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nuclear weapons safety & security
Last week the National Security Archive at GWU released a series of documents obtained via FOIA¹ which contain, in particular, a document² entitled "The Origins and Evolution of S2C at Sandia National Laboratories: 1949 to 1996" by William Stevens which has an incredible classification history: it started off as "For Official Use Only" (FOUO), then became "Secret/RD" (Restricted Data), then FRD (Formerly Restricted Data) which made its distribution impossible.
Eventually the archive managed to get it via FOIA in 2014.
It is an excellent companion to a book I recommend: Eric Schlosser, "Command and Control"³ and was written by "someone on the inside" at Sandia (the archive webpage has a much more detailed history of it and the other documents being released).
A small excerpt of the Stevens document:
"One nuclear risk illuminated by Stevens’ history is the “POPCORN” phenomenon—a recuring concern during the 1960s and 1970s that some weapons were vulnerable to accidental detonation that could, like popcorn, trigger the detonations of other nearby weapons, such as multiple weapons carried on a bomber or weapons kept together during transport or while in storage."
If you're considering running a nice little fediverse server for your community, please read this birdsite thread by one of the Dreamwidth folks.
Its US focussed, but there are likely similar things in your jurisdiction and the liability advice applies almost worldwide.
If you’d say to me years ago that it would be possible to not only design your own silicon chip but get it manufactured too for a minimal amount, I’d have muttered a rude word at you.
But Matt Venn has done just that with his Zero to ASIC and Tiny Tapeout initiative https://tinytapeout.com/
We are living in a golden age of hardware right now and stuff like this truly excites the hell out of me.
Chelsea Manning is going to be DJ'ing in Bristol: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2022-11-26&event_id=80847 #UK #DJ #Bristol
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