Category Archives: Space, Science and Technology

Ukraine War Day #325: What’s Up With Ukrainian Electrons?

Dear Readers: Despite previous (vague) promises to do a piece on the recent Russian army shake-up, I have wisely decided not to engage on that topic. Not having much value to offer, frankly. In the last couple days I read … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #300: Mitigating The Risk Of A Dirty Bomb

Dear Readers: In previous posts we learned the scary news that Ukrainian shelling of the Zaporozhie Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) was most likely designed to set off the equivalent of a dirty bomb. Given that the Ukrainians strive with all … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #297: How Ukrainians Cut Themselves Off From Science

Dear Readers I saw this story by reporter Vasily Stoyakin. The headline reads: Hatred For The Russian Language Deprives Ukraine Of Science And Technology Scientists and other specialists living in the Ukraine are facing a crisis that will affect their … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #296: Can We Have A Timeout?

Dear Readers: When this war started, I made a vow to post a new story, following the war, every single day, until it was over. Silly me, I thought it was only going to last a couple of months! Yet … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #283: Russian AI And The War Of The Future

Dear Readers: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of those over-hyped and scary things, triggering fears of Terminator-like wars of the future, where flying computers, programmed with AI algorithms, hunt down and murder humans for sport. People who are not familiar … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #272: Why Shell A Nuclear Power Plant? Mystery Explained

Hamlet:Slanders, sir; for the satirical rogue says here that oldmen have grey beards, that their faces are wrinkled, theireyes purging thick amber and plum-tree gum, and that they have aplentiful lack of wit, together with most weak hams; all which, … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #252: All We Needed Was A Super-Villain

Max Otto von Stierlitz held his breath as he eased the file drawer open, after picking the flimsy lock with his pocket knife. As he was reaching inside for the top-secret document, all of a sudden every light went on … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #241: Ukraine To Implement NATO Logistics Software

Dear Readers: I saw this piece from KP, the reporter is Sofia Goncharova. As early as next month (November, 2022) Ukraine is set to switch over its Logistics software from whatever it is currently using, to a super-duper NATO software … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #227: Breaking News: Bridge Damaged + Starlink

Dear Readers: I interrupt my story on the mobilization supply situation to bring some breaking news. First the bad news: Ukrainian terrorists succeeded in damaging the Kerch Bridge which brings people and supplies back and forth from Crimea to mainland … Continue reading

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Ukraine War Day #224: Peacemaker Musk Risks Being Put On Peacemaker

Dear Readers: Most of you have probably already heard of the infamous Ukrainian “Peacemaker” site called Миротворец (“Miro-tvorets”). Sometimes translated as “Peacekeeper”, but “Peacemaker” is actually a better translation and fits in better with the embedded puns of my blogpost … Continue reading

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