Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sharks with Laser Beams

Cool video of MTHEL (Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser). It certainly seems like the laser can shoot down whatever it sees, which is the hard part. All that money Ronald dumped into Star Wars may have finally had an effect.

Not going to help us much in Iraq, since it can't shoot down IEDs, but I'm sure the Israelis wouldn't mind test-driving one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Source of All Knowledge

I was actively engaged today in increasing my value to the company by doing research (i.e. surfing the internet), and decided to go straight to the source. So I went to Google, and typed in "Source of All Knowledge".

The first few links were, naturally, red herrings -- you wouldn't expect the source of all knowledge to just jump out and bite you. After all, if it were that easy to find, we'd all be geniuses, and that clearly isn't the case. So I was looking for something unusual. And I found it on about the 6th or 7th link:

Think I need to change my diet.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mission: Accomplished!

I passed my private pilot checkride yesterday, so I am now an officially licensed pilot. The checkride didn't go especially smoothly, but I performed well enough on the various sections to satisfy the examiner, so I now have my magic piece of paper that says I'm allowed to fly myself and others wherever I wish.

Harris Ranch, anyone?
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Monday, July 02, 2007

Bomb Disposal Expert Analyzes Latest Attack

An excellent commentary on the latest terrorist attacks in Britain. To wit:
To recap: an exceptionally incompetent group of troublemakers, unknown to the plods or spooks, decided to bring a spot of terror to old Blighty starting last Friday. These people had no actual explosives, and were apparently too lazy and ignorant to learn how to make them.

Full article here.