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August 26, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (26 Aug 2016)

Today is National Dog Day.


Global Warming Started When?

NASA now says that the 0.1 PPM rise in atmospheric CO2 during 1830 caused the climate to start collapsing.

Gender Identity Test

Heh. What does 'Pangender' mean? 'Intersex'? Watch people fail our gender identity test.

Heart Of Glass Cover

Truck Driving in Calais

"Migrants" menacing truck drivers in Calais.

Spies

Hmmmm. Turkey has more spies in Germany than Stasi had during the Cold War.

Science

Author responds to his critics on why we shouldn't accept scientific results that have not been repeated.

The Deadliest Garden

New Firefighting Tool?

Boeing wants to patent a firefighting Howitzer round.

Boeing suggests, firefighters might get the job done faster by launching salvos of special 155mm shells from a dozen or more miles away. Packed with fire-suppressant material, the shells are fired from a field howitzer - perhaps BAE Systems M777 or one of the models from Swedish arms dealer Bofors. The shell releases its load over the fire thanks to "a device comprising a timer, an altimeter, an accelerometer, a global positioning device, a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor, or a distance measuring device."

Boeing officials estimate that each shell could put about one to six gallons of fire suppressant (depending on its load; less material means more range) on a 100-square-foot area. Steady firing with three-gallon shells could deliver 214,000 gallons of fire suppressant in about six hours - about twice as fast as a helicopter.

Nuclear Arms

Well this should kick off a new nuclear arms race. The dangers of no-first-use.

Economy

The news is only surprising if you aren't paying attention and falling for the BS numbers being tossed about by the government. US economic growth more lackluster than first thought.

Dog Video

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