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 »