Category Archives: Technology

A telephone family

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The Wehrmacht’s use of horses in the Polish and Soviet Union campaigns 1939-44

Blitzkreig attacks were a logistical impossibility on the eastern front, which meant the Polish experience couldn’t be repeated. Germany relied on the Soviet Union for oil supplies, which ceased with their invasion. The wehrmacht’s early successes were a ‘winner’s curse’ … Continue reading

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North Korea, the USA and the balance of terror in 2017

Sovereignty is having ultimate authority over a territory, with the absolute right to govern. Thus, a sovereign state is one that governs itself, independent of any foreign power, with the full authority to make war or peace and to form … Continue reading

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Courage explained

Courage is staying in a hotel which isn’t on Trip Advisor.   Chris

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Book review: David Eggers ~ The Circle

“Richard Thomas, the information commissioner, has warned that Britain could be sleepwalking into an East German-style surveillance society, holding extensive but secret files on all citizens.”* The capabilities of technological surveillance in 2004 were negligible in relation to 2017. The … Continue reading

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Technological sabotage: Rene Carmille 1942-4

René Carmille — was a punch card computer expert and comptroller general of the French Army, who later would head up the Demographics Department of the French National Statistics Service. As quickly as IBM worked with the Nazis to enable them to … Continue reading

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North Korea: a wordless poem

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