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November 15, 2021

And . . . We’re Back

Filed under: Uncategorized — cpirrong @ 9:05 pm

Pardon the interruption. As several loyal readers informed me yesterday morning, the site was inaccessible due to a “bandwidth limit exceeded” error. Apparently, SWP was subject to a DDS attack that commenced shortly after I posted a crypto-skeptical piece. Go figure. I guess I got some crypto weirdos bent out of shape. Or maybe it was the deep state 🤣 whom I also fingered.

You can tell a lot about a person from his/her enemies.

Regardless, in a way “bandwidth limit exceeded” is accurate in other ways. I am hip deep in testifying at a trial and have other deadlines looming, so my bandwidth is definitely challenged. I’ll post ASAP. Subjects of interest including a disturbing move to transform the United States Marine Corps into the United States Woke Corps, and the utter insanity of the Rittenhouse prosecution.

Stay tuned and be well.

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12 Comments »

  1. “it was the deep state whom I also fingered.” Unlike Brandon who prefers to finger youngsters.

    Comment by dearieme — November 16, 2021 @ 5:18 am

  2. Glad you’re back. Sinister forces seem to be afoot. . . Can I say that without sounding paranoid?

    Comment by Donald Wolfe — November 16, 2021 @ 7:53 am

  3. As blogs go, SWP seems to attract these “outages” more often and more often after controversial to conventional wisdom posts. Not paranoid, but even the have enemies.

    Comment by The Pilot — November 16, 2021 @ 4:39 pm

  4. SWP might find this appropriate,

    https://youtu.be/CwInw6GPTbo?t=2953

    Comment by The Pilot — November 16, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

  5. Hey Craig I saw this and thought of you:

    ’Free speech warriors’ founded an anti-woke college. But they’re keeping their tenured day jobs

    Tempted? Could be a nice little earner away from those courtroom shenanigans…

    Ahh yes, the joys of tenureship. I bet you and some others here (Pat) thank your lucky stars for this. On a related note, I attended an academic conference in the US a few years back and the audience literally stood and raucously applauded a colleague who just heard he’d been tenured, like he’d just announced the birth of his first-born son or been given the all-clear for an STD. (Note for the uninitiated – it’s nothing short of socialism in action, but hey, they’re batting for your side, so who cares??)

    PS Those DOS attacks are a real pain. That said I do occasionally punch the F5 key a few times when on your site to test your server’s resilience. All part of the service 😉

    Comment by David Mercer — November 17, 2021 @ 6:01 am

  6. And right on cue, comes the FTC investigating fuel prices, ugh.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-asks-ftc-to-examine-whether-oil-gas-companies-are-illegally-keeping-gas-prices-high-11637164142?mod=hp_lead_pos1

    Comment by The Pilot — November 17, 2021 @ 10:54 am

  7. @David M

    Might take a look here. Being tenured isn’t an shield as often as you think. I went into every job looking at it just a stepping stone, I’d either get fired or leave when my time was up.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/12/university-austin-founders-challenge-creating-college-another-time/

    Comment by The Pilot — November 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am

  8. @5, David, my position at SLAC is untenured.

    Scientific staff. Kept on by reason of merit. Research, lab management, and experimental protocol and chemical safety SME.

    Here’s my most recent paper: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c05022

    Feel free to apologize at your convenience.

    Comment by Pat Frank — November 18, 2021 @ 12:21 am

  9. @Pat: Don’t be such a snowflake. Is calling someone tenured really such a slur? I’ll add that to my armoury if true…

    @Pilot: But it is though, isn’t it, for people of all persuasions? I’m guessing you possibly are, hence why you hide behind a nom-de-guerre.

    I see the whole UATX grift is coming apart at the seams already, with Gee running back to his WVU momma and Pinker leaving citing “creative differences” with fellow founders (I paraphrase – oh to have been a fly on the wall at those meetings!). The whole soon-to-be debacle reminds me of Bannon’s lame attempt to set up an alt-right monastic order in the foothills of northern Italy, presumably mindful that back in the day the wealthy usually sent their dimmest and least-likely-to-reproduce kids to be men/women of the cloth.

    Comment by David Mercer — November 18, 2021 @ 3:17 am

  10. Nope, now a contractor, previously corporate “at will” employee. My first boss backed up by my father’s guidance, taught me to have “F U money”. I started saving it at 25.

    Comment by The Pilot — November 18, 2021 @ 8:39 am

  11. @9 David, you were wrong. And clearly never better than you must be.

    Comment by Pat Frank — November 18, 2021 @ 10:57 am

  12. The bandwidth you exceeded was thinking rationally and for yourself. Welcome back Perfesser, you have been missed.

    Comment by Sotosy1 — November 18, 2021 @ 8:08 pm

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