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September 23, 2014

India orbits Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:55 pm
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Here is the story.  Dedicated to the memory of Mike Nofsinger.

Those darn Canadians: Guns and drugs issue

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 9:55 am
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Here again we see those darn Canadians coming down to the US and disturbing our law abiding and peaceful society.

September 21, 2014

Swordfighting

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 8:30 pm
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I would love to see this.

September 15, 2014

Nice story

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:08 pm

Putting WWII behind them the Japanese and Australians hold a join memorial. Story here.

Cannot possibly be true

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:37 pm
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This has to be an article from the Onion, right?

Scotland

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:20 pm
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P. J. O’Rourke’s great take on the Scottish independence vote.

September 12, 2014

V-2 Info

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:38 pm
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Just came across a neat site.  The British Daily Mail newspaper has an interactive site which shows every V-2 impact in Britain with a clickable link on each one which gives more info on the particular impact site.

September 11, 2014

Magazine review: Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol.36 #6 (August 2014)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:32 pm
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This is the second of the two issues I picked up at the IPMS/USA Nationals in Hampton, VA for the bargain price of $4.50 an issue.  As noted previously, the July issue was very light on 72nd scale models.  The good news is that the August issue gives us slightly more 72nd scale stuff, with two 72nd scale builds, including an SB2U mini-featurette.  I was especially pleased to see this as I am working on one of these kits.  The bad news is that for a second issue in a row 48th scale kits seem to get the lion’s share of the love with at least 4 articles.  Additionally, the issue is pretty light on historical articles and this use to be a lot of what made SAM great back in the Alan Hall days.  Finally, the typos continue to occur.  In this issue, about 12 paragraphs in the Fiat G.91 article repeat twice, making the thing a real dog’s breakfast, though the accompanying kit looks very nice.

 

SAM continues to disappoint, going quickly the way of FineScale.  Sad to see.

September 9, 2014

Clear thinking

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 10:38 pm
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Here and here.

Amen.

Putin has gone too far!

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Now he is messing with the Canadian Navy.  I think he may find he has bitten off more than he can chew.

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