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January 9, 2020

Iran 1 Airliner 0

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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Looks like Iran may have shot down the Ukrainian Airlines 737.  The pentagon says an SA-15 Gauntlet was the missile involved.  It is criminally stupid to allow airliners to be flying while your air defenses are on high alert.

 

UPDATE: There now appears to be video evidence to confirm that the airliner was hit by a missile.

October 14, 2019

Don’t fish off the company pier

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:06 pm
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Why, oh why, do people still insist on becoming involved with co-workers?  It inevitably leads to thinks like this and now both individuals have lost their lucrative jobs.  For the pilot particularly, he has probably flushed all that training and experience down the toilet, as no sane airline will ever employ him.  Good gosh what poor judgment, not to mention the complete cowardice of hitting a woman.

September 19, 2019

Was it terrorism?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:38 am
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or just industrial sabotage by a disgruntled employee?  Either way this guy needs to end up in jail for a long time.

September 11, 2019

In memory

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:25 pm
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An important story of this day.

September 10, 2019

Airships

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:03 pm
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I read this same article every few years.  Every few years the return of the airship is just around the corner.  Yet, it never happens.  I don’t think it ever will.

August 8, 2019

Amazing

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:45 pm
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Welcome home. Rest easy.

August 5, 2019

A great story

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:18 pm
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Things like this give me hope that our country hasn’t completely lost our minds.  I follow his Twitter account and it is nothing but great.

July 29, 2019

Huh?

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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Sometimes you just have to wonder.  I am sure this guy was thinking, “It is just an empty tube”, but seriously, did you think that was going to pass without notice?

June 18, 2019

MH370

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:28 am
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A really interesting article on MH370 and what we know and what we suspect.

June 17, 2019

It is not a new idea

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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Stories like this get under my skin.  The writer hasn’t got a basic historical knowledge.  If he or she did, they wouldn’t write this as if this is the first time the idea has ever occurred to anyone.  I think there is a real opportunity for a major manufacturer to do something bold like this, but it isn’t a new idea.

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