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November 18, 2019

Hypersonics. Not ready for prime time?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:03 pm
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Model-blogger Jeff “Inch High” Groves points to this article which has a very sober take on the “hypersonic craze”.  Well worth reading.

November 13, 2019

Tightening the screws

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:36 am
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The US is exerting more influence to tighten the sanctions on Iran.  Latest here.  The US needs to continue to press other countries to takes these actions.  The same goes for North Korea.  The common thread in this is that China is assisting in thwarting these sanctions.  There is where the real screw tightening needs to occur.

November 12, 2019

We need to up our game

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:04 pm
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China isn’t kidding when it comes to space exploration.  Either we step it up or we will get left behind. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

 

November 11, 2019

F-35Bs for South Korea?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:22 pm
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Maybe.  It only makes sense, and with the South China Sea becoming such a flashpoint, it is unsurprising that Japan and South Korea would feel the need to strengthen their capabilities at sea.

November 8, 2019

SS-2

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:08 pm
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I noted previously that this kit had been announced.  Now it is apparently about to be released.  Looks like a a nice model with no obvious flaws.

November 7, 2019

Holy mother of God.

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:06 pm
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This story.  How could any American do this to their country? (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves.)

November 5, 2019

Pigs

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:45 pm
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I am going to leave this right here.

October 19, 2019

Dream Model J-20

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:59 pm
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Definitely a must acquire.

October 10, 2019

They need us…

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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…more than we need them.  This has been obvious for a while now, but only in the current administration have we begun to use this leverage.  It discomforts many companies in the US with strong interests in China (i.e. NBA, Nike) but that should not be our governments concern.

October 9, 2019

The NBA sucks

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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I hate NBA basketball.  While I enjoy the college game, the NBA is boring.  Not only is their product boring, but now the NBA has shown itself to be cowardly money-grubbers.  With the current controversy over the NBA, China and Hong Kong, this happened last night, not in China but in Philadelphia. 

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