Slovenian Guest: You should do a follow up post on Projekt-26 and or Operation Gladio. Those were stay-behind anti-communist paramilitary networks. Oddly enough never mentioned on your blog…
Slovenian Guest: And now: Insurgents hold journalist captive. The guy from the VICE Crimea videos…
Buckethead: I’ve seen that threshold at work at a startup I worked at. Three vicious (in a polite, tech-corporate way) people in positions of authority in a company of less than 20 was more than enough to destroy all cooperation, trust, and faith in the future.
Grasspunk: This reminds me of La Place de la Concorde Suisse written by the amazing John McPhee. I once worked with a Swiss and talked with him about this book. He said the Swiss had lost track of some of their secret sites over time (there were so many), but when the Soviet Union broke up documents were released that showed the Swiss where all their missing sites were. No idea if it was true but it was plausible enough to make me laugh.
Scipio Americanus: The (fully rotatable) howitzer turret disguised as a shed was particularly amusing.
Marc Pisco: I misread that as “fonts” and thought “what, is it their secret weapon for when we get sick of Helvetica?”
Marc Pisco: The AeroPress is fantastic. Make sure you’ve got it properly put together, though: Mine came apart under pressure once at the office. A colleague standing next to me in the kitchen was liberally daubed with wet espresso grounds.
Rollory: The simplest and most appropriate solution is simply to not pay for cable TV. The kids will be playing outside or reading books because that’s what’s available. (Buying your 10-year-old an iPhone should not even be a topic of discussion.)
Ross: Yes, indeed. And this is from a mother who appears to be perfectly OK with what Miley Cyrus has become. Would like to read what a NRx mom (or heck, even a normal mom from the 50s) might say.
Isegoria: Indeed, throughout most of history, posturing — convincing yourself and your enemy that you’re bigger, meaner, and scarier — has been far more important than physical fighting ability.