David Knights' Weblog

May 28, 2022

Belated congratulations

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:32 pm
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Forgot to congratulate Boeing on finally getting a successful (unmanned) flight of the the Starliner capsule. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 3, 2022

Another way to make a rocket reusable

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:05 am
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Well done, Rocket Lab. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 25, 2022

Are Russian weapons really crappy?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:38 pm
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Yes, but why?  Read here.

April 21, 2022

Elon making it look easy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:34 pm
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Crew-4 ready to launch on Sunday not a few short weeks after the SpaceX/Axios private mission to the ISS.  Musk is making it look like he is running an airline. (Which is what he wants and what we need)(Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 4, 2022

Su-34

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:52 pm
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The Russians are suing them, and losing them in Ukraine.  Why?  Here is one person’s explanation.

March 30, 2022

Years worth of intelligence

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:53 pm
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The US will be analyzing the stuff that comes out of Ukraine for years.  Story here.

March 29, 2022

Things you never think about

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 10:14 pm
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Combat boots of WWII.  Who would have thought that was an interesting subject.

March 22, 2022

Ukraine

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:34 am
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Small unit tactics using man portable anti-tank and anti-air missiles.  Concentrating on supply lines.  These seem to be strategies that are letting the Ukrainians hold their own so far.  Overview here.

March 21, 2022

Hype

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:59 pm
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Russia’s use of a “hypersonic” missile is mostly….hype.  Explainer here.

March 15, 2022

This is interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:52 pm
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Story here.  I wonder what kind of intelligence gathering we are doing in and near Ukraine.  Certainly we have learned that the Russians aren’t the military some thought they were.

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