Fabius Maximus, reference librarian

On the right menu bar the top section is ”Information you might find of interest.” This contains some reference libararies. Just to name a few: Links to the declassificed National Intelligence Estimates, Reports about the Amry’s greatest threat, and archives of online articles by important writers about modern warfare. This last page provides links to …

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Fusion energy, too risky a bet for America (we prefer to rely on war)

Summary:  The polywell is one of the most promising of fusion technologies.  This post describes its history and potential.  But the significant lesson from this is America’s irrational policy for investing in its future.  Also, see the updates posted in the comments! The Polywell has come up in the comments several times, so perhaps deserves an …

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Some interesting reading for your weekend

Contents “John McCain’s “100 Years” — putting the controversy to rest“, Moira Whelan, posted at Democracy Arsenal (30 April 2008) —  This gives McCain’s actual words on the war, at various times and places.  “In France, Prisons Filled With Muslims“, Washington Post (29 April 2008) — Another decline of the State special report.  “Bluff and …

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Experts, with wrinkled brows, warn about the future

Summary: Experts often see the future with alarm, seeing the dangers but not benefits. That gets attention, from both the media and an increasinly fearful public. Both sides feed this process. It need not be so, as most trends contain the seeds of good and bad futures. This post considers two examples. Over several decades …

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