Tuesday, December 31, 2019

As Dumb as Google

As dumb as Google.

A new proverb for the new decade.

No end of troubles with Google and all its services.

Google search is fake and doesn't work - throws up thousands of irrelevant results with the intent of keeping you searching forever (and consuming their ads) rather than letting you find anything.

Blogger AdSense integration doesn't work, lots of bugs, some idiotic goings-on with regard to their so-called "policies" with no sign of resolution

And youtube is also a giant Wojcicky (or whoever) turd.

Here is a happy New Year to Google in 2020.

Monday, December 30, 2019


Here is a MiG-25 in a town somewhere North of Moscow that I visited last summer.

A monument to the MiG-25.

The fastest and highest-altitude jet fighter in the world.

As of 2019, it remains the fastest mass-produced manned aircraft in operational service.

I believe, it is capable of outrunning all known air-to-air and maybe even ground-to-air missiles.

One of the few aircraft that was almost entirely made of stainless steel.

Dubna, corner of Tsentralnaya and Oktyabrskaya.

Первый день осени

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tank Engine 9P-742

Here is a monument in Dubna, somewhere in Russia, a tank engine.

A former workhorse tank engine of the type 0-3-0, the 9P-742 gifted to the city of Dubna by Russia's Railway Ministry in 2010.

A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender. A tank engine may also have a bunker (or oil tank) to hold fuel. 

The interior of the Railway Station in Dubna.