John Walker

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of UpdatesUpdates 4 hours, 23 minutes ago

    2020 August 7

    Updated the BuddyPress plug-in to version 6.2.0.  This is a
    minor (bordering on trivial) update which contains four
    so-called fixes, most of which are administrivia such as
    increasing the version requirements for support software from
    ancient to merely archaic.  Oh, and they replaced "blacklist"
    with "disallowed keys".  Zero bits matter.  A total of 24 files
    were modified.  None of the modified files were those containing
    our local code, which was integrated straightforwardly.  I
    simply deleted the stock version of the minimised files:…

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  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 7 hours ago

    “The Day Called ‘X’: Nuclear Attack on Portland Oregon”

    This half-hour film was produced by CBS Public Affairs in conjunction with the U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration in 1957 and broadcast in December of that year. It shows the execution of the evacuation and continuity of government plans for Portland, Oregon in reaction to an alert of inbound enemy bombers. Apart from the narrator, Glenn Ford, all of the people who appear in the film are Portland residents appearing in their actual jobs.

    This is from the days when the Com…[Read more]

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 8 hours, 7 minutes ago

    CONTEXT

    “Nixon Now” Song and Commercial from 1972

    Note the “Yale for Nixon” sign near the end.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 13 hours, 28 minutes ago

    TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS

    “Sentry Safe Cut in Half Fast!”

    “Safe”, indeed.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 13 hours, 42 minutes ago

    CONTEXT

    “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Prague Astronomical Clock

    Originally installed in 1410, it is the oldest clock still operating in the world.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 14 hours, 16 minutes ago

    CONTINUITY

    “Cooking a Hot Dog with 240V Food-O-Cutor Forks (Shock Risk)”

    “…a GFI/RCD will not save you … because it will just treat you like another hot dog.”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 2 days, 7 hours ago

    THE HAPPENING WORLD

    “SpaceX’s Shiny Stainless Steel Starship Prototype Takes Flight for the First Time”

    Scott Manley commentary on video of the SpaceX Starship SN5 150 metre hop.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 2 days, 8 hours ago

    TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS

    “Operation Fishbowl – High Altitude Weapons Effects”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 2 days, 16 hours ago

    CONTEXT

    “NASA Demo Mission 2 Crew News Conference at Johnson Space Center — August 4, 2020”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 2 days, 16 hours ago

    CONTINUITY

    “SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 Post-Splashdown News Conference”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 3 days, 2 hours ago

    THE HAPPENING WORLD

    “SpaceX Starship SN5 150 Metre Hop Test”

    Many times delayed (including earlier today)—total success. Ad astra.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 3 days, 7 hours ago

    THE HAPPENING WORLD

    “Beirut: Paris of the Mediterranean”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 3 days, 13 hours ago

    CONTEXT

    “The Curious Case of the Xenon Balloon”

    Which will deflate faster: a balloon filled with Neon (atomic weight 20) or Xenon (atomic weight 131)?

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 4 days, 6 hours ago

    TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS

    “NASA’s Bob & Doug Return to Earth, Making History (and Other Deep Space Updates – August 3rd)”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 4 days, 13 hours ago

    CONTEXT

    “No Tools Needed: Decoding The Master Lock 878 Combination Lock”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 5 days, 6 hours ago

    CONTINUITY

    “Soldotna Alaska Mid-Air Collision”

    Should small air charter operators be required to install TCAS?

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 5 days, 7 hours ago

    CONTEXT

    “How Do You Get Back to Earth from Orbit? How NASA Astronauts Bob and Doug Get Home”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 5 days, 16 hours ago

    THE HAPPENING WORLD

    “Perseverance Launches, Starship SN5 Fires, Endeavour Is Coming Home, and Astra Tries Again”

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 6 days, 2 hours ago

    TRACKING WITH CLOSEUPS

    “Hong Huan’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Bike Lock”

    Another fine product from China.

  • John Walker posted an update in the group Group logo of SCANALYZERSCANALYZER 6 days, 3 hours ago

    THE HAPPENING WORLD

    “Live Coverage of Crew Dragon Return from the International Space Station”

    Landing is scheduled for 18:48 UTC on 2020-08-02. Landing will be in the Gulf of Mexico, avoiding the hurricane approaching the east coast of the U.S.

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