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March 18, 2020

Intelligence gathering

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:22 pm
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It is a dirty job.  A great read.

Wuhan Flu

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:24 am
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I know we are all over-saturated with information regarding the Wuhan Flu. This analysis is very interesting.  The sample may be to small to be statistically significant, but it may indicate that things aren’t as bad as they might seem.

March 11, 2020

OK, this is just crazy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:24 am
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An artillery round with a 65 km reach.  That is insane.  It is hard to wrap your mind around that kind of range for a mobile artillery piece.

To give some perspective, the famed “Paris railway gun” had a 120 km range.

 

March 3, 2020

US/India space cooperation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:51 am
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During his recent visit, the President praised the recent accomplishments of the Indian space agency and pledged greater cooperation between the countries.  This was the right move for several reasons. The Indians are rightly proud of their achievements in space, particularly in regard to lunar exploration.  Cooperation between the world’s democracies will lead to quicker advancements in space, which we need. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 18, 2020

Thank God

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:09 am
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Looks like SpaceX will launch a crew to the ISS in May.  About damn time.  It is a national embarrassment that for the last 9 years we’ve been paying Russia to ferry us to the ISS. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

NASA needs astronauts

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:47 am
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Apparently they expect a lot of people to apply.

February 16, 2020

US Navy upping their game

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 am
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The new Ford class aircraft carrier has been designed with extra electrical capacity for laser weapons.

In addition the USN SSBNs are now fielding small yield nukes on some of their missiles.

Go Navy

February 11, 2020

Good riddance

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 am
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The USN is getting rid of the first 4 LCS ships.  It is a start.  What a freaking money pit.

February 2, 2020

Congratulations

Filed under: General — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on winning Super Bowl 54.  Great game.

February 1, 2020

American Battlefield Trust

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:36 am
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These folks do great work preserving American Battlefields and in teaching history.  Here is a 4 minute video on combat in the Revolutionary War.

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