Helplessness and PTSD

Helplessness and PTSD

A comment posted at an announcement for a new book by Rolf Nelson, who wrote the amazing (if a bit oddly formatted as screenplay, but it works) The Stars Came Back and the prose version of the first half,¬†Back From the Dead. StarboardNovember … As a note on one of the first chapters. I taught for a very short time at a community college branch on a military base teaching the warrior transition unit soldiers. My students confirmed that being able to fight back has a huge effect on PTSD. Changes in ROE restricted their ability to return fire from Read more »

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

A lot has been going on about it, and I’ve declined to say much because, frankly, I don’t like any of my choices, and the situation is far more complex than a simple answer. First of all, I’ve done enough network stuff to know that, at scale, you¬†have to do QOS (quality of service) stuff to make sure critical voice (or other deemed critical) packets don’t disappear or get dropped when things get tight.Barring a vastly more capable backbone and capacity to the premises, there will always be some form of throttling in place. You also have Netflix and streaming Read more »