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March 21, 2018

Frikin’ laser beams

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:22 pm
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The USAF is looking to equip F-15s with laser weapons.  Story here.  Interesting if they can do it.


March 14, 2018

OK, this is weird

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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Your DNA is changed by long-term space travel.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

March 9, 2018

Space command

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:13 am
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The USAF is reemphasizing the military theatre of space operation.  Clearly if the balloon goes up, space will be a decisive area of operations and it looks like the USAF is coming to realize it.  Story here.

March 7, 2018

Nuclear war

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:04 am
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Well, after reading this, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep.


March 1, 2018

Putin’s new weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Vlad has bragged about a bunch of new weapons.  See here.  Frankly, I think Russia is a broke paper tiger, and the fact that Putin is bragging about these just makes me think I am right.

February 26, 2018

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

February 20, 2018

Where do bookstores go from here?

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 11:14 am
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B & N is laying off hundreds of employees to try and stave off losses.  However, as this article points out, more than at a lot of other retail companies, the employees are an integral part of a bookstore’s success.  Is this the end of the mass market book chain store?  Will we be left with just independents and online?

February 19, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:21 pm
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An interesting report on a recent UFO encounter that prompted an F-15 scramble.  I wonder what it was?

February 9, 2018

Dazzle camouflage

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:50 pm
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An interesting article on the process used to develop the dazzle camouflage applied to WWI ships.  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

Chinese J-20

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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A new fighter aircraft has entered Chinese service.  The J-20

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