Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Category: Social Sciences
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
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by sperpen   2019-11-17

HBO show says it's based on a novel but animal squad and Firefighter's wife are straight out of Svetlana Alexievich oral history series (which is so great I'm not surprised it's #1 IMDB show, been reading these for the last 6 months):


by Onahighhill   2019-11-17

Citi Economic Surprise Index

13 year high in heavy truck sales in May

> China will block all meat products shipped from Canada starting Wednesday, claiming it found fake veterinary health certificates on those products. China is the third largest market for Canadian pork.




IWM — Day 2 below 200-day



GLD — Volume the last five days has been 241%, 148%, 117%, 175%, 80%, and 63% higher than 50-day average



MSFT — Jefferies analyst John DiFucci on Tuesday reiterated his underperform rating for Microsoft stock, predicting weaker-than-expected profitability for its Azure cloud-computing business -- and comparing it unfavorably to Amazon Web Services.

DIS — Walt Disney Co has hired the head of Netflix Inc's original film division, Matt Brodlie, for its streaming service Disney+, according to a report by Deadline on Tuesday. Still way above 20-day.

V — Visa said Tuesday that it is buying the token services and ticketing businesses from Rambus Inc. (RMBS) for $75 million in cash. Visa intends to use the tokenization technology to replace sensitive payment information with a unique identifier, or "token," to make digital payments safer. Also way above 20-day.

CRM — Back at 200-day.

VEEV — Broke below its 20-day. On a low volume day, this had the highest volume of anything I follow at 91% above average(not counting GLD).

TWLO — Broke below 20-day to sit at 10-week

TTD — Broke 20-day and a bit above 10-week

TEAM — At 10-week

OKTA — Still a bit above 20-day

ZS — At 10-week

COUP — At 20-day

MU — Earnings beat.




> “If you don’t play, you lose. There was a Ukrainian woman at the market selling big red apples. ‘Come get your apples! Chernobyl apples!’ Someone told her not to advertise that, no one will buy them. ‘Don’t worry!’ she says. ‘They buy them anyway. Some need them for their mother-in-law, some for their boss.’ ”

Excerpt from “Voices from Chernobyl”

by SpamFilterHatesMe   2019-08-24

I bet some twitter feminists are gonna run crazy with this, like how man are only concern about their dick, toxic masculinity or shit like that.

But these things were actually used


> The men working on the roof of Chernobyl would wear ordinary cheap imitation-leather booth and what they called the egg basket - a lead protection for their testicles. It's not perfect but may help, although the Chernobyl Liquidators were not considered terribly appropriate partners after the disaster, as people feared genetic disease their offspring might have. [1] > > https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0312425848/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=0312425848&linkCode=as2&tag=blogm1keyme-21

by Jackdaws7   2019-08-24

The show is based off the accounts from various historical depictions, writings, stories, including the words from survivors themselves. Like this one:


>Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown---from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster---and their stories reveal the fear, anger, and uncertainty with which they still live

It is exceptionally accurate.


>Craig Mazin, who wrote and served as executive producer for the five-part miniseries, told Deadline, “We want to be as accurate as we can be. We never changed anything to make it more dramatic or to hype it up. The last thing we wanted to do is fall in to the same trap that liars fall into." He also promised that Chernobyl is "is as close to reality as possible within five hours."

>So far, critics are generally in agreement that the showrunners have lived up to their promise. In his five-star review of the show, the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz called Chernobyl "horrifyingly accurate."

Also the show was filmed mainly in Lithuania with cast members who lived under Soviet rule. They had many people read the script before hand in order to make the tiniest details accurate - like the first scene where we see the cat eating leftover food on a regular plate.

There was no "cat food" or pet bowls and this tiny detail is one aspect of their attention to accuracy.