Progress Report

Wrote about 15,000 words this past week in “Precursor,” this is the result of me locking myself in my bedroom for 4 1/2 days straight and writing, only coming out to use the bathroom or get food. This computer is my life. I write my books with it, maintain my blog with it and research […]

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Future Stealth Bomber

The youngest active stealth bomber in the U.S. turns 15 this year, and the other 19 B-2s in the Air Force fleet are nearly five years older. Meanwhile, the integrated defense systems they face have become much more sophisticated. Multi-static radar, which is now relatively common, is so sensitive that it can detect certain stealth […]

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Realization

It has come to my attention that I have a bizarre obsession with dystopian Fascist stories…and is probably the reason why I can’t get a girlfriend, even with other women who are into science-fiction. Pity on those heretics who think it to be strange. By the Grace of the Golden Throne, we shall burn the […]

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List of current Mega-projects

Projects that cost more than US$1 billion and attract a lot of public attention because of substantial impacts on communities, environment, and budgets[1] Projects can also be “initiatives that are physical, very expensive, and public”[2] Megaprojects require care in the project development process to reduce any possible optimism bias and strategic misrepresentation.[1] Examples of megaprojects include bridges, tunnels, highways, railways, airports, seaports, power plants, dams, wastewater projects, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), oil and natural gas extraction projects, public buildings, information technology systems, aerospace projects, and weapons […]

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Of Gods and Fools: A Manifesto of an Atheist World Order Part I: The Party

THE HOOKED CROSS-How Atheism will eventually supplant Faith as a driving force in global ideologies. The Declaration of the Brotherhood This is more than a manifesto. This is an all-out declaration of war on religious faith, one which will not stop until the message of atheism spreads worldwide. No one will stop this New Enlightenment […]

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Why We Leave Earth, Part 4

When? Right now, most of the progress toward space settlement is being accomplished in the private sector. Last December, Elon Musk’s SpaceX completed a successful test flight of a reusable capsule capable of carrying up to seven people, and the company has a contract with NASA to shuttle cargo to the International Space station at […]

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Why We Leave Earth part III

How? The first challenge is simply to escape the pull of Earth’s own gravity. “If you can get your ship into orbit, you’re halfway to anywhere,” the writer Robert Heinlein said. The space shuttle flew at around $450 million a trip, and today sending unmanned payloads into orbit will still set you back about $12,000 […]

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