David Knights' Weblog

November 20, 2018

Midway secret leaked

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:48 am
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Hat tip to Jeff Groves who sent me the link to this story that revealed that the fact we had broken the Japanese naval code, or at least strongly hinted at it, was published in the newspaper at the time.  Luckily, the word never got back to the Japanese.  I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Joe Rochefort and especially fascinated by the fact that after Midway he was transferred to command of a floating dry dock.

October 25, 2013

The Free Press

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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Democracy requires a free press, and visa versa.   Thus, I don’t know why the press seems so tolerant of the current administration doing stuff like this.

February 1, 2013

Who do you root for?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:22 pm
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Ha Ha.

July 13, 2010

The dumbest thing ever published?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:40 am
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This may be the dumbest thing ever published in a major American newspaper, and that is saying a lot.

December 12, 2009

This may be the dumbest….

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:29 am
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thing ever printed in a newspaper.  Read it here.  It is no wonder that newspapers are dying.  The only comfort here is that it is a column in Canada’s largest daily newspaper.  At least USA today hasn’t gotten around to printing totalitarian tripe….yet.

February 9, 2009

Whistling past the graveyard

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:19 pm
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The New York Times does it here.

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