Unexpectedly have to work for our shift tech tomorrow. That means getting up an hour early for a twelve-hour shift. Urg. And of a normal complement of five technicians, we will have…two. It will be a busy day.
So, you can expect blogging to be lighter than usual for the next few days. If that is even possible.
And to brand-new commenter Tuinea, who posted a question on my musty old “incalculable danger” post, I will try to give you some feedback ASAP. If anyone else here wants to give some rad pointers, please feel free to comment below.
(I’m assuming that Tuinea is a carbon-based lifeform, and not a spambot. Dear lord, I hope bots aren’t getting this sophisticated.)
I only know that the areas around Chernobyl have been a tourist attraction for years now. As far as I know it’s still pretty much illegal to enter the exclusion zone, but nobody ever cared and I doubt those sentries there are too keen on enforcing any law, especially when they can make money off those tourists by having them pay to look away.
A buttload of people has gone there and nobody has died from it, nor have I heard anything about higher cancer among those who went there. Heck, cancer rates and mortality from it aren’t even that impressive among Liquidators. They’re pretty average.
Personally I’d love to go there one day. So far the area is still preserved in 1986 and still allows a pretty good glimpse into 1980s USSR life (despite of a lot of stuff having been looted already.)