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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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Larry Press: 1984 Apple Super Bowl Ad, Early Mac Reviews Here

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After reading Jerry Pournelle's review on the slow, hot original 1984 Apple Mac, Larry Press dug out his own reviews. Original Super Bowl Mac ad here, too.
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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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Happy Birthday aNewDomain: Your Top 111 Favorite Stories in Tech, Science

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It's two years since we launched aNewDomain. Founded by Jerry Pournelle, John C. Dvorak and me, we're a big site now. Here's a collection of our best stories. We'll add to it until we get to 111 -- honoring our 11.11.11 launch date. Keep checking to find the most-unusual and authoritative mix of tech, sci and geek culture content available anywhere.
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TWiT with Leo Laporte: Our Jerry Pournelle Remembers

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It's TWiT with Leo Laporte. This week aNewDomain's Jerry Pournelle joins Leo, along with Rob Reid and Larry Magid.
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St. Patricks Day Jib Jab with John C Dvorak, Gina Smith, Ant Pruitt, Leo Laporte, Team

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Happy St. Patrick's Day 2013: Doing the jig above are aNewDomain.net founders Gina Smith, Jerry Pournelle, John C. Dvorak, plus our Ant Pruitt and chief TWiT Leo Laporte Thanks to our Joy Ma and Julie Blaustein for this cool greeting.
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CES 2013 Leo Laporte TWiT with our John C. Dvorak and Jerry Pournelle, CES of Yore …

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On This Week in Tech (TWiT) for January 6, 2013, you’ve got a CES 2013 Leo Laporte commentary and a retrospective on the ghost of CES shows past. Dynamite show including aNewDomain.net’s own Jerry Pournelle and John C. Dvorak as guest co-hosts. Also co-hosting is the ever erudite Clayton Morris. Download and, even better, subscribe […]
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Apple, Google and Microsoft Announcements: This Week in Tech

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Coming up: a big week in tech. Apple, Google and Microsoft unleash new releases. It's the gray-haired edition of This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte, John C. Dvorak, Jerry Pournelle and Dwight Silverman on TWiT.
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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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Meet Gina Smith: aNewDomain.net Cofounder and Editorial Director

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Gina Smith is co-founder with John C. Dvorak, Jerry Pournelle and the best tech pros and journalists around of aNewDomain.net.   A career journalist — she also is a three-time CEO, a three time editor-in-chief, a NYT best-selling author and a former member of a private equity investment partner group doing VC incubation. Gina’s been covering tech since […]
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Google Chrome Extension: Cloud Save Freeware

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Everyone in my geek circle uses Google Chrome or Firefox. Rarely do I hear of people using Internet Explorer. I love Google Chrome’s look, feel, functionality and extension variety.  Then I discovered Cloud Save. Chrome users can with cloud storage accounts such as Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, or Box easily upload items found on web pages […]
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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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Jerry Pournelle: View from Chaos Manor and The Avengers

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Our chief commentator, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, reviews a film, The Avengers. Classic Jerry. Great geeky stuff.
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How To Write: Chaos Manor with Jerry Pournelle (reprise)

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The question I get most often is, "How do I get your job?" Usually it's done a bit more politely, but sometimes it's asked just that way. It's generally phrased differently by computer audiences than by science fiction audiences, but both really want to know the same thing: How do you become an author? I always give the same answer. It's easy to be an author. And it's a pleasant profession. Fiction authors go about making speeches and signing books. Computer authors go to computer shows and then come home to open boxes of new equipment and software. And we play with new stuff until we tire of it. It's nice work if you can get it.
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Pi Day: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Pi (infographic)

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Pi right here. Well, not everything. A ton of links to Pi songs, videos, trivia, too. Update Pi Day 2014: Bet you didn't know that someone wrote a way to remember the digits in pi to the 1971 hit, "Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie" to go "Bye, Bye, three-point-one-four-one-five." Tons of links to our years of pi day coverage here and elsewhere on the site. Pi Day 2013 (updated)
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Jerry Pournelle: The View From Chaos Manor

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Our Jerry Pournelle, senior columnist at aNewDomain.net, has mail. He's not talking tech, Google privacy or MWC today. It's all about Aristotle's Aether, dark matter and the A-10 World War II aircraft in action.
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