Supply Chain Management Lessons From the Civil War

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William K.
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Re: Supply chain management in the Civil Wartimes
William K.   5/5/2014 9:01:09 PM
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Ariella, while a TARDIS would indeed be very handy for a whole lot of things, I beklieve that it one of them is far more complex than what would be needed for simple time travel. And since the effort woulkd undoubtedly be a bit less for a machine with much less functionality, I would suggest that direction until our understanding of time travel becomes much greater.

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Ariella   5/2/2014 1:24:03 PM
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@Rich Honestly, I'd rather have a TARDIS, more options for past, future, and outer dimensions of space. Plus you may get to ride with a slightly wacky alien with a strong sense of adventure oddly combined with an English taste for tea.

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Ariella   5/2/2014 1:06:03 PM
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@rich in that case, I was responding to your revival which was a response to theirs. Time to get to work on a TARDIS.

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Ariella   5/2/2014 12:56:30 PM
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"the past is so much more predictable." Can't aruge with that @William

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William K.   5/2/2014 12:31:32 PM
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Ariella, It is not that this blog goes back that far, but rather that many of us are able to recall the past. Not only that part that we have experienced, but those portions that we have read about. AND there is one vary large benefit to living in the past,mwhich is that the past is so much more predictable.

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Ariella   5/2/2014 12:25:10 PM
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I don't think it goes that far back, @Rich. I realized after I left the comment that this blog appeared back then. But you're the one who bumped it up with comments this month.

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Ariella   5/2/2014 9:15:10 AM
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@Brian If you are in or around NY, you may want to check out the New York Historical Society's Civil War objects. Some time ago, the Met also ran a photographic exhibition on the war, though I didn't check if it's still up.

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William K.   5/1/2014 10:34:31 PM
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I was aware that it was an image of a punch card, which was indeed used for both loading Fortran programs, data, and (probably) assembly language programs. And while the card is an icon of the era it is still unclear what it is intended to convey.

President Lincoln is no longer in a position to either receive or benefit from any advice, regardless of it's value.

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William K.   4/30/2014 9:27:01 PM
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I recognize that the card in the picture starts out with the alphabet and numbers, but I can't make out the second part of the field. And how does that help to understand anything? What is the claimed mechanism for the improvement of understanding? Please exoplain.

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William K.   4/29/2014 8:56:20 AM
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My other languages include PLC, basic, Autocad, TBOSE, and some Mexican. And also a rather inferior understanding of German, based on two semesters in college back in 1966, and no practice since then. Likewise a bit of Fortan.

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