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Soviet polar nuclear lighthouses

2009-01-10 16:19:28.701004+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Pictures of abandoned decaying Soviet polar nuclear lighthouses. Via jwz: My Happy Place: Soviet Nuclear Lighthouse Dead Zones in which it is pointed out that this'd be a fantastic band name, which links through to Warren Ellis's link to the final article.

Some notes on the thousand or so unsecured Soviet Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators and incidents involving them, and Wikipedia's article on radioisotope thermoelectric generators, which helps make sense of some of those "power a neighborhood with a nuclear generator in a shipping container" claims we've been seeing recently.

And who the hell do I have to kill to permanently turn off those stupid "snap.com" (no linky love from me) previews? Finding the stupid "off" link has become enough of a hassle that I just live with 'em now, but...

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-10 21:07:18.13617+00 by: spc476

If you run your own DNS server, just add a snap.com zone to the configuration and wildcard all A records to an address that doesn't run a webserver, or with no A records at all. This will fix that problem on all computers you use (that use your DNS server).

Short of that, find the most common snap.com servers and add them to your OSs version of the hosts file on each machine you use.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-01-11 14:12:01.239733+00 by: Larry Burton

Here's another solution if you are running Firefox.