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In my last article, I outlined 5 reasons why you SHOULD switch to Linux. You can check out that article here if you’re interested! In this article, we will discuss 5 reasons why you should NOT switch to Linux. This article is primarily for individuals that are considering a switch from Windows to Linux. Consider these 5 points before deciding if Linux is right for you!

While it is possible to play some games on Linux, it is a much greater hassle when compared to Windows. The reality of the situation is that Linux is not developed enough or supported…


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If you’ve been familiar with computers over the last 30 years, you’ve likely heard of Linux. Maybe you’ve seen the iconic Linux logo, Tux the penguin, when downloading software. In fact, a lot of people have probably used Linux without even knowing it as phones running Android are based off Linux. Linux refers to a large group of open-source operating systems that are based on the Linux kernel which was originally released in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Over 30 years later, the Linux kernel has evolved and there are now hundreds of different variations of Linux known as Linux distributions…


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This article is the first in a new series titled Obscure Operations. Through this series, we will examine and investigate different military operations that involved very unconventional or strange methods of warfare. For our first entry, we are taking a look at Operation Wandering Soul!

Operation Wandering Soul was a psychological warfare operation (psyop) orchestrated by the United States military during the Vietnam War in the late 1960s. The operation involved playing frightening and disturbing sounds from helicopters and speakers set up in the dense jungle. These sounds were purposefully designed by U.S. military engineers to be terrifying.

This operation…


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The American Enlightenment was a period when new ideas were being constructed and old ideas were being rediscovered and built upon in an attempt to “Enlighten” the American colonies and people. The Enlightenment aimed to raise the American people to a higher intellectual status and to utilize these ideas pragmatically to build a country that exemplified the American ideals of Liberty. One crucial aspect of the American Enlightenment that historians continue to examine over time is the study of the circulation of these Enlightenment ideas in America. More specifically, the study of how these ideas were transplanted from the earlier…


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When I was a kid, Link’s Awakening was one of the first games I played on the Gameboy Colour. I have vivid memories playing that game, even though I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. When I heard the game was being remade for the Nintendo Switch I was really excited. That was until I found out that it cost $79.99 CAD and only had approximately 15 hours of gameplay. I decided to hold off on purchasing the game until it went on sale or until I received it as a gift. …


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Cyberpunk 2077 was arguably one of the most anticipated games of the last decade. Gamers and fans of the cyberpunk genre endured a gruellingly long wait to get the chance to play the game for themselves. With the incredible anticipation built up for this game and the reveal of Keanu Reeves being involved as a major character in the game, the hype reached almost unprecedented levels. The developer, CD Projekt Red, who recently achieved major success with the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015, first announced the development of Cyberpunk 2077 in May 2012, over 8 years…


For my first ever book review, I thought it would be best to start with something close to my heart. I’ve been a life-long fan of the Star Wars franchise since I first saw the Original Trilogy when I was a young lad. As a 90s kid, the Prequel Trilogy were the first Star Wars films I had the privilege of watching in theatres and they instantly became my favourites. Over the years I’ve read several Star Wars books, played almost every Star Wars video game, and watched all the newly released films and television series. Even after the new…


The institution of slavery has existed across many societies in human history. In this article, we will investigate, compare, and contrast the centrality of violence to the institution of slavery by examining six different slave societies throughout history. These include Ancient Roman slavery, North American slavery, Native American slavery, Caribbean slavery, Brazilian slavery, and modern day Southeast Asian Slavery.

Painting: Slave Trade by John Raphael Smith (1791) — Image from Yale University

Over the course of human history, the institution of slavery has continually existed in almost every form of human society across the globe. This horrendous institution which involves subjugating another human to an inferior social role, devoid of all basic human…


During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a fundamental transformation in American attitude and opinion of their government which can be documented and examined through the American press and media. By comparing the role of the press, pre-1960, to the role of the press during the 1960s and 1970s, we can observe how and why it changed over the course of these two turbulent decades.

The Watergate Complex located in Washington D.C. — The home of the infamous political scandal involving President Richard Nixon and his “plumbers” who burglarized the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in 1972. Image from Wikimedia Commons

In the twentieth century, no time period has had a greater impact on the present sociopolitical climate in America than the 1960s and 1970s. These two decades, specifically the 1960s, saw the rise of an…


During the early Cold War, religion took a pivotal role in shaping the domestic and foreign policy of the United States. Religion was used as a tool by the U.S. government, particularly through the Hollywood film industry, to press the American political and bureaucratic anti-communist agenda. By stimulating an energetic religious revival, the U.S. government was able to rally the nation to support their anti-communist conquest.

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The Cold War was a long, gruelling conflict, fought primarily between the United States and the Soviet Union, that encapsulated the globe from the end of World War II to the early 1990s. Almost…

Max Wilde

Historian • MA in History • I write about the past and life in general! I’m also a Star Wars Enthusiast! Check out my website: https://lifeaccordingtomax.com

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