Book Review: "How Great Science Fiction Works,” by Gary K. Wolfe, Course Review by Rick Howard

Book Review: "How Great Science Fiction Works,” by Gary K. Wolfe, Course Review by Rick Howard

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I very much enjoyed Dr. Wolfe’s Great Courses lecture. I have always considered myself to be a science fiction fan, but after listening to these lectures, I learned that there are numerous holes in my science fiction education that I will have to get busy filling. To my great surprise, ... Read More
Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Bitcoin: It All Seems So Mysterious

Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Bitcoin: It All Seems So Mysterious

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Executive SummaryWhen Satoshi Nakamoto published his seminal paper called Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System in October 2008, he started what is arguably the first viable cryptocurrency. Bitcoins have steadily increased in value from its inception to today where one bitcoin is worth some $6,500 and its success has encouraged ... Read More
Reborn at Arlington: Memorial Day 2017

Reborn at Arlington: Memorial Day 2017

1,500 US Army soldiers stood on the misty parade field at Fort Meyer waiting for the sun to rise. The leadership had scheduled another morale building yet mandated "fun run" where once a quarter, the entire unit comes together to do PT (Physical Training) in a show of Esprit de ... Read More
2016 Books

2016 Books

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I read 28 Books in 2016.2016 favorite:"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania," by Erik Larson2016 Most Educational:"The Right To Vote The Contested History Of Democracy In The United States," by Alexander Keyssar2016 Best Horror:"A Head Full of Ghosts," by Paul Tremblay2016 Best Cybersecurity:The Phoenix Project: A Novel About ... Read More
Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

Why I Vote

Executive SummaryNew Jersey and Virginia are holding state elections on 7 November. Some of my friends, family and colleagues tell me they don’t vote. They have lots of reasons. They say that their vote does not count. They say that the system is, at best, a poorly designed system and, ... Read More