Author Archives: AuricTech

30 Years Ago Today

22 February 1984 was the last morning I ever woke up as a civilian. By the end of that day, I was legally a US Army Soldier, albeit one entirely lacking in the training required to refine my civilian ore … Continue reading

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A Riddle for Today

Q: How is a quarterback who trips himself while dropping back in the pocket like the suspect in this shooting? A: In both cases, a self-inflicted “sack” is involved.

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Another Roll on the Random Thought Table

So, during lunch today, I began to wonder: If the folks who make Lunchables added a product line that included probiotic supplements, would they call that product line “Lunchabacillus”?

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On the Subject of PajamaBoy

Over at Larry Correia’s blog, Larry mentioned in passing that some collectivist had called him a “cismale gendernormative fascist,” which translates as follows: “Cismale means a male that was born male and self identifies a (sic) male, as in most … Continue reading

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Color Me Unsurprised

Earlier today, Prof Reynolds linked to a Politico post with the title “Daniel Werfel slammed for ‘incomplete’ report.” As someone who resided within the New Orleans Saints market area in the late 1990s, I would expect that a bureaucrat with … Continue reading

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Sunday, Gunnie Fun Day

I went shooting today with a couple of my coworkers. While my shoulder’s still sore (some seven hours later) from firing two rounds from a 10-gauge shotgun, it’s a good kind of sore. We fired my new .500 S&W Magnum … Continue reading

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A Quote for Today

From TRADOC Pamphlet 525-8-2, The U.S. Army Learning Concept for 2015: “Given the assumption that existing U.S. education models will continue to degrade, and physical and values preparation will continue to decline, IMT [Initial Military Training] must overcome negative learning … Continue reading

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A Quote (from memory) for Today

This quote for today is pretty much word-for-word. However, since I’m quoting, by memory, from an article I read in an issue of analog SCIENCE FICTION/SCIENCE FACT sometime around 1976*, I can’t vouch for complete accuracy. The principle remains intact, … Continue reading

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22 April in History

As an historically-significant date, 22 April is framed by two events: Vladimir Lenin’s birth in 1870, and the first Federally-recognized Earth Day in 1970 (the date was chosen by Senator Gaylord Nelson [D-Wisconsin], who claimed not to know about the … Continue reading

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Another Roll on the Random Thoughts Table

If the opposite of “pro” is “con,” does that mean that overly-cheerful people should be prescribed Conzac?

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