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February 28, 2019

BMQ-177A

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:52 pm
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The navy gets a new target drone.

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India-Pakistan

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:05 pm
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Looks like things continue to be hot on the border, but it doesn’t seem like they are escalating.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

May her memory be a blessing

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:53 am
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A great story here.  I’ve been through Goshen, Indiana on several occasions.  I’d never heard this story before.

February 27, 2019

USMC F-35s in combat

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:51 pm
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Looks like the USMC’s F-35s have been used in combat off of one of the LHA “baby carriers”. This is a good demonstration of the value of the B version of the F-35s, allowing lower intensity missions using the small carriers instead of a CVBG.

Going in hot.

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:04 pm
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India and Pakistan are shooting at each other.  At least one Indian MiG-21 appears to have been downed.  Pakistani JL-17s may have been involved.  When two countries with nukes start shooting at each other, we should all get worried.

February 26, 2019

The Russian military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:33 am
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This article makes the point that I have made numerous times on this blog.  While you can’t ignore Russia, it isn’t the first rate power it tries so hard to seem to be.  (BTW, you can see in the story why Putin is so desperate to have Ukraine back in the Russian orbit.)

February 25, 2019

Is this for real?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:20 am
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If it is, it will lead to a amazing advancements.

February 24, 2019

Great space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:03 pm
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SpaceX crew capsule launch is a go. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Dora Wings Vega

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:49 pm
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Looks like Dora Wings will be doing a new Vega in 72nd scale.

February 23, 2019

Fountain pens

Filed under: Fountain Pens — dknights @ 6:16 am
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I am a fan of fountain pens.  Here is a nice video on some of the common misconceptions surrounding them.

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