David Knights' Weblog

June 17, 2018

RIP Matt “Guitar” Murphy

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:07 pm
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Sad news.  I hope he an John Belushi are having a great time together.

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June 6, 2018

Japanese Carriers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:03 am
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Not the WWII kind.  Looks like the Japanese are ready to admit what everyone knew.  Their new Helicopter carriers are going to become full-fledged STOVL carriers. I see some F-35B sales in Japan’s future.

May 7, 2018

Space: Safety vs Innovation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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An interesting article on how NASA has become risk adverse and how SpaceX is pushing the envelope. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 3, 2018

Russians lose another plane in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:39 pm
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Story here.  Looks like a bird or FOD ingestion, not combat related, but still expensive.

April 25, 2018

The Space Corps

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:06 am
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The beginnings of a new space race?  Personally, I think a Space Corps is inevitable.

April 21, 2018

Iranian UAV shot down

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:25 am
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Interesting story.   I’d like to know more.

April 18, 2018

More on SWA 1380

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:46 pm
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Great story here on the pilot of SWA 1380.  Previous post here.

April 17, 2018

A sad day for SWA

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:26 pm
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Story here.  This is very sad.

April 14, 2018

Russia’s weapons woes

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:37 am
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A nice article from Strategypage on why much of the Russian military is a paper tiger.  I suspect the truth is even worse than these reports.

April 6, 2018

More on supersonic aircraft

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:40 am
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I previously posted on NASA’s contract to build an experimental low noise supersonic aircraft.  Post here.  Now, it turns out that several companies are working toward the same goal.

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