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January 17, 2020

Wow

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:01 pm
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This lady dodged a bullet, well sort of.

January 14, 2020

Odd space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:35 am
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Story here.  There is something deeply weird in Japanese culture right now.  It is as if the men have forgotten or lost interest in pursuing a spouse in any normal fashion. A 44 year old billionaire ought to not have much trouble finding female companionship. Jeff Bezos didn’t have any problem and he was married at the time. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 10, 2020

Paper tiger

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:37 pm
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As I’ve said, generally Russia is a paper tiger.  However, that doesn’t mean they still can’t do something stupid and get a bunch a people killed. That will happen if they keep this up.

Interesting space travel technology

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:49 am
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Story here.  In the words of the great Instapundit, faster please. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 6, 2020

SpaceX, on to Mars

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:44 am
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More space news.  It looks like 2020 could turn out to be a banner year in spaceflight, much like 1961 and 1969.  I’ve waited about 45 years for this to happen.  I am glad to see it finally happening. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 2, 2020

Space 2020

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:55 am
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Here is a very nice rundown of all the space launches expected for 2020.  This looks to be a banner year for spaceflight including the return of the US putting its own astronauts in space again. (about damn time!)

Also, we are getting another close fly-by today.  We need a better system to detect these near Earth asteroids.

 

(post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who is gone, but not forgotten.)

December 27, 2019

US Navy acquisitions

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:46 pm
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Looks like the USN is getting a new fleet of harbor and patrol craft.  Good news, I hope. (post for Jeff “Inch High” Groves who misses the smell of salt air)

December 26, 2019

Russian spy ship

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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A Russian intelligence gathering ship is off a US sub base off the coast of South Carolina.  This is just more of Putin trying to look like he is flexing muscles.  As I’ve repeatedly said Russians doing things like this is a sign of their weakness, not their strength.

December 24, 2019

Su-57 Crash

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:11 am
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Looks like the Russians have one less Felon. Given the cost, the Russians can ill afford this type of loss.

December 20, 2019

F*ck

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:23 pm
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Damn.  We need to get this done and get it right now. ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger who would be really pissed off right now.)

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