Tag Archives: The Ukraine

Putinism (Review)

Russia seems, to me, to be a dark, mysterious, dangerous, and forbidding place. Perhaps that is so, because I grew up in the midst of the Cold War.  The very taboo nature of the Soviet Union engaged my fascination like … Continue reading

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Escape From Auschwitz

Of all the Nazi concentration and death camps, the most well-known was Auschwitz. Most of us, though, don’t realize that several escape attempts were made, of which, only a few were successful. During the camp’s history, a total of 802 … Continue reading

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Transistor Controversy

Yesterday’s post about the Fleming Valve led me to think that the principles of the transistor would be a good follow-up for a Sunday look-see.  Coincidentally, November 17, 1947 is widely acknowledged as the date when Bell Laboratory scientists John … Continue reading

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