Review of 'Accidental Superpower' by Peter Zeihan

The Accidental Superpower (2014) attempts to explain why the United States has been the global superpower, and will continue to be for at least the next 30 years. The three elements he identified that

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A recent history of gun control in the U.S.

Back in 1994, former presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan wrote an open letter to the U.S. House of Representatives supporting a ban on the manufacture, sale or possession of ‘assault-style guns&r

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder’s cogent essay “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” draws on his careful study of 20th Century European history. It gives a list of 20 rules, or &ls

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Review: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson’s riveting book about the Great Migration of African-Americans out of the south is the perfect blend of narrative and statisitcs. The personal stories of Ida Mae Brandon Gladne

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Modular computing forever?

I remember building my first computer, I was about 14, I ordered my AMD Athlon XP processor, got a motherboard and case, keyboard, monitor, sound card, graphics card, etc. All that. Assembling it was

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History of Domain Names

In trying to understand DNS better, I stumbled upon this little bit of history in RFC 1034: RFC 1034 Domain Concepts and Facilities November 1987 2.1. The history of domain names The impetus for the

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