A while back, I was watching a neat YouTube video about how Faster Than Light travel can break causality. Here it is: My reaction: So what? Causality breaks. Say you are the dude (or dudette) on the space ship that receives a reply to a message you have not yet sent. Presumably, this would beContinue reading “Causality is Overrated”
The SLS is at risk of another delay. Apparently, once stacked, solid rocket boosters have a limited lifetime and NASA will soon be running up against it. I have no idea why, so I asked. Just a comment tracking post so I don’t forget to go back and see if anyone answered.
Space (dot.com!) published an article about NASA’s DART mission by Meghan Bartels. It starts off fine, with a description of the mission and its historic first-ness. The factual section ends with: It’s just one rock, just a small change. Just to reduce the odds that we humans go the way of the dinosaurs. But DART’sContinue reading “Insanity – In Space”
A brilliant (if one believes it) analysis of the 2020 election and aftermath: The Left attempted decisive victory (“Kantai Kessen” is approximately “Decisive Victory Doctrine”) and instead got a Pyrrhic victory (if you don’t know the origin of that phrase, follow the link; it’s interesting). It’s one of those articles that seems so reasonable thatContinue reading “Kantai Kessen”
This is a “I don’t want to lose track of my comment” (lunchtime) post. There was an open thread over at Mad Genius Club, so I asked about killing main characters, having recently read a one-star review from a reader furious that it had been done.
I stumbled across a great article on strategic thinking: Reflection on Failure, by Major Matthew Tweedy, USMC. So far, I’ve only made as far as him showing himself to not be a strategic thinker with this antique thought: “The goal of education is the right ordering of human life.” While wonderfully 19th century and EnlightenedContinue reading “Strategic Thinking”
A great post from ammo.com about Righteousness and Force in America. Read the whole thing, as they say.
I stumbled on a great remake/cover: From a commentor on the original at Neo. As long as I’m making a music post, there are some covers that are the definitive best. Pentatonix Hallelujah is one of those.
I can’t rule out that this is the Jeff Raymond I once knew. From Behind the Black:
I just stumbled on an interesting post – Dumb and Dumber No 5 – by C. Bradley Thompson. I want to check out both him and Substack, but not right now (note the time – I’m at work).