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A quick test of the BSR blog to see if it still functions properly. (Answer: It sort of does, but Blogger gets a bit confused when you are working with multiple GMail accounts... groan) There will be a show tonight at 8PM US/Eastern. Link at Thanks for listening!   And now... Your moment of zen... Free Guy Trailer #2
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Zero Two Slash Two Zero Slash Two Zero Two Zero

Due to some real life(tm) issues, Bomb Shelter Radio for Thursday the 20th of February is cancelled. " The paperclip maximizer is the canonical thought experiment showing how an artificial general intelligence, even one designed competently and without malice, could ultimately destroy humanity. The thought experiment shows that AIs with apparently innocuous values could pose an existential threat . " -- Less Wrong Wiki To keep your brains lubricated for next week's show, may I suggest this article concerning AIs manufacturing the humble paperclip? The simulator (game) referenced in the article is amusing and makes you think. And a link to the simulator's author... RELEASE THE HYPNODRONES!

It is 100 seconds to midnight OR Inside the two-minute warning

Be afraid BUT read the article. Be afraid BUT take action. (I know, easier to say than to do) From the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists - Used without permission " Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society’s ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, not just because these threats exist, but because world leaders have allowed the international political infrastructure for managing them to erode."


Sometimes my real feelings leak out onto my work notepads. We are having a show tonight, I hope you can join us. If you can, bring a new listener! Cheers, Illya


Just a quick reminder there will be a show tonight. We will avoid controversial subjects, such as potential spoilers concerning Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Instead, we will talk about wholesome subjects like The War On Christmas(tm). I hope you will be able to join us. Tonight MAY be an interesting show. BSR will be mentioned on FARK sometime before the 8PM broadcast. Be nice to the new listeners! Thanks for listening! --Illya

Remaining 2019 BSR Shows

Hi Everyone! I have a conflict with a Holiday Event this week, so the show for Thursday 12/19 will be cancelled. The show for 12/26 is currently "very likely". No matter if/what you celebrate, I hope you have a safe and joyous Holiday season! Peace, Illya

Apollo 12 Lands On The Moon +50yrs

#Now November 19, 1969, #Apollo12 makes the second human landing on the Moon. While the preliminary landing site was anticipated to be 1000 feet from the 1967 Surveyor III lander, Pete Conrad and Al Bean landed just over 500 feet away. Follow along on this video. — NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) November 19, 2019