Whirlwind

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. The Friday after Labor Day, I boarded a plane for California, Los Angeles to be specific to do work out on the west coast for a week. I left early because I wanted time to adjust to the time change and also to take the opportunity to revisit […]

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It would seem I am not the only one that thinks so…..

Who has strong feelings about the Navy’s declining emphasis on operational proficiency and training to do important things. Some better men than me are saying much the same thing. The obsession with “relevancy” and “transformation”-coupled with the “zero defects” mentality of the current Navy; namely that everyone should get fired over everything-has led to bad […]

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The Paradox

Out the door this morning for an early am departure for the land of milk and honey ( of which in all my trips to Eretz Yisrael I have seen neither). Suprisingly the airport was packed at 5:30 am, which was not something I was prepared for.  Especially going through security. It would seem George […]

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Acceptable Substitutes

I am a big fan of IGoogle. Its a great way to put the content of your favorite news sites and blogs all together in one place-and then make it your default home page when you fire up the browser. It makes a great aggregator and allows me quickly browse for headlines-then click on links […]

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Not boding well for the new year

Well we rang in the new year in fine -well, sort of fine fashion. Went over to our neighbors house and watched all the fireworks, drank champagne and beer and came home about 3 AM. S.O. fell into bed-without even so much as a "Happy New Year" handshake. I'm taking it as a good sign […]

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Feel the power of the dark side!

Rick Blaine:  "So how we doing tonight?" Croupier: "A couple of thousand less than I thought there would be…….."   And why is that exactly? Because yours truly just bought a Mac Book Pro with a Retina display! After hearing Spike loft its praises-I decided to take the plunge-aided in part by the urgings of […]

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The cycle is in the middle

In the middle of a hectic work / travel schedule. Have a trip to elsewhere in Deutschland on the horizon, immediately followed by a trip back to the Whining States of America. Part business-part familial pilgrimage. In the interim-between going back and forth to both work and the doctor-I got a new toy: I finally […]

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In the command center…….

I might be overdoing it-just a bit. While I was working on the project which will come to fruition one way or another by mid week- I pushed back from the “L” shaped desk that the S.O. gave me-which is the heart of Far East Cynic HQ- to marvel at my set up: Monitor connected […]

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It is a blessing

To be holed up inside the house because of this: I needed the time to get caught up on this project. I spent most of the weekend holed up in my “man cave” writing draft after draft of a proposal and taking the occasional break to bang my head against the wall. It is not […]

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Once again-with feeling.

Why you should be concerned about the upcoming Comcast NBC merger, and why Net Neutrality is important to you. A free and open internet is the single greatest technology of our culture, and control should not be at the mercy of corporations. 2 .A free and open internet stimulates competition. 3. A free and open […]

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But are they anatomically correct?

Cause if they are-I might have to buy one. “By your command“. AIST’s HRP-4C Cybernetic Human took the stage for “Dance Robot LIVE!” — a song-and-dance routine choreographed by Sam of the J-pop group TRF. Caprica may be closer to reality than we care to admit.

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Sometimes-Bigger IS better

At least when it comes to TV’s. I saved some of my money from time in Romania this summer for the express purpose of buying a bigger and better TV. A SAMSUNG 55″ HD LED TV. I wish I had bought one sooner. I got the internet connection with it-and hooked it up to my […]

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