David Knights' Weblog

September 30, 2020

Turn the moon shot over to Elon Musk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:48 pm
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Story here. I suspect that SpaceX can get it done faster and cheaper. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 29, 2020

Dead cell phone

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:26 pm
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My Samsung Galaxy S8+ finally died.  It was a good phone. Got it in April or May of 2017. It survived in spite of my abuse.

September 27, 2020

Su-27

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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A great article on the Su-27s flown by the Ukrainians and some real life input from the pilots on the aircraft.  Enlightening.

September 26, 2020

Wonder where they got the plans

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:27 pm
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Looks like Chinese espionage scores again. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves.)

September 24, 2020

Another near miss

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:18 am
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Story here.  Telling that it wasn’t spotted until a few days ago.  This one is small, but sooner or later we are going to get smacked hard by a bigger one. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 23, 2020

Forgiveness

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 6:58 pm
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We need more forgiveness in our lives.  We need to be more like the victim’s brother in this story. (BTW, good on the police for never giving up.)

SF.260

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:50 pm
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In addition to KP releasing a kit of the SIAI-Marchetti SF.260, now comes word that Special Hobby will do so as well.

September 22, 2020

MB.151/152

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:51 pm
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Dora wings has announced a new kit.  This is good news for modelers of the early WWII era.

September 18, 2020

China/Taiwan

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:27 am
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Looks like a game of chicken with high powered weapons.  I haven’t had to drag this clip out in a while.

Zvezda C-130H

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:28 am
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More info on the Zvezda C-130H due to be released soon.  Looks like USANG, Polish, South Korean, British and Japanese markings.

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