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November 3, 2019

I don’t understand this.

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 10:26 pm
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Not sure on what grounds Krispy Kreme has the right to object to this.

October 23, 2019

Ain’t technology great

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:39 pm
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I suspect we will be seeing many more stories like this in the future.  The average citizen has amazingly powerful technology at their fingertips now. It won’t always be used for good, but it will be capable of a lot of good.

May 23, 2018

Asymmetric warfare

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:01 pm
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It has been said that the for all the technological advantages of the advanced Western powers, they are ill equipped to fight modern terrorism that uses non-traditional methods and uses the structure of the open, Western welfare state societies against themselves.  Here and here are articles on an interesting exploration of the weaknesses of the Western welfare state.  The United Kingdom has had a similar issue for years.  To win the war against the barbarians, Western societies must find a way to deal with these asymmetric threats.  War isn’t just about guns and tanks and airplanes anymore.

 

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