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The Importance of Structural Give

In structural engineering, the term “give” refers to the ability of a material or structure to undergo deformation under load without failing. This can include bending, stretching, compressing, or otherwise changing shape in response to stress.

The Power of Horizontal Thinking

Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.

Divergences–Geopolitical and Economic

The real injustice, I said, beginning to get heated, is that an honest man must live a penurious life in our country.

Using Money Well & Yen Perspective

In an ideal world, the scientist should find a method to prevent the most severe forms of autism but allow the milder forms to survive. After all, the really social people did not invent the first stone spear. It was probably invented by an Aspie who chipped away at rocks while the other people socialized around the campfire. Without autism traits, we might still be living in caves.

AI, the Other and Japan

“In modern times, much of the real business of empire has moved underground. American imperium still uses military power to keep surface trade routes open, deploying the US Navy to patrol global sea-lanes. But American power also travels along buried fiber-optic cables, insulating itself into networks like the internet and the complex financial infrastructures used by banks to send money around the world.”

A Portfolio for the Great Flattening

Among the producers of horse-drawn carriages to enter the automobile industry, the most notable and successful example was Studebaker, one of the world’s largest producers of horse-drawn carriages and wagons. It had a well-developed distribution network and proved to be one of the few traditional technology companies to make a transition to the new technology.

Today’s Soviets & Long, Variable Lags

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The Practice

You have to choose, do you want to be number 1 or do you want to be happy?