Going Nuclear

Any president worth his salt has it. The ultimate weapon. The last resort. The big red button. The recourse so terrifying you rarely ever speak of it directly.

The nuclear option.

I used mine Saturday.

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Quote of the Week #59

The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected.

– The Unix Programmer’s Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972

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Steamboy

I just watched Steamboy with some of the improv crew. Which was a good idea, because being able to give the movie the MST3K treatment made it enjoyable.

The animation looks pretty good, but the dialogue is mediocre at best and the plot is brain-damage-inducing. The story’s set in an industrial revolution-era-ish Britain, and the plot revolves around this “steam ball” invention that seems to be a Zero Point Module for steam. It’s Icelandic, apparently. Various groups are after it so they can use it to power their steampunk war machines they’re going to show off at a vaguely-defined tech expo in London that’s largely a front to sell arms to a bunch of international stereotypes.

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