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November 22, 2023

My dead hand has an increasingly long reach

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Notice anything odd about the photo above?

Check out the date: February 1, 2024.

That's ten weeks — 70 days — from today.

And yet, it exists, waiting for our time continuum to arrive early next year.

What's this all about, joe?

Constant readers will recall my long-standing fascination with the Dead Hand — also known as Perimeter (RussianСистема «Периметр»romanized) — of Soviet Union Cold War-era nuclear weapons strategy.

For newbies, here's the Dead Hand in a nutshell:

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I love the fact that if I drop dead immediately after uploading this post, boj will continue to publish on its thrice-daily regular schedule through 8:01 am Thursday, February 1, 2024.

After that, you're on your own.

November 22, 2023 at 04:22 PM | Permalink


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