Tag Archives: open thread

Happy Holidays: IPR Update and Open Thread

Just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

In the past few months we’ve moved IPR to a new web hosting platform and made some other changes behind the scenes to improve site performance. Starting in 2022, there will be more obvious changes to visually and functionally upgrade, expand and (hopefully) improve IPR in other ways.… Read more ...

Open Thread for September 2021 — We’ve Moved!

Good morning and welcome to the new server!

IPR is now housed on a new and upgraded web hosting plan that should lead to snappier performance and MUCH less downtime. In fact, I expect no more downtime!

Apologies to anyone who has written or posted any comments in the past couple of days, those appear to have gotten lost in the shuffle.… Read more ...

Open Thread for April/May/June 2021

This is the Open Thread for April, May, and June of 2021.

Please leave your tips, announcements, or other things below.

Cullen Hoback’s bizarrely fascinating six-part docuseries delving into the origins of QAnon wraps up on HBO this Sunday…

“After ejection,” Stockdale later wrote, “I whispered to myself: ‘Five years down there, at least.Read more ...

Open Thread for March 2021

This is the Open Thread for March of 2021.

Please leave your tips, announcements, or other things below.

Alt-History: Imagine if the election of 1936 had gone differently…

Cool Car: Tesla certainly makes some really cool cars, even if their market cap feels like it lives in nosebleed territory…

Blown Away: For the first time ever, we can hear what a breeze on Mars sounds like…

He Did It: Nine years ago professional bowler Pete Weber celebrated winning the U.S.Read more ...

September 2013 Open Thread

Every month, IPR has an open thread. Here, you can post any news, commentary, articles or events relating to third parties and third party figures. In fact, feel free to post about any topic at all – even if it doesn’t relate to third parties in any way. In short, this thread is for our readers – who help make IPR the great site that it is!… Read more ...

June 2013 Open Thread

Readers are an absolutely crucial component of the IPR community. Threads on this website often attract substantial amounts of comments, which we sincerely value (except for the trolls perhaps) and help make this website as strong as it is. Every month, we have an open thread, where you can post any news, events and commentary from third parties and independents.… Read more ...