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December 22, 2020

Its not just SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:13 pm
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Rocket Lab just launched a Japanese earth imaging satellite from New Zealand. This is their seventh successful launch this year. Story here. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 21, 2020

Remember when I said the US should

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:35 pm
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sell NASA to Elon Musk for a dollar?  It is because of things like this, and this. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who’d be as mad as I am at idiocy like this.)

You’d have to have a heart of stone….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:56 am
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Not to laugh at this.  It is richly deserved, thought you feel bad for the common citizen.

December 20, 2020

Model Airplane Maker YouTube

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:09 pm
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Hale Wallace has added another video, this time on using the Quinta 3-D cockpit decals. Give it a watch.

December 18, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Ep. 27

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:59 pm
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The latest episode is out.  Give it a listen.

https://www.plasticmodelmojo.com/754676/6903677-plastic-model-mojo-episode-27-2020-comes-to-a-close-so-how-d-it-go

Sell NASA to SpaceX

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:55 pm
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For a dollar.  Then give SpaceX 3/4 of the budget we give NASA each year.  The government saves money, and we get a competent space program. Story here

December 17, 2020

This post is for Jeff Groves

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:56 am
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Story here.

Dot filter technique

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:39 am
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An interesting dot filter technique application.  Heavier than I’ve ever seen it done before.  What do you think? (Other than the guy should be wearing a glove when handling the model.)

72nd Scale Aircraft Forum

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:03 am
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I’ve mentioned this forum numerous times. If you are a 72nd scale aircraft builder, this is a great place to be. Check it out here.

December 15, 2020

Chinese moon rocks

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:45 pm
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A Chinese probe is bringing back rocks from the far side of the moon.  It is a very impressive technical accomplishment.  The Chinese are serious about space.  Thank God Elon Musk is, because the rest of the US government seems oblivious. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would agree with every word)

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