The Town of Odyssey

Gratitude Prevents grief by me
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Author:  SamG [ Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Gratitude Prevents grief by me

Silently siting inside a small quiet town is Bowman Avenue Dam. Rye Brook, NY, which is the name of this town, never thought that they would get hacked. However, their City government who runs the dam’s computers would out find out that may not be true. Far away on the other side of the world was a group of Iranian hackers who worked for the Revolutionary Guard Corps. As they sat working on their code they were unaware of maintenance work going on at the dam. One of the repair men that was supposed to be at the dam was sick. This was not the first time he was sick, because he had depleted all his sick days he was in danger of getting fired. He asked his boss and the city government for another sick day. His boss and the city government hesitated from giving him another sick day but finally agreed to give him one. After thanking his boss and the city government he went home to rest.

Meanwhile, the Iranian hackers were stealthy trying to hack the dam using an Internet modem. They were writing code, so they could open the floodgates and flood the town of Rye Brook NY. As they were doing this the sick repair man's son was looking at the dam’s computers because he liked them. As he looked at them he noticed code that wasn't supposed to be there which he thought was odd, so he told his dad. The son told his dad that somebody may be trying to hack the dam’s computers which may cause flooding in the town’s basements and ground level buildings. So, the dad decided he must do something because the town gave him an extra sick day and didn't fire him.

So, the sick repair man got out of his pajamas which he thought was comfortable and puts on his work clothes and hastily drives to the dam. At the dam he bared the floodgates shut so they could not be opened remotely. When the hackers sent their code to the dam’s the floodgates wouldn't budge because it was bared shut. The repair man and his son saved the city! In gratitude for their actions the city gave each a miniature model of the dam. The moral of this story is: help can come from unexpected places.

-- Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:09 pm --

Cool here is this. The Serpent and the File

There once lived a serpent in the desert. This lonely serpent was quick to anger. This serpent, which was quick to anger, like to he was wondering one day he came to a city in which he found an armorer’s shop. The city he came upon was a hot one. Not only that the city was on a hill, so it was closer to the sun.
As the serpent slithered silently through the armorer’s shop his skin was prick, which felt like a bunch of tiny short needles. Thinking he got attacked he spun around to attack his foe. The rage filed serpent responded with rage. He tried to sink his fangs in to his foe but failed.
His attack failed because he could do no harm to his foe: an insensible iron file left lying on the ground. He chipped his fang instantly upon contact with the file. He soon gave up his wrath which was hard to do, and released the file from his jaws of pain. The moral of this story is: no gain to gain by attacking the insensible.

-- Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:32 pm --

Some might find these interesting.

Two technologies for everyday use

Useful radar technology has been developed in the last 60 years. Radar works with microwave radiation, a transmitter, receiver, and one or two antennas. Speedily the transmitter sends out a wave of microwave radiation. Then the radiation bounces off an object and comes back. This is called pinging. Using computers and math to calculate that information they can tell how big and how far away the object is. Since the old form of radar was inadequate to detect the German Luftwaffe, which could easily bomb Britain at any moment, Britain would have to get somebody to perfect and revise radar. In Britain during WWII development of radar called the Chain Home Network helped to protect Britain from the German Luftwaffe. Because of this development in radar technology radar helped save Britain and it is very useful.
Radar is everywhere, including places you might not expect. For example, the military strategically uses radar on satellites when tracking movement. In the nose of planes radar is used to detect oncoming storm systems so they know what they are flying into. Additionally, NASA uses powerful radar to detect asteroids and track space junk. Because airports track flocks of birds with the use of radar, planes will not run into them. Shockingly, another innovative use of radar which you might not think of is an automatic door. Detecting when a person is near, the radar then triggers the door to open. Voila! Radar in everyday life! It is surprising all the places radar is used when you think about it.

Because we need to detect storm systems a certain type of radar, which is called Doppler radar, is used. It works using the Doppler shift effect. If we did not need to detect storm systems, we would not need Doppler radar. First a radio wave is sent out from a transmitter. Bouncing off the storm system the wave comes back to the transmitter. It carries useful information. After that calculations are run, and it produces an image of the storm system. Predictably, the longer the wave travels the further away the storm system is. The next generation of Doppler radar is called phased-array antenna which will speedily create a sharper image and cover a larger amount of area.
Truly radar technology has been useful in detecting the locations of objects, from large storms to small planes for the last sixty years. Likewise, roughly 60 years ago the potential usefulness of lasers was discovered. Laser technology can be used for innumerable applications, in addition to locating things.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Notably, rubies are used in lasers as lasing mediums. They work with a flash rod wrapped around the lasing medium. There are two mirrors,- one on each end of the lasing medium. One of the mirrors is 95% reflective. About when the laser’s power button is pushed the flash rod flashes which quickly excites the electrons and causes them to create photons. Aligning themselves in the same direction, the orderly photons create a beam of light. Out of the 95% reflective mirror come photons. Lasers are amazing! When this process is explained, the acronym LASER make sense.
Unsurprisingly laser light is monochromatic which means it is all one monstrously quick wavelength. The wavelength is determined by how low the electrons orbit the nucleus of an atom. Because the light coming from laser is going in one direction, it can’t light up a large area. Laser light is a point. Instead of the color depending on colored glass, it depends on the type of lasing medium. Stunning people with its beauty, ruby is also a common type of lasing medium. When rubies are used the iconic red laser light, which is monochromatic, is shot out.
Lasers are incredibly useful devices that can be found almost everywhere, including cars and homes. In the home lasers are common in DVD and CD players which are used for entertaining kids. For every second of music there are also 44,100 pits. The pits are the things that hold the information on the DVD or CD. Lasers are also useful for making cats drive in circles and trail the laser beam. When this happens, it is funny. Because cars are not houses lasers can have a very different job in the car. The job they can do as a laser is help cars park by telling how far away an object is. Predictably, they can also help cars drive by keeping a standard distance between the car in front and the car in the back. Stepping into new technologies, lasers can be used for robot vision. Lasers are almost everywhere. Undeniably, lasers are very beneficial devices and it would be hard not to have them.

-- Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:09 pm --

German WWII rockets V1 V2

The first German WWII rocket the V1 was also called the buzz bomb which was because the rocket buzzed toward the ground propelled by a jet engine at seriously intense speeds. (1) The VI was not a true rocket it was dropped out of a bomber and propelled itself toward the ground. (4) Moving along the Nazi line of rockets came the V2. This true rocket had a rocket engine and had a range of 200 miles with a one-ton warhead. (6) The first V2 was launched on 8/29/1944. (2) Upon that successful attempt the Nazis launched 3000 V2 rockets at the Allis. This attack killed 9000 British. (3) Staggeringly 10000 concentration camp workers perished in the process of making the 3000 V2 rockets. The V2 was the worlds first long range ballistic missile. (5) As well as being the world’s first manmade object in space it also used liquid fuel. The V2 was created to late in the war to have a lot of effect.

-- Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:11 pm --

Playing with Bricks

Whats plastic, has sharp corners and has made almost every parent of little boys scream in the night? Legos! From the simplest Duplo blocks to complex architecturel replicas Legos are captivating for all ages! Children generally receive their first Duplo set before age two. And complex building sets have even been known to be taken for entertainment on United States submarine. Lego started out as a small toy shop that now employs large numbers of people who love to build and design and inspire children to dream for their own designs. Ole Kirk Christiansen, Lego’s founder, developed an idea that would prove to be timeless.
(1) Lego started out as a small orderly carpentry shop owned by Ole Kirk Christiansen in Billund Denmark in 1932. (2) But then hard times came and forced the little but well-respect carpentry shop to close. (3) Thankfully the times passed which allowed Ole Kirk Christiansen to reopen his little shop but this time as a wooden toy shop selling very high quality wooden toys. (4) Thinking of a new name for his shop after it reopened, he renamed the wooden toy shop Lego which in Greek means to build. (5) While in the year 1942, a fire broke out in the work shop and destroyed all the models and drawings for the toys. (DEC) What will Christiansen do. (6) This was devastating. After that disaster a new more efficient and superior work shop was built to replace the old work shop. One day when Ole was at a toy convention he saw a plastic molding machine which fashioned plastic bricks. He bought the astonishing machine and brought it to his newly rebuilt work shop, where it still stands to this day. There is where the first Lego brick was molded on the sight of the old, small carpentry work shop in Billund Denmark.
(1) Lego is a massively gigantic company, which today has many Lego employees. One type of employee is the Lego set designer. The prosses for set designing amazing is as follows: First the designer takes his car for a drive and looks around for things to construct. (6) (DEC) What will he find? As soon as inspiration strikes the designer chooses his build. (5) When he returns to the Lego office he deigns and redesigns the chosen build until he is satisfied. (2) Into the hands of a review team the build goes and then the build gets critiqued. (4) Moving along in the process, the designer makes the changes recommended in the critique by the review team and redesigns the build. When the build goes to another review team it gets critiqued again. (3) Finally, the designer adjusts based on the new critiques and redesigns the build. Then the build becomes a Lego set, and the designer has done his job.
(1) Designers imagine and design sets, But you can too with a similar process. The process for set designing is as follows: (6) Chose a thing to build. When you have finally chosen what you want to build produce that amazing thing and make changes if necessary. (5) When you submit your idea to the Lego website it gets put on the ideas page. If your design gets ten-thousand supporters, it goes to Lego. (4) Thinking about your build a review team critiques it. (DEC) Is it a set yet? No. (2) After that a professional Lego set designer make the critiques which are necessary. Then the build goes to another review team and gets critiqued. Then the designer makes the critique changes and sends it to a final review team. (3) Finally, the team gives it the final yes or no on it becoming a set. This prosses for children is similar to the design process for professional Lego set designers.
When a child sees his design become a set it must be thrilling! How many hours must he have spent on his bedroom floor dreaming up designs! How many bricks must his parents have stepped on in the process! Maybe one day he will grow up and be earn his living as a Lego designer. Without that tiny toy shop in Denmark none of this would have been possible! Without Ole Kirk Christiansen playing with bricks would not have been possible!

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