Long ago, in the history of my web sites, I had a separate bit called “Hot Needle of Inquiry”. The original Hot Needle of Inquiry was a starship in Larry Niven’s delightful “Known Space” science fiction novels.

The name came from a torture device used by the Kzinti, a warlike race of cat-like aliens, who always attacked before they were ready.

I used this name for shorter, more edgy articles. In this category, I msometimes took even less care than I usually do not to step on any toes.

I might bring the category back. If I do, you have been warned.