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True Confessions Of A Pitchfork-Wielding Peasant From An Internet Lynch Mob

Normally speaking, social media public shamings are fairly anonymous affairs.  If you were filming a crowd of angry peasants with torches and pitchforks firmly in hand, most of the peasants involved would be somewhat anonymous.  It would not do for … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Point-Of-Sale Systems

One of the things I noticed consistently when I visited Victoria recently was the point-of-sale systems that every casual dining place had at waitresses.  It provided a third option to the usual two that one sees in restaurants stateside, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Understanding The Basics About Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies

Understanding The Basics About Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies:  The Beginners 101 Guide:  An Introductory Explanation For Beginners, Part 1, by El-P. & El-I. Taylor [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions … Continue reading

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Book Review: Online Shopping: Secrets Revealed To Buy Successfully

Online Shopping:  Secrets Revealed To Buy Successfully:  Your Tactic To Become A Smart Online Buyer, by Mark Millery [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is fairly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crypto-Investing For Beginners

Crypto-Investing For Beginners, by Michael James [Note:  I was sent this e-book free of charge by the author.  No review was required.] I am not sure whether I find it difficult to believe or unfortunately all too likely that the … Continue reading

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Book Review: War Made New

War Made New:  Technology, Warfare, And The Course Of History:  1500 To Today, by Max Boot This book took quite a while for me to read, but it was certainly a worthwhile read, and one that has a lot of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact

Rivets Of The Warsaw Pact, by Russell Phillips As someone who has read quite a great many of the author’s books [1], I was moderately puzzled by receiving a .pdf with a short seven-page book that was marked as essential … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sleep Thieves

Sleep Thieves:  An Eye-Opening Exploration Into The Science & Mysteries Of Sleep, by Stanley Coren This book could have been a lot less enjoyable given the author’s approach as a committed believer in evolution, given my own thoughts about that, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Healing Night

Healing Night:  The Science And Spirit Of Sleeping, Dreaming, And Awakening, by Rubin R. Naiman As someone whose sleep problems are pretty openly acknowledged [1], I frequently read books that talk about sleep.  Most of the books, quite sensibly, talk … Continue reading

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Left Behind

I would like to state at the outset that I am not a believer in the idea of the rapture [1], an idea popularized (though by no means invented) by the novel series Left Behind.  Thankfully, I suppose, I have … Continue reading

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