Author Archives: Jason

About Jason

Jason R. Koepke is Founder and Data Strategist at GNT LLC, a risk-analysis and data strategy firm that provides analytical and technical services to the public and private sectors. His work and research has been featured in the academic, financial, and technical industries.

Album Reviews


Cadence Weapon – Cadence Weapon
Redbone, Leon – On the Track

Fk1 1st – First Time for Everything
2raumwohnung – Nacht und Tag Remixe
Algebra Suicide – Secret Like Crazy
Hunters – Hands on Fire
Weekend – Red
Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – Black Axis
Bitsu, Yume – Auspicious Winds
Black Dog, The – Spanners
Black Lung – Grand Chessboard, The

Bering, Jonas – Bienfait
Vazz – Submerged Vessels and Other Stories
Hunters – Hunters
Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity – Ancients Speak
Biosphere – Insomnia
Durty Goodz – Overall
Black Lung – Silent Weapons for Silent Wars
Black Star Liner – Twelve Inch Confrontation Mix

Bhakta – Open Transmission
Bishop, Jon – Clubnights 01
Black Tape for a Blue Girl – As One Aflame Laid Bare by Desire

Black Grape – It’s Great when You’re Straight…Yeah
Black Tape for a Blue Girl – Halo Star
Blue and Holding – Hell
Blue Eyed Son – West of Lincoln
Bocardo – Bocardo

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Sydney Chaplin, whose accomplishments include negotiating Charlie’s major contracts, speaking film’s first talkie word (“coffee”), and founding the first private US airline (which he closed because of the burden of government regulations, such as requiring pilots have licenses). (Courtesy: A Dog’s Life)

* Antam Sanskar and Sikh services. (Courtesy: MV)

* Crore, lakh, and the Indian numbering system. (Courtesy: India This Week)

* Apollo 10, the full dry run for Apollo 11’s moon landing, didn’t include enough fuel in the lander’s tanks to return home. NASA wanted to mitigate the astronaut’s desire to execute the final lander steps in order to the be the first people on the moon. (Courtesy: TechCrunch)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Historically, New England Roast meant a light roasted coffee. (Courtesy: Coffee Review)

* Starting with World War I and then because of the revolution, scientific research journals didn’t reach Russia again until 1921. (Courtesy: Ron Cowen’s Gravity’s Century).

* Bitflipping due to extraterrestrial causes. (Courtesy: ZS)