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October 31, 2011

Occupy Louisville

Filed under: Kentucky,Politics — dknights @ 3:44 pm
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….appears to be a bust.  I was downtown by the park at lunchtime on a beautiful, warm day.  There were, perhaps, 10 protestors in total, 4 of whom appeared to be homeless men who were sleeping or getting free food.  There were lots of dirty dishes and a few tents and lots of sleeping bags, etc. but no activity on a day with good weather.

Occupy Louisville

Shocked, shocked, I tell you.

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:00 am
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Jim Bates has, yet again, started another new model.  I, for one, am just shocked. Story here.

October 30, 2011

What is going on on Uranus?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:55 pm
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Story here.

October 28, 2011

New book in the works

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:17 pm
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Roy Sutherland has a new book coming out on the 365 FG in WWII.  Info on it here.  Can’t wait.

October 27, 2011

Bursting the China bubble

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:47 pm
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Is this the beginning of the end of the China bubble?  Read here.

October 26, 2011

Interesting technology

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:33 pm
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Solar powered electric, blimp aircraft hybrid.  Read the story here.  Man those Canadians are crafty.

October 24, 2011

Airfix Spit Mk I

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:51 am
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The Spit is in primer.  The photos are bad because the kids put fingerprints on the lens of my cell phone camera.

Primer Spit

Here are the gear and the exhaust.  I used Alclad II Jet Exhaust over black primer.  I really like the effect.

Ehaust and gear doors

October 22, 2011

Modeling in 1:1 scale

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:00 pm
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This is a cool story.  I hope they succeed.

(h/t Jim Bates)

October 19, 2011

OK, I’d like to hear more about this

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:33 pm
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Wonder what 5 young guys from Morocco were doing in a Texas courthouse at 2 a.m. and why their van was full of photos from all over the US.  Read here.

Stolen Valor

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal regarding the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim military service or awards.  The 9th Cir. had stuck down the act as a violation of the First Amendment freedom of speech.  I’ve had an interest in first amendment law ever since law school.  I’ve though that that the 9th Cir. decision was somewhat suspect.  I’ll be interested in what the Supreme Court does with the case.

Prof. Eugene Volokh has a good analysis of the issues here.

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