Monthly Archives: July 2015

License Management

OK, I have hit the end of the book Made in Japan: but one more quote: When we began making tape recorders in Japan, we held all the crucial patents and we had 100 percent of the market. But it … Continue reading

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Shipping Pre-Fab Houses

From Chinese company ZhuoDa unveils two-story ‘3D Module Villas’ being built in less than three hours This past Thursday morning at the International Exhibition Center Plaza in Weihai city in China, a company by the name of the ZhuoDa group … Continue reading

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Fudging Economies

From “Robot Replace Human” An interesting article from the Chines People‚Äôs Daily website reports on how phone manufacturing company Changying Precision Technology Company in Dongguan, China has upgraded its production lines to be operated solely by robotic arms. From the … Continue reading

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Valient Hearts: The Low-Tech War

As of 2015, we don’t have any information of a proper high-tech war, with hunter-killer drones, orbital bombardments, artificial plagues, and all the radiation sickness you can load up on. However, we do have earlier wars, and the emotional fabric … Continue reading

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Amphibian Scout Vehicle

The Gibbs Quadski looks to be a nice light scout vehicle, “producing 140 horsepower, the engine enables Quadski and Quadski XL to reach speeds of 45 mph on both land and water.” Not much cargo space in the base models, … Continue reading

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Left in Silence

If the PCs have been in enough battles, they will certainly gain a list of Things We Don’t Talk About. I’m not sure how you roleplay heavy ghosts and bad dreams, but they’re out there. A sufficiently heavy load of … Continue reading

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At Least Be Entertaining!

From a review for Jeffrey Quyle’s Against the Empire: The Dominion and Michian Very addictive. Not being a fervent christian did not detract from me enjoying this book. Read all the books and they move along and the characters are … Continue reading

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Robot Wars, 2015

OK, not particularly impressive right now: but it’s going to get a lot better in a decade or less!

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Firing Until Failure

In my completely civilian eyes, the AR-15 ran very well. But I shiver to think of a scenario where you’d actually have to fire full-on for eight minutes. As the man later says, most guns have a quick-change barrel system, … Continue reading

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Made in Japan, Part III

Yes, even more from Made in Japan. What can I say? A great businessman works hard to expand the business to many different nations, rising (briefly) to a megacorp status, definitely has a Traveller resonance to me. We noted, or … Continue reading

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