David Knights' Weblog

November 15, 2018

Hacking the F-35

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:31 pm
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An interesting problem given the increasing computerization of modern fighter aircraft.

October 31, 2018

More cyber war

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:50 pm
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Looks like Israel might have once again used a virus to attack Iranian computer systems.

June 23, 2016

China news

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:38 am
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Its things like this that will keep you up  at night.

May 27, 2015

Less, not more power

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Information is power.  The government has too much already.  It doesn’t need more, which is why I agree with this.

March 23, 2015

I agree

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:27 pm
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Professor Reynolds is right, yet again.

March 12, 2015

Magazine review: Replikator Worldwide Modelling Vol. 1 #1 (February 2015)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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There is a new modeling magazine out there.  Replikator Worldwide Modelling.  It is a general interest modeling magazine, meaning it covers all scales and types of models.  It is digital, and for the moment, it is free.  The first issue is very polished with few typos and a good text to photo ratio.  As they say, so far, so good.  We will see how things develop.  What is interesting to me is that this is an all digital magazine.  There isn’t a print edition.  Frankly I’ve thought this is the future of modeling magazines, given the lack of printing, and distribution costs, it can be done for almost nothing.  If enough revenue can be derived from advertising, then I think we will see this format grow.  One thing I do like is they have a food, drink, music and fiction column in the magazine.  Frankly I think that is a neat idea.

July 30, 2014

Foiling the police state

Filed under: Legal,Technology — dknights @ 2:10 pm
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I had never considered this.  It has an interesting tie-in to WWI and WWII camouflage.   I could see this becoming a fashion trend among both hipsters and anti-government types.

January 6, 2014

I’m back

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:53 pm
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Got the computer back and running fine.  Posting will resume shortly.

January 1, 2014

Troubles

Filed under: Family,General,Technology — dknights @ 6:15 pm
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I am having laptop problems.   Hopefully they won’t be too expensive.   This may result in fewer posts for the next week or so. (more…)

March 23, 2013

I want one

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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I can’t wait for these, even if they are produced by Google.

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