IdleRich

IdleRich
I just met a colleague in real life for the first time, and went to a small reunion of his old friends, located in the suburbs around the Pentagon, appropriately called Pentagon City. Met a couple guys there who worked at In-Q-Tel, which I only just learned about a couple weeks ago, and which I thought was a VC organ of the CIA. Turns out it’s an independent nonprofit that works with a variety of intelligence bodies, to invest in national security technology that otherwise wouldn’t receive capital if left at the whim of private VC firms seeking ROI. Not unlike DARPA and IARPA, but in this case it’s a private nonprofit, whereas I think those two are formally within the executive branch. Could be wrong though.
Probably I'm stupid but a lot of these acronyms have lost me. OK, I get that ROI is obviously Republic of Ireland and VC is Vietcong of course, but a lot of the others ones are completely unknown to me I'm afraid and I'm not even completely clear about how the Vietcong fit into this to be honest.
 

Clinamenic

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DARPA is the Domestic Association of Retired Professional Armwrestlers, and IARPA is the same but International. CIA is Central Intelligence Agency obviously.
 

Clinamenic

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What those two groups are doing investing in national security startups is beyond me.
 

luka

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A similar declaration came from the managing director of Olympiakos: “I think what’s clear is that Greek football is run by a fascist parastate governed by illegality and organised crime,” Ioannis Vrentzos said. “In the last three years an unlawful regime has been operating from Maximos Mansion [the prime minister’s office] with links and connections to organised gangs.”
 
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