Monthly Archives: September 2019

Information Warfare and Social Change

This post has a lot of links to other sources. I highly recommend you take the time as you can to read every source, and understand the information presented. If rules can be changed to hurt someone you oppose, eventually … Continue reading

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American Classical Music through the lens of race.

National Public Radio ran this piece: https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2019/09/20/762514169/why-is-american-classical-music-so-white The only real “data” presented is this: More difficult to decode is the relationship African American music has had — or should have had — with America’s classical music tradition. Today, it’s not … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg and the pure certainty of youth

I was raised in what some might liberally call a “cult.” The faith was centermost to family life growing up, the Bible held all answers to life’s questions, pre-marital sex was an unforgivable sin, and only we were the “true … Continue reading

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Why the US Air Force should start buying Advanced Super Hornets

As I write this, I know of only one supersonic air to air refueling platform, the F/A-18E/F/ Super Hornet. The US Navy routinely uses one Super Hornet to gas up another Super Hornet to extend the range of the air … Continue reading

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Army History of Transformation

In the realm of books that are over rated, there are some books that stay on reading lists and should be read. Rather than reading “On War” or “The Art of War” I would recommend to young Officers that they … Continue reading

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Monster Hunter International FanFiction

Shane exited the cave dripping foul ichor.  The bonus would be good for this job. Shane ambled his way back to the Dodge 4×4 van. Back at the van everyone pulled security while one person stripped out of the smelly … Continue reading

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Archiving DVD videos

When my wife and I were much younger and poorer, a “date night” often consisted of store brand microwave popcorn and a movie purchased from the $5 movie bin at Walmart. Considering a box of store brand popcorn and a … Continue reading

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Russian Soybeans in China

The 25% tariff on US wheat and soybeans that China slapped on US imports as part of the ongoing trade war between China and the US has proven to be a good thing for Russia. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-agriculture/china-approves-wheat-soy-imports-from-russia-idUSKCN1UL275 As far as wheat … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Warfare

On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the attack on the United States by jihadists, we remain a country at war. The focus of military operations has changed to mopping up Afghanistan and Iraq (again, after a premature departure … Continue reading

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How to migrate your Windows OS for free, using only open source software.

The price of 1 terabyte solid state drives has come down enough that I feel it is worthwhile to upgrade your laptop. My current “road warrior” machine is a surplused out of lifecycle government computer (you can tell because of … Continue reading

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