. No immediate fatalities or injuries resulted from the incident; a 1982 followup study of exposed workers showed no long-term health effects.  One trivia face of note: Future U.S. President Jimmy Carter, then a Lieutenant in the US Navy, was a member of the clean up crew.  From Wikipedia.

Chalk River       Credit: Padraic Ryan/Wikipedia

Math fail: Airport scanners giving off radiation ten times higher than reported

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15:  Transportation Sec...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is going to re-test the controversial full body scanners at hundreds of airport after it admitted that radiation levels were actually ten times higher than initially reported. The problem – the agency is calling it a "calculation error". he TSA claims that the error came about when technicians -- who typically test the radiation output of a machine 10 times in a row -- forgot to divide the total output by 10. Oops.

"This technology is safe," said Robin Kane, a TSA assistant administrator for technology. Kane emphasized that the machines are necessary to protect the public from terrorists and that they have been thoroughly tested by independent experts.

The Cry Baby remains skeptical and wonders if these devices actually do contribute to public safety or just make air travel even more invasive and difficult.

Also see:
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Mice are the new airport security guards

Video: Selling a house the Australian way – Babes, sex and action

I've never, ever seen a house for sale advertised like this. A scantily clothed woman tied to a chair, an action plot with bit of lesbian action thrown in ... now that's an open house! And BTY, the house is stunning as well. Oye!

Stunning video of Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft has recorded thousands of images as it approached Saturn as well as thousands more since entering orbit. These images have been compiled into this stunning video:

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.