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January 29, 2010

Russians unveil F-22ski

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 7:19 pm
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Read about it here.  Can’t wait to see more photos.

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January 28, 2010

Random Thoughts

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:44 pm
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I’ve been to the local Kmart twice in the last few months after not having been in one for years.  Kmart looks more and more like an upscale Big Lots.  I remember when Kmart was the standard and Target was the “off brand” Kmart.

Add Troy to the list of movies I have to watch when they are on, at least up to the fight between Hector and Achilles.

I am happy that Chuck and Psych are back with new episodes.  Both had homages to “An Officer and a Gentlemen” in this week’s episodes.

January 27, 2010

Space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:45 pm
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As they said in Star Trek, it could be the final frontier.  I guess we will never know.  More here.

January 26, 2010

The law is sometimes an ass.

Filed under: Kentucky,Legal — dknights @ 7:30 pm
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This is bad law.  The law in Kentucky is very similar.  Decisions like this tend to make criminals of people who do what we should want them to do if they are drunk and away from home.  Crawling into their car to sleep it off is something we should encourage.  If there is no evidence that the drunk person in the car recently drove it, then charging them as if they had is counterproductive.

January 25, 2010

Collection litigation

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 1:04 pm
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This type of behavior is becoming more common.  If it becomes common enough it will wreck our economic system.  Then again, I do think the banks and collection agencies do bear much of the blame for creating the atmosphere that fosters this type of behavior.

January 24, 2010

Magazine review: AIR Modeller #23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:16 am
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AIR Modeller 23

I recently reviewed issue #22 of this magazine here.  Much of what I said there applies.  This issue didn’t contain any 72nd scale builds.  The feature was a 32nd scale Me-262.  The acompanying historical article was informative, but brief.  It wasn’t anything you wouldn’t have learned in any book on the 262.  There were some nice detail shots of a museum Me-262.

All in all, it was a nice issue, but as always the price of this magazine is the limiting factor, and I’d have to say this one wasn’t worth the price for me.

January 22, 2010

Gasp!

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 10:11 am
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Uh, what can I say about this?  OMG.

January 21, 2010

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modeller Int’l Vol.15 #11

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:49 pm
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SAMI Vol. 15 #11

I’ve review enough previous issues of this magazine so that the readers of the blog know the general layout and content of this magazine.  SAMI and its companion magazine MAM are two of the magazines I try to make sure I get every issue of.

This issue features an article on the HS 126.  The historical article is good, but the related modeling article is a 48th scale build.  There is a report and photos from the IPMS/USA Nats, as well as reviews of several new 72nd scale kits.  There are also 72nd scale build articles on two Hawker Hunter conversions and a TSR.2 build.  A good issue.  Not a great issue, but good.

January 19, 2010

Blast from the past

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:20 pm
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From time to time, I’ll post photos of some of my older builds.  Sadly a lot of the kits I’ve built over the years haven’t survived, so I figured I’d better get around to photographing the ones still left.

This is Hasegawa’s Ki-61.  I built it about 10-15 years ago, maybe longer.

Ki-61

Ki-61

January 18, 2010

More to the story

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 8:34 pm
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I hope there is more to this story than is reported here.  I can’t believe the military would proceed if the facts are as presented in the news story.

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