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November 12, 2018

Rods from God

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:35 pm
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I’ve been interested in this concept ever since I real about it in a Pournelle sci-fi novel.  With space lift becoming so much cheaper, I can see this becoming viable in the next decade.  The US needs to be the one to do it first.

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An amazing story

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:26 pm
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I’ve seen the footage that is referred to in this story.  I suspect many WWII history buffs will recognize it.  Amazing to know the history behind it.  I look forward to the book.

November 9, 2018

Way to go UK

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:15 pm
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United Kingdom, that is.  A scientific breakthrough by the Brits.

Yet another decal manufacturer

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Man, it is tough to keep up with all these.  Here is Exito’s latest sheet.  I’d never heard of them before.  They appear to be a Polish model shop that is making their own decal sheets.

November 8, 2018

Norway loses a ship

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:00 pm
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This is bad news.   Ouch!   Hopefully it can be re-floated and repaired.

Upgraded J-10

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 4:47 pm
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Looks like China has upgraded the J-10 with a thrust vectoring exhaust.  For modelers I wonder if this is a simple nozzle replacement conversion to the Trumpeter J-10, or is it more complicated?

Interesting alcohol news

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:03 pm
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2000+ year old wine found in China.  Is it weird that I’d be tempted to taste it?  Knowing my luck I’d be like the guy who ate the slug.

November 7, 2018

Russia’s carrier woes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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I blogged on this previously.  It looks like the Russians may have more problems than at first thought.

I must possess this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:45 am
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Yes.  I must have this.

November 6, 2018

The German military

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:27 pm
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is a mess.  I’ve noted this before.

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