God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

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You know those days where you wake up and all you can think is "I'm staying right here", and try as you might, you stay in bed and eventually go "ah, fuck it" and get up anyway? Yep, me today.

Writer Bill Cardoso, who coined the term "gonzo" to describe the journalism of Hunter S Thompson, has died in California at the age of 68. Cardiac arrest following throat cancer.

Z Machine Sets Unexpected Earth Temperature Record - The Z Machine, running at Sandia National Laboratories, created a plasma that reached a temperature in excess of two billion Kelvin, making it the hottest thing ever in the history of the Earth and, for a brief time, hotter than the interiors of stars. The Z Machine experiment purposely creates high temperatures by focusing 20 million amps of electricity into a small region further confined by a magnetic field. Vertical wires give the Z Machine its name. During the unexpected powerful contained explosion, the Z machine released about 80 times the world's entire electrical power usage for a brief fraction of a second.
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