David Knights' Weblog

December 28, 2011

Air France 447

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:39 pm
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A stunning story of what caused the crash.  Simply unbelievable that the aircraft was perfectly capable of flight until the moment it hit the ocean.

December 26, 2011

Arawasi blog

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:32 pm
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I have a particular interest in Japanese WWII aircraft.  The Arawasi blog is a great resourse for research and inspiration.  It can be found here.

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:34 pm

Merry Christmas to all those who stop by here.  Thank you for your interest.

December 24, 2011

Journalism fail

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:41 pm
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It seems that a professor of Journalism, transplanted from San Francisco to Iowa has written an article that seems to have offended the people who pay his salary. 

All I will say is that, as a writer, if you ever write an article so bad that it is parodied by both Iowahawk and James Lileks, you may want to reconsider your job choice.  Wow, both of those are going to leave a mark.

December 23, 2011


Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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This story doesn’t seem to make sense.  How does the US lose track of 69 Patriots?

December 22, 2011

Proving once again that there is no difference between…

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:24 am
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a Republican and a Democrat in Washington.  Story here.  Invest in tar, feathers and pitchforks.

December 21, 2011

Government run healthcare

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:24 pm
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And here is where our future lies. 

December 20, 2011

Good for her

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:03 pm
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Story here.

December 15, 2011

Even more China news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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Civil unrest spreads.  I suspect this will happen more and more often in the next few years.

December 14, 2011

Here and there

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:17 pm
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Occupy Wall Street results in more unemployment.

If you can’t predict hurricanes with any certainty, can you really tell me what the temperature will be 100 years from now?

Florida’s rogue cop problem and an example of great reporting by a relatively small newspaper.


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