Friday, January 15, 2010
That military power and "imperialist nature" you're always talking about? That's what allows us to get a U.S. Navy CVN with its attendent amenties to Haiti in 24 hours, lets us land choppers loaded with humanitarian aid rations in the same time (or just not even land--winch systems are always fun) and get the USNS Comfort out of harbor and into action in five days instead of five weeks.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
How would blackjack be different if you played with a tarot deck, major arcana at all? Major arcana = face cards = 10, or major arcana = value of card (so Magician is 1, Heirophant is 5, World is 21...woe to the Fool (infinity, or zero)!). And don't forget that each minor suit has a "Knight" along with "King, Queen, Jack", so by the first set of rules you have 16 + 22 = 38 ten cards out of 56 + 22 = 78 deck. Almost half the deck is ten cards! Would you play?