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July 2, 2019

Uh oh

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:40 pm
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The Russians have experienced some sort of submarine fire.  Also, in completely unrelated news, the Vice President dropped out of a scheduled event to rush back to the White House, Putin also altered his scheduled appearances for the day, and the EU security council has gone into emergency session.

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June 20, 2019

Brexit

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:19 am
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Best Brexit explainer I’ve read.

February 15, 2019

Airbus A380

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:56 am
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Airbus is ceasing production of the A380.  This is not a surprise as the plane never sold in the numbers anywhere close to those needed to make it commercially viable.  There is speculation that when you factor in the development costs, that Airbus lost money on the A380.  The boys at Boeing look all the smarter for not competing with the A380.

January 12, 2019

Medieval Manuscripts

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:43 am
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How dental archaeology is giving us new insights into how illustrated manuscripts were produced, and by whom. (h/t to my favorite Twitter nun, @pursuedbytruth).

May 24, 2017

An interesting article

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 9:32 am
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Did pre-humans originate out of Europe?  An interesting article, even if the title may be a bit overblown.

June 24, 2016

Britain’s Independence Day

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:30 pm
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Thank God.  The people of the UK once again determine who governs them.

June 13, 2016

Smart move?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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Moving NATO units into Poland and the Baltic republics.  I personally think this is the right thing to do.  I don’t think Putin is doing anything but bluffing, but I think it is smart to show that we are taking things seriously.

May 23, 2016

Looks like a Brexit may happen

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:48 pm
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More and more of the politicians seem to be coming out for Brexit.  Since they usually shift with the wind, I have to think that is a good sign.  We may be seeing the beginning of a preference cascade.

And now the Poles may be headed in the same direction.

May 20, 2016

Brexit: The movie

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:10 pm
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Everyone, not just folks in the UK ought to see this movie.

May 17, 2016

Estonia

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:13 pm
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Because Estonia has taken very firms steps to defend itself, I doubt that it will be the next place that Putin looks.  However, without those steps Estonia could certainly be under Putin’s thumb.  It is a valuable lesson to other former Soviet republics.

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