A Pentagon study of the US nuclear weapons infrastructure revealed “systemic problems across the nuclear enterprise,” reports the New York Times.
One problem seems almost comical:
[C]rews that maintain the nation’s 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles had only a single wrench that could attach the nuclear warheads.
“They started FedExing the one tool” to three bases spread across the country, one official familiar with the contents of the reports said Thursday. No one had checked in years “to see if new tools were being made,” the official said.
How is it possible that a movie with the catchy title of Zyzzyx Road, staring Tom Sizemore and Katherine Heigl, could only gross $30 at the box office? Mental Floss has a fun list of “11 Movies That Made Less Than $400 at the U.S. Box Office.” If this film’s looks-like-a-typo title (it’s pronounced ZYE-zix, […]
In 2013 James Howells threw away a computer hard drive, forgetting that it had a a “digital wallet” with 7,500 bitcoins in it. By the time he remembered, the value of the bitcoins was over $6 million. He searched the dump for the drive but didn’t find it. The BBC looks at this sad case […]
“Oh, yeah — remember that jar o’ anthrax we mailed you last week? We forgotted to deactivate it. Don’t use it, OK?” — U.S. military warns nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea that the anthrax they sent them for testing was live and very deadly.
The digital age is well and truly upon us, but let’s not forget there’s a load of free TV content floating literally over our heads. No, we’re not talking about the internet. Signals from major broadcast networks are still gratis for anyone who can pick them up with an antenna. And before you envision those […]
Who said LEGO® had to be ground bound? With The Force Flyers DIY Building Block Fly ‘n Drive Drone, you can turn LEGO® and other building-block creations into fully-functional flying machines. It’s available now in the Boing Boing Store for $39.99. This kit comes with everything you need for remote-controlled long distance flight, including a […]
When businesses need big cloud projects done right, they need experts in DevOps. For the uninitiated, that’s shorthand for the framework that allows development and operations teams to work together toward the same goal – not as independent departments with their own agendas. There’s an arsenal of software that has cropped up to help in […]