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May 31, 2013


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:18 pm
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Proof that “administrators” need to be weeded out of the educational system at all levels, and a lot of teachers need to be retrained.


More proof.

May 28, 2013


Filed under: General,Kentucky — dknights @ 5:50 pm


Maple money

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:03 pm
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Those wacky Canadians.  What more do I need to say.

May 23, 2013

IPMS/USA Journal Vol.25 #2

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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I won’t review this issue, since I have several items in it.  This is just to let you know it is out and as always I recommend membership in IPMS/USA

May 22, 2013

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modeller Int’l Vol. 19 #4 (April 2013)

I previous announced a number of years ago on this blog that I’ve stopped buying SAMI.  The quality went seriously downhill and I just stopped finding value in it.  However, everyone once in a while I buy an issue just to see if things have changed.  The have.  It has gotten worse.

First, the positive stuff………

Ok, now the bad.  Nearly everything.  Uniformly, the models built for the articles are bad.  Some really bad.  A few examples.   The new Meng G.91 kit is a nice model, but you wouldn’t know it by the photos of the review model.  It is brush painted and I don’t mind that, but it isn’t well done.  The reviewer managed to make a new, state of the art kit, look like a 30 year old Frog kit.  The new Airfix kit of the Vamp is the subject of  one of the centerpiece articles of the issue.  Yet, the historical article doesn’t have much meat to it, and the color profiles aren’t particularly good.  Also, the review buiimld up of the kit is not well done.  There is obvious overspray and other building flaws that make it seem like the model was rushed for this issue.

I won’t be buying SAMI anytime soon.

May 21, 2013

Proud moment

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:43 pm
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Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit,  posted one of my photos from the Tea Party protest at the IRS in Louisville.

When it rains…..

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:09 pm
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it pours.

May 19, 2013

3-D printing

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:05 pm
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There has been a hoopla recently about 3-D printed plastic guns.  As this article points out, that misses the real point entirely.  The world is about to change.

May 18, 2013

Chinese whizz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:33 pm
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More ASAT tests from the Chinese.    I think we may one day regret we don’t have such a weapon ready.

May 17, 2013

Greek tragedy

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:55 pm
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Mark my words, Greece is going to explode.

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