David Knights' Weblog

March 31, 2012

Way cool space stuff

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:36 pm
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Looks like Boeing is ready to deploy ion propulsion on a space vehicle.  While this is a first step, it might hold a lot of promise in the future.

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Odd lawsuit

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:00 pm
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In an outrageous example of suing finding and suing the deep pocket, I present the following.

March 30, 2012

Apologies

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:41 am
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After 2+ months of posts every day, last week I had a week of no posts.  My apologies.  Life intervened. I am hopeful that I’ll be getting back to the regular schedule of at least one post a day.  In fact my plans for later in 2012 is to try and have two posts a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.  We’ll see how that works out.

March 29, 2012

And this is why…..

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 3:35 pm
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you should record every encounter with the police.  Story here.

March 28, 2012

Even more A380 troubles

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:41 am
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With the history of recent A380 problems, you have to wonder if it is going to get the reputation of a bad aircraft, like the DC-10 did.  Most recent story here.

March 20, 2012

Amazing model

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:39 pm
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This is one amazing piece of modeling. (H/T to Jim Bates)

March 19, 2012

Vacforms

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:08 pm
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A great story of the early days of vacform models.

March 18, 2012

More A380 wing trouble

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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Story here.

March 16, 2012

More military whiz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:50 pm
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Truck mounted lasers that can shoot down aircraft and kill drones.

Crowd control heat weapon.

March 15, 2012

More war on photography

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:09 pm
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See yet another story here.  This isn’t going to stop until some officers lose their job and some cities have to pay some big judgments.

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