ASIO launches spy recruitment campaign on Instagram, says trench coats and fedoras are a thing of the past
The Creative Urge: John Coltrane on Perseverance Against Rejection, the Innovator’s Mindset, and How Hardship Fuels Art
“Innovators always seek to revitalize, extend and reconstruct the status quo in their given fields… Quite often they are the rejects, outcasts, sub-citizens, etc. of the very societies to which they bring so much sustenance
Judge Holmes Weighs (At Length) Against Taxpayers Involved in Complex Bullshit Tax Shelters; Fraud Penalties Approved
The U.S. didn’t start Cold War 2 Noahpinion. Noah Smith.
Cuba and end of Communism - Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
AN ARMY OF MEDIA DRAGON DAVIDS: The Undergrad Who Found China’s Nuclear Arsenal: What a Hobby.
A couple of weeks ago, word arrived that 120 new missile silos had been discovered in the desert of Northern China. While the press made much of this evidence that China is busy expanding its nuclear weapons program, they did not look at who found the silos and how he did it.
As it happens, the silos were spotted by Decker Eveleth, an undergrad at Reed College. He spent weeks poking around on satellite imagery until he happened upon the silos’ distinctive inflatable dome coverings. (Which, in turn, has led some people to describe them as “bouncy houses of death.”)
In what I believe is his only interview about the incident, Eveleth told me about his process, and we covered it here in a larger story about all the goings on in the private space industry and what is now possible in Low Earth Orbit.
The Meaning Of The Native Graves The American Conservative. Hoo boy.