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Airplanes, Rocketry, Missiles, Spacecraft and things that go WHOOSH! in the night.
What's flying around my head at the current time.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Monsters from ... 

Sunday, October 30, 2005

I'm a Knight of the Round Table... 

found this at Pirates! Man Your Women!

Take the quiz: "Which Holy Grail Character Are You?"

Sir Galahad
Look, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Starship Quiz 

Got this from Vampry's Live Journal page. I'm not on LiveJournal, so some of the names will make no sesnseand will not link, but...

LiveJournal Username
Spaceship Name
Spaceship Size
How is the spaceship piloted?
How is the spaceship powered?
What's the upholstery like on the seats?
How do you see outside the spaceship?
What's the spaceship's primary purpose?
What's the Captain's catchphrase?
Main Weapon System:A stash of Molotov cocktails
Main Defensive System:Big Umbrella
Chance of catastrophic failure at critical moments
Voice of the ship's computer:scattymatty
Finds mandatory uniform unflattering:originalcindy
Looks sexy in mandatory uniform:robotictentacle
Ripped sleeves off mandatory uniform:johannakatt
Spends an unhealthy amount of time in the weapons locker:asrai_d
This Fun Quiz created by Akhmed at BlogQuiz.Net
Taurus Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Master Chief Speaks . . 

Found today this on SteelNavy's Discussion Forum. A good couple of laughs; they transcend the individual service.

One day, the Command Master Chief was invited to the Officer's Club with the base CO to eat lunch. When they entered the main dining room, they found the place was quite crowded. They did notice three Lieutenants sitting at a table with two empty chairs, so the Captain asked them if they could join them.

They promptly invited them to join them. They ordered lunch and joined them in conversation as they ate. At one point, the Master Chief mentioned that he had observed characteristics about many officers from which he could determine the sources of their commissioning.

The Lieutenants were eager to hear about this and asked if he could tell how each of them had been commissioned.

The Master Chief turned to the Lieutenant on his left and said he went through ROTC. The Lieutenant confirmed that was correct and asked how he had noted this. The Master Chief replied that the Lieutenant, through his conversation, seemed to have a strong
academic background but limited military experience.

The Master Chief then told the Lieutenant on his right that he had gone through OCS with previous enlisted service. The Lieutenant confirmed that this was correct and also asked how he had determined this. The Master Chief said, again through his conversation, that the Lieutenant seemed to have a firm military background and a lot of common sense.

The Lieutenant across the table from the Master Chief asked if he had determined his source of commission. The Master Chief replied that the Lieutenant had graduated from the United States Naval Academy. The Lieutenant stated that was correct and asked if he had noticed his high level of intelligence, precise military bearing, or other superior qualities acquired at the United States Naval Academy. The Master Chief replied that it was none of these that led to his determination.

He had simply observed the Lieutenant's class ring while he was picking his nose.

And then . . .

The same Command Master Chief walked by the office of one of these Lieutenants (I'll let you guess which one) and overheard a rather boisterous argument between that Lt. and an Ensign. Upon seeing the Master Chief the Lt. invited him in and asked him to settle the argument.

The Lt. explained that after a comfortable two years of marriage he was of the opinion that making love was 10% work and 90% pleasure.

The Ensign explained that he was due to be married soon and was of the opinion that making love was 90% work and 10% pleasure.

The Master Chief needed no time to think about this. Looking at the young officers as only a Command Master Chief could, he explained "Gentlemen, the way I see it, making love has to be 100% pleasure. If there was any work involved, an enlisted man would be asked to do it."

Too true.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

No Surprise Here 

Alton Brown
Which Food Network chef are you?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005


You Are a German Shepherd Puppy

Intelligent, quick witted, and a bit aggressive.
You've got the jaw power to take a bite out of anyone you choose.

What Breed of Puppy Are You?

More Geekery 

Interactive simulated "slip sticks."

Derek's Virtual Slide Rule Gallery

Chiiiiiiicks iiiiiiinnnnnn Spaaaaaaacccccceeeee! 

Alisting of all the lovely ladies who have got "outside" while travelling through the final frontier in TV and movies.
Spacesuited Women

Its Hip to Be Square 

I am 20% Hippie.
So Not a Hippie.
What? Am I a Republican? Why did I even bother taken this test?! I guess I call back to my George W. Bush fan club and tell them I just wasted 10 minutes of my life. At least I don't stink, man.
Take the
Hippie Test
@ FualiDotCom

I'm a SF Geek, Too 

Found this on The Anarchangel:

"John Scalzi, one of the first bloggers and a starting-to-be-successful Sci-Fi author in his own right; has recently published a book in the Rough Guide series: The Rough Guide to Science Fiction..."

"Well, one of his readers, another blogger has started a fun little meme. In the book, Scalzi lists what he calls "The Canon", much as literati talk of the canon of western fiction etc... this list is about the greatest, most influential, most interesting, most appreciated or obesessed over films in SF history.The meme in question is simple. Just take the list, bold the ones youve seen and like, leave alone the ones you don't care about and strike out the ones you've seen and really dont like."

There are several films I'd list that aren't here and some that caused me to scratch my head, but here's my list

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Back to the Future
Blade Runner

Bride of Frankenstein
Brother From Another Planet
A Clockwork Orange
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Damned
Destination Moon
The Day The Earth Stood Still

Escape From New York
ET: The Extraterrestrial

Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers (serial)
The Fly (1985 version)
Forbidden Planet
Ghost in the Shell
The Incredibles
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 version)
Jurassic Park

Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior
The Matrix
On the Beach

Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
Solaris (1972 version)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Stepford Wives
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Thing From Another World
Things to Come

12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2001: A Space Odyssey
La Voyage Dans la Lune
War of the Worlds (1953 version)

USATODAY.com - Spyware can constitute illegal trespass on home computers 

Interesting Idea. I hope all the scum who infect systems with this junk are buried UNDER the jail. Can we then sue?

Spyware can constitute illegal trespass on home computers

I Know Nothing... 

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Well, That Went as Well as Can be Expected 

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

Music of My Youth 

Stolen from SSDB, who got it from A Small Victory.

A.) Go to musicoutfitters.com.
B.) Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function at the upper left and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
C.) Bold the songs you liked, italicize through the ones you hated do both your favorite. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember (or don't care about).

1. Love Will Keep Us Together, The Captain and Tennille
2. Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell
3. Philadelphia Freedom, Elton John

4. Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Freddy Fender
5. My Eyes Adored You, Frankie Valli
6. Shining Star, Earth, Wind and Fir
7. Fame, David Bowie
8. Laughter In The Rain, Neil Sedaka
9. One Of These Nights, Eagles
10. Thank God I'm A Country Boy, John Denver

11. Jive Talkin', Bee Gees
12. Best Of My Love, Eagles
13. Lovin' You, Minnie Riperton
14. Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas
15. Black Water, Doobie Brothers
16. Ballroom Blitz, Sweet

17. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, B.J. Thomas
18. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You), Tony Orlando and Dawn
19. At Seventeen, Janis Ian
20. Pick Up The Pieces, Average White Band
21. The Hustle, Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony

22. Lady Marmalade, Labelle
23. Why Can't We Be Friends?, War

24. Love Wont Let Me Wait, Major Harris
25. Boogie On Reggae Woman, Stevie Wonder
26. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights, Freddy Fender
27. Fight The Power, Pt. 1, Isley Brothers
28. Angie Baby, Helen Reddy
29. Jackie Blue, Ozark Mountain Daredevils
30. Fire, Ohio Players
31. Magic, Pilot
32. Please Mr. Postman, Carpenters

33. Sister Golden Hair, America
34. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Elton John

35. Mandy, Barry Manilow
36. Have You Never Been Mellow, Olivia Newton-John
37. Could It Be Magic, Barry Manilow

38. Cat's In The Cradle, Harry Chapin
39. Wildfire Michael Murphy
40. I'm Not Lisa, Jessi Colter
41. Listen To What The Man Said, Paul Mccartney and Wings

42. I'm Not In Love, 10cc
43. I Can Help, Billy Swan
44. Fallin' In Love, Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
45. Feelings, Morris Albert

46. Chevy Van, Sammy Johns
47. When Will I Be Loved, Linda Ronstadt
48. You're The First, The Last, My Everthing, Barry White
49. Please Mr Please, Olivia Newton-John
50. You're No Good, Linda Ronstadt
51. Dynomite, Bazuka
52. Walking In Rhythm, Blackbyrds
53. The Way We Were / Try To Remember, Gladys Knight and The Pips
54. Midnight Blue, Melissa Manchester
55. Don't Call Us, We'll Call You, Sugarloaf
56. Poetry Man, Phoebe Snow
57. How Long, Ace
58. Express, B.T. Express
59. That's The Way Of The World, Earth, Wind and Fire
60. Lady, Styx
61. Bad Time, Grand Funk
62. Only Women Bleed, Alice Cooper
63. Doctor's Orders, Carol Douglas
64. Get Down Tonight, K.C. and The Sunshine Band
65. You Are So Beautiful / It's A Sin When You Love Somebody, Joe Cocker
66. One Man Woman-One Woman Man, Paul Anka and Odia Coates

67. Feel Like Makin' Love, Bad Company
68. How Sweet It Is, James Taylor
69. Dance With Me, Orleans
70. Cut The Cake, Average White Band
71. Never Can Say Goodbye, Gloria Gaynor
72. I Don't Like To Sleep Alone, Paul Anka
73. Morning Side Of The Mountain, Donny and Marie Osmond
74. Some Kind Of Wonderful, Grand Funk
75. When Will I See You Again, Three Degrees
76. Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor), Joe Simon
77. I'm Sorry / Calypso, John Denver
78. Killer Queen, Queen

79. Shoeshine Boy, Eddie Kendricks
80. Do It (Til You're Satisfied), B.T. Express
81. Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Electric Light Orchestra

82. Sha-La-La (Makes Me Happy), Al Green
83. Lonely People, America
84. You Got The Love, Rufus
85. The Rockford Files, Mike Post
86. It Only Takes A Minute, Tavares
87. No No Song / Snookeroo, Ringo Starr
88. Junior's Farm / Sally G, Paul McCartney and Wings

89. Bungle In The Jungle, Jethro Tull
90. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance), Leo Sayer
91. Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Elton John
92. Misty, Ray Stevens
93. Bad Blood, Neil Sedaka
94. Only Yesterday, Carpenters

95. I'm On Fire, Dwight Twilley Band
96. Only You, Ringo Starr
97. Third Rate Romance, Amazing Rhythm Aces
98. You Aint Seen Nothin' Yet / Free Wheelin', Bachman-Turner Overdrive
99. Swearin' To God, Frankie Valli
100. Get Dancin', Disco Tex and The Sex-O-lettes

By this time, most of what I heard on the radio was falling on deaf ears, as I was turning to AOR

Saturday, October 15, 2005

I Got Your Back. . . 

Official Survivor
Congratulations! You scored 68%!

Whether through ferocity or quickness, you made it out. You made the
right choice most of the time, but you probably screwed up somewhere.
Nobody's perfect, at least you're alive.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 65% on survivalpoints
Link: The Zombie Scenario Survivor Test written by ci8db4uok on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Typˆ÷Ž e Dating Test

But I Prefer Blue & Silver to Red & Gold 

You scored 16% Slytherin, 36% Ravenclaw, 60% Gryffindor, and 20% Hufflepuff!
You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve, and chivalry

Set Gryffindors apart.

Gryffindors are known for their courage, audacity, and devotion to what is good and honest.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
lt;td valign="middle">You scored higher than 3% on Hufflepuff
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You scored higher than 9% on Slytherin
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You scored higher than 74% on Ravenclaw
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You scored higher than 70% on Gryffindor
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Link: The Sorting Hat Test written by leeannslytherin on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


King Edward I
You scored 61 Wisdom, 73 Tactics, 52 Guts, and 45 Ruthlessness!

Or rather, King Edward the Longshanks if you've seen Braveheart. You,
like Edward, are incredibly smart and shrewd, but you win at any
costs.... William Wallace died at his hands after a fierce Scottish
rebellion against his reign. Despite his reputation though, Longshanks
had the best interests of his people at heart. But God help you if you
got on his bad side.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 14% on Unorthodox
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You scored higher than 29% on Tactics
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You scored higher than 35% on Guts
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You scored higher than 14% on Ruthlessness
Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

More Quizzes 

sam jpeg
You are Sam the Eagle.
You are patriotic and devoted. And extremely anal.

Patriotism, Being appalled at what everyone else is
The National Anthem of America

"An American In....America"

"Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus,
Eagles are from America"

"Please stop that now! It's un-American!"

What Muppet are you?
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Monday, October 10, 2005

Still Ticking... 

Like a Timex watch or the Energizer Bunny, the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still going. With the martian winds keeping their solar power cells clear of dust, the rovers are both still wandering over the martian surface.

Mars Rovers Still Ticking

Moisture Farmers? 

A report on getting water from...diesel exhaust? The Army is working on a system that extracts drinking water from military vehicle tail pipes.

Hamilton Sundstrand has modified two Humvees with prototype systems to extract the water from the engine exhaust. It can pull a gallon of water from every two gallons of fuel burned. The water is run through a series of filters that successively clean it until it is cleaner than most city tap water, and it is even chilled by the vehicle's a/c system. The downsides are: The system weighs about 500 pounds, You can only get water when the engine the system currenly 75-200 gallons of water before they have to be changed, and the engine has to stay running to get any water at all.

However, thay are also working on a system the size of a small fridge that will pull water out of thin air. This system makes about 600 gallons of potable water a day, even in the driest of deserts. Another poetntial user is NASA, who expect it to save the up to $10,00 a pound cost to lift water to orbit.

WSJ.com - Alchemy in the Desert?

Tin Can Heaven 

A resource page for WWII US Navy Destroyers. Covers every class from the WWI 4-piped "Flush Deck" DDs through to the Sumners and Gearings which served well into the 1970s. Class and individual ship histories, Sea stories, photographs and lots more.

Destroyer History Home Page

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