Monthly Archives: February 2024

Everglades Challenge 2024

It’s that time of year when I invite the Turcopolier Committee of Correspondence to check out this year’s running of the Everglades Challenge. I discovered this event well over a decade ago. I still have dreams of participating in this … Continue reading

Posted in Messing about in boats, TTG | 11 Comments

Open Thread – 28 February 2024

Have at it, or as Colonel Lang often phrased it, amuse yourselves. TTG

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Mexico City may soon run out of water

Mexico City, a sprawling metropolis of nearly 22 million people and one of the world’s biggest cities, is facing a severe water crisis as a tangle of problems — including geography, chaotic urban development and leaky infrastructure — are compounded … Continue reading

Posted in Blood on the Border, Mexico, TTG | 31 Comments

Illia Ponomarenko on two years of war

Two years. It’s been two years since that fucking night of February 24. We knew — well, we’ve been told “it’s not 100% confirmed yet…but THIS is possibly due at 4 am or  5 am, stay put.”  A half-glass of … Continue reading

Posted in TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 101 Comments

The Register on the leak of Chinese infosec vendor’s hacking activities

A cache of stolen document posted to GitHub appears to reveal how a Chinese infosec vendor named I-Soon offers rent-a-hacker services for Beijing. The trove appeared on GitHub last week and contains hundreds of documents documenting I-Soon’s activities. Analysis of … Continue reading

Posted in China, Cyber, TTG | 26 Comments

IM-1 lander enters lunar orbit

WASHINGTON — Intuitive Machines’ first lunar lander mission entered orbit around the moon Feb. 21, setting up a landing attempt in a day. The company announced on social media that the Nova-C lander, named Odysseus, performed a 408-second burn of … Continue reading

Posted in Space, TTG | 10 Comments

“Indicted ex-FBI informant told investigators he got Hunter Biden dirt from Russian intelligence officials”

CNN  — The former FBI informant charged with lying about the Bidens’ dealings in Ukraine told investigators after his arrest that Russian intelligence officials were involved in passing information to him about Hunter Biden, prosecutors said Tuesday in a new court … Continue reading

Posted in Intelligence, Politics, TTG | 44 Comments

“Heavy Fog In Channel; Continent Cut Off.” – Walrus.

INTERNATIONAL CODE OF SIGNALS: CODE FLAG “U” – YOU ARE STANDING INTO DANGER! America is the Titanic and our Iceberg is something called “Inversion”. I tried to draw attention to this in August 2014 by quoting that Times Of London … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Policy, Politics, Walrus | 106 Comments

“Ukraine War, 17 February 2024: Melee in Avdiivka”

Hello everybody! An update at ‘unusual hour’, because of latest developments in the Avidiivka area. Essentially, upon realising that the ZSU is in the process of withdrawing from the ruins of the town, the Russians launched such a massive onslaught, … Continue reading

Posted in The Military Art, TTG, Ukraine Crisis | 69 Comments

Open Thread – 16 February 2024

As SSG Gutierrez would sometimes enthusiastically answer the company phone, no matter who was calling, “Charging Charlie, One Three Five, speak your nickel’s worth.” A piece of big news this morning is the death of Navalny in a Russian prison. … Continue reading

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