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MEMBER SINCE   December 26, 2011


  • SPORTS MOMENT: MNC 2002. Celebrating in the stands.
  • NFL TEAM: ugh, Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Islanders
  • NBA TEAM: yuck.
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Jun 2019

1) NYC, all of it

2) Marion's in Dayton - the one by campus

3) Donatos

Comment 12 Jun 2019

*Clicked on article*

*Clicked on Authors twitter*


*whispers "I deserve that" to myself*

Comment 31 May 2019

My bad, can’t read. Book mentioned below is referenced often.

Comment 31 May 2019

Watching: 2008 Summer Olympics; Michael Phelps coming back to win the 100 fly by like .000000000000001 of a second and keeping his 8 gold chase in tact. Go watch that race again. It's a-mah-zing.

In person: 2002 BCS championship from the SE corner of the stadium. The whole thing from the first sack to the last was an emotional roller coaster. I was walking on a cloud for 3 days afterwards around Tempe.

Comment 31 May 2019

Peter Sagal has a podcast about each episode that goes deeper.

Comment 30 May 2019

Yeah, the big issue and fatal design flaw was that it had a high positive void coefficient. from Wiki:

A positive void coefficient means that the reactivity increases as the void content inside the reactor increases due to increased boiling or loss of coolant; for example, if the coolant acts as a neutron absorber. If the void coefficient is large enough and control systems do not respond quickly enough, this can form a positive feedback loop which can quickly boil all the coolant in the reactor. 

Comment 28 May 2019

As a history major/disaster buff they are very true to actual facts - I would say about 90%. Of course you have to embellish a little for TV. And yes, everything that happened with the firefighters and the miners in episode 3 is accurate (if you can believe it).

As a side note, Peter Sagal has a companion podcast that comes out every Monday where he sits down with the director and they discuss not only the episode but the actually facts that took place behind it. It's almost better than the actual series.

Comment 10 May 2019


I've thought about it a couple of times and that's the closest comparison I could make.