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November 16, 2018

Jamaica gets an air force…sort of

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:33 pm
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Jamaica has just put into service a surveillance aircraft and two helicopters.  Now does anyone make a kit of a surveillance version of the King Air 350 in 72nd scale?

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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.

November 12, 2018

Rods from God

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:35 pm
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I’ve been interested in this concept ever since I real about it in a Pournelle sci-fi novel.  With space lift becoming so much cheaper, I can see this becoming viable in the next decade.  The US needs to be the one to do it first.

November 9, 2018

Way to go UK

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:15 pm
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United Kingdom, that is.  A scientific breakthrough by the Brits.

November 6, 2018

The German military

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:27 pm
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is a mess.  I’ve noted this before.

I want to build a model of this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:14 pm
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OK, this is cool.  Never heard the story before.

November 2, 2018

Kentucky gets a new National Monument

Filed under: Kentucky,Politics — dknights @ 8:53 am
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And it is a civil war monument to boot.  Great news.

October 31, 2018

Some good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:17 pm
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Looks like the UK is stepping up their defense spending.  This seems like good news for the west.  Especially happy to see them investing in their navy.

Civil war news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:30 pm
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I really like the history of the American Civil War.  Here is a bit of history uncovered that gives insight into the construction of a corduroy road.  Useful info for a figure or diorama modeler.

October 29, 2018

Army’s future APC

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:33 pm
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An interesting article on the Army’s attempt to procure a next generation APC.  Drones?  Hmmmm.

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