Category Archives: Space, Science and Technology

Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part III

“When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.” (I Corinthians 13:11) Finishing reading this essay by Nikita Volchenko, … Continue reading

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Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to read this piece in VZGLIAD, written by Nikita Volchenko.  We are discussing the strange phenomenon of “hobbyist military technology”, as popularized by Ukrainian nationalists.  One recalls these nationalist volunteers on the Maidan of 2013-2014 wielding improvised weapons … Continue reading

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Can Ukraine Offer The World Hobbyist Military Technology? – Part I

Dear Readers: I saw this very interesting piece in VZGLIAD, written by Nikita Volchenko.  One of the (perhaps unintended) consequences of the Maidan putsch of 2014 was the explosive growth of military hobby-ism and amateur creativity among Ukrainian volunteers.  Even … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Europa Report

Dear Readers: Today I review a science-fiction movie called Europa Report.  The movie came out in 2013, but I only saw it a couple of days ago, that’s why this review is so tardy.  I like space movies, but I don’t … Continue reading

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How To Be A Successful Separatist In The Big World

Dear Readers: Today I am combining two stories with (a perceived) common theme.  Both pieces are from the PolitNavigator online paper:  this one and this one.  Both are written by the same person, a lady from Luhansk named Marina Russkaya.  … Continue reading

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Russian Military Working On “Smart Bullet” For Snipers

Just a quickie today:  I saw this piece about some new exciting military technology being worked out in Russia. A Russian military research group called the Foundation of Perspective Research (Russian Фонд перспективных исследований – ФПИ, in English I’ll call … Continue reading

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EnergoAtom – What’s Up With That? – Part IV

Dear Readers: So, when we left off yesterday, we were in the grip of a sinister premonition (a chill in the spine when a black cat walks over your grave) that somehow the Americans are behind all this EnergoAtom privatization business. So, … Continue reading

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