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John Tieso
Author/Consultant living in Arlington, VA
Interests: golf, computing, writing
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Thank you for your comments. I spent a number of year recycling desktop systems and laptops for students who could not afford new systems. These days, it is actually easier and less expensive to purchase a new system or laptop than work on an old one, but the parts for later update or upgrade are still worth the effort to remove from a system before scrapping the shell. The old concept of mean time between failures (MTBF0 is still accurate and worth the parts inventories. Thanks for responding.
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Arlington, VA August 7, 2016 A brief overview of the history of perhaps a premature 'death' If you look through the news feeds on Google News, and others, there seems to be a lot of comment lately, possibly due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA July 30, 2016 In a recent article titled "Be an Outstanding leader", I discussed how vision is so imp0rtant to success. In fact, without a clear and understandable vision, it is nearly impossible to craft success because you do not know where you want to be at some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Reflections
Arlington, VA July 14, 2016 As I often say to my students, leadership is a learned art--on which takes time and patience to comprehend and even more time to understanding enough of the principles and practices to succeed. Recently, on a stroll through the local market, I came across a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Reflections
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Arlington, VA July 15, 2016 July 14th, Bastille Day, is the National Independence Day celebration in France. It is the one day that all parts of France join together to celebrate "Liberte, Fraternite, Equalite" with massive events and fireworks, not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Once again, the US Obama Administration seems to be playing with numbers to suit its own purposes, probably to make its image look better over the increasing numbers of drone strikes during this administration. However, their numbers do not come even close to reality, as the LA Times noted. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington, VA June 25, 2016 Well, the vote is indeed over; the BREXITERS WON. But what did they win? The answer to that questions is still very much up in the air. First, under the European Union Framework, the UK... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA June 24, 2016 Well, the people of the United Kingdom have apparently spoken--and loudly, about their views on the European Union. They voted to start the process of getting out. That voted confounded many, but should it have?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA June 16, 2016 Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States The Citation reads: Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States, is awarded the STUPID AWARD WITH CLUSTER for exceptionally rude, ignorant, and unnecessary comments in his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Minihan's World
Arlington VA June 16, 2016 In his address on Tuesday, June 14th, President Obama went out of his way to discuss the importance of the term “Radical Islam”, indicating that use of the term does nothing to solve the problem... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA June 14, 2016 Is Obama a leader or a follower? Listening to all the rhetoric coming out of the White house, including his latest interview with Good morning America yesterday (6-13-2016), it appears that US, in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA May 28, 2016 If Delta Airlines can speed travel, then TSA needs to learn some lessons. Delta Airlines created new traffic flow for travelers trying to get through the usual TSA-directed long lines with a new invention of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA May 10, 2016 Some form of sabotage exists in most companies; much of it relatively benign, but some amount causes real damage, economically and administratively for management. I began thinking about that topic some weeks ago, during a discussion over lunch with several professional friends, one of whom... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Reflections
April 28, 2016 Arlington VA This is one of the first Case Studies we will use in the Fall Semester. Volkswagon is considered one of the premier companies in the world, yet it still succumbed to a major ethical crisis on its odometer reading scandal. Read it here: https://genehughson.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/volkswagen-and-the-cost-of-culture/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Reflections
Arlington VA April 23, 2016 This week’s newsstand issue (April 21-27) of Epoch Times has a lead article by Joshua Philipp, “ISIS versus Al-Qaeda”. Philipp posits that there is a growing internal battle between the two for control of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Minihan's World
April 21, 2016 Arlington VA With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), upcoming digital data vistas, big data, all kinds of data, there are now a new generation of 'crazy' gizmos which support those data challenges. Some may seem a bit far-fetched, but they all have applicability into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Opinions: Healthcare Informatics
April 21, 2016 Arlington, VA The founding fathers were collectively a group of very smart men. They understood that their life depended on their decisions, and they were not afraid to make decisions based on their best knowledge and experience. What they often had, though was a good sense of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Reflections
Arlington VA 22202 March 11, 2016 Following the recent Republican debates, the question seems to be constantly in the air that Islamics (or more properly Muslims) hate us (The Americans) and we hate them with an equal vengeance. But is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at Minihan's World
Arlington, VA 22202 March 7, 2016 One person I respect immensely is Commissioner Mark Rowley of Scotland Yard. His assessments on potential threats over the past several years have been so accurate and incisive that the description probably should be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington VA February 18, 2016 Developing, and then maintaining ethical practices in the workplace is not just a matter of announcing expected behaviors and trying to enforce them. People generally do not react well to arm-twisting or threats--instead they leave. if they are valued employees, it is the company or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Reflections
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Arlington, VA February 17, 2016 The news is full of items potentially impacting the world of terrorism. here are just a few for your reading pleasure: Abolish the $100 (US) Bill and reduce terrorism, says a study in this week's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Minihan's World
Arlington VA February 11, 2016 Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. CSPAN One thing we are rapidly learning is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up new and varied windows... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington, VA February 11, 2016 There is a lot of talk around the conference tables about a true coalition, led by an Arab Army--something really needed to defeat ISIS. Coalitions of the past, led by the United States were effective... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Minihan's World
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Arlington, VA February 11, 2016 ISIS Recruits CNN published an interesting article yesterday morning (2-10-2016) on the perils facing many people beset by terrorism, and their alternatives. Several of their examples, such as Mali and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at Minihan's World
Arlington, VA February 9, 2016 Obama wants 'kinder and gentler politics' Barack Obama returned to the same Statehouse chamber in Springfield Illinois where he launched his bid for the Presidency and bemoaned the fact that politics during his term has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Minihan's World