[FoRK] Malthusian machinations

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Thu Jun 17 11:09:05 PDT 2010


On Jun 17, 2010, at 11:43 AM, Reese wrote:

> On 13-Jun-10 00:26, Jeff Bone wrote:
> 
>>> A 4.3 just a couple of hours ago. Drivel, build anyway!
>> 
>> You're shitting me. A 4.3? What happened, the wind blow on somebody's
>> seismograph?
>> 
>> During my stint in Cali (which spanned Loma Prieta) it got so that
>> nothing less than a high five would wake me up. Hell, there was a 4.2
>> outside of Chicago when I was there last February. Heard about it when I
>> got back to Austin...
> 
> You would seem to be living, breathing proof that familiarity breeds
> contempt.

Familiarity breeds recognition that Richter is a *log* scale.

> I do not share your complacency in this matter. I wonder if
> you've ever been through decontamination procedures.
> 

No, but my father ran the hospital that Karen Silkwood was brought to.  Had the DOE swarming all over the place.  I was 7, I think.

jb




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