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If we can't blow the hurricane up...

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Last week during BSR we discussed reports that administration officials had inquired whether we could destroy a hurricane by dropping an H-Bomb on it. Here is a bit of background on that ridiculous concept:

Can a nuclear bomb stop a hurricane? No, it’s a myth that has persisted for decades - from Politifact Florida

https://www.politifact.com/florida/article/2019/aug/26/can-nuclear-bomb-stop-hurricane-no-its-myth-has-pe/

How the U.S. Military Could Stop a Hurricane: Destroy it with a Nuclear Weapon? - National Interest

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/how-the-us-military-could-stop-hurricane-destroy-it-nuclear-22624

And an old favorite... Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them ? - NOAA

https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/C5c.html

After an intensive investigation, Bomb Shelter Radio is now aware of a new plan to spare Florida from the ravages of Hurricane Dorian. What follows is a brief animation of the plan featuring administration science advisor Mr. B. Bunny.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35ways

BSR will be hosting a show tonight, I hope you will be able to join us.

Cheers,
Illya


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Bomb Shelter Radio will be broadcasting at 8PM US/Eastern on Thursday. I hope you can join us.

https://bomb.shelter.radio.am/ for all the details

Cheers,
Illya


What will you use to listen to BSR?

So, in about seven days BSR will be back on the air.
For some folks, connecting to BSR will be old hat. The server is in the same location it was during our last million broadcasts, and they already have a streaming application they are familiar with. For others, this may be a new experience (and if so, welcome aboard!) or they need a refresher. Rather than try a one size fits all tutorial just yet, I figured I would start with some basic questions.
What listening tool would you like to use? (e.g. iTunes) What operating system are you on? (e.g. Windows)
This will help us develop a few tutorials to get folks started. Please let us know in the comments.
And now, your moment of zen… https://twitter.com/VirginAustralia/status/1118760531618172928

Cheers, Illya
PS: In theory this should post automatically to the slack channel as well. It is interesting to see the difference between a tool that encourages collaboration (slack), and one that is a closed system (facesplat). The welding of blog…