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April, 2015

  • 19 April

    5 Words You Should Banish From Your Vocabulary…

    …if you want to be taken seriously. The words you choose will determine how others evaluate your intellect. It matters in almost any interaction you have outside of a close personal relationship. This includes your workplace and any interaction with someone you don’t know well. I’m not going to address …

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  • 19 April

    Personal Anecdotes Have Little Value in the Public Sphere

    The telling of personal stories has been an important aspect of human communication since before the development of complex language. Sharing one’s experiences is an integral part of personal relationships. It is typically one the first subjects that friends or acquaintances discuss when meeting (“How are you? What have you …

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  • 17 April

    Drone Technology Could Have Prevented Germanwings Crash

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    The recent intentional crash of Germanwings flight 9525 by a suicidal pilot demonstrated for the second time in the past year the risks associated with having humans completely in control of an airliner.  The German co-pilot of flight 9525 committed suicide and the mass murder of 149 others when he locked …

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  • 16 April

    Gyrocopter Stunt Exposes Security Vulnerabilities

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    Yesterday’s crash landing of a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn again exposed security vulnerabilities in the area of the National Mall.  The pilot, identified as Doug Hughes, claims to have flown his craft from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, about 65 miles away.  Upon his arrival in DC, he buzzed the White House and …

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  • 15 April

    Video: Special Delivery! Gyrocopter Crash Lands on Capitol Lawn!

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    I was in downtown DC with my laptop and little Panasonic compact camera in my backpack.  I’d been working on a video about protests and demonstrations in DC, and I heard that a group of demonstrators advocating pot legalization and DC statehood had chained themselves to a 42-foot “Liberty Pole” on …

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  • 29 November

    The Old Man and the Sausage – A Prague Story

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    Firstly, let me say I’m sure I was justified in throwing the old man with the cane to the ground. Well, pretty sure. Sure enough that I’m not wracked with guilt. And I didn’t throw him to the ground so much as let him fall. I know that justifying even …

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