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April 30, 2021

More UFOs

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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More on the impending release of the government UFO report. (post just for Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

April 29, 2021

The Roc is airborne again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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This is good news.  I was worried after Paul Allen died, that it would never be used.

We are not alone

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The USN isn’t the only navy with problems.

Ukraine moves west

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:10 am
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This seems to be a very sane move by Ukraine.  Sadly, I am not sure that the current administration is willing to support them.

Warships with problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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I’ve followed Jim Dunnigan’s career since he was a wargame designer in the 70s.  He now runs a website called Strategypage and below is a YouTube of his podcast.  This one is on problems with current ship designs, focusing in part on the LCS (Little Crappy Ships.)

April 28, 2021

USMC F-35Bs Land on the Italian Carrier Cavour

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:09 pm

Say what you want about cost overruns, the F-35 has really expanded the capabilities of our allies and ourselves.

Sprue Pie With Frets

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April 27, 2021

The struggle with the CCP

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:47 pm
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American companies that have gotten in bed with the CCP deserve what they get. However, the US government should be much more diligent about who it lets into the country, especially to work or go to school.

April 26, 2021

Medal of Honor

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:20 pm
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There is only one Medal of Honor recipient from WWII left.  I am not sure we have enough of these types of citizens today.

April 25, 2021

A good modeling weekend

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:38 pm

Had a good weekend.  Post to follow.

April 23, 2021

Congrats again SpaceX

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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They did it again.  This time with a used booster and a used capsule.  SpaceX is making space a bunch cheaper. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is up there somewhere, smiling.)

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