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May 30, 2014

Cool space stuff

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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A  new manned capsule here, and contact with an old space probe, here.

May 23, 2014

The Military Police

Filed under: Legal,Technology — dknights @ 2:00 pm
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I’ve noted this trend before.  Here are two examples of small town police forces with military grade heavy equipment.  The police and the public are being pulled further apart.  This doesn’t help.

Story here and here.

May 22, 2014

Ha ha (Nelson Muntz)

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:47 am
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What the heck did NY legislators think would happen?

May 21, 2014

More whizz bang (or whatever the British term is)

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:28 pm
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The Brit have launched their latest nuclear attack sub. (SSN)  Story here.

New aftermarket

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:32 pm
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I hadn’t heard of this company, but their stuff looks cool.

May 20, 2014

More Canadian craziness

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:24 pm
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I can’t figure out if this is real or parody.

May 15, 2014

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:50 am
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I think there is less to this story than meets the eye, but it still points out why we need our own manned space program.

May 14, 2014

Neat model collection

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:47 am
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Story here.  I hope they keep this collection together in a museum somewhere.

May 9, 2014

Active Russians

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 12:23 pm
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It seems from this story and this story that the Russians are becoming a bit more active.  I wonder why?

May 8, 2014

Haslam’s

Filed under: Family,General — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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Though it took me almost 15 years to do so (it’s a long story), I finally got to go to what is billed as the largest bookstore in Florida.  Haslam’s (I do note that as of this posting, their website doesn’t seem to ahve been updated in a month or two.)  It was a very nice, well organized mostly used bookstore.  I was hoping to find some bargins, but most books, even the used ones were priced at current retail.  They did have a particularly good Florida section, as you might expect.

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