Monthly Archives: November 2007

Why Peace is Hard to Come By in the Middle East

In exchange for peace with Egypt, Israel gave back the entire Sinai peninsula, including the only oil wells that Israel had. Israel wants peace more than just about anything and is willing to do just about anything in order to … Continue reading

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Delusions of Grandeur

According to the American Heritage Dictionary: Paranoia, noun, A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur, often strenuously defended with apparent logic and reason. The British newspaper The Telegraph reports (via New Scientist): Forget about the … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

The sun was setting, throwing a fog-like dusk across the stream and trees, and there was a coolness in the air. It was time, I knew, to be getting back to camp. But I did not want to move. For … Continue reading

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Future Space

Assuming NASA’s budgets remain at current levels, this should happen. If not, it will still happen in some fashion, since folks like Rutan, Bigelow, and Musk (among others) are on the task privately. Send to Kindle

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

The capacity of the human mind for swallowing nonsense and spewing it forth in violent and repressive action has never yet been plumbed. Robert A. Heinlein, Revolt in 2100 (1953), postscript Send to Kindle

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Future Space

The Ares V, which should go into operation around 2015 (with the Ares I, which will launch the Orion) is a heavy lift vehicle with the same lift capacity as a Saturn V. It is designed primarily for the new … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves. Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles … Continue reading

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Science Fiction Author Quote of the Day

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it. Octavia Butler Send to Kindle

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Amazon’s Kindle

Amazon has just released a new ebook reader which sounds really interesting to me: Utilizing a new high-resolution display technology called electronic paper, Kindle provides a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen … Continue reading

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