David Knights' Weblog

June 23, 2019

Insanity

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:51 am
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Story here.

June 22, 2019

Our planet

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:11 pm
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We understand so little about our planet and its history and the way the entire system works.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Common sense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:46 am
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Too often it is lacking in many of our policy discussions.  Actions to protect the environment seem especially vulnerable to virtue signaling rather than common sense analysis.

June 21, 2019

Chinese military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:53 pm
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Interesting reports on the capability upgrades to the Chinese military.  Story here.

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:00 am
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The US is speeding up development of these. (pun intended)  As Instapundit says, Faster, please. (that pun is intended as well.)

June 20, 2019

Movies

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:10 am
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I would watch any of these movies.

Brexit

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:19 am
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Best Brexit explainer I’ve read.

June 19, 2019

Beautiful Tu-22M

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:31 am
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A really nice job.  (Thanks to Jeff Groves for the pointer.)

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:36 am
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NASA has a spacecraft that is orbiting an asteroid and mapping it in preparation for landing and sampling the surface.  Small planetary bodies have become a hot item of study for NASA, JAXA and the ESA.

XQ-58A

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:00 am
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I’ve posted on this thing previously.  It seems to have come out of nowhere.  I can see where something like this will be very valuable as a force multiplier, which the US really needs if China is our biggest strategic threat.

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