February 2011

“Washington (CNN) — Frank Buckles, the last U.S. World War I veteran, has died, a spokesman for his family said Sunday. He was 110. Buckles “died peacefully in his home of natural causes” early Sunday morning, the family said in a statement sent to CNN late Sunday by spokesman David DeJonge. Buckles marked his 110th […]

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When Denmark Needed A Tank, They Turned To Harley Davidson.

February 27, 2011

The Danish government between the wars was not generous with any military budget. So the army came up with the idea of “The Armored Motorbike”. The Swedish factory Landsverk AB built the armor to the drawings made by the Danish army, and it was put on top of a Harley Davidson armed with a light […]

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Losing The Empire.

February 26, 2011

First goes the Korengal Valley. Within hours of having our own troops leave outposts there, the Taliban were inside our outposts and posting videos online enjoying the accommodations. Surprised? Of course you are. Who in the American media talks about this when there are so many more interesting things to talk about:  Charlie Sheen’s outlandish […]

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French FCM f1 1940

February 25, 2011

Before the Germans invaded, the French military had been looking over the border at German tank warfare and decided they needed a newer, larger tank. What they created was a concept finished in wood only,. But the mock up is immense and the concept is really innovational. It’s as much a battleship on wheels as […]

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Today Is Sad. This Is The Final Shuttle Mission. This Technology Has Been So Amazing.

February 24, 2011

“CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs. Liftoff is set for late Thursday afternoon. Senior managers voted unanimously Friday on the new launch date after discussing the fixes made since the shuttle’s grounding in early November. […]

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Don’t Try To Crowd This Guy Out Of The Bike Lane.

February 23, 2011

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Pirates Murder American Hostages

February 22, 2011

Well, it seems as if the Somali Pirate Express has executed four Americans they took hostage and the Navy has since taken the pirates into custody. I hope they get appropriate treatment. It just seems to me that the billions we spend every week in the Grave Yard Of Empires (Afghanistan) would be better spent […]

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Buran, Today.

February 22, 2011

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Sketched Designs For Avro Silver Bug VSTOL Craft

February 21, 2011

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The War Of The Machines.

February 18, 2011

(When I first posted this article in queue, Watson had not defeated the Jeopardy champion. Now even that hurdle has been overcome by artificial intelligence. I realize that this is not about AI, but it is germane nonetheless in the category of new technology.) The Stuxnet computer virus was designed by Israeli and the American […]

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Cum Catapultae Proscriptae Erunt Tum Soli Proscript Catapultas Habebunt.

February 17, 2011

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Uh. Whoops. So I Guess There Will Be No Apology For The Thousands Dead And Wounded.

February 16, 2011

The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war. Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his […]

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Kendo In Slow Motion. Very Cool.

February 15, 2011

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Nicholas Kristof Worries About A New Pharoah.

February 12, 2011

“So Hosni Mubarak is out. Vice President Omar Suleiman says that Mubarak has stepped down and handed over power to the military. This is a huge triumph for people power, and it will resonate across the Middle East and far beyond (you have to wonder what President Hu Jintao of China is thinking right now). […]

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Zatoichi Vs. Ninjas

February 11, 2011

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