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Jerry Pournelle: No Child Left Behind? History Lessons from Chaos Manor

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Our Jerry Pournelle has some hard arguments against the "No Child Left Behind" initiative in US education. Here's what's wrong with education today ...
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Jerry Pournelle: Why the Original Mac Just Didn’t Cut It

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Today is the Mac's 30th b-day. But Jerry Pournelle never glorified that original 1984 Mac. It was hot, slow -- a toy. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was infuriated with Jerry and refused to admit the Mac needed help. But the Mac caught up with Jobs' vision. Just in time. Here's Pournelle with more ...
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On the Cuban Missile Crisis: Jerry Pournelle Remembers

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On the Cuban Missile Crisis: Jerry Pournelle Remembers -- Our Jerry Pournelle worked at Boeing Advanced Planning in October 1962 and had access to U.S. intelligence information. He was asked to think about the unthinkable...dirt bags and all. October 16 marks 50 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis stand-off between the former Soviet Union and the United States began. It lasted for 13 days.
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Jerry Pournelle Chaos Manor: A Road Warrior’s Tale

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Our Jerry Pournelle wrestles with Wi-Fi connectivity on the road. Here he defeats the problem with a product called AT&T USB Connect 900 -- but it sure is a pain using dial-up in the meantime.
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Olympics 2012: Jerry Pournelle on the Blade Runner

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South African double amputee became the first double amputee in history to race in the Olympics. Do you think the Six Million Dollar Man would be eligible for Olympic events? Could he have played Olympics basketball? Should he be allowed to? At the Summer Olympics 2012 Games in London last week, South African double-amputee Oscar […]
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Jerry Pournelle: On Facebook’s Declining Fortunes

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On Facebook and its plummeting stock price. Our senior commentator Jerry Pournelle doesn't want to say he told you so. But he did. It's Chaos Manor with Jerry Pournelle at aNewDomain.net.
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Jerry Pournelle: On Curiosity

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Today in Chaos Manor, our Jerry Pournelle digs into the successful Mars Curiosity mission. It's aNewDomain.net.
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Chaos Manor: Jerry Pournelle On Why Windows 7 Search Sucks

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One reason I still use Windows 7 rather than convert everything to a Mac is that I like Microsoft Office, in large part because after so many years, books, columns, email, blogs, taxes and the rest, I’m pretty well used to it. But Windows 7 search is ...
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Jerry Pournelle Chaos Manor: On Dragon Docks, the Commercial Space Era Kickoff

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The Space Station caught the Dragon by the tail. It’s the first instance of the success of the new NASA policy. A long time ago some of us said that NASA shouldn’t be running operations, it should create markets and let the industry take care of the rest. The government doesn’t operate the railroads, or the airlines, or the trucking industry. Even though a great deal of rail, airline freight and passenger, and highway freight is government stuff. Fort Hood doesn’t operate trucking lines to go out and bring food to the mess halls. It pays for delivery. Thus should it be with NASA.
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Jerry Pournelle: View from Chaos Manor, Facebook at $10 per share?

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Our chief commentator, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, ponders the aftermath of Facebook's IPO in the View from Chaos Manor. And it isn't pretty.
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