David Knights' Weblog

April 30, 2015

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:03 pm
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Looks like another private venture is close to putting folks in space.  Please hurry. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

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April 29, 2015

Why we need an American manned space program

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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Here is another example.  It would be nice to have two or more programs up and running.  I am hoping that SpaceX gets its manned version of Dragon up this year. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 28, 2015

Robert Downey, Jr.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:50 pm
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I admit, I like watching Robert Downey Jr. act.  He is good at it.  He managed to make me enjoy Sherlock Holmes played as a buddy cop movie and I never thought I’d like that.

This is a neat story.  Makes me like him even more.

Things get interesting…

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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in the waters of the Middle East.  Wonder what the story is?  Provocation?  By whom?

As I have said before.

April 24, 2015

This is impressive

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:14 pm
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This is impressive.  The end of manned aircraft may be close.

April 21, 2015

Yemen

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:17 pm
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Could we see a replay of the Cuban missile crisis in smaller form?  (h/t Jeff Groves)

A380

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:21 am
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Looks like Airbus is backing off the threat to stop production of the A380.  This article claims the aircraft will hit the break even point in sales this year.  I don’t believe it.  I think that the fact they even floated the idea of terminating production tells you that the aircraft isn’t profitable.  You don’t see Boeing talking about ending 747 production.

April 17, 2015

Shut up and take my money

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:23 am
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I would like one of these please.

 

 

 

 

 

April 16, 2015

It’s like modeling in 1:1 scale

Filed under: Family,Modeling — dknights @ 9:40 am
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This is way cool.  Just like modelers do it, only a lot bigger.

April 15, 2015

MiG-25 news

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 3:27 pm
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Apparently Libyan rebels are trying to get some MiG-25s flying again, and apparently using them for ground attack.  Color me amazed if they manage to do it.

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