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March 21, 2018

Frikin’ laser beams

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:22 pm
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The USAF is looking to equip F-15s with laser weapons.  Story here.  Interesting if they can do it.


March 7, 2018

Nuclear war

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:04 am
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Well, after reading this, I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep.


March 1, 2018

Putin’s new weapons

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Vlad has bragged about a bunch of new weapons.  See here.  Frankly, I think Russia is a broke paper tiger, and the fact that Putin is bragging about these just makes me think I am right.

February 26, 2018

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

February 22, 2018

Su-57 combat deployment

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:57 pm
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It appears that Russia has deployed a couple of Su-57s to Syria for combat operational testing.  Russia appears to be using Syria as a testing ground, much like Germany and Italy did in Spain.  While the Su-57 won’t make much of a difference in ground attack operations, it is something that the US clearly has to consider their presence when operating strike aircraft over Syria.  This area is getting more tense every day.

February 20, 2018

Where do bookstores go from here?

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 11:14 am
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B & N is laying off hundreds of employees to try and stave off losses.  However, as this article points out, more than at a lot of other retail companies, the employees are an integral part of a bookstore’s success.  Is this the end of the mass market book chain store?  Will we be left with just independents and online?

February 19, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:21 pm
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An interesting report on a recent UFO encounter that prompted an F-15 scramble.  I wonder what it was?

February 13, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:14 pm
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I had never heard of this.  I am amazed that a kit of any sort is being issued.

February 9, 2018

Dazzle camouflage

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:50 pm
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An interesting article on the process used to develop the dazzle camouflage applied to WWI ships.  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

Chinese J-20

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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A new fighter aircraft has entered Chinese service.  The J-20

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