The Russian Gambit

I originally wrote in late January about “From Russia without Love“, where Putin and company are trying to reassert themselves “on the world stage”.  It appears that others are starting to take notice.  An article in the Christian Science Monitor

Dayton Flyers Beat Xavier

The Dayton Flyers salvaged a difficult basketball season by beating Xavier, their A-10 rival from Cincinnati.  The game was shown live on ESPN2, with Dayton taking a 66 to 62 victory in front of more than 13,000 fans at UD arena.

Sports Saturation

I really love sports… my favorites being hockey, tennis, and basketball; but does anyone else feel saturated with sports on television?  On a Wednesday night in February, I can find five different college basketball games, two NBA games, and… who

Chinese Cyber Army

As follow-on to my earlier postings about Chinese methods for accelerating their economic prowess, I offer this:  There’s a stealthy cyber war going on between China and the rest of the world. It began about five years ago when there

Because They Hate

“I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive, as the perpetrators shouted ‘Allah Akbar!’ My only crime was that I was a Christian

Physics of Tennis

Leave it to an engineer that plays tennis to find enjoyment in understanding the technology for hitting and controlling a tennis ball… I’ve been reading this fascinating book called the “Physics and Technology of Tennis”, which attempts to use scientific

Unusual Job Applications

Weird things people put on their job applications (from actual resumes, cover letters, and applications):  “I am extremely loyal to my present firm, so please don’t let them know of my immediate availability.”  “I intentionally omitted my salary history. I’ve

Governor of Ohio

The race for Governor of Ohio is heating up and it has even received notice on a national level from columnists such as George Will.   On the Republican side, we have Ken Blackwell running against Jim Petro.  At this point, I

The China Automotive Challenge

I previously posted about the Chinese approach at economic competition based on stealing trade secrets… The Chinese are now attempting to leapfog the world in automotive manufacturing by buying one of the world’s most sophisticated automotive engine plants, taking it apart piece by