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Why wikipedia? On March 9, 1976, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission entered an opinion and order enjoining Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., from using: a) deceptive advertising practices in recruiting sales agents and obtaining sales leads, and b) deceptive sales practices in the door-to-door presentations of its sales agents.[1] The Chicago based World Book encyclopedia was always a higher caliber favorite of mine, along with the endlessly fun The Way Things Work CD-ROM. Although to throw them a bone, Britannica's Great Books of the Western World does seem like an audacious project. Perhaps someday wikipedia will one-day, become a more interactive learning tool for the youth of the world and dispense of the necessity for teachers entirely?

Here's to dreaming and the work necessary to ensure it won't end up like the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, that editors will strive to keep in mind that only they have the power to ensure it's not a barbarian horde but can be something better and to remedy [|Why a cabal is perceived] by always keeping in mind the Iron law of oligarchy/that all organizations drift towards oppression with time. With this being as true of social structures as entropy is in thermodynamics.


While attempting to improve the standard of general-knowledge-nuclear-energy-articles on wikipedia for students, having come from the deep south of the stigmatized anti-nuclear propaganda swamp, that is Ireland. I completely without intent but that of attempting to be concise, accidentally seem to have coined the phrase re-enriched uranium reload...which I consider for whatever reason, to be very funny in how militaristic it sounds, when it's ironically as far as the opposite from the uranium weapon point of view, is concerned. As the isotopes concentrated from the re-enrichment, interfere with making bombs out of it easily/entirely.

An unopened box of potassium iodate tablets, distributed to every household in Ireland in case of a terror attack on reprocessing plants such as Sellafield and nuclear power stations such as Wylfa on the west coast of Britain. A scenario that upon later expert Irish examination in 2007, was found to not have justified their distribution.[2][3] The Irish government now upon realizing their error suggests that the tablets be disposed of with municipal waste.[4]
A common case of mislabelling, this aerial video footage of what is presented as the "Castle Bravo" fireball, as edited together and found in the Peter Kuran documentary Trinity and Beyond, is instead the fireball from the 1954 test-shot Nectar of Operation Castle/Castle Nectar, which produced a yield of 1.69 megatons and was detonated just North East of the Ivy Mike Elugelab-crater, off the coast of Teiter (Gene) Island in the Enewetak Atoll. The Island of Bogon/Bokon (Irene), part of the Elugelab island chain, is the spearhead-shaped island at the bottom right of the frame during the fireball growth. The double flash rate[5] and the maximum average nuclear fireball radius, of approximately 1.4 to 1.6 km (0.87 to 0.99 mi),[6][7] are all indicative of this footage being of test shot Nectar and not that of Bravo.
  1. ^ "In the Matter of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. et al., pp.421-541" (PDF).
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  5. ^ light flash produced by an atmospheric nuclear xplosion Barasch
  6. ^ Walker, John (June 2005). "Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer". Fourmilab. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  7. ^ Walker, John (June 2005). "Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer Revised Edition 1962, Based on Data from The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, Revised Edition "The maximum fireball radius presented on the computer is an average between that for air and surface bursts. Thus, the fireball radius for a surface burst is 13 percent larger than that indicated and for an air burst, 13 percent smaller. "". Fourmilab. Retrieved 2009-11-22.