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May 6, 2020

AScaleCanadianTV Episode 8

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:50 pm
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Jim’s latest episode is up.

March 31, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:36 pm
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Episode 4 has been released.  Give it a watch.

March 27, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:56 pm
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Jim Bates has started a YouTube channel with short broadcasts on his modeling adventures during this time of quarantine. Watch and subscribe.

October 27, 2019

Wexit?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:43 am
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Canada’s recent elections seem to show it every bit as divided as the US.  Will there be a Wexit?

October 22, 2019

Not stealth

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:37 pm
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I understand how this works.  It isn’t anything new and it doesn’t grant invisibility.  However it is still cool to look at.

 

September 11, 2019

I love it when a plan comes together

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:25 pm
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I’ve blogged this before here.  However, now that Special Hobby has released the Delta on floats, I can start one of my “before I die” builds.  The story of the aircraft in question is here.

July 17, 2019

The bear continues to scribble on napkins

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:40 am
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Russia, which readers know I think is a impotent force as far as its military goes, has unveiled a new aircraft carrier design.  As the article points out, the design will most likely never be built and Russia’s one and only carrier is out of commission and probably headed for scrapping.  Russia’s 2017 GDP was $1.58 trillion dollars, which is less than Canada’s $1.6 trillion and paltry compared to the USA’s $22 trillion.  Russia simply can’t keep a world class military going, and what they have is simply wasting away.

July 6, 2019

Wild story

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:46 am
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I would never have though of foxes migrating between Norway and Canada.  Amazing.

June 6, 2019

June 6th, 1944

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:12 am
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As we remember the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, this column makes a very good point that, in addition to a lot of combat bravery, there was an incredible logistical challenge that had to be overcome.  Everyone alive today owes these folks a debt of gratitude.

 

June 4, 2019

Shades of 2007/2008

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:12 am
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This is up in Canada (BC), which is having its own special issues with the housing market, mostly related to foreign money driving a real estate bubble (an now a crash), but this is a microcosm of what was going on all over the US, particularly in FL, AZ, NV and CA in 2007 which led to the great crash of 2008.  These people are playing with fire, and because of the government bailout the last time, I fear that no one has learned any lessons.  I am not a great fan of increased government regulation, but this is one area where I make an exception.

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