Category Archives: Cold War

The Math Behind the Mission

Hidden Figures – I didn’t know a whole lot about this movie prior to seeing it, but I enjoyed it. It’s the story of three black female mathematicians who worked for NASA during the early days of the space program, … Continue reading

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The Game That Wasn’t There

I don’t think I’d heard the legend of the video game Polybius until I came across a post about it on Tumblr earlier this week. All evidence points to the fact that the game never existed, for various reasons, but … Continue reading

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A Whole New World Order

Conspiracy theorists love to talk about something called the “New World Order,” leaving the rest of us to wonder what this actually means and why it’s a bad thing. After all, it’s not like the CURRENT world order is without … Continue reading

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Off the Marx

You know, I’m not a communist, but I have to admit the idea has a fair amount of appeal. Too bad it hasn’t worked, but then, it’s not like the form of capitalism we have in this country is really … Continue reading

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