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ECQC

I recently completed the Craig Douglas Extreme Close Quarters Concepts course. Over the period I trained there was one kinked neck, one torn/sprained shoulder, a dislocated finger, and at least one bruised rib. I list the injuries first not because … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Data Centers

Wikileaks put out a big expose on Amazon Data centers that gave me a huge “no duh, derplock” moment. Here is the map that Wikileaks put together: Obviously that looks like a highly disperse array of data centers. But it … Continue reading

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The struggle for survival of Western culture.

I was idly thinking the other day that there should be some sort of “Order of LMSV” or something to piss off people who get offended by those who defend the right of Western culture to continue to exist…. King … Continue reading

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Chinese hacking chip on Super Micro server boards

It is no real secret that the goal of Chinese state-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) is to support the Chinese government’s goal of rapid development for economic reasons. This is why the J-20 looks like the F-22 and the J-31 … Continue reading

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Tank Trends, getting to be part of the “right mix”

There is a passage in the book, “Charlie Wilson’s War” about a Special Forces captain who worked with the CIA to arm the muj in Afghanistan. He scoffed at Charlie Wilson’s desire to get the muj the Oerlikon cannons to … Continue reading

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Russia’s announced aircraft carrier

About seven years ago rumors started going round ye old intertubes about a new catamaran Chinese aircraft carrier. Some high tech looking computer simulations were released, and nothing became of it as China seems wedded to the proven Russian design … Continue reading

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But can you shoot?

I’ve lost many a match to young, perky blonde girls and women. Because they shot better than I could that day. Ironically the “long range shooting” hobby has had a bit of a resurgence in the recent years, with the … Continue reading

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