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The C64 returns
It gave me great pleasure to read that the Commodore 64 is returning, sort of. According to Engadget C64 games are coming to the Wii's Virtual Console for 500 Wii points each. Let the rise of retro gaming continue.
Council budgets have been and continue to be slashed and perhaps that's the reason why more is not being done to educate people on the risk Radon gas is posing to their health in the area of Newry, Mourne and Down. A recently published Government report includes the below map which starkly highlights the huge areas of the district that are potentially exposed to high levels of this naturally occurring radioactive gas.
While the UK Government recognises and highlights the role this gas plays in causing lung cancer the EPA in the U.S. goes further adding numbers and additional facts such as :
1. 21,000 deaths a year are linked to Radon gas in the U.S.
2. It's the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking
3. Radon can enter the home through the water supply as well as the soil
4. There is a risk of stomach cancer from ingesting water containing Radon and lung cancer from inhaling the gas carried in the water.
To help protect and educate the population it's time the c…
This is a short post just to correct reports coming out of some media outlets. The 0.9 km wide 1999 FN53 asteroid is not going to hit us on May 14th. There are no instabilities in its orbit that might send it our way. In fact it will not hit us within the next 8000 years. Its going to miss us by about 7 million miles. Panic over. Check out the link below from NASA JPL for more details: