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Friday, June 22, 2018

Donk World



There's a reason the Democrats have an ass for a mascot.

Alert

Thursday, June 21, 2018

USS Parche

Super-secret superspy sub which operated from 1978 to 2004. Most decorated boat in the USN. Piclick for article.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

ACV

This is the new amtrack for the US Marine Corps, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. Well, am-wheel, I guess. It carries fewer troops and is no faster in the water than the old 'tracks, so it's kind of a downgrade from that perspective. However, it's a hot-rod on land with a 65 mph top speed. I definitely wouldn't want to be in the back of that thing when some PFC driver rolls it at freeway speeds. Like dice in a cup.

Oh, and it's built by a collaboration of British Aerospace and Fiat. British engineers and Italian mechanics. What could possibly go wrong?

Piclick for more.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Trump .45

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Socialist

Ain't it the truth...

Nuke the Moon

Project A119 was a secret U.S. Air Force proposal to detonate a tactical nuclear warhead on the surface of the Moon. The idea was to throw up enough moondust that a spectral analysis for water (and other elements important to building a moonbase) could be performed from Earth. It was canceled in 1959 as the idea of a manned expedition began to take form. One of the project's more famous team members was Carl Sagan, along with his mentor Gerard Kuiper, after whom the Kuiper Belt is named.

Ultimately, the question of water on the Moon was answered by the LCROSS Centaur impactor in 2009, which used kinetic energy to accomplish the task originally envisioned by Project A119.

Read more about the project here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

In Living Color

Though many people aren't aware of it, there have been very few color photos taken outside the atmosphere of Earth. Nearly all the photos from probes are taken by black-and-white CCDs, filtered through various spectra wavelengths to gather specific data about things like gas composition. In many cases, the invisible (to the human eye) radiation wavelengths like ultraviolet and infrared are assigned visible colors in the press release photos. This often results in wildly distorted public perception about what space really looks like. You know those gorgeous photos of nebulae with the swirling fluorescent colors? Totally faked. Nebulae are very diffuse clouds of gas. To the human eye, most of them are for all practical purposes totally invisible, even if you were right in the middle of one. But I digress.

A woman going only by the name "Ellen" has spent years compiling adjusted photos of the planets. The montage below is, near as can be created, what the human eye would see if you looked out the porthole of a hypothetical spaceship. Piclick for more detailed images and explanations. (The rocky one between Mars and Jupiter is Ceres, the largest planetoid in the asteroid belt).



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Font Crime

The use of comic sans in adult communications has been scientifically identified as a definite indicator of low I.Q., bad hygiene, and a lack of Y chromosomes.

Comic Sans Criminal. Bookmark it and help save the world from stupid people.