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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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