This looks interesting, although could they not have put together a much lower grade single PDF, or even an OCRd text? (I know this is a regular whine.)Read More UKUSA
Pessimism: if we keep burning the coal, eventually keeping warm will be the least of our worries. Where’s your discount rate now, Timmeh? Stupidity: can we get out of this Bruce Sterling novel now please? Blame: it’s Coalistan vs. Everyone Else. Logistics: China can’t lay railway track fast enough to move as much coal as…Read More pessimism+optimism = future
Here’s a question for you: when you’re not reading blogs, what else do you do?Read More 2002-style blog community bleg!
Adam Greenfield responds, and anyone who uses the BOAC speedbird as their avatar is probably worth listening to: “But that becomes a political problem, something almost all geeks seem incapable of understanding, probably because its a social rather than a technical problem.” Well, “geeks” may be incapable of understanding that, Cian, but that happens to…Read More oppression in software
Ackerman links to an interesting piece from Antonio Giustozzi (direct here); one of the things that comes over strongly is the degree to which the expansion of the Taliban hasn’t been driven by the acquisition of public support, still less by conquest, but rather by branding, co-option, and freelancing by significant leaders in Afghan society.…Read More their law
The Rolling Stone piece on McChrystal is actually surprisingly thin in terms of information. I give as an example this gem: After arriving in Kabul last summer, Team America set about changing the culture of the International Security Assistance Force, as the NATO-led mission is known. (U.S. soldiers had taken to deriding ISAF as short…Read More sometimes, style is content