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December 14, 2018

Space tourists

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:02 am
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It looks like Virgin Galactic is close to actually taking tourists to space.  I’ll be interested to see what the demand is.    ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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December 12, 2018

I saw this coming

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:54 am
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Of course, who didn’t. Japan is going to buy 100 additional F-35s, including F-35Bs which can operate from the country’s two helicopter carriers.  Makes perfect sense.  Also, Japan is ramping up its defense spending.  The South China Sea is going to become a more interesting place that it already is.

December 11, 2018

Comet’s close approach

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:44 pm
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I haven’t seen it yet, but I haven’t made an effort.  I should try to get a look.

December 7, 2018

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:28 am
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SpaceX has another successful launch, but the first stage doesn’t make it back to land. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 6, 2018

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 9:49 am
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Luckily for this woman, when an escaped inmate broke into her home, she was prepared.

December 4, 2018

This story is nuts

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:09 pm
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A royal princess escapes her family’s kingdom and she’s kidnapped back off the high seas.  How is this story not a top story right now?

Space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:25 am
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Branson says that they’ll have their first manned space flights by the end of the year.  I am skeptical, but I hope they do.  I think that this particular spaceflight path isn’t as likely to do much for mankind, at this point I think anything space related is generally a good idea to get us off this rock ASAP. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 3, 2018

Pistol packin’ mama

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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A good news story.  Unfortunately, many of these defensive gun use stories don’t get the press they deserve, and under our perverse system, the robbery here will be counted in the statistics for gun deaths in 2018.

 

The plimp

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:02 am
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An aircraft, blimp, helicopter hybrid. It might eventually come to pass, who knows.

November 30, 2018

Welcome home, Captain

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:22 am
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A hero returns home, finally.

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