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September 11, 2019

In memory

Filed under: General — dknights @ 7:25 pm
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An important story of this day.

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September 3, 2019

Labor day weekend

Filed under: Family,Modeling — dknights @ 4:09 pm
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Apologies for the lack of posting over the last 3 days.  It was the Labor Day weekend and I was occupied with various and sundry holiday activities.  I did actually get some modeling done, as well as modeling related stuff.  All  of it is fodder for posts as soon as I get the time.  Check back later today.

August 28, 2019

Why Turkey can’t have the F-35

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:22 am
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And why this may lead to it leaving NATO.  Turkey is making a mistake.  Pretty sure NATO will actually be better off with Turkey gone.

August 26, 2019

Maybe all is not lost

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This is a good sign.  Maybe the current generation isn’t as hopeless as we think.

August 19, 2019

Movie review: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

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Have I mentioned that one of my favorite channels is Turner Classic Movies (TCM)?  I am sure I have.  On Saturday nights they run classic noir films and 50s and 60s sci-fi films.  I recorded this one on the DVR for later viewing.  The main reason I recorded it is that the screen play is based on a Ray Bradbury short story.  Unlike a lot of 50s sci-fi, the aliens aren’t a stand in for the commies.  Rather, the are portrayed as physically hideous creatures that are peaceful and arrived by accident and just want to repair their ship and leave.  Like many of these aliens crash to earth films, the action takes place in the rural southwest. (Sand Rock, AZ)  I wonder if many of these films were set in the southwest due to the Roswell incident.

This is one of the first films staring the lovely Barbara Rush, and if you pay attention, you”ll see one of the survivors of a later boat accident that led to a stranded passengers and crew.  While not high art, and not even the best of its era, it is an enjoyable film. Two and a half out of five stars.

August 5, 2019

A great story

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:18 pm
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Things like this give me hope that our country hasn’t completely lost our minds.  I follow his Twitter account and it is nothing but great.

August 1, 2019

Something is broken

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:51 am
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with the US Navy procurement system. (Army and Air Force too)  This needs to get fixed now.  We are going to have lean budgets ahead.  We can’t afford to continue pouring money down a rat hole.  If this isn’t fixed now, it will eventually cost lives down the road.

 

July 29, 2019

ABM news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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This sounds like good news.  Sooner rather than later one of these systems is going to get a real world workout.

Hope for our society

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:22 am
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Things may not be as bad as we are led to believe the are.

July 24, 2019

I don’t say this often, but….

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 9:43 am
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I agree with her* (* Justice Ginsberg, that is.)

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