The Manhattan Project, 9/11-Style

What do you call “binge watching” when you’re not quite watching? When it’s simply your background noise of choice?

Over the last few days, I’ve had the 2014-2015 TV series, “Manhattan” (Wikipedia link), streaming from Hulu in the background. It’s the dramatized story of an intensely emotional time, blazing resolve, fiery patriotism, unlimited budgets, brilliant minds, rationalizations of compromised principles, the sacrifice of others’ lives and careers as “casualties of war,” all with the illusory objective of technologies so powerful and frightening that — in responsible hands — hold the marketable promise of ensuring the end of such atrocities in the future.

I’ll leave that here as my “20-year Anniversary of 9/11” post — that and Ecclesiastes 1:9, a more poignant verse penned by another long ago. What could I possibly add?

By Joe

Puzzle Wrestler & Mountain Herder. Math & Computer Nerd since the 80s. Longtime linux (current debian, ubuntu, raspian, centos, gentoo), currently fighting feebsd. Over-complicates networks for fun, occasionally secures them for profit. Develops own tools & services (cli, web services, and lately some android). Degrees in Math, Belts in Aikido. Zen, Motorcycle, Ham Radio, Homebrew (Ale, not Radio), Coffee & Tea, some Mandolin & Fiddle, MDA Advocacy (son with Duchenne), …

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