The new thing on The Board is Musical Monday. Each week I will post some music related to my experiences of the prior week. As some of you may know from prior posts, my dad is terminally ill. This Musical Monday is about taking my dad to get his car inspected on Friday. I had volunteered […]Read more "When We get Older, And Stop Making Sense"
The United Kingdom had an early lead in atomic weapons research. Tube Alloys, the mysterious code name of their project, was the first serious nuclear weapons research program. Tube Alloys was founded as a effort to counter possible German research into nuclear weapons, though Germany during the entire war barely got close to where Tube […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Clement Attlee’s Little Secret"
Today The Board will take a look into the earliest days of nuclear delivery systems. The US had The Bomb, it was starting to look like the Cold War was really going to be a thing, and no one had a clue what was going on. There’s nothing like confusion to breed innovation in technology […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Goblins and Other Parasites"
In the last week we have passed the 71st anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The decision to use the atomic bomb was not very controversial at the time, but became hotly debated even by the early 1950s. The controversy has only grown since then. The Big Board is not going to […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Playing Truman"
“Away with excess enemy, but no less value to property.” That’s a line from Kill the Poor by the Dead Kennedys. It’s West Coast Hardcore at its most sarcastic, proposing that neutron bombs be used as a tool of urban renewal and redevelopment. This song was written in 1979 shortly after the United States had stockpiled two […]Read more "Nuclear Friday: Neutron Bomb FAQ"