The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, March 05, 2002

For Sale: Nuclear Bombs and other Atomic Ordnance

I had wanted a picture of the U.S. $20 bill. I wanted to scan one (just for the picture of Andrew Jackson; why I wanted that will have to wait) but since neither Spring nor I had one, I decided to look for one on the Internet, so I figured the best place to start would be the U.S. Treasury.

Instead I come across the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service Public Sales Listing and imagine my surprise when I see a page selling Nuclear Ordnance Equipment. Just like that. Nuclear Ordnance Equipment. Nestled between Weapons and Accessories and Fire Control Equipment.

Um …

So I check three items marked under Nuclear Ordnance Equipment and fortunately it didn't seem like anything was available. Of course, now my IP address is associated with checking for the existance of Nuclear Ordnance Equipment so I guess I can expect a visit by some serious men in business suits and dark glasses …

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