David Knights' Weblog

September 30, 2019

Someone has some explaining to do

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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This story doesn’t make much sense to me. Given the sophistication of the Saudi military equipment, I would have thought that the Saudis would have a big advantage in this conflict, especially as they are not restrained by western sensibilities about civilian casualties.

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:20 am
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SpaceX is making more progress.  Billionaires interested in space travel has been a blessing to us. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 29, 2019

I learned something new today

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 3:57 pm
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Spiders can fly using electricity.

As a modeler….

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:05 am
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sometimes I just have to shake my head.

September 28, 2019

USN submarine plans

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:58 am
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The US Navy is apparently planing on a rate increase in submarine production.  This sounds good. Let us hope they can pull it off.  My faith in the USN procurement system has been shaken of late.

September 27, 2019

First aid training

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:52 pm
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I’ve thought for quite a while that a program to train up large numbers of volunteers with first aid training to assist in natural disasters and mass casualty events would be a good idea.  Apparently there are programs like this one that are taking things even a step further.  I hope this program spreads.

Badass

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:56 pm
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Again making the point that there are so many WWII stories that aren’t widely known, here is another one. What brave women.

September 26, 2019

So much history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:54 pm
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There is so much WWII history that I have never heard of.  Here is a small example.

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:50 pm
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Some more good space news.  I will be so happy when NASA gets back to putting astronauts back in orbit on our own rockets.  Falcon Heavy will be a big part of that. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

What we don’t know

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:44 pm
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It turns out that we know and understand almost nothing.

Really, almost nothing.

 

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