Nuevo Laredo, Mexico - Ruben Flores, 64, sits inside his one-room office. He types letters for people who can’t write. He opened his stall in 1964, just across from the city’s municipal building. For nearly 50 years he’s helped people with everything from taxes to government forms, but his favorite letters to write are love letters. To him the border has changed a lot over time and today he says it makes it harder for people to get visas and for tourists to enter his city.
Throughout the years he’s seen a lot of life pass by and has many memories. One of his fondest — the night he and his friends went to see the Beatles in ‘A Hard Days Night.’ “I remember the day like it was yesterday,” said Flores, with a wide grin.
And yes, he really said that, believe me I didn’t prompt the pun. Half his answers were in Beatles lyrics.
I’ve posted this before but I’m posting again because love.
Bringing a reactor from subcritical (offline) to supercritical is called a “pulse.” A reactor may produce around 4 megawats of power in its steady state mode, but during maximum pulse, the reactor can generate 35,000 megawatts. The pulse itself begins and ends in roughly 7 milliseconds. For that very short time, the reactor may produce 3 times the power of the United States’ largest reactor.
The pulse mode is also what operates in a nuclear weapon during the fraction of a second between releasing energy and exploding.
I feel like an idiot for not discovering the unison mode on the MicroKorg until now. Saw wave with detune on Osc 1, a square wave tuned an octave below on Osc 2 (to act as a sub-osc), 12dB/Oct Lowpass filter, some chorus effect. HUGE HUGE sound. Lots of fun.
Lon Chaney, the uninvited guest - “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)
Shaquille O’Neal’s jacket is wearing Jimmy Fallon.
You never truly know a person until you’ve walked a mile in Shaq’s jacket.
Jimmy Fallon as David Byrne of Talking Heads, circa Stop Making Sense