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Vote Asteroid apocalypse 2020

| October 26, 2020 | 30 Comments
Vote Asteroid apocalypse 2020

For those who were hoping we’d get hit by a giant asteroid to end this 2020 mess, it might just happen. In an Instagram post, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a photo of the Earth from space along with what you can only assume is an asteroid. Asteroid 2018VP1 — now that’s a mouthful — is […]

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Army achieves new high-powered laser weapon breakthrough

| October 9, 2020 | 21 Comments
Army achieves new high-powered laser weapon breakthrough

Though we know he has a fetish for large things that go boom, the KoB sent in this tip on something that’s silent and invisible. Firing lasers from fighter jets while in combat, hitting enemy hypersonic missiles in space and incinerating enemy drones from armored combat vehicles are all missions intended for fast-emerging, now-in-development laser […]

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The Army finally realizes sleep is a good thing, encourages naps

| October 2, 2020 | 36 Comments
The Army finally realizes sleep is a good thing, encourages naps

From Task and Purpose; Sleepy soldiers everywhere, rejoice: The Army has officially endorsed naps. Guidance in the Army’s new Field Manual 7-22, which outlines the service’s holistic health strategy, stresses the importance of soldiers getting enough sleep. “Even for those who regularly obtain the generally recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night, more sleep can result […]

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Come on you apes!

| September 15, 2020 | 21 Comments
Come on you apes!

“You want to live forever?” Robert Heinlein attributed that line to an “unknown platoon sergeant, 1918.” In reality, the line came from Sergeant Major Daniel Daly, USMC circa 1918 in the trenches of France. I discussed him here, but his quote is said to have been something along the lines of “Come on, you sons […]

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New Tool for Devil Docs

| August 19, 2020 | 16 Comments
New Tool for Devil Docs

U.S. Navy Corpsmen with I Marine Expeditionary Force inspect the intravenous blood transfusion equipment and attend to a simulated patient during Valkyrie Emergency Whole Blood Transfusion Training program at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on May 14, 2020. US Marine Corps Photo A “Walking Blood Bank.” Talk about Just-In-Time Inventory! ‘Valkyrie’ Blood Transfusion System Hopes to Give […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws

| August 18, 2020 | 76 Comments
California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws

Flawed Energy Sources Economic realities concerning “renewable” energy sources have finally hit home in California, and Governor Newsom (D)is forced to face the realities. The over-reliance on solar and wind power has resulted in outages for hundreds of thousands of consumers when those sources failed to produce. Poetrooper sends. Author: JOEL B. POLLAK California Gov. […]

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Air Force pilot to face virtual dogfight with AI foe

| August 15, 2020 | 16 Comments
Air Force pilot to face virtual dogfight with AI foe

On Thursday this week the Air Force will pit one of its elite fighter pilots against a computer in a virtual dog fight. The DARPA program will consist of three days of trials and tests for their artificial intelligence systems. The USAF Weapons School-trained F-16 pilot will face off against eight AI teams’ systems to […]

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Power Plants Planning

| August 4, 2020 | 36 Comments
Power Plants Planning

As the UK and Euro zone people are slowly finding out, and we’re slowly beginning to realize, wind and solar plants are not necessarily the best choices for power generation for a large populace.  They are not reliable. They are easily damaged, destructive of the environment and wildlife, and when the parts have to be […]

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