Intel's Ronler Acres Plant


Silicon Forest
If the type is too small, Ctrl+ is your friend

Monday, November 27, 2023

Fly from England to Australia

Vickers Vimy flies again after 75 years

Just a little bit of aviation history from the 20th century.

Original Rolls-Royce Eagle Aero Engine

The Rolls-Royce Eagle weighed 900 pounds which might be twice as much as the Chevrolet V8 used in the replica.

Jeremy’s Razors

Jeremy’s Razors: The Greatest Commercial Ever

Great stuff.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Medical Knowledge

It just occurred to me that if you are going to prepare for a disaster, one of the things you should probably include would be a book of general medicine. If you have a disaster that is bad enough to knock out electronic communications, there are liable to be people who are injured. If the Internet is down, there's no Google. A real, honest to gawd, printed on paper, book of medical knowledge might be a good thing to have. I need to take a look and see if I can find one.


Troops from the IDF’s Golani Brigade inside Gaza’s parliament building in Gaza City,  November 13, 2023

From The Times of Israel comes this story about hostage negotiations:

Hostage deal, even if it fails, shows Hamas’s desperation by Haviv Rettig Gur

This line caught my eye:

As any aspiring gangster knows, there’s a tipping point to extortion when the cost of avoiding violence rises past the cost of the violence itself, when the victim’s incentives flip from payment to vengeful defiance.

I hope Israel follows through with their plan to eliminate Hamas.

Reflector Gunsights

Reflector Gunsights: the Fighter Pilot's Friend
Our Own Devices

This guy does a good job of tying all the bits on a complicated subject together. Only problem is I can't figure out how to pronounce his name. Near as I can make out he pronounces it 'Guy Messy' which makes me want to call him the messy guy.

Bart explains Asian languages.

Bart explains Asian languages.

Kind of explains how I can sometimes tell what language is being spoken even though I know none of them.


Why The F-15 Terrified The Soviets

Good video about the F-15, it's so good you want to see the next one, but you have to subscribe to something to see it. The last minute or so of the video is an ad.