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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Sunspots 382

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Science: The Atlantic has posted a page of 16 spectacular images, not widely released previously, from the Hubble telescope.

Wired reports that males of a species of snail take care of many developing young snails that aren't their own offspring.

Sports: In case you didn't know, and I certainly didn't, Wired tells us that there's competitive bog snorkeling.

Politics: Heart, Mind and Soul reports on how the KGB sowed discord in the US.

Computing: You've heard of software bugs, surely. Well, Wired tells us that there are hardware bugs, too.

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Weekend Fisher said...

Thanks for the link.

If you're interested in things like that, you might enjoy Kalugin's book. Though that book should carry an equivalent of a strong "R" rating on its cover, possibly even NC-17. The assassinations were few and far between. The blackmail material was particularly disturbing reading. Too often the KGB didn't have to do anything to turn a U.S. agent to their side other than find out how they had already brought about their own downfall, but hadn't been caught yet ...

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...


In other words, catching them in their own sin. Too bad, but not exactly a surprise.