Monthly Archives: August 2016

CEO Problems

…which are not that distant from Noble Problems – after all, the first Emperor was a CEO before he took the throne he created… Being a CEO is at least twice as hard as the next hardest position in a … Continue reading

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Due to the Dead

From the Shia/Sunni conflicts: Someone in the German intelligence service – which regularly acts as a negotiator between Israel and the Shia Hezbollah in Lebanon, usually to exchange bodies between the two sides – obviously decided that its erring Sunni … Continue reading

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More Alien Suns

I’m busy on a project right now, so to tide you over… Yeah, it’s in Russian, but there is a tiny English tag for some of the stellar bodies…  

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Monocrop Worlds

Every so often, PCs should set up their character from a monocrop world: in the case above, a place that only grows potatoes. And more potatoes. Potatoes since the planet was settled during the Second Imperium. Potatoes right through the … Continue reading

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2001: That Kind of Day…

One nitpick: completely exhale – not inhale – before pressing the button.

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Magnetic Rose

An interesting review of an old 1995 anime, Magnetic Rose, is quoted below. Drawing inspiration from the story and music of Madame Butterfly and 2001: A Space Odyssey, Magnetic Rose follows the members of the deep space salvage vessel Corona. While performing a salvage mission, … Continue reading

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No Man’s Sky, Again

Just a pleasant, low-impact exploration tour. No chat, just ambient music, eye-candy, and upgrades. “A Scout’s Dream.”

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Revolutionaries & Reactionaries

Some excerpts from Critical Mass – Part 8: The Necessity of a Plan: I own a copy of the movie Gandhi, which I regard as the greatest government-funded propaganda film of all time. I also regard Ben Kingsley’s performance as the … Continue reading

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Lethal Profits

From Investing in Venezuela Could Be Hugely Profitable or Potentially Lethal Barclays Plc has decided that Venezuela is too dangerous for its bond-investor clients. No, not as in default kind of dangerous. Sure that’s possible but Barclays is more worried … Continue reading

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Lions, Bad Neighbourhoods, and the Problem of Time

From Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart, we see… The Lion of the Desert: Before driving into northern Iraq, Dr. Azar Mirkhan changed from his Western clothes into the traditional dress of a Kurdish pesh merga warrior: a tightfitting short … Continue reading

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