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August 29, 2012

Cool dio

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:46 pm
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See it here.  I recommend this blog for all Japanese aircraft enthusiasts.

August 28, 2012


Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:27 pm
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Iowahawk strikes again.

Better living thru science

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:02 am
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Story here.

August 27, 2012

2012 Nats 72nd Hellcats

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 7:05 pm
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One thing I noted at the Orlando Nats was how popular the Hellcat was in the 72nd single engine aircraft category.  With both a new Cybermodeler and Eduard Hellcat, this was to be expected.  It also bring up an interesting idea, that will be the subject of my next post.

On to the models.










Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:56 pm
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I’ll bet this makes for an awkard Thanksgiving dinner.

Neil Armstrong

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:52 am
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Here is the best of the many tributes I’ve read.  God that we would have more like Mr. Armstrong.

August 26, 2012

Is Hyperscale dying?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:15 am
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Not just Hyperscale, but all of the general modeling forums.  Hyperscale is the grandaddy of all modeling forums. If you have been modeling for any amount of time and have been at all internet savy, then I’m sure you visited Hyperscale.  When it started, it was a great place to go an exchange  info and see great models.  For a long time there weren’t that many forums and when they came along, they also tended to be general modeling forums. ARC, Missing-Lynx, etc.

However, like lots of other places on the internet, these forums drew in trolls.  People whose life outside the internet or outside of modeling must have been somehow unfufilling.  They grew to dominate Hyperscale and the other general forums.  The posted on every topic, many time going out of their way to be obnoxious.  It became harder and harder to wade thru the cr#p to find anything of interest.

At the same time, specialist forums started to appear.  Forums dedicated to a particular modeling subject. (i.e. 72nd scale forum, UAMF forum, Italian and Japanese a/c forums, etc)  I thin the trolls on the big forums drove people to the specialist forums, where a reader could be more likely to find a higher number of posts that suited their particular interest.

I’ve noticed over the past year, that the number of posts on Hyperscale have been declining.  This means the number of troll posts grows in proportion to the number of useful ones, which I think drives even more people away.  This leads me to my question.  Is Hyperscale (and the other general forums) dying?

August 24, 2012

The latest 7th Cir. FDCPA case

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:13 pm
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It is here.  I think the decision is probably right, though it is pretty harsh.

August 23, 2012

2012 Nats 72nd Brit and Commonwealth

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 8:43 pm
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Here you go.





















Chinese economic news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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This is certainly worrisome.

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