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March 24, 2020

Interesting

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:45 am
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The second known interstellar object to pass thru our solar system may be breaking up on its outward journey. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 23, 2020

Panzerwaffe Series Book Review

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:03 pm

Another good book review from modeler extraordinaire, Jeff Groves.

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Panzerwaffe Volume One:  The Evolution of the Panzerwaffe to the Fall of Poland 1939

Classic Colours Series

By Rainer Strasheim, John Prigent, Carlos Caballero Jurado, Lucas Molina Franco, and William Russ, edited by John Prigent

Paperback, 96 pages, profusely illustrated, color profiles

Published by Ian Allan Publishing November 2007

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0711032394

ISBN-13: 978-0711032392

Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.4 x 12.0 inches

Panzerwaffe Volume Two: The Campaigns in the West 1940

Classic Colours Series

By Mark Healy, edited by John Prigent

Paperback, 96 pages, profusely illustrated, color profiles

Published by Ian Allan Publishing June 2008

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0711032408

ISBN-13: 978-0711032408

Dimensions: 9.0 x 0.2 x 12.0 inches

This is a review of a series which never was.  Ten volumes were planned, the first two volumes were actually printed.  The subject was and is in demand as evidenced by the continuing popularity of other publications and issuance of new model…

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March 22, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Ep. 8

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:56 pm
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We are recording today. Keep an eye out.

March 20, 2020

Kills

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:26 pm
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Strange air to air kills, that is.

March 19, 2020

Percussive maintenance

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:18 pm
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As a last resort, NASA engineers used percussive maintenance to fix their Mars lander.  That is the kind of can do spirit we saw from NASA in the old days. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would have loved this story so much.)

March 18, 2020

WTF, NASA?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:23 pm
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How in God’s name has NASA forgotten how to do something it was able to do in 1969?  This is freaking embarrassing. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is probably rolling over in his grave.)

Wild story of the day

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:36 pm
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A hard hat dropped into the Mississippi river in 2015 is found on a beach in Ireland in 2020.  We all know waters circulate, but it is amazing to think how far and wide they travel.

Intelligence gathering

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:22 pm
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It is a dirty job.  A great read.

Wuhan Flu

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:24 am
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I know we are all over-saturated with information regarding the Wuhan Flu. This analysis is very interesting.  The sample may be to small to be statistically significant, but it may indicate that things aren’t as bad as they might seem.

March 17, 2020

Faster, please

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:40 pm
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SpaceX may launch astronauts in May. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)(headline courtesy of Instapundit).

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