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On Ways The Past Is Another Country

Recently I have read some books about animals I happen to appreciate. It was striking to read, for example, that Pandas were still largely unknown in the west and in much of China as late as the 1930’s when various … Continue reading

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Famines In A Time Of Plenty

One of the oddities of famine is that frequently people suffer from famines not because there is not enough food, but that the food does not get to the people who need it. Political famines in recent decades have been … Continue reading

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An Excessive Love Of Novelty

One of the issues that are faced at present in the understanding of creativity is the confusion of creativity with innovation or with novelty. Given the immense popularity of books and other media that deal with innovation and given the … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Suppression Of Captcha Abuse

If you’ve used the web for any length of time, you’ve probably been subjected to captcha in one of several forms. Perhaps you have been told to type a random selection of letters and numbers, or been given a set … Continue reading

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Book Review: Killing The Rising Sun

Killing The Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan, by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard If you are familiar with this series already [1], you know how this one works. We have a popular history and not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pacific Air

Pacific Air: How Fearless Flyboys, Peerless Aircraft, And Fast Flattops Conquered The Skies In The War With Japan, by David Sears As far as World War II books go, this is a gripping one that seems tailor-made for a film … Continue reading

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Book Review: USS Lexington (CV/CVA-16)

USS Lexington (CV/CVA-16): From World War II To Present-Day Museum Ship (Legends Of Warfare: Naval), by David Doyle Before reviewing this book, I think it is worthwhile to point out that as a reviewer I have some advantages in appreciating … Continue reading

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Ziply Fibber

Yesterday morning I was irritated when I woke up to find that I had no internet at home. This is an occasional experience but not a terribly common one, and I figured I would check it out when I got … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confessions Of A Crypto-Millionaire

Confessions of A Crypto-Millionaire, by Dan Conway [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this book I was reminded of a friend … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cyber Smart

Cyber Smart:  Five Habits To Protect Your Family, Money, And Identity From Criminals, by Bart R. McDonough [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookSirens.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It should be stated at the … Continue reading

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