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Monthly Archive March, 2003

VIETNAM 2 PREFLIGHT CHECK

March 30, 2003

MediaWhoresOnline Watch Watch Watch Watch 1. Cabal of oldsters who won’t listen to outside advice? Check. 2. No understanding of ethnicities of the many locals? Check. 3. Imposing country boundaries drawn in Europe, not by the locals? Check. 4. Unshakeable faith in our superior technology? Check. 5. France secretly hoping we fall on our asses? […]

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“an army marches on its stomach”

WSJ.com – U.S. Tactics May Seem Original, But History Offers Some Lessons HISTORY LESSONS Key elements of the U.S. war plan in Iraq have been tried in earlier wars, to mixed results. • Bypassing population centers in a rush: Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson did the same in his 1862 Civil War campaign in the Shenandoah […]

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STP training begins

Finally got a chance to get out and ride a bit today. I did 13.5 miles in about an hour (along the Burke-Gilman Trail to Tracy Owen Station and back), and it felt good. I had a tailwind on the outbound leg that helped me roll along at 20 mph, and on the way back […]

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measuring a web site’s market presence

Chad Dickerson From a technical standpoint, the most interesting thing in the story is that the Al-Jazeera sites typically receive traffic “in the range of 50 or 60 Mbps.” If you skimmed over those numbers, you shouldn’t. Ladies and gentleman, that is some serious traffic, and I say that having watched the MRTG graphs at […]

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