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March 23, 2013

Magazine review: Small Air Forces Observer Vol. 36 #4 (144)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:51 pm
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The latest issue of SAFO is out.  As always, I immediately read it cover to cover.   While the production values are not up to current standards, the information in the magazine is always top quality.  I end up reading and enjoying articles on subjects I did not think I would have any interest in.

In this issue, there is a really good article on aircraft impressed into service in wartime Holland.  There is also an article on the development of Argentina’s first jet fighter.  I hadn’t realized the Argentina was the 9th country to develop and fly its own jet aircraft.  There is also an article on the use of the UH-1H by Lebanon as a bomber in 2008.

Subscriptions can be obtained for $24 a year from Jim Sanders, SAFCH, 27965 Berwick Dr., Carmel, CA 93923.

I want one

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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I can’t wait for these, even if they are produced by Google.

March 22, 2013

Swirling the bowl

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:16 pm
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Here is the latest.

March 21, 2013

Naval aviation is hard

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:13 pm
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As the Chinese are learning.

March 20, 2013

Need to stock up on the tar and feathers

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:08 pm
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Story here.

UPDATE: More here.

March 19, 2013


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:14 pm
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In general, I am an admirer of the fact that Canada has a (nominally) Conservative government and a balanced budget.  I kid in some previous posts, but I love.  Then, just when I think the folks in the great white north have gotten things right, I read something like this.  What government in their right mind thinks that is a good idea?

March 18, 2013

How dumb can they be?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:55 pm
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When it comes to the Eurozone, pretty damn dumb.

March 7, 2013

How to fight government

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:02 pm
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Example here.  I’d like to see more of this type of “civil disobedience” ini the US.

I want one

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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See this.  I want one.

March 6, 2013

60 minutes, late to the party

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:27 pm
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Folks have been writing about the Chinese ‘ghost cities’ for some time.  60 Minutes finally gets in on the act.  Story here.

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