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By TheophileEscargot (Fri Apr 27, 2018 at 12:40:23 AM EST) Reading, MLP (all tags)
Reading: "Chickenhawk". Links.

What I'm Reading
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. Autobiographical book by a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. I found it pretty fascinating. There's lots of technical detail, and some dramatic accounts of the huge helicopter formations in use.

He seems to be pretty honest about the brutality and the stupidity of the war. There are some fairly chilling scenes like the execution of prisoners. However it's not exactly surprising given what we know about the war by now.

Overall, a very good war memoir, but not exactly topical.

Socioeconomics. The decline in UK accounting data. Stablecoins, problems.

Video. Video game stunt tribute.

Sci/Tech. Scientists find evidence of prehistoric human-vs-giant sloth battle. Is There Evidence that Runners can Benefit from Wearing Compression Clothing? Antonine wall was painted red and yellow.

Articles. Exiting the Vampire Castle.

Random. Bearded men looking up.

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Compression shorts by lm (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Apr 27, 2018 at 06:51:33 AM EST
Less chafing is why I wear them while running.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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