David Knights' Weblog

October 19, 2020

Toobin is a tool

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 10:37 pm
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You have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this.  Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

Go Navy!

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:36 pm
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I spend time on here criticizing the USN for its poor procurement choices and other things.  However, there is no doubt they are a fine fighting force capable of doing amazing things.  Story here.

October 15, 2020

Jetpack man at LAX, again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:54 am
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For the second time pilots landing at LAX have reported seeing someone flying in a jetpack near the airport. Story here.

October 14, 2020

Good for them

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:36 am
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The US government is going to sell three new weapons systems to Taiwan. Good.  The US needs to be firm in its commitment to Taiwan, especially in light of China’s broken promises regarding Hong Kong.

October 13, 2020

Blue Origin

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:35 pm
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SpaceX gets all the attention, but Blue Origin is doing some interesting things.  Keep and eye on them.  It is good to see multiple companies doing this stuff. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 27, 2020


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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A great article on the Su-27s flown by the Ukrainians and some real life input from the pilots on the aircraft.  Enlightening.

September 26, 2020

Wonder where they got the plans

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:27 pm
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Looks like Chinese espionage scores again. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves.)

September 24, 2020

Another near miss

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:18 am
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Story here.  Telling that it wasn’t spotted until a few days ago.  This one is small, but sooner or later we are going to get smacked hard by a bigger one. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 17, 2020

Smart move

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:56 pm
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This is a smart move by NASA. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

September 15, 2020

A new US fighter?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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It appears the US has build and flown the prototype of its next generation fighter.  Frankly, I didn’t see this happening for another 5 years or so. (h/t to Jim Bates)

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