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May 29, 2020

A neighbor

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:19 pm
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And, relatively speaking a nearby one.  There sure is a lot of space out there.

Testing boundries

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:06 pm
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Looks like the Russians and Chinese aren’t the only ones flexing a little muscle.  Everybody stay frosty.

May 28, 2020

Naval construction

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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An interesting perspective.  If the economy bounces back to pre-pandemic levels quickly, then a wave of retirements really will result in a shortage of skilled workers.  Given the pay and employment security, these should be highly sought after jobs.

Fine Molds F-4

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:48 pm
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The Fine Molds F-4 kit is looking very impressive.  Will be a must get.

FBI

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 9:28 am
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The FBI needs to be less involved in politics and more involved in finding people like this.  I have a gut feeling this is a bigger problem than we know.

May 27, 2020

SpaceX launch scrubbed

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 pm
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Damn weather.  Next window for launch is Saturday afternoon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I am sure is frustrated right now.)

This one is for Inch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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See here.  Clarity on this issue is necessary.

China’s space ambitions

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:45 am
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China is going to Mars.  Frankly, the US has spent the last 10 years on a space exploration vacation.  That needs to end. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 26, 2020

Well this isn’t good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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Virgin Orbit apparently experienced a test failure.  Hate to see this as the more companies are competing in the launch arena, the better for all of us.

MiG-29s in Libya

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:59 am
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Looks like Russia is sending clandestine support to rebels in Libya.  The most interesting part of the story to me is the fact that the MiG-29 is almost completely out of the Russian Air Force inventory.

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