IllegallyBlonde

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IllegallyBlonde,

American Prometheus, the Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

I wanted to check it out before the movie comes out, and I highly recommend it for a very in depth view of his life.

I also recently finished On the Origin of Time, by Thomas Hertog, which I also recommend. It's about Stephen Hawking's final ideas and theories, told by one of his closest proteges. There are some incredible ideas in this book that I had never heard of before, and I'm a cosmology nerd.

First 'ghost particle' image of Milky Way: Elusive neutrinos reveal a portrait of our galaxy unlike any before (www.sciencedaily.com)

Scientists have revealed a uniquely different image of our galaxy by determining the galactic origin of thousands of neutrinos -- invisible 'ghost particles' which exist in great quantities but normally pass straight through Earth undetected. The neutrino-based image of the Milky Way is the first of its kind: a galactic portrait...

IllegallyBlonde,

Oh, the lines! So beautiful, and the draping is gorgeous.

IllegallyBlonde,

There's always the remarkable story of Rasputin's death. He was an advisor to Nicholas II of Russia, and refused to die after being poisoned, shot, and beat.

"The would-be killers first gave the monk food and wine laced with cyanide, however, when Rasputin seemingly failed to respond to the poison, they shot him at close range and left him for dead. In spite of these murderous measures, Rasputin revived shortly thereafter and made an attempt to flee the palace grounds, only to be intercepted by his assailants who shot him again and viciously beat him. They then bound Rasputin, who was remarkably still alive, and threw him into the freezing Neva River. His battered body was found several days later and it was reported that there was water in his lungs, indicating that he finally died by drowning."

https://blogs.loc.gov/headlinesandheroes/2020/10/the-murder-of-rasputin/#:~:text=On%20the%20night%20of%20December,and%20left%20him%20for%20dead.

I will also add, it's pretty neat that Ernest Shackleton's famed lost ship, the Endurance, was found 100 years to the day that Ernest was buried.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12236603/amp/The-wreck-Sir-Ernest-Shackletons-ship-Endurance-discovered-100-years-day.html

IllegallyBlonde,

It has since been reported that Suleman Dawood was actually very excited about going on the sub, and had been previously disappointed when he couldn't go the first time the dive was scheduled because he was only 17, so his mother was going to go instead. That dive was cancelled, he turned 18, and you know the rest.

OceanGate CEO Bragged About Using Expired Carbon Fiber to Build Doomed Sub (futurism.com)

New evidence strongly suggests that OceanGate’s submersible, which imploded and killed all passengers on its way to the Titanic wreck, was unfit for the journey. The CEO, Stockton Rush, bought discounted carbon fiber past its shelf life from Boeing, which experts say is a terrible choice for a deep-sea vessel. This likely...

IllegallyBlonde,

Initially, I thought Stockton Rush couldn't be a total moron because he had a degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton, but having followed the college admissions scandal, we know what those degrees are actually worth. Crap.

IllegallyBlonde,

Even worse, in the only third party testing that was performed, by the University of Washington, they rated the original iteration of the Titan only up to 9800 ft. As far as I can tell, Oceangate never redesigned the sub after that, and still decided to take people to 13,000 ft.

Also, given that Rush would brag about how cheap the original hull was, I doubt they fully replaced it when they noticed cyclic fatigue in the sub later. To me it looks like they did some kind of shoddy repair. And that's the Titan everyone ended up with.

IllegallyBlonde,

I do research for my outdoor hobbies. I enjoy stargazing, so when I can't go out, I'll look into good areas to go to next time, or look at new accessories to buy for my telescope.

IllegallyBlonde,

"CNN has tracked Wagner mercenaries in the Central African Republic, Sudan, Libya, Mozambique, Ukraine and Syria. Over the years they have developed a particularly gruesome reputation and have been linked to various human rights abuses."

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2023/06/23/europe/wagner-prigozhin-criminal-case-explainer-intl/index.html

It sounds like Prigohzin could be a big headache for Putin.

IllegallyBlonde,

And Prigohzin is responsible for some of the bloodiest fights in Ukraine.

IllegallyBlonde,

Perhaps Putin abandoning his people in Moscow to a rabid mercenary will push them to revolt and join Prigozhin, out of immediate fear if nothing else

IllegallyBlonde,

Girl, those were some busy nails! I really like the colors though.

IllegallyBlonde,

Lol, it reminds me of those awful green tile bathrooms from the 70s

IllegallyBlonde,

They could make much more money if they only improved their current ad algorithm. I know a lot of people don't, but I actually click on ads and enjoy ads that are targeted to me, especially for clothing. I purchase things from ads on every social media site that I use, except for Reddit, because reddit does not show me ads for things that I like, and this despite me using Reddit more than any other site. For instance, Reddit show me ads for internet packages, instead of the latest book or or dress that I would like to buy.

I'm not sure why this is, Reddit should know my interests better than many of these other sites. If their ads are failing, and they aren't making money, it's their own fault.

IllegallyBlonde,

The Noss family treasure, featured in the documentary "Gold, Lies, & Videotape."

More than any other case, and I'm very much into mysteries, I would like to see resolution for this in my lifetime. This family deserves answers.

IllegallyBlonde,

I think the first time I had a lucid dream, it just happened. After that it became easier to think about it while falling asleep, and started happening more regularly.

One of my strategies is to think about pinching myself in my dreams before I fall asleep, then when I'm dreaming, I'll remember to pinch myself, and I start lucid dreaming.

I have a very vivid dream life, and I'm really happy to find this community and learn about others' experiences.

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