Wednesday, March 29, 2006

If Jerry was Emperor

Wooo hooo! I'd vote for you Jerry.

A Friend gets published

(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky)

This is a pal of mine, Staff Sgt. Matthew Gross of West Lake, La., currently exiled to Spangdahlem AFB in Germany with the 52nd Component Maintenance Sqn. He's one of those highly skilled guys who keep the hollywood top gun types in the air. Matt's picture made the Airforce website this week, which is pretty cool considering how much attention is being given operations in the middle east.
Matt was pleased to make the website, but he told me yesterday that he'd wished they'd used one of the pictures they took of him working on one of those F-16 General Electric F110 engines behind him there.

No problem buddy. I checked around and found some photos that prove that not only is Matt able to dissasemble, reassemble and swap those big engines, but he's been seen working on a huge range of equipment both simpler and more complex than the one above.

Yup. Dat's an Incom T-65 Xwing back dere. Shit Hot Cajun.

Wow. Working on a dilithium-controlled matter-antimatter reaction Warp drive system. Matt, I never suspected.

Hmmm. Is that a B-25 in the background?
Take care buddy.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Little Fun Part 2

Way Cool. Tesseraction games liked my video enough to host it for free downloads. Like before, The smaller, low-resolution version is still HERE, but Tesseraction has the full size, uncompressed 12.7 mb file:

Hi res:

Maybe battleships next...

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Global Warming BS

Good One Jerry!

Dr. Jerry Pournelle lays one on Scientific American and their chicken little adoption of the so called global warming crisis.

But his assertion that human-caused man made warning is overwhelmingly proved is just silly: the theory is overwhelming. The evidence remains much harder to come by. Rennie seems to be saying that anyone who disagrees with this is an idiot not worth listening to, then blames me for being confrontational; and I had not noticed that Scientific American leaped to the defense of the hapless Danish statistician who questioned many of the Global Warming Coalition's conclusions, either with specific data refuting him, or at least defending his right to publish.

I fear that most of the Global Warming arguments consist of proof by repeated assertion (not assertion of data or facts, but assertion of conclusions relying on the argument that "this has been proved so often we don't need to do it again." Which is a bit like your spouse's "You know what I mean."); followed by an attack on the qualifications of those asking questions.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

a little fun

Picked up an older WWII alternate history naval combat game the other day for $19 and tried it out. I'm impressed but disappointed they haven't finished the multiplayer features. Tesseraction game's Enigma: Rising Tide. I've saved some clips of gameplay and made a little video. Def Leppard rocks.
I'll be playing a bunch more of this one...