Monthly Archives: August 2012

Spinning In Space

When a classmate sent me a link showing how the International Space Station (ISS) was constructed module by module it dislodged a question that has been lurking in the back of my mind for a long time.  (Please note, when … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Debt

Debt.  The common view is that it’s reasonable to incur some debt during the journey from adolescence to dotage. “Anonymous” called my attention to the subject when she commented this afternoon on a post The Erstwhile Conservative had about it … Continue reading

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Political Confirmation Bias

My hate email is increasing in both volume and intensity as the campaign enters its season of denouement. Amid the rest of it today I got a personal email from a senior retired Navy officer who apparently can’t restrain his … Continue reading

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Curious Fuel

Thanks to fellow blogger Pied Type who sent me a link to a good WeatherChannel site describing NASA’s Curiosity Mars mission, about to enter its active phase Sunday night. The Curiosity rover is about the size of a MiniCooper car, … Continue reading

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