David Knights' Weblog

May 31, 2017

ICBM defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:33 am
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The technology appears to have finally caught up to the dream.

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.

May 22, 2017

This is not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 7:33 pm
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5000 shoulder fired SAMs in a country on the verge of collapse.

May 17, 2017

A new rifle

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:24 pm
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The US Army is looking at not only a new rifle, but a new ammo that isn’t the current 5.56mm standard size.  Interesting discussion here.

May 13, 2017

Anti-missile test

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:19 pm
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Looks like the US may run another anti-missile test soon.

May 11, 2017

Model photography

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:48 pm
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A nice YouTube series on photographing models.  Basic in some respects, but still a good place to start.

May 8, 2017

More X-37B news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:36 am
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The X-37B has returned to earth after 2 years in orbit.  I find this space plane endlessly fascinating.  I wonder what it is doing on such long missions? (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 27, 2017

Is it worth salvaging?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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It might be.

April 19, 2017

Indian Israeli military cooperation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:53 pm
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The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia.  The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.

April 11, 2017

SBS models latest

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:50 am
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Good news from SBS.  A Macchi MC.72

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