Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Liquidity Trap, has cheap credit trapped our economy like a fly in sap?

This post is an amalgamation of the opinions and writings of economists on the liberal (Keynes) and conservative (Hayek) schools of thought. Some will be straight up Kenesian desciples, some from the Chicago School (like Milton Friedman) and some from … Continue reading

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UK Defense Spending, a lesson in consequences

One of the talking points in the last year is that the UK needs to spend wisely on defense, not just arbitrarily meet the 2% of GDP spending goal. This is a true statement.¬†One thing you can say about the … Continue reading

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Russian EW Pods and Towed Decoys

All warfare is deception according to Sun Tzu. A few millennium later COL John Boyd would come up with the OODA loop to describe information processing speed requirements to win a tactical engagement. Fundamentally what Sun Tzu and COL Boyd … Continue reading

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Technology worth learning

I’ve got an upcoming training opportunity to get all schooled up on VMWare. I’m pretty excited about it. Virtual machine technology allows you to create all sorts of cool technical solutions to use wasted CPU cycles and minimize your hardware … Continue reading

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They say the war between the sexes…

will never be won because there is too much fraternization with the enemy. Case in point, college educated men in the Northeast (especially Manhattan) are in short supply. http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/college-educated-women-cant-find-good-men Good news Ladies! There happen to be men who exist outside … Continue reading

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Firepower and Protection

I have taken the stance that we essentially need “disposable tech” for effective future wars, and while I stand by that statement I also think that there are some “low cost” upgrades that make essentially cheap vehicles much better performers … Continue reading

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News about women in the military…

Women in the military is a big deal for some reason. It’s not like they weren’t getting captured and raped as far back as Desert Storm, and have been coming home in body bags for a while now. People used … Continue reading

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Rejected for your reading pleasure

I got the email saying that my submission was not chosen to advance to the next round of judging in the Baen Memorial short story contest, so I present it here (with only minor editing) for your reading pleasure. The … Continue reading

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The disposable economy

If you don’t shave with a straight razor, odds are you shave with some sort of disposable. Either you go hipster DE wet shaving with replaceable blades (my preferred shave) or you do the cartridge razor thing (not a bad … Continue reading

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The Saga of the M16/M4

Way back in the day the M16 was foisted on the Army. Through a number of upgrades, chrome lining the chamber and bore and the addition of the forward assist, we got the M16A1. For my European readers, the abbreviation … Continue reading

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