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March 30, 2021

Asteroid mining

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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Looks like NASA is focused on this. That is good. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves) (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

I never thought I’d see….

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:24 pm
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An injection Ki-54. Now, if it isn’t too much trouble, can I get a Ki-57?

March 29, 2021

Read Professor Reynolds

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:41 pm
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As I have said previously, I recommend everyone read everything Professor Glenn Reynolds writes. This is no exception.

March 26, 2021

NASA goes to SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:57 pm
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4 NASA astronauts recently went to SpaceX’s Texas facility to see the latest Starship prototype. Clearly NASA understands that their future is tied to SpaceX. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Plastic Model Mojo Ep. 34

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:45 am
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Episode 34 is out. Give it a listen.

March 24, 2021

Michael Lewis

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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I previously reviewed The Big Short, based on a book by Michael Lewis. I only recently learned that he wrote the books, The Blind Side, Moneyball and Liars Poker. Here is a very interesting interview with him.

Not just SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:21 pm
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Rocket Lab is racking up some impressive statistics for its space launch business. Good. The more private companies we have doing this the better chance we’ll get out there sooner and we;; ahead of our national competitors. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 23, 2021

Movie review: The Big Short (2015)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:08 am
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I have been meaning to watch this movie ever since it came out. It did not disappoint. I was so good I watched it twice over the weekend. It is an amazing movie, Well acted and well directed, Making a movie a bout massive financial fraud, with a ton of numbers is really hard, and they did it well. My real impression from the movie is to increase my doubt about everything we are being told today. I am not a Steve Carell fan, but his performance in this movie is nothing short of amazing. Big props to the writers who made this numbers story understandable. My biggest take away from the movie is a massive doubt about everything we think we currently know about what is going on in 2021. Watch this movie.

March 19, 2021

Operation Archery

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:48 pm
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This commando operation in Norway is one of my areas of particular interest.  This is a good YouTube on it.

T-6C Texan II

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:43 am
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Tunisia bought the T-6C for both training and counter insurgency. I don’t know if there is a 72nd scale kit.

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