Reading List 8/12 - 8/18

Posted August 18, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about changes in the US Navy, another nuclear accident in Russia, a prank gone wrong, and more.

The US Navy will replace its touchscreen controls with mechanical ones on its destroyers

Touch screens might be good for some things, but for important functions in a military vessel might need something a little more reliable.

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile blows up, creating “mini-Chernobyl”

Much like Chernobyl, Russia’s response to the rest of the world has been less than forecoming.

He tried to prank the DMV. Then his vanity license plate backfired big time.

Seems like he got his just deserts.

The surveillance state has invaded our cars. Why don’t we care?

It’s just a matter of time until we’re all required to have full-fledged black boxes in our cars outside of insurance companies.

What Makes a Red Sky at Night (and at Morning) - The New York Times

An interesting and funny explanation of why the colors of the sky change the way they do.